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Jewish Holocaust survivors are finding peace in Jesus. Read their amazing stories (and don’t miss the last one, which is the most amazing of all!).
How to Handle the Virus of Fear We interrupt your hand-washing to remind you of two things: first, God is still God, and secondly, hysteria can be even more dangerous than the virus.The COVID-19 pandemic, aka “coronavirus,” has caused travel to be restricted, stocks...
Israelis just out of the IDF are searching for meaning . . . and God responds in some unexpected ways!
Young Jewish believers in Jesus want prayers for the Israelis they made friends with while sharing the gospel in India and Peru
Our Berlin branch shares the gospel with diverse Jewish people in Berlin, including this formerly ultra-Orthodox man.
He meant to say thank you in German but it came out in Hebrew—and that was no mistake!
Find out how an adorable furry friend helped this Jewish woman find her Messiah.
The New Age spirituality that Jeff practiced for 20 years had taken its toll; that’s when Jesus began to reveal Himself . . .
Here’s how your partnership helps create a warm, welcoming, and very Jewish way to explore the message of Jesus.
Please pray for Jews for Jesus as we look to accomplish these three gospel outreach initiatives in 2020.
He didn’t seem interested in the gospel but then this happened.
Ministry to couples is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do. Here’s why.
Did You Know? Christmas Facts These four fast facts about Christmas are bound to make you “that guy” at your next dinner party. You’re welcome. When Santa Claus began coming down peoples’ chimneys The character of Santa Claus is actually based on a bishop named...
You know God is at work when a mainstream synagogue invites a team of Jews for Jesus to come help lead their high holiday services!
Take an inside look at God’s power to save Jewish people in Russia!
Your partnership helps us connect personally with Jewish people who are looking for answers on the internet.
Adapt these suggestions to help all kinds of visitors feel more comfortable in your congregation.
Asaf, a 33-year-old drug addict had no interest in Jesus when we met him during a street outreach in Israel. But that didn’t stop God from saving him.
As you partner with Jews for Jesus, you make it possible for us to help the homeless, as well as help us inspire others to care for them—while observing what it means to follow Jesus in the process!
You won’t believe the questions this 7-year-old Israeli was asking.
More and more Jewish people are exploring the claims of Jesus online.
Pray for this 100-year-old-mom and her 77-year-old daughter to agree that each has a right to think for herself about Jesus.
God arranges for people to meet one another at just the right time, and that’s just what happened in this story of a Jewish woman who wanted to talk about Jesus.
Somewhere in Belarus . . . (where our ministry must remain “under the radar”) 13 Jewish people recently found peace with God through Jesus.
Discover how Jews for Jesus is connecting with our neighbors in Westwood Village.
This is what happens when you pray for people with open hearts to attend our Jews for Jesus Rosh Hashanah services.
The best thing about the internet isn’t shopping, it’s how many people, including people from very Orthodox Jewish communities, are connecting with us online.
When the church invited him to present Christ in the Passover, they had no idea these guests would show up.
This salvation story shows how God used our Tel Aviv team’s commitment to love and serve.
Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to share the gospel with your Jewish friend – and how we can help.
We don’t want anyone to stop being Jewish. Jesus didn’t want that either. We think every Jewish person has the right to explore the identity of Jesus for themselves and draw their own conclusions rather than let that choice be made for them by rabbis 2,000 years ago.
How can the words we use seem inclusive yet still be exclusive to those outside the faith?
Four people whose lives have been radically changed by God have just joined our staff! Read their stories.
Follow John’s journey of faith and discover which verse opened his heart to Jesus.
How an invitation to speak at a church led to a surprise visit with a Jewish woman in South Florida.
Find out how technology is helping us reach people who have questions about the Messiah.
How did a 10-year friendship help this very Orthodox Jewish woman begin to learn more about Jesus?
How can the celebration of Jerusalem Day be a shared experience between you and a Jewish friend?
We often ask you to pray for new Jewish believers in Jesus and are happy to report answers to prayer like this one!
