The latest book from Rabbi Michael Skobac
YOU TURN! The Jewish Response to a Christian Challenge. PDF
By Rabbi Michael Skobac
It can be frustrating when others challenge your Jewish faith and you are not quite sure how to respond. It might be a missionary, Christian friend, neighbour or co-worker. They may ask for your interpretation of a passage in the “Old Testament” or want to know how Judaism understands a particular issue. When they share their perspective and inundate you with Bible verses, it can be intimidating.
We don’t always need to engage these people and respond to their probing, but it is important to know, at least for ourselves, the Jewish perspective.
Sometimes, the ideas these people share can sound compelling. King Solomon said, “The first to state his case can seem right, until another comes and cross-examines him.” (Proverbs 18:17) This booklet has been published to help you cross-examine one of the major arguments used by those seeking to sway us away from our faith – that Jesus died for our sins.
As this issue is comprehensively addressed, you’ll encounter a mini-course in some of the major differences between Judaism and Christianity. Who were Jesus and his earliest followers and what led to the parting of the ways with Judaism? The radically different views our religions have about the concept of the Messiah. And how we understand Isaiah 53 – the nuclear bomb in the missionary arsenal.
You Turn! The Jewish Response to a Christian Challenge. By Rabbi Michael Skobac. PDF Book