Avatar … the Messiah?

Yesterday I blogged about some common themes found within the movie Avatar and in Judaism. Today, I ran across a very interesting blog post by Rabbi Barry Leff exploring some deep Messiological aspects of the Movie.

Rabbi Barry explores such concepts within the movie as a virgin birth, deliverance from oppression, a suffering ‘Mashiach ben Yosef‘ who must precede ‘Mashiach ben David,‘ and even the idea of resurrection.

A very interesting read indeed!

You can read his post here.

About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Simchat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in West Haven, CT, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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2 Responses to Avatar … the Messiah?

  1. Rabbi Joshua says:

    Jeff,Thanks for that link. That blog has a few other posts that are also very interesting!

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