• Jesus,  old testament,  prejudice,  prophet

    Who Is Jesus?

    It is 2014, and even with our greater historical consciousness, why do we still have Jesus white (and good looking as Brad Pitt), and Judas always darker skinned and looking Jewish? Jesus was a Jew, through and through. He taught in Aramaic, never set his foot beyond Judea, and dutifully went to Jerusalem for the holy pilgrimages. The only boat he rode was a fisherman’s boat in Galilee. He was circumcised and he died with a Psalm on his tongue. This white-washing (or any re-imagining)of Jesus is more dangerous than we think. This is not just about making a story fit a Hollywood script. If we lose the Jewishness of…