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Could Jesus be God? Could God be a man?
December 19, 2013
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

From a Messianic Jewish perspective, check out this “vintage” video from our senior researcher, Richard Robinson. Extra points if you can figure out from which year Rich’s glasses originate.

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Another Election?
November 7, 2012
Topics: theology
Author: Rich Robinson

As of last night (at the time of this writing), the American presidential election has been decided, along with numerous state contests and local measures. In the modern world it’s considered a touchstone of democracy for there to be fair and free elections. Elections are about equal opportunity for all to have a voice, which […]

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How can someone die for someone else’s sins?
June 30, 2011
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Whatever Happened to the Substitute Atonement of the Torah? by Louis Goldberg Is there any place in the Hebrew Scriptures or Jewish tradition for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person? Atonement: Questions and answers by Karol Joseph Akedah by Rich Robinson The Akedah in Jewish tradition The kapparah […]

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Jews have the Shema; do Christians believe in three gods?
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods? The Trinity: Questions and Answers by Karol Joseph An Angel You Ought to Know by Loren Jacobs Jewishness and the Trinity by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective by Richard Harvey Offsite Links The Trinity Testing the Trinitarian “Hypothesis”…in the Old […]

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Atonement: Questions and answers
January 1, 2005
Topics: tisha b av, theology
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 reached

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Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods?
Topics: theology, trinity
Author: Jews for Jesus

No! It’s a very common misrepresentation that while Jews believe in one God, Christians believe in three. The fact is that Christianity is as firmly monotheistic as Judaism. What Christians believe is that this one God exists, in a way finite man can never fully understand, in three persons or personalities. This belief is not […]

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Is there any place in the Hebrew Scriptures or Jewish tradition for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person?
Topics: theology
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. Biblical Passages In the Hebrew Bible, normally […]

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The Akedah in Jewish tradition
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish tradition has much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness. This page focuses on Jewish traditions about the Akedah. The Hebrew word akedah” means “binding” and refers to the well-known story in Genesis 22, in which God commands Abraham to offer up his only son Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham […]

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The kapparah ceremony in Judaism
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

There is a ceremony in Judaism known as Kapparah, in which a rooster or hen is put to death on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as a vicarious sacrifice for sin. Once widely observed, it is nearly obsolete in modern times. The atoning nature of the ceremony is described in the […]

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The Trinity: Questions and Answers
January 1, 2000
Topics: theology, trinity
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 reached by e-mail. Dear Karol, I wanted to write to you concerning an area that has been particularly troubling for me. The area has to do with The Trinity. I know you […]

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