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Messianic Judaism: A Rabbi's Journey Through Religious Change in America

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A book by Carol Harris-Shapiro Rabbi/Assistant Professor

In this ethnography, Harris-Shapiro (Temple Univ.) describes her research into Messianic JudaismAsomething she shows that both Protestantism and Judaism view as taboo. Messianic Judaism wants Jews to complete their faith by accepting Yeshua (Jesus) and … see full wiki

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Author: Carol Harris-Shapiro Rabbi/Assistant Professor
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Beacon Press
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review by . August 08, 2010
This book was a smooth read, and perhaps a different source of insight than the usual sources on Messianic Judaism (i.e. practioners and supporters)...  There's nothing like an outside perspective to really shed light on things as people tend to be oblivious to the basic components of their own cultural existence.      If you're interested in finding out more about this (seemingly) new religious movement, then take a peek at this work.  Here's the story: …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
A very sympathetic introduction to the world of Messianic Judaism, to those ultimately familiar only with the (salient) categories of "Christians" and "Jews"...though the author herself is a non-Messianic reconstructionist Rabbi, the telling is not antagonistic, and in some places, uses words that are almost overly-embracing! Nevertheless, a very good book for those at the edges of the Messianic movement and considering joining, at least as far as getting a better understanding.
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