The Hidden Tactics of Jews for Jesus
Posted on 05/13/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
In the past few months I have attended two different church services (where I spoke on interfaith panels), spent time researching early Christianity for an article I was writing, wrote an article about...
The Best and Most Important Television Show You Have Never Heard Of
Posted on 05/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
While I am by no means a big television watcher, this has been an exceptional time for fans of Israeli TV. Shows like Fauda and Shtisel (both on Netflix) allow audiences to get a glimpse of what life is like...
The Original Israeli Land Swap Deal
Posted on 05/02/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
Perhaps nothing evokes a stronger debate within the Israeli political sphere than the idea of land for peace. The idea itself is quite simple. Israel gives over land that it has conquered (historically it has...
Meritocracy or Not?
Posted on 04/17/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Many of the fierce debates within our current political atmosphere could be reduced to a very simple and fundamental question: Do you believe that our society is a meritocracy or not? A meritocracy is the idea...
The History and Paradox of Anti-Semitism
Posted on 04/07/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
People hate Jews. This is not a radical or innovative statement. It’s a reality that all students of Jewish history and contemporary Jews understand on one level or another. Nor is the statement that...
Early Zionists, Purim, and Cultural Appropriation
Posted on 03/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
As Purim rolls around Jews worldwide begin to pick out their costumes for the day long festival. Of course, like every other costume wearing occasion, we can expect the normal communal conversation over what...
The Talmud is the Jewish New Testament
Posted on 03/07/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
High on the list of common religious misconceptions is the idea that Judaism (based off the “Old Testament”) is a ruthless, merciless, and punishing tradition while Christianity (based off the New...
Extremist Judaism – One of the Biggest Threats to Israel
Posted on 02/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
In the late nineteenth century, as a nascent movement to create a Jewish state in the ancient homeland of Israel was being whispered about throughout European Jewish communities, Orthodox rabbis were the first...