Antimissionaries be like… Jesus didn’t adhere to Rabbinic tradition, Episode 20


Episode 20

Ritual Washing of the Hands (Netilat Yadayim)

Matthew 15:1–2
טו אַחֲרֵי כֵן נִגְּשׁוּ אֶל יֵשׁוּעַ סוֹפְרִים וּפְרוּשִׁים מִירוּשָׁלַיִם 2 וְשָׁאֲלוּ אוֹתוֹ׃ ״מַדּוּעַ עוֹבְרִים תַּלְמִידֶיךָ עַל מָסֹרֶת הַזְּקֵנִים, שֶׁאֵין הֵם נוֹטְלִים יָדַיִם לַסְּעוּדָה?״

When the certain Pharisees questioned Yeshua about his disciples not washing their hands, it is important to note that they didn’t question whether or not he washed his hands, they questioned his disciples. It is more than likely that He did wash His hands, but the disciples did not. What does this mean? We will talk more about this in the next episode.