Unfortunately, one of the most common phrases a Jewish person can hear is this: “The Jews killed Jesus.” Such condemnations have plagued the Jewish people for the last two thousand years, acting as the fuel behind countless anti-Semitic atrocities throughout history. They have emerged from the mouths of self-proclaimed Christians, from atheists—from both those who consider themselves religious and those who do not. And it has to stop.
Here’s how God is using the testimony of a former addict to reach people for Jesus in Israel.
People who seem “completely shut to the gospel” suddenly open their hearts when God does the unexpected. Find out how God used a ring and a key to open one woman’s heart.
The relationship between a husband and wife is so unique that God chose it as a metaphor to represent His own relationship with His people. He wants us to experience the kind of trust and intimacy with Him that He intended married couples to share with one another!
This story from Dnepr, Ukraine, tells you exactly why you should not be discouraged if your efforts to share the good news (with Jewish people or anyone else) are flatly rejected.
This Shabbat celebration was extraordinarily creative and a opened up a great conversation about the gospel. What a window into ministry in Budapest!
My life’s two passions have been mathematics and being Jewish. I viewed life as one big equation and was always looking for its solution! So how does Jewish boy + a traditional Jewish education + mathematics PhD = believer in Jesus?
Here’s how hospitality, sharing the gospel, and a different kind of New Year’s celebration all go hand in hand at the Washington, DC branch of Jews for Jesus.
One of the best ways Christians can show love for the Jewish people is to stand against anti-Semitism. Looking for practical ways to do that? Try these for starters.
Check out our responses to frequently asked questions about Jewish people and the Christmas season.
Shmuly’s journey to Jesus has had many setbacks but with your prayers, it seems his faith is truly growing!
You asked for updates on prayer requests and we listened. Don’t miss this encouraging update!
Partnerships like this are a win-win for those who want to share the gospel and for those who need to hear it.
God uses teamwork so that when hearts open and lives change, we know that it was not because of our own power of persuasion. It’s all God!
You prayed, God answered; that’s how His kingdom grows – one person at a time!
Don’t miss photos of the New York team of Jews for Jesus “sharing the love” in the Washington Square Park neighborhood.
The kind of Judaism Jesus represented is debated, but Judaism it was. For there was as yet nothing called “Christianity.”
A meeting of the minds took place between Jews and Christians in Paris to discuss the problem of anti-Semitism in France.
For Orthodox Jews who believe in Jesus, their struggle is real and they need lots of prayer support. Take this story for example:
From Israel: this salvation story will give you hope for your loved ones!
Here’s how the Jews for Jesus in Moscow brought in the New Year.
Jews for Jesus celebrated the Jewish New Year a little differently in San Francisco and here’s what happened.
Here’s how Jewish people in Long Island are hearing about Jesus, and how some are responding!
A conversation about a dog turned into what might be a life-changing conversation about God and the Bible.
The Lord wowed us in Jerusalem by creating divine appointments, protecting us, binding us together in unity, and bringing many to faith in Jesus!
Find out what one the Jewish mother of a 15-year-old girl said when her daughter wanted to study the Bible with a Jew for Jesus.
As much as people may care what others would think if they were to believe in Jesus, we owe it to them to point out this truth.
Find out what happens when a group of Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) meet up with Israelis in India!
Discover what can happen when Jews for Jesus brings Messianic Jews from phase one of Massah (in Israel) to phase two (in India).
It often takes time and teamwork for a Jewish person to become open-minded about Jesus – and then one day it happens! Kind of like this…
Shabbat shalom means “Sabbath peace.” Here is how our San Francisco branch is inviting people to find that peace and rest in Yeshua (Jesus).
Jews for Jesus Behold Your God Jerusalem outreach offered lectures on Marc Chagall and connected with many people, including these two Holocaust survivors.
Jews for Jesus had a month-long outreach in Jerusalem that included engaging people in gospel conversations in unusual ways, including touring a cemetery!
While we explore new and effective ways to reach people with the good news, we know that often the Holy Spirit still uses the tried-and-true methods. Take this story about our bold Jews for Jesus T-shirts, for example.
