Thinking Anglicans

weekend opinion columns

Geza Vermes wrote in the GuardianFace to Faith column that Mary was probably not a virgin in the modern sense of the word.

Christopher Howse wrote in the Telegraph about a Remarkable piece of cardboard.

Jonathan Sacks wrote in The Times about Chanukah, in Candles in memory of a clash of civilisations.

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Cheryl Clough
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The requirements for the Moshiach do not require a “virgin” but a young woman of suitable morality. Jesus was Moshiach Ben David for that Generation and Mary satisfied the requirements for maternity. It just happened to be a particularly spectacular incarnation, one of God’s big “don’t ignore this one” moments – like the parting of the Red Sea. Sacks article was excellent, I also loved this article that went up on the weekend http://www.algemeiner.com/generic.asp?ID=43 This article reminds us that put “…into historical perspective, had Antiochus succeeded, Judaism would have died. Its daughter religions — Christianity and Islam — would have… Read more »

Göran Koch-Swahne
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“the torch of morality and the light of redemption would never be extinguished.”

But it has a l o t of background to shine against.

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Happy Yom Tov !

What a wonderful festival.We are fortunate to have such ready access to the thinking, teaching and articles of rabbis and other Jewish teachers, nowardays.

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The piece on John Newman is tender and evocative.
Also – brings out the pathos of a found object