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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An Appeal to the Jewish People

An Appeal to the Jewish People is Isaac Lichtenstein's petition to his own people to look at the claims of Yeshua being the Messiah with unbiased eyes. This English translation was published by The Hebrew Christian Testimony to Israel in 1894. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Die Liebe und die Bekehrung

Die Liebe und die Bekehrung ("Love and Conversion") was released prior Lichtenstein coming out publicly as a as believer. In the book he gives his observations on the decline of observance and hence faith in the Orthodox Judaism of his day and the possible positive aspects traditional Christianity had to offer. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Ein Geheimniss aus dem Talmud

Ein Geheimniss aus dem Talmud ("A Secret from the Talmud") is Isaac Lichtenstein's complaint against Judaism for not accepting Jewish believers and against Christianity for anti-Semitism. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Ein Neujahrsgruss fur die Neugebornen im Herrn zum Heilsjahre 1902

Ein Neujahrsgruss fur die Neugebornen im Herrn zum Heilsjahre 1902 ("A New Year Greeting for the Born Again in the Lord in the Year, 1902") was an article by Isaac Lichtenstein appearing in the German periodical Saat auf Hoffnung in 1902. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Ein Weihnachts- und Neujahrsgruss an alle Neugeborenen im Herr

Ein Weihnachts- und Neujahrsgruss an alle Neugeborenen im Herrn ("A Christmas and New Year Greeting to all the Born Again in the Lord") was an article by Isaac Lichtenstein appearing in the German periodical Saat auf Hoffnung in 1899. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Ein Weihnachts- und Neujahrsgruss fur die auserwahlten Kinder des Lichtes

Ein Weihnachts- und Neujahrsgruss fur die auserwahlten Kinder des Lichtes ("A Christmas and New Year Greeting for the Elect Children of the Light") was an article by Isaac Lichtenstein appearing in the German periodical Saat auf Hoffnung in 1900. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Judaism and Christianity

Judaism and Christianity is a discourse by Isaac Lichtenstein comparing Judaism and Christianity in an attempt to show the parallels between the two religious expressions. His desire was to show that Christianity was a natural flowering out of Judaism. This English translation was published by Andrew Elliot in 1893. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Mein Zeugnis

Mein Zeugnis ("My Testimony") is another one of Isaac Lichtenstein's pleas to his own people to see Yeshua as the promised Messiah of Israel. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Talmud auf der Anklagebank

Issac Lichtenstein wrote Talmud auf der Anklagebank ("Talmud in the Docket") as a response to missionary literature which criticized Rabbinic Judaism. It is a defense of traditional Judaism against these prejudices. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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The Points of Contact

The Points of Contact between Evangelical and Jewish Doctrine is an address by Isaac Lichtenstein to a missions society in Leipzig, German. It discusses the similarities between Jewish and Christian theology. (Special thanks to Jorge Quinonez for the scanning of this work.)

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Remnant Repositories (A–Z)

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Alexander McCaul

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The Rev. A. McCaul, was Rector of St. Magnus and Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis at Kings College in London. Though not Jewish himself, he had a great interest in Jewish literature and …  Read more »

Daniel Zion

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David Baron

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About David Baron

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Emanuel Yispe

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Ezekiel Margoliouth

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Ezekiel Margoliouth (1815‒1894) hailed from the Polish part of Russia and was the son of the Chief Rabbi of Sulwalki. He was a prolific scholar and writer who came to faith while attending a rabbini…  Read more »

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Heinrich Frommann

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Joseph Immanuel Landsman

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Joseph Immanuel Landsman (1869-1931) was a Polish born, Orthodox Jew who became a believer.…  Read more »

Miscellaneous

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Paul Philip Levertoff

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About Paul Philip Levertoff

Paul Philip Levertoff (1878–1954) was born into an orthodox Jewish family with Chasidic ancestry in Orsha, Belarus. After graduating from the prestigious Volozhin Yeshiva in Lithuania, he became a bel…  Read more »

Theophilus Lucky

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About Theophilus Lucky

Chaim Yedidiah Theophilus Lucky was born in 1854 near Stanislau in Galicia. He came to faith while he was studying in Berlin in the mid-1870s while studying Delitzsch’s Hebrew translation. He was in t…  Read more »

Yechiel Tzvi Lichtenstein

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About Yechiel Tzvi Lichtenstein

Yechiel Tzvi Lichtenstein was a late nineteenth century Jewish believer from a Chasidic background. While in Yeshiva, he became a disciple of Yeshua of Nazareth. He served at the Institutum Judaicum D…  Read more »