Christians’ responses to anti-Semitism: the worst and the best
January 18, 2019
Topics: anti-semitism
Author: David Brickner

Entire Christian denominations have abandoned God’s call to share the good news with Jewish people. They may believe they are fighting anti-Semitism but could it be that they are unintentionally promoting a subtler form of it?

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What you can do about anti-Semitism
December 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

One of the best ways Christians can show love for the Jewish people is to stand against anti-Semitism. Looking for practical ways to do that? Try these for starters.

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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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Is the New Testament Jewish?

A look at the Jewishness of the authors, focus, language, and content of the New Testament.

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Guilt, Action and Human Nature: Lessons from the Holocaust
Author: Moishe Rosen

What lessons can we learn from the Holocaust? Is guilt good enough? Human nature, history, the capacity for evil, and the ability to fight it. Read on here.

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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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Esther, Purim and Why It All (Still) Matters
Author: Andy Koenig

God is never mentioned in Esther, yet His fingerprints are all over the pages of this beloved book. In the same way, did we fail to recognize God among us when Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth some 2,000 years ago? Did he, like Esther, come “for such a time as this?”

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A Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism
March 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

A reporter for The Forward, a well-known Jewish newspaper based in New York City, asked what Jews for Jesus does to combat anti-Semitism. Among other things, we explained our commitment to inform Christian friends like you about this scourge wherever it raises its ugly head.

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Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein and the Discarded New Testament
Author: Matt Sieger

As a young rabbi, Isaac Lichtenstein (1825–1908) reprimanded a young man for showing him a Bible containing a New Testament, took the book from him, and put it on a corner shelf. Thirty years later Lichtenstein opened the book… and it changed his life.

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Ever Again
Author: Avi Snyder

 The Jewish people have always had opponents, because God’s plans have always had an opponent, one whom the Scriptures call the adversary. 

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Interview with Josh Turnil
Author: Jews for Jesus

 The real evil behind anti-Semitism is that the Jewish people have been blamed for the earth’s woes throughout the centuries, but they are actually the solution to the earth’s problems. 

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An Open Letter to Christian Friends from a Jew in France
Author: Joshua Turnil

Anti-Semitism threatens the foundations of the Christian faith and undermines the saving message of the gospel.

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I Shook Hitler’s Hand
Author: Anton Schreiner

 Many Jewish people are afraid to open the New Testament because of what so-called “Christians” have done in the name of Jesus. 

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Anti-Semitism Couldn’t Choke Out the Truth
Author: Tuvya Zaretsky

 A young man encounters virulent anti-Semitism in college, but discovers that Christians who truly follow Jesus love the Jewish people. 

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My Father the Nazi
Author: Werner Oder

The son of an SS officer, Werner Oder is now grateful to God for the privilege of standing for Israel and the Jews in a world of increasing anti-Semitism.

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Purim: A Modern-Day Guide to Survival
March 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

These are trying times. As we’re confronted with an economic meltdown of global proportions, international terrorism, political upheaval and cultural decline, many can’t help wondering how we will survive such conditions. Jewish history has much to teach...

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Yartzheit for the Cardinal
Author: Joshua Turnil

Jean-Marie Lustiger walked nervously up to the dais to preside over his first mass. The church was packed and the silence palpable. Just as the young priest was about to speak, someone from the crowd yelled, “Get the Jews out!” Lustiger’s reply broke the stunned...

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

From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home 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...

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Hineni: Here Am I, God, But Where Are You?
Author: Tuvya Zaretsky

A despairing Jewish drug counselor finds hope in an unlikely place.

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Rob Wertheim School Days

Rob Wertheim, Son of Fred Wertheim
Author: Rob Wertheim

My father, Fred, was born in Germany in 1925. The son of a baker, he lived in a village of 2,000 people. The town had very few Jews, ten families to be exact. As a young boy, my father had to look among the non-Jews for playmates. School Days By the time my father was...

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How can you believe in the New Testament? Isn’t it full of anti-Semitism and lies?
January 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

The New Testament–which simply means New Covenant–needs to be accepted for what it is, a Jewish book written almost entirely by Jewish people. Most of the concepts in the New Testament cannot be understood apart from their background in the Hebrew Bible....

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Jews, Blacks & Jesus
Author: Brenda Ross

Reflections of an African American woman on the Jewish people and the messiah.

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Hans Bernd: The Journey
Author: Hans Bernd

Hans Bernd: The Journey I was born Hans Reiner Bernd in 1929 in Koblenz, Germany, the youngest of three children. I grew up almost as an only child, because my brother and sister were respectively fourteen and thirteen years older, and rarely at home. My parents both...

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Don’t Give Up on Your Local Church!
Author: David Brickner

I’ve been asking some of you what issues you want addressed in the Mishpochah Message. One Jewish believer answered, I need some encouragement out here in the trenches. I go to a church, not a messianic synagogue. I enjoy the fellowship, but sometimes I feel out...

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A Messianic Look at Purim

Such a Curse: A Messianic Look at Purim
Author: Mark Stover

Purim is the Jewish holiday which is most carnival-like. Children drown out Haman’s name with greggers. Young Jewish girls participate in Queen Esther beauty pageants. Plays are enacted called Purimspiels. And everyone noshes on poppyseed and prune hamantaschen....

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The Mystery of the Megilla

A Mystery in the Megillah
Topics: anti-semitism, purim
Author: Jeff Millenson

A megillah is one of the five scrolls of the Bible (Ruth, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther). However, most often the term refers to the scroll of Esther, which is read in its entirety at Purim. Because the scroll of Esther is ten chapters long,...

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