By Jacob Neusner
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Because we regard the use of the mind, the interchange of thought, proposition, reason, evidence, analysis - we regard argument as an exercise in the use of what we share with God, what makes us like God, which is our minds. I would gladly argue with God, just as the great rabbis of the Talmud did, if occasion arose; so why not with someone else's God incarnate? How better pay respect to that religion and that figure than offer my best in response to his best? So as I said, argument is a gesture of respect, not offense.
The Gospels divide Israel behind believers and connivers, and for twenty centuries, Jews, faithful to the Torah of Moses, were called Christ-killers. So there has been a certain impatience with us, eternal Israel, perhaps understandably so. Turning the clock back to a particular point in the life of Jesus when he was a teacher in Galilee, before the horror of his crucifixion, but also (from a Christian perspective) the redeeming miracle of his resurrection, - another position becomes possible, besides the ones of belief in or denial of Jesus as Christ.
Not only so, but again and again Jesus places a wall between himself and other Israelites, whom he calls hypocrites. "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men" (Matt 6:2). "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men ... But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you" (Matt 6:5-6).
A Rabbi Talks with Jesus by Jacob Neusner