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
Author: David Brickner

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

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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 Light of Two Faiths
Author: Susan Perlman

The Light of Two Faiths “The purpose of the celebration of Hanukkah is to welcome the Messiah. Peace is the Messiah. We light candles of peace to renew our faith in the ultimate triumph of peace over war. And we rededicate ourselves and our efforts to bringing...

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Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas

In our home, as in most Jewish homes, we had a mezuzah on our doorpost. I stood before it and asked God, if he really existed, to explain these things to me.

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Advent Rage
December 1, 1988
Topics: christmas
Author: Moishe Rosen

Kettle bells jingle. Toes, ears and noses tingle. Carols waft , through the air, and everyone is trying to project joy, peace and goodwill. The spirit of the Advent season is upon us, and most people are enjoying it. Once again it’s time to extend our gospel...

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Merry Christmas—Jewish Style: How to Include Jewish Friends and Neighbors in Your Celebration
Author: Moishe Rosen

Christians can use this special season to share the good news of Messiah in a sensitive manner. Here are some answers to the most frequent questions concerning the Christmas season and the Jewish people.

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The Genealogy of Messiah, Son of David
December 1, 1985
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some have raised the question: “If, as the New Testament declares, Yeshua was born of Mary while she was still a virgin, how could he inherit the Davidic line from Joseph, who was not his physical father?”

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