Monthly Archives: November 2014

#Otdimjh 20 November 1451/ 1975 Pope Nicholas V appoints Inquisitors /Catholic Bishops welcome Jews

Prayer: Thank you Lord for the significant changes that have taken place in the Catholic Church’s attitudes to Jews and Judaism. We pray that this process may continue, and lead to a recognition of Jewish believers in Yeshua within the … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 19 November 1925 Postmodern theorist Zygmunt Bauman born in Poland

Zygmunt Bauman is a world-famous sociologist, cultural theorist and interpreter of Postmodernity. He is Jewish, but not, as far as I know, a believer in Yeshua. So why he is featured in “On this day in Messianic Jewish history”? His … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 18 November 1922 Death of Marcel Proust – born Jewish, raised Catholic – atheist, assimilationist, anti-semite?

I have to admit – I have not read Proust. So what follows is my quick research on a fascinating figure, perhaps the greatest French writer. As a Messianic Jew I feel both the attraction and repulsion that comes from … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 17 November 1869 Marie-Bernard (Paul) Bauer delivers the dedicatory address at the opening of the Suez Canal

Monsignor Bauer A carte-de-visite portrait Monsignor Bauer (1829-1898), also known as Père Bernard, who in 1867 was appointed one of the Empress Eugénie’s confessors. Paul Bauer was born at Budapest in 1829 where his father was a rabbi. He studied painting and … Continue reading

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#otdimjh Converso Benito Garçia confesses to ritual murder and execued with others at Auto-da-fé

Christians believed that the Holy Child of La Guardia (Spanish: El Santo Niño de La Guardia) (died 1491) was the victim of a ritual murder by the Jews in the town of La Guardia in the central Spanish province of … Continue reading

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otdimjh Birth of Sir William Herschel, musician, astronomer and discoverer of the planet Uranus

As we celebrate the achievement of a space craft landing on a comet, it is appropriate to remember a great astronomer who was a Messianic Jew. Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 14 November 1935 Nurmberg Reich Citizenship Law Amendment defines as non-Arian those with one Jewish grandparent isolating Christians of Jewish descent

The Nazis began the First Implementation Order to the Reich Citizenship, Clause 5; “A Jew is a person descended from at least three grandparents who were full Jews by race.”   This meant that a lot of Christian Germans found out … Continue reading

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#Otdimjh 13 November 354 Birth of St Augustine of Hippo, developer of Christian doctrine and teaching on the Jews

“ ‘The elder shall serve the younger,’ is understood … to mean that the elder people, the Jews, shall serve the younger people, the Christians.” Augustine of Hippo was born on 13 November 354 and died on 28 August 430. … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 12 November 1414 Longest Medieval Disputation at Tortosa ends with memorandum of Rabbi Astruc

Haim Beinart writes in Encyclopedia Judaica: The disputation held in Tortosa, in 1413–14 was the most important and longest of the Christian-Jewish disputations which were forced upon the Jews during the Middle Ages. It was apparently prompted by Gerónimo de Santa Fé (the … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 11 November 1215 Fourth Lateran Council Condemns Jewish Christians – “they upset the decorum of the Christian religion by such a mixing”

The Fourth Council of the Lateran was called by Pope Innocent III with the papal bull of April 19, 1213, and the Council gathered at Rome’s Lateran Palace on  November 11, 1215. Due to the great length of time between … Continue reading

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