Unfinished Work: Letters in Defense of Israel the Jewish People and the Truth: LEN BENNETT
Discover the Jewish Jesus! What relevance does it have for us that Jesus is Jewish and what difference should it make to our faith? In The Jewish Jesus, David Hoffbrand explores the answers to these and related questions in a way that is accessible to everyone. As you see how Jesus lived, thought, and taught as a Jewish man, you will come to know Him like never before, and find that His teachings come alive in their original context. This book will also help you: Appreciate the Jewish context of the whole Bible, reconnecting the Old and New Testaments. Rediscover God´s heart and purposes for the Jewish people and Israel. Engage with God´s blueprint for the church as a unified but diverse community of believers. Learn principles that will help you restore the Jewish lens in a way that enriches your faith. It´s time to discover the Jewish Jesus! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091702/bk_acx0_091702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drafted into the army fresh out of grad school, Dan Berman questions organized religion and feels ambivalent about his Jewish faith. When he finds himself assigned Jewish Chaplain´s Assistant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he finds himself.It´s 1970. American soldiers kill women and children in Vietnam. Catholics and Protestants do battle in Northern Ireland. Muslims and Jews murder one another in Israel. Viewing all this through a stateside lens, Dan has mixed emotions about the cards humanity has dealt him. Then he meets Harriet, Lutheran daughter of the head chaplain on post, Colonel Harold Marshall. One night the colonel discovers Dan and Harriet bedding down together at the Jewish Center. The fallout dovetails with other religious tension simmering at the fort, escalating into satirical jabs at the divisiveness of religion. The fort becomes a microcosm of a war-torn world.As all heaven and hell break loose, Dan relies on his kindhearted rabbi´s wise and witty advice to navigate religion and romance. The Rabbi Wore Bell-bottoms grapples with the ways religion colors our perceptions and feelings.The humorous, humanistic voice of Dan Berman will keep you alternately musing and amused. If you are involved in - or contemplating - an interfaith relationship, The Rabbi Wore Bell-Bottoms was recorded with you in mind. If you are simply the curious, questioning type, it will enhance your understanding of the mass exodus from organized religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Art Novak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146509/bk_acx0_146509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Len Cooper is ample proof that every American black man´s story is not the same. He has been a boy in brutal segregated Alabama and an invisible homeless man in the nation´s capital. He sought holiness and comfort, entering a monastery to become a priest at a time when the Catholic Church was in denial about racism, homosexuality, and robed predators. Still, Cooper rises to become a writer and a world traveler who finds solace and home in a land that is supposed to be foreign: Israel. (Patrice Gaines, author, Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color, a Journey from Prison to Power) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080995/bk_acx0_080995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enthralling, searching, profound, an extraordinarily powerful work on Jewish identity in the 21st century. (Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks) A bold proposal for discovering relevance in Judaism and ensuring its survival, from a pioneering social activist, business leader, and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air ForceGod Is in the Crowd is an original and provocative blueprint for Judaism in the 21st century. Presented through the lens of Tal Keinan’s unusual personal story, it a sobering analysis of the threat to Jewish continuity. As the Jewish people has become concentrated in just two hubs - America and Israel - it has lost the subtle code of governance that endowed Judaism with dynamism and relevance in the age of Diaspora. This code, as Keinan explains, is derived from Francis Galton’s ´´wisdom of crowds”, in which a group’s collective intelligence, memory, and even spirituality can be dramatically different from, and often stronger than, that of any individual member’s. He argues that without this code, this ancient people - and the civilization that it spawned - will soon be extinct. Finally, Keinan puts forward a bold and original plan to rewrite the Jewish code, proposing a new model for Judaism and for community in general.Keinan was born to a secular Jewish family in Florida. His interest in Judaism was ignited by a Christian minister at his New England prep school and led him down the unlikely path to enlistment in the Israel Air Force. Using his own dramatic experiences as a backdrop, and applying lessons from his life as a business leader and social activist, Keinan takes the listener on a riveting adventure, weaving between past, present, and future, and fusing narrative with theory to demonstrate Judaism’s value to humanity and chart its path into