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The Dangers of a Spiritually Incompatible Relationship
February 8, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

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!

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Does Jews for Jesus “Just Want to Lure Jews and Convert Them to Christianity?”
May 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

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
Author: Jews for Jesus

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
Author: Jews for Jesus

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?
Author: Jews for Jesus

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
Author: Jews for Jesus

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

The Torah is foundational to Judaism. That is why this article lists many references to the Old Testament found on the lips of Jesus in the Gospels.

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

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
Author: Jews for Jesus

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
Author: Jews for Jesus

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 someone die for someone else’s sins?
June 30, 2011
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

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

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

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In what way is the New Testament a Jewish book?
Author: Jews for Jesus

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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Some Jewish Views of Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

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...

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What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?
Author: Jews for Jesus

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...

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What are some reasons for believing Jesus is the Messiah?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following are recommended articles and resources provided by Jews for Jesus. What proof do you have that Jesus was the Messiah? Yeshua—Let’s Clear Things Up by Susan Perlman » Issues on Messianic Prophecies A look at one of the predictions of the...

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How can Jesus be the Messiah when he didn’t bring peace?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Because Jesus fulfilled the messianic mission of the suffering servant, all who receive him as the Messianic King have peace with God and with each other.

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Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin?
January 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

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...

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