An Open Letter to the Issues Readership Dear Reader: This may be the first edition of Issues you’ve ever received, or you may be a long-time reader of this publication. To date, Issues has printed a number of articles representing Jewish Christian viewpoints on topics relevant to Jewish people. Perhaps you share our beliefs, or […]
What do Jewish Scriptures and traditions say about sin and its consequence? Is there a permanent solution?
A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.
A look at Jesus’ miracles and what they indicate about him.
The meaning behind Shavuot, an overlooked-but-major Jewish holiday and its fulfillment.
Good morning: I am amused by your blatant attempt to make it appear that Jews believe in Jesus Christ. If you and your members were not seeking an authoritarian source upon whom you can depend emotionally–the childish attempt to return to your mother’s womb where you don’t have to think for yourselves–realize that the reason […]
Editor: Dr. Ross, as a scientist and as a seeker after truth, what would you want to tell our ISSUES readers about why you find the Bible to be a reliable source? HR: There is much that I could say, but let me just deal with one area—fulfilled prophecy of the Bible. Before coming to […]
The following is an interview with Dr. Simon Green, a professor of philosophy at one of the largest state universities in the country. Because the questions are pointed, the answers are candid and his position is sensitive, we have changed his name. Q: As a Jew who does not believe in Jesus and is oriented […]
Stewart and Susan Weinisch encountered a number of obstacles on their way to believing in Yeshua (Jesus). Here are some of the ideas they had to confront: “Christians hate Jews.” This is what Stewart’s father told him, and many people do point to “Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When our people start […]
Those words were spoken to my mother by my friend’s mother when I was nine years old, and while they made a distinct impression on me, it wasn’t until sixteen years later that I considered them in a personal way. I grew up in an upper middle-class, Conservative Jewish home in the suburbs of Kansas. […]
A Jewish woman stumbles across a biblical discovery her father made before he passed on.
I was excited to be heading to the West Coast to visit my older brother Steve. My dad had returned to New York with the good news that Steve had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.”
My name is Steven Peter Wertheim. I was born August 3, 1951 in the Bronx, New York—but our family actually lived in the upper west side of Manhattan, where it seemed like everyone was either Jewish or Catholic. Regular fights broke out between us neighborhood kids. As things heated up, invariably one of them” would […]
I was excited to be on the West Coast and to see my older brother Steve. Dad had been there earlier when Steve found an apartment, and had returned to New York with the good news that my brother had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.” […]
Josh Leon lives and works in the Orthodox community. One of the things he enjoys most is plowing through the rabbinic texts and discovering what he believes is more evidence that Jesus fulfilled the messianic expectations of his Jewish people.
Book Title: Between Two Fathers Author: Charles Barg Date Published: August 1, 2002 Publisher: Purple Pomegranate Genre: 1. Religious2. Christian Living3. Religion & Spirituality ISBN: 978-1881022121 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein A father is always doing one or the other — giving life to his son or removing it — there are no in-betweens.” Dr. Charles Barg, […]
A secular, Tunisian Jew becomes convinced of the messiahship of Jesus.
A look at Kaballah’s teachings concerning alienation from God and redemption.
Book Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother Author: James McBride Date Published: February 7, 2006 Publisher: Riverhead Books Genre: 1. Parent & Adult Child2. Discrimination & Racism3. Race Relations ISBN: 978-1594481925 Reviewer: Susan Perlman One afternoon, on the way home from church, I asked her if God was […]
The rabbi’s voice was warm. His eyes were filled with concern as he asked, So please explain, what is this your parents are telling me? You believe in Jesus? Is this true?” He listened quietly as I, one of his own bar mitzvah boys, the son of family friends, told the story of how I […]