the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tal Keinan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006346/bk_rand_006346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Auch die besten Geheimagenten tragen schwer an der Last einer vergangenen Mission. Rachel Singer muss sich ihrer nun stellen... Das größte Drama für die drei ehemaligen Mossad-Agenten Rachel, Stephan und David (He-len Mirren, Tom Wilkinson und Ciarán Hinds), die drei Jahrzehnte zuvor bei einem Einsatz in Ostberlin zu Helden wurden, beginnt im Jahre 1997. Da nämlich erfahren Rachel und Stephan schockierende Neuigkeiten über ihren einstigen Kameraden David. Seit Jahrzehnten werden die drei in Israel wie Helden verehrt, doch nun droht diese Legende plötzlich in sich zusammenzubrechen - und damit könnten sie alles verlieren: alles, was sie beruflich erreicht haben, ihren Ruhm, und nicht zuletzt die Hochachtung von Rachels Tochter, die sogar ein Buch über die Heldentaten ihrer Mutter geschrieben hat. Eingeholt von der Wahrheit und den Lügen ihres Lebens durchleben die drei noch einmal den brandgefährlichen Undercover-Auftrag, der ihren weiteren Weg bis heute bestimmt hat. 1965-1966 werden Rachel, Stefan und David (Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas und Sam Worthington) für ihr Vaterland auf eine geheime Mission nach Ostberlin geschickt, um den berüchtigten Nazi-Kriegsverbrecher Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen) zu stellen, den Chirurgen von Birkenau. Doch der riskante Einsatz verläuft ganz anders als geplant. Um Vogel in die Falle zu locken, wird die attraktive Rachel als Köder für ihn eingesetzt. Zunächst läuft alles auch nach Plan. Doch je länger die Mission dauert, desto schwieriger wird es für Rachel ihrer widersprüchlichen romantischen Gefühle, die sie für Vogel entwickelt hat, Herr zu werden. Unter größtem Risiko und unter hohem persönlichen Einsatz wird der Einsatz erfolgreich beendet - aber war er wirklich erfolgreich? Oder gab es damals doch überraschende Wendungen, die Rachel zwingt, über 30 Jahre später das zu Ende zu bringen, was damals begann...
The good news (euangelion) of the crucified and risen Messiah was proclaimed first to Jews in Jerusalem, and then to Jews throughout the land of Israel. In Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen, Mark Kinzer argues that this initial audience and geographical setting of the euangelion is integral to the eschatological content of the message itself. While the good news is universal in concern and cosmic in scope, it never loses its particular connection to the Jewish people, the city of Jerusalem, and the land of Israel. The crucified Messiah participates in the future exilic suffering of his people, and by his resurrection offers a pledge of Jerusalem´s coming redemption. Basing his argument on a reading of the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of Luke, Kinzer proposes that the biblical message requires its interpreters to reflect theologically on the events of post-biblical history. In this context he considers the early emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and the much later phenomenon of Zionism, offering a theological perspective on these historical developments that is biblically rooted, attentive to both Jewish and Christian tradition, and minimalist in the theological constraints it imposes on the just resolution of political conflict in the Middle East. ´´´´Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen is a careful but exciting reading of the NT through the lens of Luke-Acts . . . Kinzer shows that it is the principal link between the gospels and the letters of the NT, and that it unveils the Jewish-Gentile admixture of the early church in ways that answer fundamental questions about Christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, ethics, and missiology. Readers of this book will discover ways of seeing Jesus and the early church that will set all of Christian theology in a new light.´´´´ --Gerald R. McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School ´´´´Kinzer´s work is ground breaking. He focuses especially on Luke and Acts to show that Jerusalem then, now, and in the future is central to the hope of the Jewish messiah, Jesus--and thus to his ecclesial body, both Jew and gentile. The good news is geographical. Kinzer develops a new form of Christ-centred Zionism, eschewing millenarianism, and bloody battle scenarios. His work is changing and challenging theological maps for Jewish and gentile Christians.´´´´ --Gavin D´Costa, University of Bristol ´´´´This is a fascinating book. Kinzer makes the case that Israel is so central to the gospel message that removing her from it, and its hope, seriously dilutes what the gospel is about. With many fresh takes on passages, he opens up this issue for renewed discussion. It is a conversation well worth having.´´´´ --Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary Mark S. Kinzer is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Zera Avraham in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and President Emeritus of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute. He is the author of Postmissionary Messianic Judaism (2005), Israel´s Messiah and the People of God (2011), and Searching Her Own Mystery (2015).