Based on a striking passage in the Quran, Muslims believe that Jesus was never crucified. As it turns out, the book of John makes a stunning claim: Jesus died on the cross in less than six hours on a spring day in Jerusalem. Responding to a Muslim caller, Rabbi Tovia Singer cites the relevant sources […]
In this intriguing broadcast, Rabbi Tovia Singer explains that while the story found in the Book of John of the woman taken in adultery is one of the most popular and widely cited gospel stories today, this was not always so.
Rabbi Tovia Singer illustrates how the book of John stereotyped the Jewish people for all time as an icon of unredeemed humanity: the image of a blind, stubborn, carnal and demonic nation. This dehumanization, no doubt, is the vehicle that formed the psychological prerequisite to the Church’s unrelenting atrocities against Jewish people centuries later.
All Christians presume that the limbs of Jesus were nailed to the cross. This picture of Jesus’s ghastly crucifixion is the most familiar image that emerged from the church. As it turns out, there is considerable debate as to whether anyone was ever nailed to a cross during the Roman Empire. Why then does […]
Rabbi Tovia Singer responds to a caller’s question: What was the original language authors of the Christian Bible, Greek or Hebrew? Rabbi Singer answers this pressing question and explains why it matters.