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My Jewish Nose
January 29, 2014
Author: Rachel Rothspan

In this country where everyone is an American first, I am different, because I am a descendant of Abraham

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The Son of God
May 28, 2013

Looking at several scriptures in the pentateuch, prophets, and writings, we see a specific motif, “son of God.” Upon closer inspection, the glory and divinity of this figure, based on the text, points to a somewhat startling conclusion. Read more here!

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The Making of a Trainer
October 3, 2007
Topics: judaism
Author: Jews for Jesus

Many of you have met a Jews for Jesus missionary who spoke with confidence at a local church, or maybe you’ve met one of us handing out our gospel broadsides on a street corner. Did you ever wonder what it takes for a missionary to speak confidently, and (we hope) be a proficient evangelist? It […]

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Happy New Year!
September 1, 2007
Topics: charts, judaism
Author: Jews for Jesus

Yes, we know, there are several months left in 2007. According to the Hebrew calendar, however, it is soon to be the year 5768. The Hebrew calendar differs from the one most people use, first because it calculates how many years have passed since Creation, according to Jewish tradition. Also, the names of the Hebrew […]

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It Takes a Branch
August 1, 2007
Topics: charts, judaism
Author: Lynn McCoy

Rachel is a college student at a local university here in D.C. She called our office to explain that she had decided to write about Jews for Jesus for her journalism course. She wanted to attend one of our events that week to observe us as research for her paper. Rachel didn’t have a car, […]

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When Worlds Collide!” Jews, Comics, and Alternate Universes”
Author: Rich Robinson

What is the link between the Jewish people, superheroes, and the world as we know it?

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A Family Affair
Topics: jesus, judaism
Author: Jews for Jesus

The New Testament is fair in pointing out both Jewish rejection and acceptance of Jesus. Some, however, have chosen to emphasize Jesus’ times of tension and conflict with the Jewish community and have therefore concluded that Jesus’ relationship with the Jewish community was one of mutual animosity. But what is missed is that this was […]

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Thus Saith the Lord: Is the Oral Law Sacred?
Author: David M.

Like Douglas Rushkoff, we Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah deem it acceptable to question things, even those things within Judaism that many hold to be sacred. One example of this is the Talmud. In traditional Judaism, the portion of Scripture known as the New Testament is often condemned because it claims to be […]

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Question Authority, Part Two
Author: Moishe Rosen

In the last issue of Havurah we talked about questioning authority, particularly where the Jewish religion is concerned. We observed a shift in authority following the destruction of the Temple. That shift occurred at the council of Yavneh, where the rabbis appointed themselves as the leaders of Judaism in place of the priestly system established […]

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Question Authority
Topics: judaism
Author: Moishe Rosen

In the ’70s many of us were inspired, instructed and even informed by bumper stickers. Some people used their bumpers to speak out, others to talk back. One Christian group had a bumper sticker that proclaimed, We found it,” to which a group of Jewish people countered with their own bumper sticker declaring, “We never […]

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Is Dr. Laura’s Message Really Good Medicine?
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Is this convert to Orthodox Judaism correct in enforcing a strict moral code?

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Bible Codes
Author: Rich Robinson

Does God’s word hold secret messages that have only recently been discovered?

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Jewish Survival in a Changing World
Author: Jews for Jesus

A close look at assimilation and what it means to be committed to Jewish survival.

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Judaism Teaches… or Does It?
Author: Moishe Rosen

The teachings of Judaism contain a variety of viewpoints and cannot be looked upon as a monolithic explanation of what Jews believe.

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A Future for Judaism?
Author: David M.

Will God fulfill his promise of sustaining the Jewish people? Several Jewish authors express concern about our survival.

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Comparison Chart: Buddhism, Hinduism, Traditional Judaism, and the Gospel
Topics: charts, judaism
Author: Jews for Jesus

Comparison Chart: Buddhism, Hinduism, Traditional Judaism, and the Gospel

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Jewish Buddhists: A Meld of Mezuzahs and Mantra?
Author: Rich Robinson

A challenge to Rodger Kamenetz’s idea of the “JUBU,” Jewish Buddhists.

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Questions and Answers on Jewish Law and Tradition Concerning Death
Author: Jews for Jesus

Why does Jewish law require that the deceased be buried within twenty-four hours of death? Are any exceptions allowed? The biblical basis for this law is questionable, as a portion of Deuteronomy 21:23 is cited: His body shall not remain overnight…, but you shall surely bury him that day.” If you read the command in […]

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