Talk about answered prayer – the follow-up from our Russian-speaking team in Jerusalem has been amazingly fruitful! Check out this salvation story!
From Jerusalem: “Before me sat a woman broken not only by her physical limitations but by the burden of grief. ‘God understands and He is ready to forgive you,’ I explained.”
Ready to hear some stories from Jerusalem? These two salvation stories could not be more different, but they both show how God was setting up divine appointments.
I felt I hadn’t found what I was looking for. Something was wrong. I thought that if I could find a combination of New Age and Judaism, my search would be over.
We are so grateful to report that our Behold Your God outreach in Jerusalem is now complete! It wasn’t easy keeping this under wraps, but finally we can tell you what’s been going on!
An accusation we sometimes hear is that we deceptively try to attract Jewish people and “white wash” them into losing their identity and faith. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Sometimes sharing our faith begins with giving people a comfortable way to approach us, and responding graciously to what may seem like a negative statement. For example . . .
People often describe the Holocaust as the climax of 2,000 years of Christian mistreatment of Jews. Some invoke the Shoah as the ultimate reason for Jews not to believe in Jesus.
The Bible is not only interesting, helpful and relevant: it is true. Keep reading to see the proof – historical, geological, and more!
It’s a very common misrepresentation that while Jews believe in one God, Christians believe in three. The fact is that Christianity is as firmly monotheistic as Judaism.
One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person, yet both the Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness.
People can hear from God in mysterious ways! No one ever could have predicted how music from her past helped bring this 93-year-old Jewish woman from Calcutta to Jesus.
For 2000 years, Jewish community leaders have continued this tradition of excluding Messianic Jews. Despite the celebrated pluralism of today’s Jewish community, there remain tens of thousands of men and women, born of Jewish parents, who are being excluded from the rest.
We are always hoping and praying to have meaningful spiritual conversations with Jewish people wherever we go, and this story tells of one of the more unusual answers to that prayer.
Passover is the story of redemption. What better place to present Christ in the Passover than to inmates in a high-security prison?
Find out why this Israeli changed his mind about Jews for Jesus—and pray that he’ll change his mind about Jesus, too!
An Israeli who saw us years ago in America has now met us in Germany…and he’s ready to talk about Yeshua (Jesus).
We love telling you how God answered your prayers, especially when it’s a salvation story like this one!
Art opens hearts in Israel Did you know that our Jews for Jesus Israel team is made up of several smaller teams? Valeriy Bolotov’s team reaches out to Russian-speaking Jews, including many new citizens who, like the team itself, have come from Russia and Ukraine. As...
Here is an in-depth overview of the similarities, differences and changes over time between the three primary branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform.
Is there any proof that Jesus is the Messiah? Jewish sages and prophets taught that the Messiah would be a descendant of King David and Solomon, be born in Bethlehem, work miracles, suffer and die on behalf of the people, rise from the dead, and be called the Son of God. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out more!
Find out why a Jewish man put his faith in Yeshua (Jesus), despite his concern that his Orthodox friends and family might shun him. May God give us all the grace to be so courageous!
Technology can be a pain, but wow! It can also open doors, and even help people connect with God!
Our Moscow branch leader says it’s a miracle that no one interfered with our outreach right near the Kremlin. Find out more about how God is on the move in Moscow!
Igor Barbanel directs our work throughout the CIS. He is based in Odessa, where he is very much involved in the day-to-day work of telling people about Yeshua (Jesus)…
Many Israelis are curious about Christmas so our Tel Aviv branch hosted a Christmas event for the neighborhood—here’s what happened.
Read about the outreach we did in partnership with another Jewish missions organization. 350 Israelis asked for more info!
December poses a dilemma for many Jewish-Gentile couples as cross-cultural challenges surface, but there is help and hope for understanding and respecting each other’s traditions.
Pain can make you bitter or it can lead you to search for something better.
The New York Fall Outreach team had a great time talking with Jewish college students!
The thing about Jesus is, He makes impossible things possible. Read and be encouraged!
