«I want to understand Christ the way Christians do – not to become one of them, but in order to enrich my own religious life»
Jay Michaelson is a Jewish writer and teacher whose work focuses on spirituality, Judaism, sexuality, and law.
In todays Israeli daily «Haaretz.com», you can read his latest feature online:
«I want to learn from them how to have a personal relationship with a personal, humanized, embodied God who cares, and who saves. I want to experience Jesus as a human being enlightened enough to see everyone as holy, even the impure, the leprous and the marginalized. And I want to follow his example, seeing all my fellow human beings and myself as sons and daughters of God». In his feature under the column «Jewish World»
Jay Michaelson also express displeasure with the Talmudic criticism of Jesus from Nazareth.
Did you know, Jay, that I do not call my self a «Christian?».
I call my self a follower of Christ.
And among my Jewish friends, may be even more to the point: «A follower of the Jewish Messiah».
He is surely a: «God who cares, and who saves». He is in fact the only one who can save both Jews and gentiles.