Available For Review: The Return of the Kosher Pig by Rabbi Itzhak Shapira

Shaun Tabatt —  April 24, 2014

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Return of the Kosher PigOver the last 2000 years, there has not been a single name that is more offensive to the Jewish people than the name of Yeshua/Jesus. As a matter of fact, the name is so offensive that the letter ע was dropped from his name to make the word יש”ו (may his name be blotted out.)

What makes his figure as the Messiah so much different than the various false Messiahs over the last 2000 years? In the introduction to the book, we read:

“I am sure that some of you who read the title of the book raised an eyebrow or two. Who is the Kosher Pig and why will he return? I can assure you today that the title The Return of the Kosher Pig does not involve any type of marketing gimmick of any sort to sell more copies! Before getting upset about the title of the book, I would like to briefly explain the important term “Kosher Pig” as it is an important premise for the rest of the book. The pig, or Cahzir (חזיר) in Hebrew, represents the symbol of uncleanness to the Jew” Yeshua of Natzeret is the only one who claimed to be divine in nature with the full authority to even forgive sins. Modern Judaism, that is built on 13 articles of faith clearly rejects the idea that G-D can take a form of a man. Yeshua because of his claims is considered unclean to the Jewish people. Amazing, some of the Rabbis declared that the pig will return during the days of Messiah and will become Kosher as he reveals his true nature. The Return of the Kosher Pig attempts to bring back the unkosher Yeshua to the Jewish people by presenting the case for the divine Messiah.”

Far from a study of kosher dietary laws, this book is an unprecedented journey toward the true identity of the Divine Messiah—the one previously considered “unkosher” and “unacceptable” by Jewish people. This encyclopedic volume will surprise and challenge you with the compelling words of Jewish sages and rabbis over the last 2,000 years, many in English for the first time.

The Return of the Kosher Pig features:

  • Glossary of over 300 terms that will enable readers to dive deeper into Hebraic/biblical thought
  • Directory of all major rabbinical works on the issue of Messiah in the last 2,000 years
  • Index of all references from the Torah, Prophets, Writings, New Testament, and the Talmud
  • Easy-to-read format that provides an excellent study tool for students of scripture
  • Full bibliography with numerous sources that are “hidden” to many English speakers on the nature of the Messiah

Praise for The Return of the Kosher Pig:

“A real eye opener. Well researched. Well written. Engaging. A great read for those wanting to get insights in the Jewish world and worldview.”
—Dr. Jeffrey Seif, Kings University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies

“One of the most interesting and learned tomes I have ever read. Contained within its pages is much with which I agree, some with which I disagree, and much about which I never thought. Rabbi Shapria’s remarkable book cannot be ignored.”
—Dr. Paige Patterson, President, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary

“Traditional rabbis and counter-missionaries have said that they cannot consider our claim that Yeshua the Messiah is divine. Now, this Messianic Jewish rabbi has challenged that objection, relying entirely on the Hebrew Scriptures and traditional Jewish literature, and he has done so with much careful study and great spiritual passion. Is it possible that a Jew can embrace Yeshua as the divine Messiah and follow traditional Jewish sources as well? Read this book and find out for yourself!”
—Michael L. Brown, Ph.D. | Author, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volumes 1–5

Rabbi Tzahi ShapiraAbout the Author:
Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in a traditional Sephardic Jewish home in Israel. After years of studying Rabbinic Jewish texts, he found the Messiah within the Hebrew writings. Holding full Rabbinic ordination from the IAMCS, he serves as the founding rabbi of Ahavat Ammi Ministries, an international Jewish organization that is focused on reconciliation between Jews and Yeshua. For more information, visit www.kosherpig.org and www.ahavatammi.org.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Lederer Messianic Publications
  • ISBN: 9781936716456
  • Page Count: 334

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: May 19-25, 2014
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only) & PDF
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Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Return of the Kosher Pig. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.