Did Yeshua observe the Law? Did Paul teach his congregations to abandon the Torah? Was the devout Jew, Peter, persuaded that the Commandments were cancelled? The answers you'll find in this book may surprise you! Even though many Jews believe that Paul taught against the Law, this book disproves that notion. Most Christians are disconnected from the Torah; reading this book will reconnect them. Dr. Friedman makes an excellent case for his premise that all the first followers of Messiah were not only Torah-observant, but also desired to spread their love for God's entire Word to the Gentiles to whom they preached. Topics covered include Yeshua and the Torah; Yeshua's Talmidim and the Torah; reactions to the Torah observance of Yeshua and His followers; and Torah observance: legalism or love?
…a highly readable, well-presented discussion of a significant subject--the Jewish nature of Yeshua, his followers, and the movement they started . . . a must read.
—Dr. John Fischer, Rabbi, Congregation Ohr Chadash, Clearwater, Florida; Director, Menorah Ministries; author of The Distortion
A book worth reading especially for those who are new to the Messianic Jewish movement and its biblical foundations.
—The Messianic Times, Fall 2001
A well-informed discussion which will help New Covenant believers think about the place of Torah in their lives.
…contains not only sound scholarship, but was written by a humble Jewish scholar, one who loves both the living Torah (Yeshua), as well as the written Torah.
—Ariel Berkowitz, author and leader of Kehilat Neve Tzion, Jerusalem