Posts Tagged ‘Book and Film reviews’


Shtikat Haarchion (Secret Archive) – A Film Unfinished

editor 4 September 2012

During the ‘Berlinale 2010’ film director Yael Hersonski (Israel 1976) presented her eighty-nine minute documentary film ‘Shtikat Haarchion’ (Literally ‘Secret Archive’) or the English title ‘A Film Unfinished’. This documentary film investigates the production of an unfinished Nazi propaganda film from 1942, about the Warsaw ghetto. The film was shot two months before the mass deportation and extermination of the Jews from the ghetto (Grossaktion Warsaw) started on July 22, 1942. (more…)


Why I used to hate Israel – confessions of an Irish film-maker

editor 25 April 2012

I used to hate Israel. I used to think the Left was always right. Not any more. Now I loathe Palestinian terrorists. Now I see why Israel has to be hard. Now I see the Left can be Right — as in right-wing. So why did I change my mind so completely? Strangely, it began with my anger at Israel’s incursion into Gaza in December 2008 which left over 1,200 Palestinians dead, compared to only 13 Israelis. I was so angered by this massacre I posed in the striped scarf of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation for an art show catalogue. (more…)


Who is in control of world history? God or man?

Andrew Tucker 30 November 2011

Collapse of the euro, Arab Spring, the rise of extreme Islam, global warming ….. Are we heading for disaster? As Christians we are faced with a fundamental choice. We are inclined to forget that God created this world, and that He is in full control of its redemption. Sometimes with good intentions, sometimes through ignorance, we think that WE have to redeem the world, and save it from destruction. But there is another way of looking at things. And that is to study God’s word and discover how HE intends to fulfil His promise to Abraham – “I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you … and all peoples of the earth will be blessed through you”. A new documentary series produced by Hatikvah Trust and presented by Lance Lambert is intended to help us discover God’s plans to save this earth. (more…)


Hidden Treasures: the First Century Jewish Way of Understanding the Scriptures

Kees de Vreugd 13 October 2011


Joseph Shulam, Hidden Treasures: the First Century Jewish Way of Understanding the Scriptures. Netivyah Bible Instruction Ministry (distr.: Messianic Jewish Publishers)

Joseph Shulam is head of “Netivyah Bible Instruction Ministry” in Jerusalem and pastor of a Messianic congregation. For years, he has been working on a series of commentaries on the Jewish roots of the New Testament, using rabbinic sources. In Hidden Treasures he pleads for a hermeneutics that does justice to the Jewish character of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. (more…)


The end of Israel?

editor 16 August 2011

by Giulio Meotti….How can a tiny nation, hated wherever it resides, possibly survive? This has been the paramount question governing Jewish life for two millennia. During Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, the country lost more than 6,000 of her finest soldiers, which was 1 percent of her total population, the equivalent of 3 million losses pro-rated for America’s population. A devastating start on the road of independence. (more…)


What do Jewish people think about Jesus?

Henk Kamsteeg 17 January 2011

Written in an accessible style, Dr. Michael L. Brown’s book What Do Jewish People Think about Jesus? answers these and more than fifty other common questions Christians have about Jewish people, Jewish culture and the Jewish background to the New Testament, (more…)


Sitting at the Feet Of Rabbi Jesus

Henk Kamsteeg 13 January 2011

What would it be like to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to the conversations with His disciples? What would it be like to be immersed in the prayers, feasts, history, culture and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed Him? Would it change the way we read Scripture and deepen our understanding of the life of Jesus? (more…)


Number 176520,… The story of Paul Argiewicz, a teenage Holocaust survivor.

editor 20 October 2010

Paul Argiewicz was a young Jewish boy growing up in Bielsko, Poland, when the Nazis came to power. Forced to leave his home and his schooling – and ultimately his family – by the unfolding horrors of anti-Semitic violence, he eventually was arrested and transported to a concentration camp. (more…)


Future Israel

Kees de Vreugd 19 October 2010

In “Future Israel”, dr. Barry Horner challenges Christian anti-Judaism. Following are some fragments of chapter 7, Israel and Christian Anti-Judaic Hermeneutics Today. Horner offers guidelines for what he calls a Judeo-centric way of reading and explaining the Bible. He briefly describes the four methods of interpretation explored by classical Jewish tradition, that are also part of the world of the New Testament. (more…)


Six Million Crucifixions

editor 13 July 2010

Did Christianity play any role in the millenarian hatred towards Jews that led to the paroxysm of murder known as the Holocaust? (more…)


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