What your mother never told you about Jews for Jesus
May 19, 2014
Author: Matt Sieger

12 Questions and Answers from Jews for Jesus 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. Note: These twelve questions are from our booklet, Questions & Answers from Jews…

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The Daft Punk Gospel
December 11, 2013
Topics: mosaic law

"Human attainment v. divine accomplishment" is a phrase I heard this past weekend to describe the major paradigms of faith worldwide. Human attainment is a core value in Judaism, for example. Pharisaical law – layering around each of the 613 commandments in Torah – further complicated religious life for the Jewish people of Yeshua’s (Jesus’)…

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The Law and the Tablets
Author: Matt Sieger

How do the interpreters of the law handle the Law these days? A recent case before the Supreme Court regarding free speech concerned a group named Summum, which wanted to post its Seven Aphorisms” alongside a Ten Commandments monument in a public park in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Summum Bonum Amen Ra, born Claude Nowell, said…

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About Torah Observance
Author: Rich Robinson

It’s been a long time coming but The Messianic Movement: A Field Guide for Evangelical Christians from Jews for Jesus is finally in print. One of the eleven chapters explores Torah observance among Jewish believers in Jesus. (We’ve slightly abbreviated it here for space considerations.) Torah observance is a “hot button” for many as it…

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Paul: Hero or Heretic?
Author: Jews for Jesus

If there is a villain in Why the Jews Rejected Jesus, it’s not Jesus himself, but Rabbi Shaul, also known as the Apostle Paul. Klinghoffer writes of Paul: He presented himself as an exponent of, and an expert in, [Jewish] faith, but what he really sought to do was undermine it from within.” Is Paul…

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An Open Letter to the Family of Jewish Believers in Jesus Part II
July 1, 2005
Topics: mosaic law
Author: David Brickner

This is the second installment in a three-part series based on challenges the book of Hebrews made to Jewish believers of the first century. That wonderful New Testament epistle applies to Gentile as well as Jewish believers, and so, I hope, will my twenty-first century reflections. Last month’s article presented two admonitions: to love Yeshua…

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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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I’m a Jew for Moses
Author: David M.

If one claims to be a Jew for Moses” as a rebuttal to belief in Jesus, it’s wise to understand what that entails.”

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Grace Upon Grace
May 1, 1991
Author: Ellen Zaretsky

If you said to the average Christian, Isn’t it wonderful how God extends his grace to people in the New Testament?” you would probably get an immediate affirmation of, “Yes, it is!” But if you said to the same person, “Isn’t it wonderful how God extends his grace to people in the Old Testament?” the…

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The Torah of God: Road Back or Road Block? A Look at Law in Judaism and Christianity
Author: Alan Shore

Through the centuries, one of the major areas of misunderstanding between the Jewish and Christian faiths has been the issue of the nature and role of the Torah as revelation from God. Judaism, on one hand, insists that no revelation supercedes that of the Torah revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Some Christians, on the…

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How Jewish Can a Jew for Jesus Be?
Author: Louis Goldberg

Jewish believers in Jesus are often accused by fellow Jews of not being Jewish enough in their practice. At the same time, there have always been believers in Jesus who labeled as legalism” any attempts by Jewish believers to keep Jewish practices. By legalism they usually mean an attempt to win God’s favor or their…

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