Haaretz: Messianic Jewish hospitality of Howard Bass is continuing tradition of Abraham

This is a very striking paragraph in Haaretz:

The only courteous host in this alienated city of patriarchs is Howard Bass, a pastor from the Messianic Yeshua’s Inheritance church. He is the one who perpetuates the tradition of hosting guests, which started with our patriarch, Abraham.

 

This Messianic congregation’s facility lacks any identifiable markings, perhaps out of fear of Jewish religious extremists, and is located in a venerable Ottoman structure on the edge of the old city. The church library’s shelves hold copies of the New Testament in various languages, including Yiddish. I asked where the prayer hall and altar are located. Bass explained that his congregation does not routinely conduct mass. Simplicity reigns. There are some tuna and lettuce sandwiches, frankfurters and cheesecake.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s