Should Christians Study Rabbinic Literature?
Tuvia Pollack, Kehilah News Israel
Today many Christians, especially evangelicals, reject replacement theology and feel deep remorse for the antisemitism that the church has been guilty of. This remorse, plus the Protestant lack of ancient rituals and traditions, has caused many evangelicals to rediscover the vast richness of Judaism. The mistake that many make is that they think that the Judaism of today is equal or similar to the Judaism that was around during Jesus’ time, and they end up learning unbiblical or even anti-biblical things. In fact, a lot of the rabbinic literature probably started as opposed to Jesus’ teachings, or as a response to Christian teachings.