Monthly Archives: January 2016

21 January 1818 Michael Sargon of Cochin, India shares his faith #otdimjh

Michael Sargon, Indian Jew, Baptised January 21 1818 Bersntein’s Summary (p449): Sargon, Michael, was born of Jewish parents at Cochin in 1795, and died about 1855. He was converted [449] in 1818, through the preaching of J. Jarrett of Madras, and … Continue reading

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20 January 1942 Wannsee Conference plans Final Solution #otdimjh

From the ICEJ website: The Wannsee Conference was held on January 20, 1942 at a lakeside villa outside Berlin and was attended by 15 high-ranking Nazi bureaucrats who set in motion the implementation of a plan to eradicate the Jews … Continue reading

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19 January 1565 Death of Diego Laynez, Second Jesuit Superior General #otdimjh 

Very Rev. Diego Laynez, S.J. (or Laínez) (Spanish: Diego Laynez) (1512 – 19 January 1565) was a Spanish Jesuit priest and theologian, and the 2nd Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He was born in Almazán in Castile. Though … Continue reading

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18 January 1855 Moses Montefiore’s aunt Lydia believes in Yeshua #otdimjh 

From Wikipedia  – Montefiore is a surname associated with the Montefiore family, Sephardi Jews who were diplomats and bankers all over Europe and who originated from Morocco and Italy. Notable people with the surname include: Claude Montefiore (1858–1938, Jewish philosopher … Continue reading

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18 December 1836 F.C. Ewald’s ordination #otdimjh

Ferdinand Christian Ewald (September 14th, 1801 –  August 9th, 1874) “He was by no means the least conspicuous worker” (Bernstein) From Gidney – December 18th, 1836, was an important day, when two converts were admitted to the priesthood, the Rev. F. … Continue reading

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17 Janaury 1789 Birth of Neander (David Mendel) #otdimjh

Johann August Wilhelm Neander (January 17, 1789 – July 14, 1850), was a German theologiaan and church historian. Bernstein refers to Neander 28 times, in Some Jewish Witnesses for Christ, and gives a fuller report below of this great man’s extensive thought and career: Johann … Continue reading

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16 January 1802 Politician, philosopher and constitutional lawyer Julius Stahl born #otdimjh 

Bernstein gives a summary of this remarkable Jewish believer in Yeshua: Stahl, Friedrich Julius, son of a banker, jurist and publicist, was born at Munich, January 16, 1802, and died at Bruckenau, Aug. 10, 1861. He became a Christian in … Continue reading

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15 January 2005 Pope John Paul II’s Auschwitz Reflections #otdimjh

Messianic Jews, as both Jews and believers in Yeshua, are challenged to ponder the theological significance of the Holocaust. When I surveyed Messianic Jewish Theology I found only a few had attempted this difficult task, which combines theodicy (how can … Continue reading

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14 January 1802 Richard Wagner’s Jewish Christian friend Karl Lehrs born #otdimjh

Today we consider two of the sons of Pinkus Kaufmann Levi, who changed his name to Lehrs; Karl Ludwig Lehrs (January 14, 1802 – June 9, 1878), was a German classical scholar. Bernstein gives a short note: Lehrs, Karl, was born … Continue reading

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13 January 1898 Émile Zola publishes “J’accuse” on Dreyfus trial #otdimjh

   Alfred Dreyfus                                                            Émile Zola At this time of increasing anti-Semitism … Continue reading

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