If Jesus was really the Messiah, one would expect that our ancestors would have noticed and then all Israel would have followed him.
The prophets tell us that the Messiah will bring peace to Israel and the world. If Jesus didn’t do that in his lifetime, how can we call him Messiah?
For Jewish people, the story of Jesus birth can seem very foreign. But a closer reading of the original accounts reveals a story is deeply Jewish.
Although since the second century most of his followers have been Gentiles, Jesus himself did not seek out non-Jewish followers during his ministry.
Giving to charity is a core value of Judaism. And the value of tzedakah is reflected in the New Testament too, especially in the teachings of Jesus.
Rabbis in Israel in Jesus’ day didn’t often discuss antisemitism directly. But Jesus strongly affirmed God’s loving commitment to the Jewish people.
What has Judaism, past and present, said about the Messiah? What does the concept mean? And is it still relevant?
The first Jewish followers of Jesus believed that he is God come to Israel in person. Naturally, that raises many questions for Jewish people today!
Historians agree, Jesus was a first-century teacher of Judaism, a rabbi. But then what kind of Judaism did Jesus teach?
Many of the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled happened during Passover and are related to the holiday. Here are five.
Many see a historical error among the accounts of Jesus’ life in the New Testament. Was his famous last supper a Passover Seder or not?
These holidays share a lot more than people realize. In ritual and tradition they differ. But in history and meaning they’re deeply linked.
Scripture says the Messiah will keep and teach Torah. If Jesus didn’t, then faith in him would be wrong. But what did he really do and teach?
Is the Birth of Jesus Based on the Legends of Caesar? Similarities between the stories raise surprising parallels and striking differences.
A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.
Despite the common misperception, Jesus was Jewish—a first-century rabbi from Israel who challenged his people to turn to the God of their fathers.
The Passover elements symbolize God’s character and have formed Jewish identity for generations by retelling the story of our liberation from Egypt.
There are many reasons why the majority of Jewish people don’t recognize Jesus as Messiah—some are cultural, some historical, and some religious.
For Jesus, the Hebrew Scriptures were the key by which he understood his vocation and life. We’ve gathered the 40 most striking prophecies about him.
Why does Jesus ignore this Gentile woman’s cries for help, tell his disciples that he won’t help anyone who’s not Jewish, then seem to insult her?
The historical record is very clear. Jesus did exist. So, how did his existence come to be questioned by so many modern people?
The New Testament throughout shows that Jesus is indeed the “Mighty God” who has come among us as a human being. Jesus does things only God can do, su...
Scholars and theologians debate the particular kind of Judaism Jesus represented, but it was Judaism nonetheless. There was, as yet, nothing called “C...
Jesus is often misunderstood because he’s taken out of context. We have to understand him within the world of first-century Jewish life.