This is how the Jews interpret it:<quoted text>
The controversy over Isaiah 7:14 has been going on for some time. If you do a quick google search on the phrase "Isaiah 7:14 controversy" you will get 245,000 results.
Not everyone agrees that the scripture is a prophecy of a future event, a lot of people feel it refers to an already established event which would seem logical since it was written in the present tense. And not everyone agrees the scripture points towards a virgin birth.
The word translated as "virgin" in Isaiah 7:14 was the Hebrew word "almah". The Hebrew word "almah" is defined as "a nubile young woman". If the word "virgin" was intended by the original author the Hebrew word "betullah" would have been used.
This is not the only so-called prophecy that doesn't pan out on more careful examination. The list is quite extensive.
It is hard to let go of religious convictions that have been held for a long time but careful examination of the history of the Roman Catholic church will reveal it as the hoax that it is. And we all need to become aware of this hoax and what it has done to humanity.
But this does not diminish the validity of historical Christianity. In fact it makes Christianity much more logical and in keeping with current scientific research.
We can't say the same for the patriarchal hierarchical version of Christianity created by the Romans that is obviously an amalgamation of primitive pagan myths.
We all need to get informed as to the evil nature of the Roman hoax of Christianity and it's many derivatives that deny the Jewish GOD and the Jewish Jesus and get involved in restoring true Christianity based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel to humanity that is even now being found to be in accord with the latest scientific findings concerning the nature of the Cosmos!
GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!
Therefore the Lord
himself shall give you a
sign; Behold, a virgin shall
conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name