Is Jesus a Rabbi?

Yes, Jesus – Yeshua – was a rabbi, a teacher of Judaism in the first century A.D. But was he more than a rabbi?

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A Tale of Two Rabbis
Author: Rich Robinson

Like other rabbis, Jesus taught the importance of Jewish core values. One such value is kibud av va’em, honor of parents.

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What Religion Was Jesus?
April 26, 2018

Did Jesus invent a new religion? The simple answer is that Jesus was a rabbi – a teacher of Judaism.

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Why Did Jesus Need to “Die for Our Sins?”
April 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person, yet both the Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness.

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The Three Branches of Judaism
February 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here is an in-depth overview of the similarities, differences and changes over time between the three primary branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform.

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Stories That Jews Tell (About Ourselves)
Author: Rich Robinson

We each have a paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience. What’s yours?

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Stories That Jews Tell (About Ourselves), Part Two
Author: Rich Robinson

We all bring certain assumptions to the paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience.

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No More Religious Confusion
Author: Shimon Eitan

When a rabbi told him that he didn’t have to believe in God, Shimon Eitan became even more confused about Judaism.

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Why Would I Want Jesus?
Author: Valerie Cymes

A California girl moves to England to pursue her passion to play rock and roll; then everything falls apart.

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Human Cloning: In Our Image
Author: Naomi Sternberg

What does the Bible say about human cloning or any technology that threatens to destroy life on its way to achieving a “greater good”?

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Lilies

Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and The Bible
Author: Jews for Jesus

Meaning of birth Buddhism We are reborn from a previous life until we reach nirvana (extinction of all desire and release from suffering). Hinduism We are reborn from a previous life until we realize our oneness with Brahman. The cycle of death and rebirth is called...

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Kabbalah’s Best Kept Secret?
Author: Jews for Jesus

“God as a trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?

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Heat and Light: A review of The Christian and the Pharisee
Author: David Brickner

Book Title: The Christian and the Pharisee Author: R.T. Kendall and David Rosen Date Published: January 3, 2007 Publisher: FaithWords ISBN: 978-0446697347 Reviewer: David Brickner In today’s “politically correct” environment, honest and respectful debate over...

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Atonement: Questions and Answers
January 1, 2005
Author: Karol Joseph

Note: Elaine the correspondent is fictional, but Karol Joseph is real and serves on the staff of Jews for Jesus. She can be...

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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...

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Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life Author: Lauren Winner Date Published: January 20, 2004 Publisher: Shaw Books Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Educators3. Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts ISBN: 978-0877881070 Reviewer: Naomi...

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Walk Genesis! In the Beginning
January 1, 2003
Author: Derek Leman

Book Title: Walk Genesis! Author: Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg Date Published: 1998 Publisher: UMJC Press Reviewer: Derek Leman Review Date: Jan 1, 2003 Walk Genesis! is no ordinary commentary on the first book of the Bible. Based upon the weekly portions read in the...

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Question Authority
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...

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In Our Own Image: Human Cloning
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Is cloning “kosher?” What do the scriptures say?

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Jewish Spirituality and the Holy Spirit
Author: Moishe Rosen

A look at the Jewish yearning for spirituality questions whether increased spiritual practices will provide a real connection with God.

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