Elias Friedman, O.C.D.
Preface by Rev. Msgr. Eugene Kevane
Introduction by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.
Jewish Identity is a prophetic reading of the signs of the times, the fruit of a lifetime of prayer and study by Father Elias Friedman, O.C.D. The author, a Jewish convert, analyzes with scholarship and spiritual insight the great drama entailing the apostasy of the Gentiles and the return of the Jews to Palestine. Political and Spiritual Zionism, the role of Israel in salvation history, and the self-understanding of the Jews are all treated in this book. The new international organization founded by Father Elias, the Association of Hebrew Catholics, is an early manifestation of the spiritual insights contained in this work. In a paral-lel development, the Church, beginning with Vatican Council II, has been updating its teaching regarding Jews and Judaism. The relevant material, included in the book’s appendix, bears witness to the thought of Father Elias.
A Case of Conscience
History of the Jewish Identity Problem
Ahad Ha’amism, or New Lamps for Old
Ahad Ha’am Interrogated
Words! Words! Words!
Jesus and Jewish Identity: From Mosaic Judaism to the Church
From Mosaic Judaism to Rabbinism
The Theological Identity of the Post-Christic Jewish People
Has the Election Been Revoked?
Objections and Refutations
The Moral Dimension of Post-Christic Jewish Identity
The Historical Consequences of the Sin of Unbelief
The Identity of Post-Christic Jewry in the Age of Apostasy
The Meaning of History
The Return: Modern Zionism
Alley of Grace
The Miriam Press, ©1987, 2nd printing 2016, Softcover, 232 pages
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