Tag Archives: on this day in Messianic Jewish history
#onthisday #otdimjh 27 December 1814 Charles Simeon attends his first London Society (CMJ) Board Meeting
Charles Simeon (24 September 1759 – 13 November 1836) was a leading clergyman within the Evangelical party of the Church of England. When he began his ministry at Holy Trinity, Cambridge, he was so unpopular that the Churchwardens barred his … Continue reading
#Otdimjh #onthisday 23 December 1892 Death of Paul (Selig) Cassel, distinguished journalist, parliamentarian, theologian and opponent of Anti-Semitism
Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin The Jewish Encyclopedia (1906) gives a short summary to a longer article: Convert to Christianity and missionary to the Jews; born Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; … Continue reading
#otdimjh 28 November 1830 Grotesque law to encourage Jews to “convert to Christianity” offers financial inducement as part of Russification Process
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
#otdimjh 24 November 1632 Birth of Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza – post-Jewish, post-Marrano and post-Christian Messianic Judaism?
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
#otdimjh 18 November 1922 Death of Marcel Proust – born Jewish, raised Catholic – atheist, assimilationist, anti-semite?
I have to admit – I have not read Proust. So what follows is my quick research on a fascinating figure, perhaps the greatest French writer. As a Messianic Jew I feel both the attraction and repulsion that comes from … Continue reading
As we celebrate the achievement of a space craft landing on a comet, it is appropriate to remember a great astronomer who was a Messianic Jew. Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – … Continue reading
David Watt Torrance was born 6 November, 1862 on Graham Street in Airdrie, Scotland. He was the son of Dr. Thomas Torrance and Susan Watt who had many children. His grandfather was Rev. Robert Torrance who had founded the Auld … Continue reading
Bernstein records Mendelssohn’s career without commenting on his personal faith, or the Jewish and Christian aspects of his musical inspiration and output – these were well enough known and a matter of discussion in 1909, when “Some Jewish Witnesses for … Continue reading
In 67 words, Arthur James Balfour, the British Prime Minister, made this historic commitment to the establishment of what would become the modern State of Israel: His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home … Continue reading