Partnering with churches leads to this . . .
July 16, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

When the church invited him to present Christ in the Passover, they had no idea these guests would show up.

Continue Reading

Jews, Jesus, and the Internet
Author: Jews for Jesus

The best things about the internet aren’t shopping, it’s how many people, including people from very Orthodox Jewish communities, are connecting with us online.

Continue Reading

Loving and Serving Jewish Gentile Couples
July 1, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

What a joy to be able to offer resources to meet the needs of these couples!

Continue Reading

Can a Tea Party Transform a Life?
Author: Jews for Jesus

This salvation story shows how God used our Tel Aviv team’s commitment to love and serve.

Continue Reading

Another Christian Referral Results in Salvation!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to share the gospel with your Jewish friend – and how we can help.

Continue Reading

Q&A: Does This Publication Have an “Agenda”?
Author: Jews for Jesus

We don’t want anyone to stop being Jewish. Jesus didn’t want that either. We think every Jewish person has the right to explore the identity of Jesus for themselves and draw their own conclusions rather than let that choice be made for them by rabbis 2,000 years ago.

Continue Reading

All Communication Is Cross-Cultural Communication!
May 1, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

How can the words we use seem inclusive yet still be exclusive to those outside the faith?

Continue Reading

Meet Our New Missionaries
Author: Jews for Jesus

Four people whose lives have been radically changed by God have just joined our staff! Read their stories.

Continue Reading

This Salvation Story Began with a Phone Call
Author: Jews for Jesus

Follow John’s journey of faith and discover which verse opened his heart to Jesus.

Continue Reading

This Great Gospel Connection Shows the Power of Partnership
Author: Jews for Jesus

How an invitation to speak at a church led to a surprise visit with a Jewish woman in South Florida.

Continue Reading

LiveChat Is Making a Difference!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how technology is helping us reach people who have questions about the Messiah.

Continue Reading

Pray for Very Orthodox Israeli Women like Sarah
Author: Jews for Jesus

How did a 10-year friendship help this very Orthodox Jewish woman begin to learn more about Jesus?

Continue Reading

A good occasion to pray for the peace of Jerusalem
April 10, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

How can the celebration of Jerusalem Day be a shared experience between you and a Jewish friend?

Continue Reading

Soldier Saved in Tel Aviv
Author: Jews for Jesus

Two former soldiers bond over past experiences and also the Messiah.

Continue Reading

Two Conversations in San Francisco
Author: Jews for Jesus

An update from our Jews for Jesus missionaries in San Francisco.

Continue Reading

Gospel hope shines in assisted care homes
March 19, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jesus loved and served people whom others had forgotten or marginalized. He calls us to do the same, and gives us many ways to answer that call. Here is one example from the Jews for Jesus branch in Los Angeles.

Continue Reading

Free from Addiction in Tel Aviv
Author: Jews for Jesus

We often ask you to pray for new Jewish believers in Jesus and are happy to report answers to prayer like this one!

Continue Reading

How do you respond when people say that the Jews killed Jesus?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Unfortunately, one of the most common phrases a Jewish person can hear is this: “The Jews killed Jesus.” Such condemnations have plagued the Jewish people for the last two thousand years, acting as the fuel behind countless anti-Semitic atrocities throughout history. They have emerged from the mouths of self-proclaimed Christians, from atheists—from both those who consider themselves religious and those who do not. And it has to stop.

Continue Reading

Real Rehabilitation
February 18, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how God is using the testimony of a former addict to reach people for Jesus in Israel.

Continue Reading

Closed heart suddenly opens
Author: Jews for Jesus

People who seem “completely shut to the gospel” suddenly open their hearts when God does the unexpected. Find out how God used a ring and a key to open one woman’s heart.

Continue Reading
The Dangers of a Spiritually Incompatible Relationship
February 8, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

The relationship between a husband and wife is so unique that God chose it as a metaphor to represent His own relationship with His people. He wants us to experience the kind of trust and intimacy with Him that He intended married couples to share with one another!

Continue Reading

She forbade us to visit but God answered prayer!
January 22, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

This story from Dnepr, Ukraine, tells you exactly why you should not be discouraged if your efforts to share the good news (with Jewish people or anyone else) are flatly rejected.

