“Jesus has always fascinated me,” singer and songwriter Ehud Banai said in an interview with Israel’s biggest newspaper Yediot Ahronot. Under the headline, “The Boy is 60,” Banai discussed the milestones in his life and in Israeli music. The headline was a play on words in one of his songs, “The Boy Is 30”, a ballad about leaving childhood behind.
In the interview, the Orthodox Jew explains how he became a Jesus fan. “All of us would like to be successful abroad, wouldn’t we? And who else would have achieved this in a better way than Jesus? Internationally, He is the most successful Israeli,” said Banai. “Jesus was a revolutionary who never crossed Israel’s borders to go abroad and who spoke the ‘language of the Hebrew Man’”
Banai continues, “He (Jesus) carried out his ministry for three years and His message reached Rome, London, America and Africa. Everywhere I go and I see the churches, I tell myself: Whoever started this (religion) has to be one of us! I often wonder why Jesus is not regarded as one of Israel’s prophets or wise men. Everything started with a young man from Galilee who stood on a hill and preached.”
Source: Israel Today
BIBLE STUDY: John 12:32
PRAISE: God that this Israeli is fascinated with Jesus. Pray that he, and many other Israelis, will look to the most famous of all Jews and find the Messiah.