Christians should appreciate Torah, rabbinic Judaism, and the eternal renewal of the Jewish people. And Jews should reclaim Jesus.

I am not talking about what Jesus became — Jesus Christ — but rather about Yeshua, the impassioned rabbi who died for his vision of Judaism. Jesus was a Galilean hasid, someone passionately in love with God, drunk on the divine, unconventional and extreme in his devotion to God and to fellow human beings.

Daniel Matt, Jesus through Jewish Eyes by Beatrice Bruteau, editor