The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine. Although major New Testament figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mother Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now.
Paul and the Faithfulness of God by N. T. Wright. Explores the whole context of Paul's thought and activity— Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial— and shows how the apostle's worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing.
Jewish Woman of the Day. June 14th - Sherri Mandell is an Israeli author, a mother and activist. She is best known as the mother of Koby Mandell, a thirteen year old American boy who was murdered near their home in the West Bank in May 2001. Mandell and her husband, Rabbi Seth Mandell, founded the Koby Mandell Foundation, and Mandell wrote a book about the murder entitled The Blessing of a Broken Heart.