Continue Reading

Shabbat board game leads to gospel conversation
Author: Jews for Jesus

This Shabbat celebration was extraordinarily creative and a opened up a great conversation about the gospel. What a window into ministry in Budapest!

Continue Reading

A different kind of New Year celebration
December 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how hospitality, sharing the gospel, and a different kind of New Year’s celebration all go hand in hand at the Washington, DC branch of Jews for Jesus.

Continue Reading

What you can do about anti-Semitism
Author: Jews for Jesus

One of the best ways Christians can show love for the Jewish people is to stand against anti-Semitism. Looking for practical ways to do that? Try these for starters.

Continue Reading

To share or not share Christmas with Jewish friends?
November 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Check out our responses to frequently asked questions about Jewish people and the Christmas season.

Continue Reading

Yes, LiveChat can help people find Life in Jesus!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Shmuly’s journey to Jesus has had many setbacks but with your prayers, it seems his faith is truly growing!

Continue Reading

Answered prayer in London!
Author: Jews for Jesus

You asked for updates on prayer requests and we listened. Don’t miss this encouraging update!

Continue Reading

If your college group is looking for partners in the gospel…
November 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Partnerships like this are a win-win for those who want to share the gospel and for those who need to hear it.

Continue Reading

Time, teamwork, and God saves another soul!
November 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

God uses teamwork so that when hearts open and lives change, we know that it was not because of our own power of persuasion. It’s all God!

Continue Reading

Answered prayer in Moscow!
November 2, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

You prayed, God answered; that’s how His kingdom grows – one person at a time!

Continue Reading

Loving and Serving the West Village
October 18, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Don’t miss photos of the New York team of Jews for Jesus “sharing the love” in the Washington Square Park neighborhood.

Continue Reading

Q&A: What Kind of Jew was Jesus?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The kind of Judaism Jesus represented is debated, but Judaism it was. For there was as yet nothing called “Christianity.”

Continue Reading

A meeting of Jewish and Christian minds in Paris
October 9, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

A meeting of the minds took place between Jews and Christians in Paris to discuss the problem of anti-Semitism in France.

Continue Reading

The struggle is real for Orthodox Jews who are drawn to Jesus
September 27, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

For Orthodox Jews who believe in Jesus, their struggle is real and they need lots of prayer support. Take this story for example:

Continue Reading

The answer to a 26-year-long prayer!
September 25, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

From Israel: this salvation story will give you hope for your loved ones!

Continue Reading

A dozen new believers in Jesus in Moscow!
September 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how the Jews for Jesus in Moscow brought in the New Year.

Continue Reading

Changing up our Jewish New Year celebration
September 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus celebrated the Jewish New Year a little differently in San Francisco and here’s what happened.

Continue Reading

Yay for book tables!
September 6, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how Jewish people in Long Island are hearing about Jesus, and how some are responding!

Continue Reading

Dog-talk leads to God-talk in NYC
August 30, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

A conversation about a dog turned into what might be a life-changing conversation about God and the Bible.

Continue Reading

God’s power unleashed in Jerusalem!
August 23, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Lord wowed us in Jerusalem by creating divine appointments, protecting us, binding us together in unity, and bringing many to faith in Jesus!

Continue Reading

Our Bible studies are PG18!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out what one the Jewish mother of a 15-year-old girl said when her daughter wanted to study the Bible with a Jew for Jesus.

Continue Reading

We all must answer for ourselves
August 14, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

As much as people may care what others would think if they were to believe in Jesus, we owe it to them to point out this truth.

Continue Reading

More from Massah: Messianic Jews meeting Israelis in India!
August 9, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out what happens when a group of Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) meet up with Israelis in India!

Continue Reading

If God is for us, who can be against us?
August 2, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Discover what can happen when Jews for Jesus brings Messianic Jews from phase one of Massah (in Israel) to phase two (in India).

Continue Reading

The call came in
July 26, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

It often takes time and teamwork for a Jewish person to become open-minded about Jesus – and then one day it happens! Kind of like this…

Continue Reading

Bringing Sabbath Rest to San Francisco
July 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Shabbat shalom means “Sabbath peace.” Here is how our San Francisco branch is inviting people to find that peace and rest in Yeshua (Jesus).

