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By Zev Chafets

Over the process a unprecedented yr, Zev Chafets—former big apple day-by-day information columnist and onetime director of the Israeli executive press office—traveled the area to discover the unbelievable confluence of Jews and evangelicals. He spent caliber time with Jerry Falwell, visited Jewish cadets at West element, attended the world's greatest Christian retail convey, launched into a street journey with the rabbi with the biggest gentile following because Jesus, journeyed to the Holy Land with a band of repentant Christian pilgrims, and broke bread with George W. Bush and fellow Jewish Republicans. A fit Made in Heaven is the penetrating, attractive, and infrequently hilarious narrative of Chafets's decided quest to get to the basis of a truly severe query: Why do evangelicals aid Israel so strongly? equivalent components heritage, comedy, travelogue, and political tract, it's a clever and adventurous odyssey alongside a swiftly altering spiritual and political border.

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Jews for Jesus became the best known of a number of messianic Jewish movements and congregations (Rosen himself spun off from the ABMJ board in 1973 and set up an independent group). They formed their own congregations and created their own rituals and lingo. Perhaps the high point of the Jews for Jesus movement was Bob Dylan’s “Christian period” in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when he recorded three religious albums, and Norman Greenbaum’s hit song “Spirit in the Sky” (“Gotta have a friend in Jesus”), which became a born-again anthem.

Revelation is nothing if not open to interpretation. Evangelical Christians have long debated these nuances but their eschatology was of no interest to the outside world until born-agains became politically potent. Suddenly there was great liberal suspicion that George W Bush, with his “evildoers” and his inexplicable love of Israel, was unduly influenced by the Bible. ” Similar concerns were raised twenty years earlier about Ronald Reagan. Evangelical Christians, however, do not believe that they are called upon to play a role in making Armageddon come to pass.

As soon as he got his papers, he intended to hire a matchmaker, find a kosher bride, and settle in Jerusalem, a Jew in good standing. The Ministry of Interior turned down Viktor’s conversion, ostensibly because it had been granted by ultra-Orthodox rabbis instead of state-employed rabbinical officials. Viktor, who had grown savvy over the years, suspected that the real reason was that the new minister of the interior was a member of the anticlerical party Shinui and wanted to give black-hat rabbis a hard time.

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