What Lent can mean to a Jewish scholar - and what she says it ought to mean for Christians

What Lent can mean to a Jewish scholar – and what she says it ought to mean for Christians

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[Religion News] Amy-Jill Levine has described herself as a “Yankee Jewish feminist” and said that although she attends an Orthodox synagogue in Nashville, she is “often quite unorthodox.”

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For one, Levine teaches both Jewish studies and New Testament at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

And the professor has written a new Lenten study titled “Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week,” published by Abingdon Press, an imprint of the United Methodist Publishing House.

“If I’m not a believer in Jesus, and I think these are fabulous stories, how much more so should somebody who’s a Christian find extraordinary meaning in them?” Levine said.

And as a Jewish historian,  she said, she “can point out meaning that perhaps Christians were not aware of.”

In her new book, Levine walks through several stories Christians typically read during Holy Week, or Passion Week, marking the final days before Jesus was crucified, according to New Testament accounts.

This article continues at [Religion News] A Jewish scholar’s profound appreciation of the Christians’ Lent

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