The Book of Acts describes a tumultuous time in biblical history, especially for Jews. Caught in the political chaos of the house of Herod, the challenges of Roman rule over Judea and the sectarian battles within Judaism, this first century writer (Luke) documents the rise of an intriguing movement of Jews who embraced Yeshua/Jesus as the promised Messiah and describes what they had to deal with. He also presents the connection between the Jewish first followers of Yeshua and the much larger Gentile world, out of which came many of the congregations formed in the first century to which Rav Shaul (Paul) wrote letters, making up most of the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament). Who was Luke? Was he a Jew or non-Jew? Rabbi Kasdan presents this information so people can make an informed decision.