Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dealing with Missionaries

Usually these are Christian missionaries, some of whom claim to be Jews. Here are some web links which may be helpful:

Jews for Judaism http://www.jewsforjudaism.org/
Online Publications:
# The Real Messiah
# Counter-Missionary Handbook
# Missionary Impossible

My friend Michael Cook's faculty webpage: http://www.huc.edu/faculty/faculty/cook.shtml
Here are some of his articles that are available online at his webpage:
* "The Bishop's Cop-Out" in The Forward (site registration required) (2004)
* "Some Jewish Reactions to Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ" (2004)
* Excerpts from Postings Concerning: 'Our Gibson Strategy,' including a 'Checklist' of 48 critical motifs to look for in the Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ" (2004)
* "An Insider's Account of the Mel Gibson Ordeal," Chronicle Issue 63 (2004) - available in PDF format
* "Jewish Understandings of the New Testament," Chronicle Issue 58 (1999) - available in PDF format