Continue Reading

From Jerusalem: sisters who survived the Holocaust found eternal life during Behold Your God outreach
July 12, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus Behold Your God Jerusalem outreach offered lectures on Marc Chagall and connected with many people, including these two Holocaust survivors.

Continue Reading

Speaking of life from the dead in a cemetery
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus had a month-long outreach in Jerusalem that included engaging people in gospel conversations in unusual ways, including touring a cemetery!

Continue Reading

Journeying for Jesus: from Israel to India
July 6, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

In Israel: the Jews for Jesus Massah program is connecting young adults with their Jewish heritage while helping them go deeper into their faith in Jesus. And they are sharing that faith boldly!

Continue Reading

Boldness bears fruit!
June 28, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

While we explore new and effective ways to reach people with the good news, we know that often the Holy Spirit still uses the tried-and-true methods. Take this story about our bold Jews for Jesus T-shirts, for example.

Continue Reading

Twice saved: from Babi Yar to Jerusalem
June 21, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Talk about answered prayer – the follow-up from our Russian-speaking team in Jerusalem has been amazingly fruitful! Check out this salvation story!

Continue Reading

More salvation in Jerusalem: from tears of grief to tears of joy
June 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

From Jerusalem: “Before me sat a woman broken not only by her physical limitations but by the burden of grief. ‘God understands and He is ready to forgive you,’ I explained.”

Continue Reading

Salvation in Jerusalem!
June 7, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Ready to hear some stories from Jerusalem? These two salvation stories could not be more different, but they both show how God was setting up divine appointments.

Continue Reading

Rejoice with us over the Behold Your God Jerusalem outreach!
May 30, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

We are so grateful to report that our Behold Your God outreach in Jerusalem is now complete! It wasn’t easy keeping this under wraps, but finally we can tell you what’s been going on!

Continue Reading
Does Jews for Jesus “Just Want to Lure Jews and Convert Them to Christianity?”
May 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

An accusation we sometimes hear is that we deceptively try to attract Jewish people and “white wash” them into losing their identity and faith. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Continue Reading

She found an excuse to ask about Jesus
May 18, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Sometimes sharing our faith begins with giving people a comfortable way to approach us, and responding graciously to what may seem like a negative statement. For example . . .

Continue Reading

A gift for you!
April 26, 2018
Topics: devotionals
Author: Jews for Jesus

To all our friends who love Israel and who love to pray: we have a gift for you!

Continue Reading

Faith after the Holocaust
April 24, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

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.

Continue Reading

True, Trustworthy and Relevant: Does the Bible Prove Itself?
Topics: archaeology
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Bible is not only interesting, helpful and relevant: it is true. Keep reading to see the proof – historical, geological, and more!

Continue Reading

Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods?
April 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

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.

Continue Reading

Why Did Jesus Need to “Die for Our Sins?”
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.

Continue Reading

How music led this Jewish woman to Jesus
April 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

People can hear from God in mysterious ways! No one ever could have predicted how music from her past helped bring this 93-year-old Jewish woman from Calcutta to Jesus.

Continue Reading

Why Aren’t Messianic Jews Accepted by the Jewish Community?
Author: Jews for Jesus

For 2000 years, Jewish community leaders have continued this tradition of excluding Messianic Jews. Despite the celebrated pluralism of today’s Jewish community, there remain tens of thousands of men and women, born of Jewish parents, who are being excluded from the rest.

Continue Reading

A crazy coincidence just might be a step toward salvation!
April 10, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

We are always hoping and praying to have meaningful spiritual conversations with Jewish people wherever we go, and this story tells of one of the more unusual answers to that prayer.

Continue Reading

Setting prisoners free in Montreal!
March 29, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover is the story of redemption. What better place to present Christ in the Passover than to inmates in a high-security prison?

Continue Reading

This man has disavowed his own anti-missionary writing!
March 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out why this Israeli changed his mind about Jews for Jesus—and pray that he’ll change his mind about Jesus, too!

Continue Reading

A unique Jewish journey to Jesus
March 15, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out about this unique Jewish journey to faith!

