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Judaism and Christianity

Baeck, Leo. Judaism and Christianity. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia. 1958.

Berger, David. Jews and Jewish Christianity. Ktav Publishing House; 1978. Paperback. ISBN 0-870686-75-5.
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Bretton-Granatoor, Gary (Editor). A Jewish Response to Cults. Reading level: Young Adult. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-807406-04-X.
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Cohen, Naomi (ed). Essential Papers on Jewish-Christian Relations in the United States: Imagery and Reality. New York Univ Pr; 1990, 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-814714-46-3.
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Cohen, Jeremy (ed). Essential Papers on Judaism and Christianity in Conflict: From Late Antiquity to the Reformation (Essential Papers on Jewish Studies). New York Univ Pr; 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-814714-43-9.
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Fisch, Dov Aharoni. Jews for Nothing: On Cults, Intermarriage, and Assimilation. Feldheim, New York NY. 1984. Out of Print. ISBN 0-873063-47-3.
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Greenstein, S.J. We Are Not Going To Burn In Hell - A Jewish Response to Christianity. Privately Published. Available through 1-800-Judaism and Jews for Judaism. Further information is available at the author's Home Page (<>)

Kamensky, Ellen, Hawking God: A Young Jewish Woman's Ordeal In Jews For Jesus. ISBN 1-882459-00-8, Saphire Press, Medford MA, 1994. Out of Print. ISBN 1-882459-00-8.
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Kaplan, Aryeh. The Real Messiah: A Traditional Jewish View of Christianity. Mesorah Publications Ltd; 1976. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 1-879016-11-7.
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Levine, Samuel. You Take Jesus, I'll Take God: How To Refute Christian Missionaries. Hamoroh Pr; 1980. Paperback. ISBN 0-960475-41-9.
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Moore, George Foot. Judaism in the First Centuries of the Christian Era: The Age of the Tannaim. 3 Volumes Bound in 2 Books. Harvard, 1932. Hendrickson Publishers, Inc; 1997. Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN 1-565632-86-9.
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ben Nachman, Rabbi Moshe. Vikuach Haramban Found in Otzar Havikuchim by J.D. Eisenstein, Hebrew Publishing Society, 1915 and Kithvey Haramban by Rabbi Charles D. Chavel, Mosad Horav Kook, 1963. [The RaMBaN engaged a formerly Jewish convert to Christianity in a disputation in 1263. The arguments haven't changed since. Also, see a video of 'The Disputation' which premiered on A&E.]

Novak, David. Jewish Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification. Oxford University Press, 1988, 1992. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-195072-73-1. [Written from a Traditional viewpoint, argues for the theological validity and necessity of dialogue between Jews and Christians. Contains a good summary of the theological similarities as well as differences between the two faiths. Argues for acceptance of legitimacy of each religion by adherents of the other while also stressing their distinctiveness, rebuts Christian attempts to proselytize among Jews.]
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Sherman, Shlomoh. Escape From Jesus, One Man's Search For a Meaningful Judaism. Decalogue Books; 1983. Hardcover. ISBN 0-915474-03-4. [The true story of an assimilated Jew's conversion to Messianic Christianity, the reasons he became disenchanted with it, and his subsequent turn to traditional Judaism.]
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Sigal, Gerald. The Jew and the Christian Missionary: A Jewish Response to Missionary Christianity. Ktav Publishing House, 1981. Paperback. ISBN 0-870688-86-3.
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Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The Target Is You. UAHC TV and Film Institute. [30 min. VHS Video. Recommended for students in grades 7-9. Includes a review of the differences between Christianity and Judaism; a look behind-the-scenes at Hebrew-Christian congregations; interviews with Jews who were once members of these groups: they explain who they were missionized, what strategies the missionaries used, and why they returned to Judaism; and a discussion of how to combat missionary tactics. Non-Orthodox.]

Weiss-Rosmarin, Trude. Judaism and Christianity: the Differences. Jonathan David Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-824603-98-2.
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