Reaction Against Yeshua & the NT in the Talmud


GOING LIVE ONLINE 03/10 & 03/17 2021

2020–2021 Course Schedule

The Reaction Against Yeshua & the NT in the Talmud is a LIVE ONLINE Term 3 2021 MINI COURSE held virtually on Zoom on Two Consecutive Wednesdays March 10 & 17 from 7:00–9:30pm EST.

Course Description

Why is it that most of the Jewish community rejects Yeshua as the Messiah? The treatment of Yeshua in Rabbinic Literature helps us to understand the problem.

For hundreds of years after Yeshua’s life, the discussions between Yeshua and the Pharisees continued in the literature of the Rabbis. This mini course will discuss the eye opening disparaging statements and arguments against the personhood and significance of Yeshua, His teaching, and His disciples in Rabbinic Literature that continue to influence the Jewish world today. The course will also carefully examine a few Sanhedrin members reported in the Gospels who believed in Yeshua, as well as prominent figures in the Talmud who apparently came close enough to Yeshua to suffer the ire of their Rabbinic peers. You will gain a new appreciation of the faithfulness of God as well as the words of Paul when he said, “I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles to make them jealous”. (Rom 11:11)


This MSI LIVE ONLINE course meets LIVE via Zoom on 03/10 and 03/17, but the LIVE ONLINE sessions for this course will be recorded and available to revisit whenever you desire. The videos will be uploaded as soon as possible after the LIVE ONLINE session in the Course Contents. We encourage you to follow the schedule closely and plan ahead to be with us for these LIVE courses so you can get the most out of lifelong learning with MSI.

Once you enroll in the course you will have access to the class session pages and Zoom videoconferencing link for each week's session by going to 'My Courses', selecting this course, and reviewing the materials in the curriculum. Note that the same link and password is used each session.


Your Instructor

Elliot Klayman
Elliot Klayman

Elliot holds an M.A., The Ohio State University (2006), with a major in Jewish History and minors in Ancient History and Jewish Law, having completed all coursework for his Ph.D. He is currently a student at the Jewish Theological Institute (JTS) where he is immersed in studies in Late Jewish Antiquities in pursuit of a Doctor of Hebrew Letters (DHL) degree.

Elliot is Emeritus Professor of Legal Studies at The Ohio State University. Elliot has taught in various other venues including Rabbinic Literature three semesters at the Israel College of the Bible in Jerusalem and Netanya; and Medieval Sephardic Judaism at the Haifa Theological Institute. He is the Jewish History Instructor at the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI) and teaches regularly at the Messianic Jewish Institute of San Diego. After a decade hiatus he returned to teach at MSI last year.

Elliot was the Congregational Leader of Beth Messiah Congregation (1977–1981); a past President of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) (1986–90); Editor in Chief of Kesher, a Messianic Theological Journal (2014–2017); and currently is the Executive Director of Messianic Literature Outreach (MLO) where he edits its quarterly magazine.

This course is closed for enrollment.