Continue Reading

Reaching Israelis in Berlin
March 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

An Israeli who saw us years ago in America has now met us in Germany…and he’s ready to talk about Yeshua (Jesus).

Continue Reading

101-year-old begins new life in Jesus!
March 1, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

We love telling you how God answered your prayers, especially when it’s a salvation story like this one!

Continue Reading

Art opens hearts in Israel
February 22, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Art opens hearts in Israel Did you know that our Jews for Jesus Israel team is made up of several smaller teams? Valeriy Bolotov’s team reaches out to Russian-speaking Jews, including many new citizens who, like the team itself, have come from Russia and Ukraine. As...

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

What Proof Do You Have That Jesus Is the Messiah?
February 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Scriptures tell us specific credentials to help us identify the Messiah. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out for yourself!

Continue Reading

This new Jewish believer in Jesus needs your prayers!
February 1, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out why a Jewish man put his faith in Yeshua (Jesus), despite his concern that his Orthodox friends and family might shun him. May God give us all the grace to be so courageous!

Continue Reading

Miles apart yet face to face: an Orthodox Jewish journey to Jesus
January 25, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Technology can be a pain, but wow! It can also open doors, and even help people connect with God!

Continue Reading

God is saving Jewish people in Moscow!
January 17, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our Moscow branch leader says it’s a miracle that no one interfered with our outreach right near the Kremlin. Find out more about how God is on the move in Moscow!

Continue Reading

She was singing about a God she didn’t know
January 11, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Igor Barbanel directs our work throughout the CIS. He is based in Odessa, where he is very much involved in the day-to-day work of telling people about Yeshua (Jesus)…

Continue Reading

An Israeli Christmas
January 3, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Many Israelis are curious about Christmas so our Tel Aviv branch hosted a Christmas event for the neighborhood—here’s what happened.

Continue Reading

Mini-evangelism campaign yields fruit in Israel!
December 20, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Read about the outreach we did in partnership with another Jewish missions organization. 350 Israelis asked for more info!

Continue Reading

Find hope—and help—for Jewish-Gentile couples!
November 30, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

December poses a dilemma for many Jewish-Gentile couples as cross-cultural challenges surface, but there is help and hope for understanding and respecting each other’s traditions.

Continue Reading

Budapest: open hearts at opening event
November 20, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

In Budapest: art is a great way to present the gospel!

Continue Reading

Brother betrayed by brother—then this happened!
November 17, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Pain can make you bitter or it can lead you to search for something better.

Continue Reading

Jews for what?!
November 2, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

The New York Fall Outreach team had a great time talking with Jewish college students!

Continue Reading

Redemption and Rehabilitation in Israel
October 19, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

The thing about Jesus is, He makes impossible things possible. Read and be encouraged!

Continue Reading

Beach outreach: not just fun in the sun
October 12, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s one of the most difficult but rewarding places to minister in Southern California, and Jews for Jesus is there every year.

Continue Reading

Guess which Jewish people are most open of all to hearing about Jesus?
October 5, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus worked with the Barna Group on a groundbreaking survey to learn what Jewish Millennials have to say about their spiritual identity. Their answers are shocking—in a good way! And helpful for having meaningful conversations about Jesus…

Continue Reading

How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story
October 1, 2017
Topics: our stories
Author: Jews for Jesus

How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story Hi, my name is Ron Mcdevitt. I’m a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ. I was born in New York City. My mother and father are both Jewish. My father’s family was living in...

Continue Reading

“Two Sons of the Middle East” makes début in Budapest
September 22, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how a new presentation of Jews and Arabs finding peace through Jesus was received during our Budapest campaign!

Continue Reading

God is moving in Budapest!
September 14, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

We’re excited to tell you stories of people we’re meeting on this year’s Budapest outreach!

Continue Reading

Spiritually linked in
September 7, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

God has a way of connecting our stories like links in a beautiful chain. Thanks for helping us be part of these two intersecting stories…

Continue Reading

To Jews first, but also to Germans—and everyone else!
August 21, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish people were meant to bring the good news of Jesus to people of all nations—and that’s just what happened in Berlin!

