The Methodists’ Rebbe


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**The Methodists’ Rebbe

***Baltimore Rabbi Joshua Martin Siegel is blazing an unlikely trail as spiritual advisor to a mainline protestant denomination
[FONT=Arial][size=2]Ira Rifkin - special to the Jewish Week[/size]

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It takes a certain chutzpah for a Jew to lecture believing Christians about the New Testament’s spiritual message; even more so when church officials are in attendance. Yet that’s the core of an experiment in spiritual cross-pollination involving one of the nation’s leading Protestant denominations and a Maryland rabbi with a long and unconventional career.

The rabbi is Joshua Martin Siegel, the recently hired “rabbinic adviser” to the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC).

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Well, it was bound to happen. “Reform” Judaism meets “Reformation” Christianity. :rotfl:


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