As Messianic Jews, should we identify our families “interfaith”?
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
Five tips on surviving the Passover seder with young children!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Someone once perceptively said, “Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.”
A Profile of North American Messianic Jews
A study conducted by Jews for Jesus
by Andrew Barron and 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.
Media coverage of “India Night,” an exhibition by Jews for Jesus staff in Tel Aviv, Israel, about their travels in India.
Review of a 2008 documentary about Israelis who travel to India, get involved with the drug scene, and “flip out.”
Interviews with people who minister to Israeli trekkers in South/Central America and elsewhere.
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.
Aaron Trank’s conclusions may surprise some. But what does the text itself say? There are in fact valid reasons to see applications of Isaiah 53 to Israel as well as to the Messiah. First, Isaiah often identifies the servant as Israel, yet in some way as apart from Israel. In Isaiah 41:8, 44:1, 44:21, 45:4 […]
Marc Chagall’s extensive repertoire of artwork, in which Jesus and the crucifixion is the central subject, assuredly begs the question: “What’s a nice Jewish boy like you doing painting a nice Jewish boy like him?” The artist’s preoccupation with Jesus as a symbol of Jewish suffering and deliverance provides much fuel for discussion from both […]