Continue Reading

Guns N’ Roses and the Gospel
August 9, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Israeli “Guns N’ Roses” fans get to hear about the gospel of peace when Moody Students team up with local Jews for Jews for Jesus in Tel Aviv.

Continue Reading

Muslim dreams about Jesus, and other tales from Toronto
August 3, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

From street corners to beaches to malls, people all over Toronto heard about Jesus. Here are some of their stories.

Continue Reading

Massah celebrates ten years: God is blessing this short-term outreach to Israel and India!
July 25, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Massah means “journey,” and it’s not only a physical journey, but a spiritual one for teams of young Jewish adults who believe in Jesus. Find out how God is blessing this short-term outreach to Israel and India!

Continue Reading

In Kiev, 617 Jewish people want to know more about Jesus
June 19, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

From Kiev: God can bring inner peace in the midst of conflict. Read about one man who got an answer to the question he’d been asking ever since he miraculously survived a bombing.

Continue Reading

224 more Jewish people in Israel are curious about Jesus
May 31, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how people in the Aravah region of Israel responded to our most recent Behold Your God campaign.

Continue Reading

Our Tel Aviv branch hosted more than 600 Israelis
March 9, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

“Doing things Jesus’ way” includes being part of our local communities. In Tel Aviv, our Moishe Rosen Center gives us many opportunities to share what we have with our neighbors, and in so doing, to honor our Messiah.

Continue Reading

A Sign from God
March 7, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how God answered a Jewish seeker’s prayer in London.

Continue Reading

Broken baby buggy opens door to gospel
January 11, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Lewins weren’t pleased that the baggage handlers destroyed their property until this happened.

Continue Reading

A Jewish watchmaker realizes it’s time to think about Jesus
January 5, 2017
Topics: hanukkah
Author: Jews for Jesus

What are the chances that, of all the people at a crowded Moscow subway station, our evangelist would stop this particular man as he was passing by?

Continue Reading

LiveChat L’Chaim!
November 11, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

How did this Jewish man find new life through our web chat platform?

Continue Reading

Knock, Knock! Who’s There?
September 28, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

How did this Jewish woman come to faith in Jesus though a knock-knock joke? Read Laurie’s story…

Continue Reading
“Jesus can’t be the Messiah. He didn’t bring peace!”
July 15, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Jewish understanding and expectation of the Messiah comes from hundreds of messianic prophesies found in the Tanach. These prophecies have been generally sorted into two categories: some passages describe a man rejected and humble, suffering quietly (Isaiah 52:13-53:12 being the most prominent), while others describe a victorious king, justly ruling over a world transformed by the universal knowledge of God (i.e. Isaiah 11:1-9).

Continue Reading

An Interview with Shai Sol Hever
Author: Jews for Jesus

Young Israeli musician causes a stir on national television when she says she is a follower of Yeshua (Jesus).

Continue Reading

A Jewish Halloween?
October 27, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish kids celebrate Halloween, but why? Is it just for the candy? And what would have happened if Halloween had become a Jewish holiday? It’s interesting to think about!

Continue Reading

Come see our London shop!
August 20, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our London branch has opened a shop in the heart of Jewish London and we’d like to tell you about the responses we’re getting.

Continue Reading

What the Bible & Jewish Culture tell us about creativity, art and beauty
May 21, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Check out this beautiful chart about creativity, art and beauty seen through the lenses of Scripture and Jewish culture.

Continue Reading

Had a Great Live Chat with a Jewish Seeker
April 9, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Live Chat is a great sort-of-new feature on our website that lets Jewish people connect with us right away. That’s how our own Bob Mendelsohn (pictured here) met Jerry. Please read and share so many will pray for Jerry:

Continue Reading

Salvation Story From Tour
March 27, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s why we want you to pray for more Jewish people to come hear our missionaries presenting “Christ in the Passover” and possibly even speak to your pastor about having us come.

Continue Reading

City of Light or Missionary Graveyard?
March 24, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Read the amazing salvation story of a mother and daughter, see how true the statement is, “with God there are no coincidences.”

Continue Reading

Interview with Josh Turnil
Author: Jews for Jesus

 The real evil behind anti-Semitism is that the Jewish people have been blamed for the earth’s woes throughout the centuries, but they are actually the solution to the earth’s problems. 

