Jews who believed in Jesus got no “exemption” from the Holocaust.
It is estimated that as many as ten percent of the Jews in Nazi Germany believed in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. And they suffered and went to their deaths along with their fellow Jews.
Bazyli Jocz, a Jewish believer in Jesus who worked with the Church’s Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ) in Warsaw, Poland, was betrayed to the Gestapo and shot.
About 300 members of the Beth El Congregation of Hebrew Christians in Warsaw died in the Holocaust, including Leon Rosenberg’s daughter and her husband.
On the eve of Yom HaShoah, an American Jew writes about his family’s fate in the Holocaust.
We have compiled a dozen frequently asked spiritual questions for Jewish seekers. Number 5, “What proof do you have that Jesus was the messiah,” has some of the highest traffic from our whole website. What questions you might like to see included or answered in the next version of this compilation? Check out the whole […]
If one were to give a hard and honest look at the heritage of Israel’s heroes, one would be forced to concede that it is not a triumphant past. Moses, at his apogee, came down from a holy mountain experience only to be “welcomed” by collective and unmitigated disloyalty in the shadow of the infamous […]
Suffering is international and cross-cultural. It is something that unites all human beings, because we all experience it at one point or another. Therefore, suffering is not specifically Jewish—although in Jewish history there has been a great deal of suffering. My country, Israel, was birthed from the pain of one of humanity’s greatest experiences of […]
Ruth Gottlieb does not seem to be significantly different from any other octogenarian one might meet—other than her remarkable sharpness of mind. But then she begins to tell her story, one of sorrow upon sorrow. From the loss of nearly all her loved ones to the horrors of the Holocaust, Ruth has seen more suffering […]
The nine days leading up to Tisha Be-Av are a time of intensive mourning for observant Jews. Tisha Be-Av is remembered as the most tragic day in Jewish history. It falls on July16 this year. On this day, the first and second temples in Jerusalem were destroyed (586 BCE and 70 AD)…
Several moments ago I read a profound, illustrated narrative that captures Holocaust history with fresh eyes and emotion. The story’s depth and the subject matter’s intensity are especially impressive because this 170-page graphic novel was entirely penned—word and drawing—by a Maryland middle schooler, Korean-American Christopher Huh. Huh sent Jews for Jesus a copy of his […]
Movie Review No Place on Earth (2012) PG-13 -reviewed by Arielle Rothbard Last Friday, on opening day for Janet Tobias’ No Place on Earth, I had several presuppositions upon entering the theater. I imagined that the film would be solely narrative, being that the events were over seventy years old. I expected the first showing […]
The article is about portrayals of Jesus in film, but the part that is most striking concerns the Holocaust and a story related by the filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. In 1928, a Polish man by the name of William E. Wallner viewed DeMille?s movie King of Kings. He thereafter became a Lutheran pastor in Prague… “
Did Hitler and his followers carry out a theology that is Christian at its roots?
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. Jewish believer Moishe Rosen challenges that view: The phrase ‘2,000 years of history leading up to the Holocaust’ is more than a reference to […]
Six interviews from Messianic Jewish Americans about 9/11.
My mother, Flora, was born towards the end of the Holocaust. Her family lived in Northern Greece, in the middle of a thriving Jewish community. Her father was part of the Greek underground resistance movement. When the Nazis told the Jewish community that they would be allowed to live if they cooperated, he didn’t believe […]
Some survivors do not tell their kids anything. They just don’t. Some survivors tell their kids everything. When I was a little boy, I crawled into my father’s lap and asked, What is that number on your arm?” He didn’t flinch, he told me he was in the concentration camps. He grew up outside of […]