It’s one of the most difficult but rewarding places to minister in Southern California, and Jews for Jesus is there every year.
Jews for Jesus worked with the Barna Group on a groundbreaking survey to learn what Jewish Millennials have to say about their spiritual identity. Their answers are shocking—in a good way! And helpful for having meaningful conversations about Jesus…
How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story Hi, my name is Ron Mcdevitt. I’m a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ. I was born in New York City. My mother and father are both Jewish. My father’s family was living in...
Find out how a new presentation of Jews and Arabs finding peace through Jesus was received during our Budapest campaign!
We’re excited to tell you stories of people we’re meeting on this year’s Budapest outreach!
God has a way of connecting our stories like links in a beautiful chain. Thanks for helping us be part of these two intersecting stories…
Jewish people were meant to bring the good news of Jesus to people of all nations—and that’s just what happened in Berlin!
Israeli “Guns N’ Roses” fans get to hear about the gospel of peace when Moody Students team up with local Jews for Jews for Jesus in Tel Aviv.
From street corners to beaches to malls, people all over Toronto heard about Jesus. Here are some of their stories.
From Kiev: God can bring inner peace in the midst of conflict. Read about one man who got an answer to the question he’d been asking ever since he miraculously survived a bombing.
Find out how people in the Aravah region of Israel responded to our most recent Behold Your God campaign.
“Doing things Jesus’ way” includes being part of our local communities. In Tel Aviv, our Moishe Rosen Center gives us many opportunities to share what we have with our neighbors, and in so doing, to honor our Messiah.
The Lewins weren’t pleased that the baggage handlers destroyed their property until this happened.
What are the chances that, of all the people at a crowded Moscow subway station, our evangelist would stop this particular man as he was passing by?
How did this Jewish woman come to faith in Jesus though a knock-knock joke? Read Laurie’s story…
The Jewish understanding and expectation of the Messiah comes from hundreds of messianic prophesies found in the Tanach. These prophecies have been generally sorted into two categories: some passages describe a man rejected and humble, suffering quietly (Isaiah 52:13-53:12 being the most prominent), while others describe a victorious king, justly ruling over a world transformed by the universal knowledge of God (i.e. Isaiah 11:1-9).
Young Israeli musician causes a stir on national television when she says she is a follower of Yeshua (Jesus).
Our London branch has opened a shop in the heart of Jewish London and we’d like to tell you about the responses we’re getting.
Check out this beautiful chart about creativity, art and beauty seen through the lenses of Scripture and Jewish culture.
Live Chat is a great sort-of-new feature on our website that lets Jewish people connect with us right away. That’s how our own Bob Mendelsohn (pictured here) met Jerry. Please read and share so many will pray for Jerry:
Here’s why we want you to pray for more Jewish people to come hear our missionaries presenting “Christ in the Passover” and possibly even speak to your pastor about having us come.
Read the amazing salvation story of a mother and daughter, see how true the statement is, “with God there are no coincidences.”
The real evil behind anti-Semitism is that the Jewish people have been blamed for the earth’s woes throughout the centuries, but they are actually the solution to the earth’s problems.
Many Jewish people are afraid to open the New Testament because of what so-called “Christians” have done in the name of Jesus.
Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments.
Two months ago my brother-like friend and co-worker, Sean Trank, asked me to write something about heaven for others to read. In light of his recent passing, I honor his request today.
Jewish mother Hannah Zaretsky shows us how she makes her sweet crowd favorite challah bread.
EXPLAINING THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM IN CHAGALL’S WORK. It recently became widely known that the favorite painting of Pope Francis is the White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall. The news stirred up considerable speculation and controversy. Chagall, born Moishe...
A focus on scientist Dr. James Tour as featured in the documentary, Science & Faith: A Season for Reason Theme Week
CTS Ontario/CTS Alberta
Saturday Sept. 21/13 9:00pm as part of “The Doc Side”
Dr. James Tour-Most distinguished nanotechnology researchers in the world-Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
Isaiah 53 Who do you think Isaiah 53 speaks of? Here are some articles to help you consider it. In his rabbinical training, Rachmiel Frydland found that discussion of Isaiah 53 was continually avoided.[Read More] Author Efraim Goldstein says there is only one man who...