Continue Reading

I Shook Hitler’s Hand
Author: Anton Schreiner

 Many Jewish people are afraid to open the New Testament because of what so-called “Christians” have done in the name of Jesus. 

Continue Reading

Fun Fact Friday – Chinese New Year
February 19, 2015
Author: Anthony Bucci

Jews have a calendar! Chinese people have a calendar! And so does God.  Both the Chinese and Jewish calendars go by lunisolar time measurement, as do many other cultures. These calendars go by the same counting system as the Tanakh (Old Testament) does, and in fact, God says in Genesis 1:14, “‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.’”

Continue Reading

Top 40 Most Helpful Messianic Prophecies
January 15, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments.

Continue Reading
How To Make THE BEST Challah You Will Ever Eat
May 20, 2014
Topics: recipes
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish mother Hannah Zaretsky shows us how she makes her sweet crowd favorite challah bread.

Continue Reading

The Christ of Marc Chagall
April 1, 2014
Author: David Jeffrey

EXPLAINING THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM IN CHAGALL’S WORK. It recently became widely known that the favorite painting of Pope Francis is the White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall. The news stirred up considerable speculation and controversy. Chagall, born Moishe...

Continue Reading

Science & Faith: Dr. James Tour’s Story
September 12, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

A focus on scientist Dr. James Tour as featured in the documentary, Science & Faith: A Season for Reason Theme Week
CTS Ontario/CTS Alberta
Saturday Sept. 21/13 9:00pm as part of “The Doc Side”
Dr. James Tour-Most distinguished nanotechnology researchers in the world-Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

Continue Reading

Isaiah 53
August 2, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Isaiah 53 Who do you think Isaiah 53 speaks of? Here are some articles to help you consider it. In his rabbinical training, Rachmiel Frydland found that discussion of Isaiah 53 was continually avoided.[Read More] Author Efraim Goldstein says there is only one man who...

Continue Reading

Can Miracles Disappoint?
June 10, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

“There’s one miracle that God wants to perform in every person’s life,” I told my acquaintance in the hospital room. “He wants to forgive our sins and give us an eternal relationship with him. That’s a miracle he’ll always perform.”

Continue Reading

So what is Pentecost-Jewish or Christian?
April 25, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

This year, Shavuot (the Jewish festival behind the Christian Pentecost Sunday) is May 14-15 (sundown to sundown). You can read more Jews for Jesus articles on this holiday here. Beyond that, David Brickner and Rich Robinson have written a very thorough guide to...

Continue Reading

Sponge Cake
January 24, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Kosher for Passover super light and fluffy sponge cake

Continue Reading
Remembering Jhan Moskowitz 1948-2012
November 29, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

In the early 1970s, Jews for Jesus Founder Moishe Rosen was blessed to invest in a core group of very special people. These men and women were fully committed to making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people—even before our ministry was...

Continue Reading
Six Questions for Amy-Jill Levine
Author: Jews for Jesus

HAVURAH: The Jewish Annotated New Testament has made quite a splash in some circles. What were your expectations as co-editor in terms of its reception and impact among Jews and Christians? Have those expectations been met so far? AMY-JILL LEVINE: Rather than thinking...

Continue Reading

Betrayed!: A Retrospective
July 31, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Betrayed!  one of the most influential story books ever written, is now in its third decade! The Story Stan’s first wife Ethel was a huge part of this story, as well as a faithful partner in ministry until she died in 2000. Here the two are pictured shortly...

Continue Reading
ChristianityToday: John Piper and David Brickner
June 15, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Do Jews Have a Divine Right to Israel’s Land? John Piper and David Brickner debate We are excited to give you a share that Christianity Today‘s online magazine is featuring a very key exchange between David Brickner and John Piper. The two men masterfully...

Continue Reading

Jesus and Elijah: Comparisons and Contrasts
June 6, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Discover the Old Testament-New Testament connection between the prophet Elijah and the Messiah Jesus.

Continue Reading

Stan Telchin – In Memoriam
June 4, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Stan Telchin, renowned author, public speaker, and missionary to the Jewish people, died June 4th in Sarasota, Florida. He was 87. His most popular book, Betrayed, tells the story of Telchin’s daughter Judy, who came to believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah,...

