Ahavat Ammi Ministries is thrilled to announce the implementation of our largest and most important initiative for 5776 (2016): The translation of The Return of the Kosher Pig into both Hebrew and Spanish. The new translations are projected to be released in the spring of 2016; however, an official release date has yet to be determined. More details will be posted regularly at ahavatammi.org.
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center suggested that 60 percent of Americans believe that a person cannot be Jewish if he or she believes that Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) was the Jewish Messiah. To some, these numbers might seem encouraging, as they imply that 40 percent of the Jewish population sees faith in Jesus as “kosher.” Since nobody contacted me to take part in this survey, I would like to add a few of my thoughts as an Israeli Jew raised in traditional Judaism.
The title is shocking, but if it gets our attention that’s all for the good. Israeli born and raised Rabbi Itzhak Shapira has gifted the Jewish world with a labour of love, passionately argued, for the deity of Messiah Yeshua. Yeshua, considered unkosher (a ‘pig’) by most Jews today, will in time be found not only to be kosher, but the One who returns to defend His people (pp. 12-13).