As many of you know, legendary actor, Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103. Those of us who are “Senior Citizens” grew up watching Kirk in the movies. Who can forget that incredible scene when the Romans were interrogating the followers of Spartacus and they all stood up and said, “I am Spartacus.”
What few know however, is that Kirk Douglas discovered his Jewish roots by reading the New Testament words of Jesus in Matthew 5. Kirk wrote in his book, Climbing the Mountain, “Some things that Jesus said made more sense in the context of Judaism than Christianity. Of all the things I read of him, the one that influenced me the most was this speech of Jesus recorded by the gospel writer of Matthew.”
If you want to know more about how the words of Jesus touched Kirk’s life, please order my publication, A Hollywood Star, the Torah and Jesus: What a Hollywood Super Star Discovered that Every Christian Should Know.