World Zionist Congress Elections

Circumcision Collision: Jewish Law and the Early Christians (Fall 2016: 2)

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Nov 30, 2016
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Venue: The Jewish Center (New York, NY) The Jewish Center (New York, NY)

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What role did shemirat ha'mitzvot play among early followers of Christianity? Who had to keep mitzvot, and who did not? In this class we examine a strand of early Christian writing which features the argument that all Christians need to keep the Torah. What does this tell us about these early Christians, and what should we - Orthodox Jews living in the 21st century - think about these figures? Do they represent sympathetic figures, or perhaps something more troubling?

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