“There’s one miracle that God wants to perform in every person’s life,” I told my acquaintance in the hospital room. “He wants to forgive our sins and give us an eternal relationship with him. That’s a miracle he’ll always perform.”
This year, Shavuot (the Jewish festival behind the Christian Pentecost Sunday) is May 14-15 (sundown to sundown). You can read more Jews for Jesus articles on this holiday here. Beyond that, David Brickner and Rich Robinson have written a very thorough guide to...
In the early 1970s, Jews for Jesus Founder Moishe Rosen was blessed to invest in a core group of very special people. These men and women were fully committed to making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people—even before our ministry was...
HAVURAH: The Jewish Annotated New Testament has made quite a splash in some circles. What were your expectations as co-editor in terms of its reception and impact among Jews and Christians? Have those expectations been met so far? AMY-JILL LEVINE: Rather than thinking...
Betrayed! one of the most influential story books ever written, is now in its third decade! The Story Stan’s first wife Ethel was a huge part of this story, as well as a faithful partner in ministry until she died in 2000. Here the two are pictured shortly...
Discover the Old Testament-New Testament connection between the prophet Elijah and the Messiah Jesus.
Stan Telchin, renowned author, public speaker, and missionary to the Jewish people, died June 4th in Sarasota, Florida. He was 87. His most popular book, Betrayed, tells the story of Telchin’s daughter Judy, who came to believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah,...
Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part Two Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Jewish Core Value Tzedakah, meaning both “justice” and “charity” Pronunciation Rhymes with “red rocka.” “Tz” is pronounced...
Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part One Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Jewish Core Value Avoidance of lashon hara (literally, “evil tongue”) — gossip, “bad-mouthing”1 Pronunciation Rhymes with “The phone – ta...
Main Passover brisket dish served with a delicious carrot and sweet potato side dish (Tzimmes) often slow cooked with dried fruit.
Yiddish for “stuffed fish” Gefilte fish is a dish of ground fish mixture served cold during Passover.
Matzah Ball Soup Chicken Soup 4 pounds chicken parts 3 1/4 quarts water 3 onions, peeled 2 cloves garlic 1 bay leaf 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1 1/4 tablespoons salt 2 carrots, peeled 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried dill Place chicken parts, onions and water...
Matzah Kugel is not only great to have at your own Seder but the perfect dish to bring to a friends’ seder.
At Hanukkah, our Jewish people recite this prayer: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time. The late Vera Schlamm was a Holocaust survivor who understood such prayers. In the story of...
The Serious Business of Storytelling
Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by and starring Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, made into a film starring Michael Douglas. Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world.
Overview of the Major Prophets: How well do you know the Jewish Bible? or click here for minor prophets chart Major Prophets* Isaiah 740-700 B.C.  Jeremiah 626–587 B.C  Ezekiel 582-570 B.C.  Daniel 604-535 B.C.  Key Themes Warning of impending exile and...
Read the lead article to see what Jewish novelist Andrew Klavan says about Jesus. Sholem Asch (1880-1957), who wrote in Yiddish, was one of the most famous Jewish writers of his day. He wrote historical novels about New Testament themes; his Nazarene in 1939 propelled...
Articles Whatever Happened to the Substitute Atonement of the Torah? by Louis Goldberg Is there any place in the Hebrew Scriptures or Jewish tradition for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person? Atonement: Questions and answers by Karol Joseph...
I couldn’t help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew up, you know, on the border of Poland and Russia, which was not exactly the finest place in the world for a Jew to sit down and write a life of Jesus Christ. Yet even...
What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah? The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from it extensively to prove their point. Even Jesus himself – whom many...
Vera Schlamm One of the questions I was asked frequently when I first came to this country is: Was it really as bad in the camps as they say in the news?” Now the question is: “Was it as bad as was shown in films such as ‘The Hiding Place’ or...
Learn how Jesus spent his last week leading up to Passover, culminating in his death and resurrection.