Continue Reading
Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part Two
April 30, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part Two Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Jewish Core Value Tzedakah, meaning both “justice” and “charity” Pronunciation Rhymes with “red rocka.” “Tz” is pronounced...

Continue Reading
Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part One
March 6, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part One Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Jewish Core Value Avoidance of lashon hara (literally, “evil tongue”) — gossip, “bad-mouthing”1 Pronunciation Rhymes with “The phone – ta...

Continue Reading

Tzimmes – Carrot and Sweet Potato
January 24, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Main Passover brisket dish served with a delicious carrot and sweet potato side dish (Tzimmes) often slow cooked with dried fruit.

Continue Reading
Gefilte Fish Recipe
Author: Jews for Jesus

Yiddish for “stuffed fish” Gefilte fish is a dish of ground fish mixture served cold during Passover.

Continue Reading

Matzah Ball Soup
Author: Jews for Jesus

Matzah Ball Soup Chicken Soup 4 pounds chicken parts 3 1/4 quarts water 3 onions, peeled 2 cloves garlic 1 bay leaf 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1 1/4 tablespoons salt 2 carrots, peeled 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried dill Place chicken parts, onions and water...

Continue Reading

Roast Lamb Recipe
Author: Jews for Jesus

Classic Passover dish of Roast Lamb

Continue Reading

Charoseth
Author: Jews for Jesus

This sticky, sweet condiment is eaten on matzah with maror during the Passover Seder

Continue Reading

Matzah Kugel (with cheese)
Author: Jews for Jesus

Matzah Kugel is not only great to have at your own Seder but the perfect dish to bring to a friends’ seder.

Continue Reading
A Hanukkah Prayer
Author: Jews for Jesus

At Hanukkah, our Jewish people recite this prayer: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time. The late Vera Schlamm was a Holocaust survivor who understood such prayers. In the story of...

Continue Reading

Andrew Klavan
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Serious Business of Storytelling

Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by and starring Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, made into a film starring Michael Douglas. Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world.

Continue Reading

Overview of the Major Prophets: How well do you know the Jewish Bible?
September 7, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

Overview of the Major Prophets: How well do you know the Jewish Bible? or click here for minor prophets chart Major Prophets* Isaiah 740-700 B.C. [1] Jeremiah 626–587 B.C [1] Ezekiel 582-570 B.C. [1] Daniel 604-535 B.C. [1] Key Themes Warning of impending exile and...

Continue Reading
What Other Jewish Authors Say About Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Read the lead article to see what Jewish novelist Andrew Klavan says about Jesus. Sholem Asch (1880-1957), who wrote in Yiddish, was one of the most famous Jewish writers of his day. He wrote historical novels about New Testament themes; his Nazarene in 1939 propelled...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
Why do you say that Jews (and non-Jews) need a “middleman” in order to approach God?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Do We Need a Mediator? The Yom Kippur Dilemma by Rich...

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

Articles Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods? The Trinity: Questions and Answers by Karol Joseph 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...

Continue Reading
Since most Jews are sincere people and happy with their own religion, why isn’t that enough?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles I’m basically a good person and I’m very happy with my own religion, so why should I believe in...

Continue Reading
Doesn’t the problem of “Christian anti-Semitism” show the real nature of what faith in Jesus is all about?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Christian Anti-Semitism? by Barry Leventhal Christians Persecute Jews Anti-Semitism in the New Testament? by Stephen...

Continue Reading
How do Jews who follow Jesus identify as Jews?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Our Roots: A Question of Jewish Allegiance by Avi Brickner Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah—What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer? by Jhan Moskowitz You can also read our collection of Personal Stories of Jews Who Believe in...

Continue Reading
Is the New Testament anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Anti-Semitism in the New Testament? by Stephen Pacht How can you believe in the New Testament? Isn’t it full of anti-Semitism and...

Continue Reading
In what way is the New Testament a Jewish book?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles The Jewishness of The New Testament by Avi Brickner Is the New Testament Jewish? by Catherine Damato The Talmud and the Gospels What Happened When I Read a Forbidden Book by Stuart...

