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Four Ways to Respond to Someone Who Accuses the Jews of Killing Jesus
May 20, 2018

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.

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Does Jews for Jesus “Just Want to Lure Jews and Convert Them to Christianity”?

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.

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Faith after the Holocaust
April 24, 2018

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.

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Why Did Jesus Need to “Die for Our Sins?”
April 20, 2018

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.

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Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods?

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.

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Why Do Most Jews Not Believe in Jesus?
March 28, 2018
Author: Stan Meyer

While there are Messianic Jews who do follow Him, the majority of Jews still do not recognize Jesus as messiah or as God. Read about the common cultural, historical and religious reasons here.

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What proof do you have that Jesus is the Messiah?
February 8, 2018

The Scriptures tell us specific credentials to help us identify the Messiah. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out for yourself!

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Jesus’ References to Old Testament Scriptures
May 16, 2017
Author: Rich Robinson

Jesus' References to Old Testament Scriptures First, a personal note from the author: Many Jews prefer to say “Hebrew Bible” or “Tanakh.” When I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, our family along with many other Jews referred comfortably to the “Old Testament.” To me it...

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“Jesus can’t be the Messiah. He didn’t bring peace!”
July 15, 2016

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).

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Top 40 Most Helpful Messianic Prophecies
January 15, 2015

Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments.

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What your mother never told you about Jews for Jesus
May 19, 2014
Author: Matt Sieger

12 Questions and Answers from Jews for Jesus We have compiled a dozen frequently asked spiritual questions for Jewish seekers. Number 5, “What proof do you have that Jesus was the messiah,” has some of the highest traffic from our whole website. Note: These twelve...

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Isaiah 53
August 2, 2013

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...

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How can God become a man?
June 30, 2011

Articles Immanuel—God With Us by Ruth Rosen An Angel You Ought to Know by Loren Jacobs Yeshua …Why That Name? by Stuart...

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How can someone die for someone else’s sins?
Topics: theology

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...

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Why do you talk so much about “sin”?

Articles Sin …Yours, Mine and Ours by David Mishkin What Is Man… by Louis...

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Why do you say that Jews (and non-Jews) need a “middleman” in order to approach God?

Articles Do We Need a Mediator? The Yom Kippur Dilemma by Rich Robinson The Role of the Mediator: Who Can Stand for Us? by Efraim Goldstein Yeshua the Tzaddik: But Even More! by Louis...

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Jews have the Shema; do Christians believe in three gods?
Topics: theology, shema

Articles Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods? The Trinity: Questions and Answers by Karol Joseph An Angel You Ought to Know by Loren Jacobs Jewishness and the Trinity by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective by...

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Since most Jews are sincere people and happy with their own religion, why isn’t that enough?

Articles I’m basically a good person and I’m very happy with my own religion, so why should I believe in Jesus?

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How is faith in God, or in Jesus, possible after the Holocaust?

Articles Is Faith Possible Today? In the Midst of Sorrow by Kresha Richman-Warnock The Holocaust Within by Moishe Rosen Am Yisrael Chai by Moishe Rosen The Holocaust Where was God When the Six Million Died? by Steffi Geiser-Rubin See also our collection of Survivor...

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How does following Jesus lead some non-Jews to support the Jewish people and fight anti-Semitism?

Articles Why I, a Gentile, Love the Jewish People by Catherine Damato Things We Couldn’t Say by David Brickner You can also read our collection of Personal Stories of Jews Who Believe in...

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How does following Jesus lead some non-Jews to support the Jewish people and fight anti-Semitism?

Articles Why I, a Gentile, Love the Jewish People by Catherine Damato Things We Couldn’t Say by David Brickner You can also read our collection of Personal Stories of Jews Who Believe in...

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Doesn’t the problem of “Christian anti-Semitism” show the real nature of what faith in Jesus is all about?

Articles Christian Anti-Semitism? by Barry Leventhal Christians Persecute Jews Anti-Semitism in the New Testament? by Stephen...

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How do Jews who follow Jesus identify as Jews?

Articles Our Roots: A Question of Jewish Allegiance by Avi Brickner My Jewish Family Album by Leah Brickner Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah—What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer? by Jhan Moskowitz Portrait of a Messianic Jewish Wedding by Melissa Moskowitz My Identity as a...

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Is the New Testament anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish?

Articles Anti-Semitism in the New Testament? by Stephen Pacht How can you believe in the New Testament? Isn’t it full of anti-Semitism and...

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In what way is the New Testament a Jewish book?

Articles The Jewishness of The New Testament by Avi Brickner Is the New Testament Jewish? by Catherine Damato The Talmud and the Gospels What Happened When I Read a Forbidden Book by Stuart...

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What are some reasons to trust the Bible as true to history and to our experience?

What are some reasons to trust the Bible as true to history and to our experience? Articles Skeptics and the Bible A Bible Prophecy Fulfilled That Takes No Codes to Discover Offsite Links Ten Reasons to Believe in the Bible Are the Biblical Documents Reliable? by...

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