Havurah posed several questions to Asian-Jewish couples who are both believers in Y’shua. Below we excerpt some of their answers. For the full responses, go to http://www.jewsforjesus.org/asianjewish Oded and Bimini Cohen Havurah: What are some aspects of your...
“God as a trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?
Try one of Clive’s recipes! Spice Rub 4 teaspoons of sea salt 2 teaspoons of paprika 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 teaspoon of white pepper ½ teaspoon of garlic powder ½ teaspoon of black pepper Chicken 1 large roasting...
Most biblical proverbs can be found in the book so named for its content. However, many proverbs are sprinkled throughout the Scriptures, including the New Testament. The following is a collection of Proverbs found throughout the New Testament. Can you find at least...
We thought you might like to see excerpts from the prayer that Stan Meyer mentioned in his article. Jewish people the world over will be reciting this on Yom Kippur (which begins at sundown on September 27). Our God and God of our ancestors! Let our prayers come...
Old Testament | New Testament Old Testament God rested from His work of creation. “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all...
People often ask us the reason behind the traditional Jewish yarmulke (skull cap), also called a kippah (Hebrew for covering). The following information comes from a catalogue that sells a variety of kippot (plural for kippah): The sources for wearing kippot (Jewish...
Passover heads the list of yearly feasts that God commanded the Israelites to celebrate. It commemorates how God redeemed the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, while at the same time paving the way to understand an even greater redemption that Jesus offers to...
What does the Bible Say about Fasting? The words fast, fasted or fasting appear 61 times in the Old and New Testament. The Hebrew word for fast is pronounced, tsum.” While the Hebrew word means to abstain from food, fasting can also refer to abstinence from...
IMAGINE that I own a book publishing company, Pepper Publications. I contract with a cookbook author and tell her that she can include any recipes she wants. The only requirement is that she needs to include pepper in every recipe. There is a filter that requires...
As Passover approaches, Jewish people around the world remember Moses and how God used Him to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt, out of bondage to Pharoah. Some do not realize that God promised to provide another prophet like Moses: “I will raise up...
Dr. Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and a well-known apologist and author. For more, visit his web sites at askdrbrown.org thelineoffire.org and realmessiah.com. We interviewed him to draw on his expertise in the area of messianic prophecy. Havurah: In...
The world defines peace as the absence of hostilities, but God defines peace as much more. Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace is as old as the Bible. Bible shalom means prosperity, health and wholeness; but most of all, shalom means completeness. That includes love and...
*Bubba, also bubbe or bobbe, is an affectionate term for a Jewish grandmother.
Critics have said that Mary and Joseph arranged to have Jesus born in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy, but the historical events of that day refute that.
For immediate release Contact Person: Susan Perlman Jackie Mason, the comedian, is suing Jews for Jesus over one of their evangelistic pamphlets which features his likeness. The pamphlet, entitled, Jackie Mason, a Jew for Jesus!?” is a good natured look at how...
Passover Symbols IN O.T. ACCOUNTS AT LAST SUPPER AND/OR IN EARLY CHURCH IN RABBINIC TRADITION IN CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM AS APPLIED IN THE CHURCH TODAY BONDAGE AND EXODUS God's dealings with Israel — yearly celebration and remembrance (Ex. 12:24-27)Freedom in Christ from...
Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin? A common argument raised against the virgin birth and against the New Testament’s reference to Isaiah 7:14, is that the Hebrew word ‘almah does not mean virgin, and Jews do not believe in such a thing as a virgin...
Susan Perlman's Bubbe's Teglach Recipe The story is told of three-year-old Sammy, the youngest child ever to enter the synagogue’s after-school cheder program. After several weeks of classes, he was eager to show his grandfather how much he had learned. But the...
Ed: In November, a friend of ours named Jean Kowell wrote the following, which I have been saving to share with you in conjunction with Shavuot. As mentioned, the book of Ruth is traditionally read at this time and I thought you would appreciate Jean’s insights....
Is Shavuot a Jewish holiday or is it the birthday of the Christian church? It’s both! Find out more about the origins and the fulfillment of this biblical holiday.
