To share or not share Christmas with Jewish friends?
November 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Check out our responses to frequently asked questions about Jewish people and the Christmas season.

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Joy to Jerusalem: A Christmas Reflection
November 13, 2018
Topics: christmas, jerusalem, joy
Author: David Brickner

Most people confuse joy with feelings of satisfaction and personal well-being based on favorable circumstances or fun occasions. But circumstances can change and occasions can disappoint. Joy is different.

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The Hanukkah/Christmas Connection
Author: Diane Halm

Some years Hanukkah and Christmas collide. But what is the spiritual connection between the two holidays?

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Born that Man No More May Die
Author: Lynn McCoy

When Harry Chapin led the crowd in singing a Christmas carol, this young Jewish woman found herself crying unexpectedly.

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A Transformed Celebration

I read the Bible, and its truth took hold of my heart. I saw the Messianic promise in the Jewish Scriptures and its fulfillment in Yeshua (Jesus). I accepted this Jewish Messiah into my life, and everything, including my appreciation of these celebrations, was transformed.

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Jews for Christmas: Paradox, Propaganda or Perhaps a Legitimate Choice?
Author: Moishe Rosen

When people call themselves Messianic Jews, or Jews for Jesus or Jewish believers in Jesus, it has to do with culture and ethnicity. It is the way they identify themselves and their people.

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The Wrong Address?
Author: Jews for Jesus

I ran to my father’s shop as fast as my legs could carry me and yelled, “Daddy, Daddy! Somebody made a big mistake. OUR king is on THEIR lawn!”

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Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be)
December 14, 2005
Topics: christmas
Author: Moishe Rosen

Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be) If Christmas isn’t exactly a Jewish holiday — then it ought to be Jews should be able to join in with others in celebrating the birth of the greatest Jew that ever lived maybe some of us Jews...

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Christmas Would Be Impossible Without Hanukkah
December 1, 2002
Topics: christmas, hanukkah
Author: David Brickner

Find out why without Hanukkah, there would be no Christmas.

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Topics: christmas, hanukkah
Author: Jews for Jesus

In case you are new to Jews for Jesus, Operation Behold Your God is our five-year dream of reaching every city* of 25,000 or more Jewish people (*outside of Israel, where we do have a flourishing work). Our month-long Los Angeles BYG campaign will run from December...

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Christmas Is Still a Jewish Holiday
Topics: christmas
Author: Ruth Wardell

It was my joy to share Yeshua with Jewish people in New York City as far back as 1946! As a missionary with the American Board of Missions to the Jews, I recall that some of our greatest times of outreach were through holiday services. I’m not talking about Rosh...

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March 1, 2002
Author: Bob Reynolds

Our church, Valley Baptist, in San Rafael, California has a strong emphasis on missions. As an annual part of our church outreach, our board selects special projects to support with offerings above our normal giving. These are normally missions projects of some kind...

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John’s Gospel in Jewish Evangelism
January 1, 1993
Topics: christmas
Author: Steve Wertheim

The gospel of John was written for the purpose of evangelizing the reader. The author clearly states, …these [things] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). Not...

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The Common and the Elite—An Advent Meditation
December 1, 1992
Topics: christmas
Author: Lois Solberg

I’m so glad it’s Advent season so I can write about a wonderful discovery a friend and I made about the Christmas story. We were listening to a slightly off-beat analysis of that great event. The narrator described the shepherds as the common laborers of...

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She Really Wanted the Truth
Topics: christmas
Author: Laura Barron

I met Patricia when her friend suggested that she contact Jews for Jesus. The friend had heard one of our missionaries give a presentation at her church and had recognized our ministry as a solution to Patricia’s problems. Patricia, a Jewish woman, was married...

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Christmas Questions
Topics: christmas
Author: Jews for Jesus

Advent season often makes Jewish people uncomfortable. All the talk and celebrations about Jesus make many feel out of synch” in a largely Gentile society. Yet though they may feel threatened by Christmas, thinking Jewish people cannot help but wonder at times...

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The Christmas Dilemma
Topics: poetry, christmas

Why can’t we have a Christmas tree? All of my friends have one! Why do we have to be different?” Every year the Christmas dilemma plagues Jewish families who live in countries that are oriented to Christian culture. Throughout the year Jewish people all...

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Season of Wonder, Season of Light
Topics: christmas
Author: Steve Wertheim

I am troubled by the commercialism that surrounds the commemoration of Yeshua’s birth. If tinsel, toys, candy canes, artificial snow and shopping for gifts are the only components of the holiday season, perhaps Dr. Seuss’ legendary Grinch, who tried to...

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Complete Surrender
January 1, 1991
Topics: christmas
Author: Mimi Bernstein

High visibility is an integral part of our Jews or Jesus ministry. Through T-shirts or jackets that say “Jews for Jesus,” and matching logos on our vehicles, we raise a banner to proclaim that a person can be Jewish and believe in Jesus. Several months ago...

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