Monthly Archives: March 2015

12 March 2000 Pope John Paul II asks forgiveness for sins of the Church against the Jewish people #otdimjh

Confession of the Sins Against the People of Israel Cardinal Edward Cassidy: Let us pray that, in recalling the sufferings endured by the people of Israel throughout history, Christians will acknowledge the sins committed by not a few of their … Continue reading

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11 March 1829 Felix Mendelssohn performs JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion #otdimjh

Felix Mendelssohn performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion on 11 March 1829 for the first time in 100 years, marking the rediscovery of Bach as a composer. This historic performance, due in large part to Mendelssohn’s vision (he was only fifteen when he … Continue reading

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10 March 1896 Theodore Herzl meets Protestant Clergyman and Christian Zionist William Hechler #otdimjh

Reverend William Henry Hechler (10 January 1845 – 31 January 1931) was a Restorationist Anglican clergyman, eschatological writer, crusader against anti-Semitism, promoter of Zionism, aide, counsellor, friend and advocate of Theodor Herzl as he developed his vision and plans for … Continue reading

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9 March 1965 Professor George Caird delivers lecture on “Jesus and the Jewish Nation” #otdimjh

Jesus and the Jewish Nation was one of the groundbreaking works that facilitated a new phase in the study of the subject, according to N. T. Wright, whose book Jesus and the Victory of God is built much on foundations laid by Caird. … Continue reading

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8 March 1807 Great Sanhedrin responds to Napoleon’s questions #otdimjh

Texte de la DECISION du GRAND SANHEDRIN Convoqué à PARIS en vertu des ORDRES de SA MAJESTE l’EMPEREUR et ROI. le 8 Mars 1807 On 6 October 1806, the Jewish Assembly of Notables, convened by Napoleon Bonaparte, issued a proclamation … Continue reading

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7 March 1825 Birth of Alfred Edersheim, author of “The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” #otdimjh

Alfred Edersheim (March 7, 1825 – March 16, 1889) was a Jewish believer in Yeshua and a Biblical scholar known especially for his magisterial The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah which is still a most valuable resource today for … Continue reading

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6 March 1982 Pope John Paul II’s speech on Jewish-Catholic relations explores mystery of Church and Israel #otdimjh

On March 6, 1982, Pope John Paul II gave a speech regarding Jewish – Catholic relations in which he said: Our Common spiritual inheritance is particularly significant at the level of our faith in a single God, one, good and … Continue reading

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5 March 1901 Death of Rabbi Dr. Paul Bendix, Scholar and Gentleman #otdimjh

Bendix, Paul, Dr., was born at Rummelsberg in Prussia, Aug. 29, 1823. He was early sent to a Christian school, where he was often moved to tears when hearing of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. At the age … Continue reading

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4 March 2014 Love and Latkas – Death of Clara Rubin, Pioneer Evangelist and Inspirer of the Modern Messianic Movement #otdimjh

Clara, who passed away in Florida at the age of 97, was one of the pioneers of the 20th-century Jewish Messianic movement and a dedicated evangelist, along with her husband, Joe Rubin, who had previously passed into the presence of … Continue reading

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3 March 1240 Confiscation and burning of the Talmud in Paris at instigation of Nicholas Donin #otdimjh

Around 1236, shortly after his conversion to Roman Catholicism, Nicholas Donin of La Rochelle, pressed charges against the Talmud to Pope Gregory IX. According to Donin, the Talmud claims greater authority than the Bible, it blasphemes against God, Jesus and … Continue reading

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