Passover begins at sundown on April 23. Jewish people often refer to Passover by its Hebrew pronunciation, Pesach (pay-sockh), and it is also known as the Feast of Redemption. Passover commemorates the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, and is named after the paschal lamb....
Persecution in the name of Jesus is the most emotionally charged strand of the net of objections. More than anything else, many people point to Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When Jewish people find themselves questioning whether Jesus...
Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All? Hebrew Tenses Sometimes it is claimed that the messianic prophecies cited by Christians are in the past tense. Therefore, it is said, they cannot refer to a future, coming Messiah....
Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here’s why. In Hebrew, the phrase they have pierced” is kaaru while “like a lion” is kaari. The words are identical except that...
Some claim that translating the word bar” (in Psalm 2:12) as “son” rather than as “purity” is a distortion of the Hebrew text in order to make the verse apply to Jesus. It is also claimed that this is not a Jewish interpretation of the...
Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages? Though some say that Psalm 2 is not considered messianic by the rabbis or Jewish sages, the Jewish messianic understanding of Psalm 2 has a long history. Some of the rabbinic sources which take a...
It’s commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, “Judaism teaches” that Isaiah 53 refers to the nation of Israel. The fact is that Isaiah 53 (more precisely,...
Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular unknown martyr) they have killed. Yet that is not the universal Jewish understanding. According to the views of some rabbis, two Messiahs would make...
Jewish tradition has much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness. This page focuses on Jewish traditions about the Akedah. The Hebrew word akedah” means “binding” and refers to the well-known story in Genesis 22, in which God...
There is a ceremony in Judaism known as Kapparah, in which a rooster or hen is put to death on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as a vicarious sacrifice for sin. Once widely observed, it is nearly obsolete in modern times. The atoning nature of the...
The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus The problem can be laid out in this way: According to the genealogy in Matthew 1:12, Jesus is a descendant of Jeconiah. But Jeconiah was cursed in Jeremiah 22:24 and 22:30: As surely as I...
Some people pronounce them lot-kahz” and some people pronounce them “lot-keys” but the emphasis is on the “lot” either way, and we think you’ll like them…well, a lot! Latkes, the perfect potato pancakes, are a favorite tradition at...
In 1981 The Liberated Wailing Wall came to Johannesburg and visited the University of the Witwatersrand. The opposition was so strong—with musical cables and equipment ripped up and vandalized—that it seemed like the devil did not want us Making the...
Jewish Holidays explained with their biblical purpose and a traditional holiday greeting.
July 1, 2004 This recent letter sent to our friends and supporters, “The War on Jewish Evangelism,” received press coverage—not all of it necessarily accurate—since being mailed in late 2003. This is a text copy of the original letter, for those who may...
Blessing Gentiles While we affirm that the Jews are God's chosen people, it is important to note that God's plan from the beginning has always been to bless all people through the Jewish people. TORAH Hebrew Scripture promise or principle of blessing to the non-Jew...
Words of Thanks in the Bible WORD Yadah:(Hebrew) Verb Todah(Hebrew) Noun Huy'dot(Hebrew) Noun Y'da'(Aramaic) Verb Eucharisteo(Greek) Verb Eucharistia(Greek) Noun form of the word above Eucharistos(Greek) Adjective form of the word above Anthomologeomai(Greek)...
A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.
Parallels and Contrasts of Hanukkah and Christmas HANUKKAH CHRISTMAS MACABEES MESSIAH A small band of guerilla fighters supernaturally defeat the King of Syria and all his resources Baby Yeshua (Jesus) supernaturally survives despite Herod’s death warrant on all boys...
Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua There are people who think that the angel of the Lord is Yeshua (Jesus) before he became a man. While the Scriptures do not say this explicitly, there are some remarkable likenesses between the angel and Yeshua. To...
If you tell a Jewish friend about being saved from sin,” don’t be surprised if he or she does not seem overly concerned. Many equate sin with crimes committed by “America’s Most Wanted.” Most presume that all God really expects of us is...