Havurah

No one said it’s always easy being Jewish and for Jesus. Havurah, or “fellowship,” addresses the special concerns and interests of Jewish believers in Jesus.

Jewish Identity in America: A History
April 9, 2018
Author: Stan Meyer
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Is a Messianic Jewish Family an Interfaith Family?
March 21, 2018
Author: Arielle Randle

What is interfaith? Does it describe Messianic Jewish life at all? Is an intermarried family automatically an interfaith family? Read about one mother’s experience, and her research and conclusions here.

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Jewish Identity: A Game of Hide and Seek
November 17, 2017
Topics: jewish identity
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Still Life Meets Real Life
August 15, 2017
Author: Arielle Randle

Abigail Olson opens up about what it’s like to be a Messianic Jewish student at one of the most prestigious art high schools in the country

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5 Surprising Tips for Surviving Passover with Young Kids
April 7, 2017
Topics: passover
Author: Heather Walker

Five tips on surviving the Passover seder with young children!

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Has Hanukkah Passed Its Expiration Date? A Slightly Contrarian—But Not Really—Reflection
Author: Rich Robinson

Quick, when I say “Hanukkah,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I admit that I thought of latkes before anything else. I light a menorah each year, but it’s an electric one (a safety matter, plus I got a really nice one at Bed Bath & Beyond), so there’s no scent of burning…

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“Strange” International Facts About Hanukkah and Christmas
Author: Rich Robinson

Jews might be surprised to learn about some Hanukkah and Christmas customs that take place in countries other than their own. For example: In nineteenth-century Alsace (a region of France), two-tiered menorahs holding sixteen candles were used: one tier for the father, the other for his son. In Morocco, Algeria, and sometimes India, menorahs used…

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Recipe: Award-Winning Potato Pancakes (Latkes)
Topics: recipes, jewish food
Author: Melissa Moskowitz

I don’t like to brag, but I did win first place for this recipe at a Hanukkah party held by the Chicagoland-area Messianic community. What won the judges over? “We loved the onions,” they said. Latkes are traditionally eaten with homemade applesauce or sour cream, but some prefer their latkes with ketchup. 4 large potatoes, scrubbed…

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Death: How Do We Respond?
Author: Rich Robinson

This article is adapted from the original which appeared in the Winter 2012 print edition of Havurah. We are republishing it in this Tisha B’Av season. Tisha B’Av memorializes tragedies that befell the Jewish people as a nation. It is also an appropriate season to talk about the personal tragedies that come into our lives…

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Nothing New Under the Sun
Author: Arielle Randle

What Jewish Young Adults Today Have in Common with Their Parents’ Generation, and Why They Are Just as Open to The Gospel by Arielle Randle “How do we reach Millennials?” This is an important question to raise at a time when many people are analyzing the spiritual climate of 2016. It is not a question only about…

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A Portrait of Messianic Jews
Author: Rich Robinson

Someone once perceptively said, “Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.”

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Bulletin Board
Author: Jews for Jesus

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A Profile of North American Messianic Jews
Author: Jews for Jesus

A Profile of North American Messianic Jews
A study conducted by Jews for Jesus
by Andrew Barron and Beverly Jamison
10/11/2014

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Missouri, Math, and Messiah: A Jewish Statistician’s Story
Author: Beverly Jamison

Beverly Jamison was the lead statistical researcher for our survey. She is 100% the mathematician, and since behind every statistic there lies a story, she agreed to tell hers for Havurah.

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English Translation of hodu.co.il Article
Topics: architecture
Author: Jews for Jesus

Media coverage of “India Night,” an exhibition by Jews for Jesus staff in Tel Aviv, Israel, about their travels in India.

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Movie Review: Flipping Out
Author: Gefen Skvortsov

Review of a 2008 documentary about Israelis who travel to India, get involved with the drug scene, and “flip out.”

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Havurah Round Table
Author: Jews for Jesus

Interviews with people who minister to Israeli trekkers in South/Central America and elsewhere.

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Israeli Traveler Ministry: An Intentional Missions Response to Contemporary Israeli Culture
Author: Aaron Trank

Each year 30,000–40,000 Israelis travel the world as a rite of passage. Many are uniquely open to considering the Messianic claims of Jesus.

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