Please read my response to comments below: Friday the Rabbi Read Isaiah 53.
I was never crazy about the late Christopher Hitchens’s notions about the Middle East, but his views on Christianity came from a point of knowledge and, I always suspected, personal pain. This one I endorse wholeheartedly. The notion of redemption through the suffering of another is repugnant to me. I know it has some traces in late Jewish tradition—still repugnant.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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