The Red Heifer
A Jewish Cry for Messiah
Award-winning journalist and playwright Anthony Cardinale has traveled extensively in Israel, and recounts here his interviews with Orthodox rabbis, secular Israelis, and Palestinian Arabs about the current search for a red heifer by Jewish radicals wishing to rebuild the Temple and bring the Messiah. These real-life interviews are interwoven within an engaging and dramatic fictional portrayal of the diverse people of Israel and how they would react should that red heifer be found. Readers will find themselves in the Land, where they can hear learned rabbis and ordinary Israelis talking about the red heifer and dealing with all the related issues and the imminent coming and identity of Messiah.
"Veteran journalist Anthony Cardinale gives us fascinating glimpse into the mindset of Orthodox Jews awaiting the coming of the Messiah. This is a great book for all Christians who love Israel and students of the Last Days who want to better understand the landscape of Messianic Hope in Israel. Entertaining, insightful and informative."
— Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, President, Jewish Voice Ministries International
"The Red Heifer is an extraordinary piece of literature . . .and extremely timely. lt is well worth reading and I highly recommend it!"
— Rabbi Michael Wolf of Congregation Beth Messiah in Cincinnati, author of The Upper Zoo, and national treasurer of MJAA
Cardinale has an MS degree in Journalism and is currently Adjunct Professor at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. He has written extensively about Jewish affairs for The Buffalo News and has interviewed Palestinian refugees in Jordan for The Jerusalem Post. He began his research of the red heifer in 1998 through a residency at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, the City of Jerusalem’s guest house for visiting artists. He is married to Messianic music recording artist and songwriter Shirah Cardinale who recorded her debut CD entitled “Purple Heart.”
Softcover, 364 pages