Monthly Archives: November 2015

30 November Patron Saint of Scotland Andrew, brother of Peter, first Hellenistic Jewish believer in Yeshua? #otdimjh

As we still live in a United Kingdom that includes Scotland, it is fitting to remember St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland and a nice Gallilean Jewish disciple of Yeshua whose name speaks of his ability to cross cultures, languages … Continue reading

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28 November 1830 Grotesque Russification “conversion law” offers financial inducements #otdimjh

On November 28, 1830 the law “on the facilities granted to Jews in the region of Bessarabia who accepted Christianity” was passed (Levanda, 1874: 286-287). According to this law, all Christian Jews in Bessarabia received the right not to pay any … Continue reading

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29 November 2000 and 1947 Pope John Paul on Anniversary of UN Partition Plan for Palestine #otdimjh

Pope John Paul calls for Peace and Inter-religious dialogue between Jews, Christians and Moslems on Anniversary of UN Partition Plan for Palestine On a day fraught with significance for the Jewish people and the modern State of Israel, Pope John … Continue reading

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27 November 1802 Birth of Christian Andreas Herman Kalkar #otdimjh

  Bernstein records: Kalkar, Christian Andreas Herman, born November 27th, 1802, at Stockholm, died at Gladsaxe, February 3rd, 1886. He received his early education from his father, who was a rabbi and a member of the Consistorium, and at the … Continue reading

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26 November 1845 Death of Rabbi Michael Solomon Alexander, First Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem #otdimjh

The Jewish Encylopedia summarises Alexander’s life and work: First Anglican bishop of Jerusalem; born of Jewish parents at Schönlanke, in the grand duchy of Posen, May, 1799; died at Belbeis, Egypt, November 23, 1845. [Other accounts, 26 November] His training … Continue reading

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25 November 1916 Death of Lucky – Messianic Jewish pathfinder #otdimjh

“Peace over Israel! Our dear pastor and friend, the Hebrew writer, Rabbi Chajim Jedidjah (Christian Theophilus) Pollak, surnamed Lucky, died Nov. 25th, 1916, just at the close of the earthly Sabbath. His name was filled with care. He was a … Continue reading

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24 November 1632 Birth of Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza – post-Jewish, post-Marrano and post-Christian Messianic Judaism? #otdimjh

Born 24 November 1632 – died 21 February 1677 (aged 44), buried in a Christian grave The literature on Spinoza as philosopher, heretic and free-thinker is complex and demonstrates several different ways of reading his thought. For our purposes a young … Continue reading

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23 November 1929 Birth of Hal Lindsey, author of “The Late Great Planet Earth” #otdimjh

Harold Lee “Hal” Lindsey (born November 23, 1929) is an American evangelist and Christian writer. He is a Christian Zionist and dispensationalist author. He currently resides in Texas. [wikipedia entry] Cortney S. Basham describes Lindsay’s views in his MA thesis  “Hal Lindsey’s The Late, Great Planet Earth and … Continue reading

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22 November 1863 Baptism of Aaron Bernstein, author of “Some Jewish Witnesses for Christ” #otdimjh

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da honorem. (Not to us, not to us, O Lord, But to thy name give glory) says this modest man of God, who writes the great reference work of Jewish believers up to … Continue reading

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

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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