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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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21 November 1845 Aaron Stern, pioneer missionary, explorer and founder of Hebrew Christian Prayer Union tours of Persia #otdimjh

“On November 21 of the same year, the two missionaries embarked on the Tigris for the purpose of undertaking a second journey in Persia.” Gidney gives several pages to the life and ministry of Aaron Stern – which are provided below. … Continue reading

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19 November 1925 Postmodern theorist Zygmunt Bauman born #otdimjh

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

I have to admit – I have not read much Proust – his magnum opus, À la recherche du temps perdu [in search of lost time] awaits. So what follows is my quick research on a fascinating figure, perhaps the greatest … Continue reading

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17 November 1869 Marie-Bernard (Paul) Bauer speaks at opening of Suez Canal #otdimjh

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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5 November 1605 Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot fails to bring Spanish Inquisition to Jewish Christians living in the Domus Conversorum in London #otdimjh

1605: The Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the House of Lords which would be the first move in putting a Catholic on throne, was thwarted today.  This event which is tied in the popular mind to Guy Fawkes could … Continue reading

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