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Published:October 26th, 2007 04:46 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Michael Brown, Author of What do Jewish People Think about Jesus?

Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Michael Brown, Author of What do Jewish People Think about Jesus?

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

ABOUT THE BOOK "

"What Do Jewish People Think About Jesus?" (Oct. 2007 Chosen Books, imprint of Baker Books), that centers on questions about Jewish-related issues asked from a Christian perspective.

KEEP THE MEAT AWAY FROM THE MILK!
Insights into Jewish custom and belief

Curiosity concerning Jewish custom is nothing new. The popularity of Hassidic Jewish rapper Matisyahu is perhaps the most contemporary sign of the Western world`s interest in the ways of Jewish culture and their struggle to live out their faith.

Dr. Michael Brown, considered the world`s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist, is well aware of this and has already written four books answering Jewish objections to Jesus. His newest book, What Do Jewish People Think About Jesus? (ISBN: 978-0-8007-9426-2, October 2007, $17.99), centers on questions about Jewish-related issues asked from a Christian perspective.

The seed for the book grew out of the tremendous response to two websites Brown helped to launch:

www.icnministries.org and www.realmessiah.org. Brown became inundated with repeat questions, in particular Christian questions about Jewish beliefs, Jewish background to the New Testament, and how Christians should relate to the Law. "In many ways, this book is also my way of being proactive in answering questions I expect to be asked in the future," says Brown.

There is another, more serious reason for writing the book, however. It is also a response to what Brown calls "concern over the ever-growing number of bizarre and sometimes heretical teachings coming from the fringes of the Jewish roots movement. When it comes down to it, I am deeply committed to the church`s recovering her severed and often forgotten Jewish roots, but I am concerned about some dangerous trends."

Brown answers sixty questions in the book which is split into four parts: Judaism and Jewish Practice - The Jewish People and Jewish History - Rabbi Yeshua and the Jewish Background to the New Testament - and Contemporary Christians, the Law of Moses, and the State of Israel.

Some of the questions include: "What are the seven laws of Noah?" " "What Do Jewish People Think About Jesus?" " "Should Christians Keep the Law?" " "Should Christians Unconditionally Support the Nation of Israel?"