Monthly Archives: September 2015

30 September 420 Feast of Saint Jerome, early source on Jewish Christianity #otdimjh

Saint Jerome (Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Greek: Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος; c.  347 – 30 September 420) was a Catholic priest, confessor, theologian and historian, who also became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, born at … Continue reading

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29 September 1843 Pope Gregory XVI Orders Inquiry on Jews Employing Christians in the Ghetto #otdimjh

Pope Gregory XVI orders an inquiry into reports that Jews are employing Christians in certain ghettos. The Holy Office finds that papal edicts on the matter are being ignored and offers a “compromise” of “tolerance” [article by Austin Cline]. Jews … Continue reading

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28 September 1928 Birth of Michael Wyschogrod, Jewish philosopher #otdmijh

Michael Wyschogrod is not only a leading Jewish thinker, but has engaged with and substantially influenced the theology of Messianic Jews. His studies on the Covenant and Election of Israel have led him also – initially from an adversarial position … Continue reading

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27 September 1849 Death of Philipp Saphir #otdimjh

Saphir, Philipp, an elder brother of Adolph, was rather inclined to worldliness, but became serious when there was an inundation in Pesth [Budapest], and he had tried to save life. [Bernstein: Some Jewish Witnesses] In 1842 Rev. Dr. Schwartz passed … Continue reading

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26 September 1348 Pope Clement VI Exonerates Jews from Causing the Black Death #otdimjh

Pope Clement VI (Latin: Clemens VI; 1291 – 6 December 1352), born Pierre Roger, was pope from 7 May 1342 to his death in 1352. He was the fourth Avignon pope. Clement is most notable as the pope who reigned … Continue reading

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25 September 1835 Birth of Samuel Wiseman, stalwart Jewish believer in Yeshua in Jerusalem #otdimjh

Here is a brief biography of another great 19th century Jewish believer, courtesy of the article by Gershon Nerel. Gershon’s invaluable website has more than 300 articles on the history of Jewish believers in Jesus, and other topics. Prayer: Thank … Continue reading

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24 September 1491 Converso Benito García accused of blood libel #otdimjh

“For centuries there had been tales that during Holy Week the Jews crucified a Christian child in the same way that they had crucified Christ. This time it was believed – not by the inquisitors, whom it was difficult to … Continue reading

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23 September 1837 Birth of Joseph Rabinowitz, founder of “The Israelites of the New Covenant” #otdimjh

The Messianic Jewish movement is indebted to  Joseph Rabinowitz, the “Herzl of Jewish Christianity” for his life and work, especially in forming the “Israelites of the New Covenant” in Kishinev. One of the first Messianic congregations in modern times, it … Continue reading

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22 September 1942 Jadwiga Waszczuk hides Hava and Bina Spielman from Deportation on Yom Kippur #otdimjh

Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement, marks the time when Israel pleads for forgiveness and atonement. In 1942 the Jewish inhabitants of ghetto in the town of Węgrów, Poland, went to synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur for the … Continue reading

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21 September Feast of Saint Matthew #otdimjh

Matthew the Apostle (Hebrew: מַתִּתְיָהוּ‎ Mattithyahu or מתי Mattay, “Gift of YHWH”; Greek: Ματθαῖος Matthaios; also known as Saint Matthew and as Levi) was, according to the Bible, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Christian tradition, … Continue reading

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