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An intense verbal battle has erupted between Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and a number of prominent rabbis over Boteach’s controversial new book, “Kosher Jesus,” in which the media-savvy rabbi and author of over twenty-five books claims that Jews should “reclaim” the Christian icon as an observant Jew whose mission was to restore Torah observance, and should promote the concept of Jesus’ “Jewishness” to Christians. According to the rabbis condemning the book, Boteach’s ideas go beyond the bounds of classical Judaism and could have the consequences – albeit unintended – of leading many nonobservant Jews to embrace Christianity.
“This book poses a tremendous risk to the Jewish community,” Rabbi Immanuel Schochet, an emeritus professor of philosophy
Gush Katif Museum Educates Public on the Truth Behind Israeli Settlements
Whoever never visited the flourishing Jewish towns and settlements of Gush Katif and northern Samaria can scarcely imagine the scale of the human tragedy and crying injustice of the expulsion of the almost 10,000 residents. Encouraged by Israeli government policies, over the course of over thirty years, to settle on land that was typically empty, barren sand dunes, they courageously labored to make the desert bloom