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Issues and Answers
Author: Jews for Jesus

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 […]

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Sin… Yours, Mine and Ours
Topics: issues sin
Author: David M.

What do Jewish Scriptures and traditions say about sin and its consequence? Is there a permanent solution?

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A Messianic Midrash: The Miracle at Sukkot
Topics: issues sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.

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Jesus of Nazareth: Miracle Worker or More?
Author: Laura Barron

A look at Jesus’ miracles and what they indicate about him.

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Weak on the Feast of Weeks or Whatever Happened to Shavuot?
Topics: issues shavuot
Author: Rich Robinson

The meaning behind Shavuot, an overlooked-but-major Jewish holiday and its fulfillment.

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Letter to the Editor of ISSUES, and The Editor’s Response
Author: Susan Perlman

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 […]

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An ISSUES Interview with Dr. Hugh Ross
Author: Jews for Jesus

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 […]

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An ISSUES Interview [with Dr. Simon Green]
Author: Jews for Jesus

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 […]

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Hurdles to Faith
Author: Jews for Jesus

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 […]

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Marcia, Jesus was a Jew; he came for the Jewish people. He came for you.
Author: Allison S.

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. […]

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My Father’s Secret, My Story
Author: Leah Weinstein

A Jewish woman stumbles across a biblical discovery her father made before he passed on.

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A Seder I’ll Always Remember
Author: Rob Wertheim

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.”

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From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home
Author: Steve Wertheim

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 […]

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A Seder To Remember
Author: Rob Wertheim

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.” […]

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The Jew for Jesus Next Door
Author: Stan Meyer

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.

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Between Two Fathers
Author: Naomi Rothstein

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, […]

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From the Desert to the Living Water: The Odyssey of a Tunisian Jew
Author: William Raccah

A secular, Tunisian Jew becomes convinced of the messiahship of Jesus.

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Kabbalah: Fact or Fiction?
Topics: issues kabbalah
Author: Lev Leigh

A look at Kaballah’s teachings concerning alienation from God and redemption.

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother
Author: Susan Perlman

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 […]

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The Son of God
Author: Tuvya Zaretsky

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 […]

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