The Jewish World of Jesus: A Modern Rabbi’s View
An Interview with Rabbi Evan Moffic
Rabbi Evan Moffic
Rabbi Evan Moffic, senior rabbi at a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation in northern Illinois, thinks Christians can understand Jesus’s words and works better – and Jews and Christians can understand each other better — by considering the Jewish world of Jesus more fully. In this podcast interview, he explains Jesus’s relationship to his students, why Jesus himself was not apocalyptic, the Jewish origin of his ‘Lord’s Prayer,’ and the spiritual purpose behind his miracle acts and healings.
Rabbi Evan Moffic is “one of the country’s most truly charismatic and thoughtful young leaders” (Dr. David Ellenson). His books, public speaking engagements, and podcast interviews are ubiquitous. Since 2009, Moffic has served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Solel in suburban Chicago. Committed to interfaith relations and sharing Jewish wisdom with the world, Evan lectures and teaches at churches and interfaith institutions around the country. He also writes for the Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. One of his books, What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Jewishness of Jesus, is especially pertinent to this podcast interview.
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