Isaac Lichtenstein

Isaac Lichtenstein

Isaac (Ignatz) Lichtenstein (1824 – Oct 16, 1909) was a Hungarian Orthodox rabbi who became a believer in Yeshua yet did not renounce Judaism nor his post as district rabbi. He wrote several pamphlets arguing that faith in Yeshua is compatible with Judaism. Eventually community pressure forced him out of his position as district rabbi, but he never accepted Christian baptism, nor did he join a church.

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A Jewish Mirror

In The Jewish Mirror, Rabbi Lichtenstein recounts how Christians defending the Jewish people during the Tapioszele blood accusation first led him to read the New Testament. He describes his convictions about Yeshua of Nazareth, contrasting against insincere conversions. He describes Yeshua as the "Jewish Mirror," "Jacob's Ladder" to Heaven, the continual Menorah of the Holy Place, and several other biblical and Jewish metaphors, while praising the virtues of Christian social efforts. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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