• Does the Hebrew Word Alma Really Mean “Virgin”?

    Question: Dear Rabbi Singer, I have listened to your tapes and I have also read a number of your articles on your web site regarding Christ’s virgin birth, and you make some very good points. I have discussed this issue with my pastor, and although he did remark that he finds your arguments “interesting,” he […]

  • Did the Passover Lamb Foreshadow the Crucifixion of Jesus?

    Question: I want to first commend you on your web site which is laid out quite well and has helped me understand more about traditional Jewish thinking on Christ. Although I am a born again Christian, I do not support groups such as the Messianics who sit on the fence regarding Judaism and Christianity. You […]

  • Could Jesus’ Death Atone for Any Kind of Sin?

    Question: Dear Rabbi Singer, A mutual friend of ours introduced me to your site. I work with Michael Flanigan of Palestine, TX. I am a gentile Christian who has many questions. I have found a lot of fascinating reading on your site. Michael and I have been discussing atonement and sacrifice as of late. Now […]

  • Isaiah 53: Did Jesus Have Long Life?

    Question: My question pertains to an objection you raised in your tape series regarding the christological reading of Isaiah 53, specifically verse 10. This verse says that the Servant’s days will be prolonged. Jesus, however, died young. However, if we were to believe in the resurrection, that Jesus rose in the flesh, why can we […]

  • Is There an Accurate Translation of the Jewish Scriptures?

    Question: I am a Reform Jew and I occasionally find myself in debates online with Evangelical Christians about the nature of the Bible, and what is actually being said. Your site has become a very valuable resource for me, and I am interested in studying the Bible more closely. Since there are so many badly, […]

  • Are the Jews Hiding Something?

    Question: Dear Rabbi, Missionaries claim that we are so “scared” of Isaiah 53 that we have omitted it from the Haftorah reading when it comes up. I know this can’t be true, but what should be my response when this is brought up? Thank you. Answer: This well-worn claim that the Jews have deliberately removed […]

  • Did Jesus Claim to be God?

    Question: I have heard Christian missionaries claim that Jesus deliberately screened or veiled his divine nature on earth, so when he is asked a question by one of his disciples about the time of the end he can honestly answer, that no man, not even the Son knows the time of the end, only the […]

  • Passages on the Unity of God

    I believe with perfect faith that God is one. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He alone is our God. He was, He is, He will be. Exodus 20:2-3 – The First of the Ten Commandments “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, and of […]

  • Who Killed Jesus?

    Question: Dear Rabbi, What can you answer to a “Christian” who claims that the Jews killed Jesus? I was too angry to think clearly of a good answer for that. Thank you. P.S. . . It’s hard to be a Jew in Hawaii sometimes! Answer: You shouldn’t get so angry at Christians who insist that […]

  • Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? What is the Evidence for the Resurrection?

    Question: Dear Rabbi Singer: I’m doing a project on missionary and counter-missionary groups. There is a very large section in my project that deals with theology. I have read your site as well as the Jews for Jesus site, and I must say that the information is both deep and extensive. I must commend you. […]

  • Sin and Atonement

    Question: Not being a Jew or a “Jew for Jesus,” I am confused by this “blood sacrifice” argument between the two groups. I am trying to understand. I believe in Christ and am a Christian. I agree with your assessment that the offering the Lord truly wants is a broken heart and contrite spirit full […]

  • The Virgin Birth

    Question: Rav Singer, Why did you say Christians mistranslate the Scripture by saying “almah” doesn’t mean “virgin,” when their translation of virgin comes from the Septuagint’s “parthenos,” not the Hebrew “almah”? “Parthenos” does mean “virgin.” They didn’t mistranslate but used a different text. This is pretty well known. Did you not know? I don’t think […]

  • Who Is Satan?

    Question: Dear Rabbi Singer, When you were in Buffalo, NY in November of ‘96, during the extended question and answer time, you were asked your view on angels and specifically about Satan. I was astounded at your answer and was more astounded that the other rabbis present did not step into the discussion. In your […]

  • Who Was Jesus?

    Question: Dear Rabbi Singer, Apparently, you guys have not read about the foolishness of the Sanhedrin 2,000 years ago. Or perhaps, God has hardened your hearts. “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?” I’m sure you understand this as clearly as the Sanhedrin 2000 years ago understood this. Do you really believe that a poor carpenter born in […]

  • The Year 2000

    Question: Why is there so much emphasis by the Christians for the year 2000 as being a redemption year?  I have heard that there is a belief that all Jews must be converted to Christianity by the year 2000.  This will probably mean steeped up efforts by the Jews-for-Jesus and similar missionary groups.  What can […]