Continue Reading
What are some reasons to trust the Bible as true to history and to our experience?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Offsite Links Ten Reasons to Believe in the Bible Are the Biblical Documents Reliable? by Jimmy Williams Authority of the Bible by Patrick Zukeran The Gospels As Historical Sources For Jesus by Prof. R. T. France The New Testament: Can I Trust It? by Rusty and Linda...

Continue Reading
Were Paul’s ethics questionable?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential? Was Paul a...

Continue Reading
Did Paul invent a new religion based on paganism?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Was Paul the Founder of Christianity? by Avi Snyder Blame It On Paul Offsite Links Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions? by Ronald Nash Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy? by Ronald Nash Were the New Testament Authors...

Continue Reading
Was Jesus’ death a violation of the commandment against human sacrifice?
Topics: death of jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Links Was Jesus’ Death a Violation of the Commandment Against Human...

Continue Reading
What is the evidence that Jesus rose from the dead?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Did He Or Didn’t He? Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus by David Mishkin Offsite Links Easter: Myth, Hallucination, or History? by Edwin M. Yamauchi Evidence for the Resurrection by Josh McDowell Ten Reasons to Believe Christ Rose From the Dead...

Continue Reading
Do the genealogies of Jesus in the New Testament show that he can’t be the Messiah?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles The Genealogy of the Messiah by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus Offsite Links Problems in the Genealogies of...

Continue Reading

Some Jewish Views of Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

I couldn’t help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew up, you know, on the border of Poland and Russia, which was not exactly the finest place in the world for a Jew to sit down and write a life of Jesus Christ. Yet even...

Continue Reading
Does the New Testament mistranslate and misuse the Hebrew Bible when it quotes the prophecies?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Offsite Links Did the Messianic Jewish Believers Use the Old Testament Deceitfully or Ignorantly in the New Testament? Three “Weird” Fulfillments in...

Continue Reading

What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?
Author: Jews for Jesus

What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?   The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from it extensively to prove their point. Even Jesus himself – whom many...

Continue Reading

How can Jesus be the Messiah when he didn’t bring peace?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Because Jesus fulfilled the messianic mission of the suffering servant, all who receive him as the Messianic King have peace with God and with each other.

Continue Reading

Is the Story of Jesus a Rehash of Pagan Ideas (Virgin Births, Dying Gods, etc.)?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?
Were the New Testament Authors Influenced by Pagan Legends?
Was Jesus Christ Just a Copycat Savior Myth?

Continue Reading

What are some reasons for believing Jesus is the Messiah?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following are recommended articles and resources provided by Jews for Jesus. What proof do you have that Jesus was the Messiah? Yeshua—Let’s Clear Things Up by Susan Perlman » Issues on Messianic Prophecies A look at one of the predictions of the...

Continue Reading
Jews for Jesus in Washington, D.C.
June 1, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

The beginning of our work in Washington, D.C. can be traced back in 1978, when Efraim and Jeannie Goldstein were finishing up their theological training in the area. It wasn’t until 1989 that we established an official branch, under Bob Mendelsohn’s...

Continue Reading
In Their Own Words: Messianic Jewish Holocaust Survivors
Author: Jews for Jesus

Vera Schlamm One of the questions I was asked frequently when I first came to this country is: Was it really as bad in the camps as they say in the news?” Now the question is: “Was it as bad as was shown in films such as ‘The Hiding Place’ or...

Continue Reading

A Chronological Look at How Jesus Spent his Last Week Leading up to Passover
Author: Jews for Jesus

Learn how Jesus spent his last week leading up to Passover, culminating in his death and resurrection.

Continue Reading
Jews for Jesus in South Florida
August 1, 2010
Author: Jews for Jesus

Excerpts from Moishe Rosen’s new, yet to be published, biography.

Continue Reading
In Their Own Words – Four Asian-Jewish Couples
Author: Jews for Jesus

Havurah posed several questions to Asian-Jewish couples who are both believers in Y’shua. Below we excerpt some of their answers. For the full responses, go to http://www.jewsforjesus.org/asianjewish Oded and Bimini Cohen Havurah: What are some aspects of your...

Continue Reading

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?

Continue Reading
A Hasidic Couple Encounters their Messiah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Yoel and Adel Ben David live in San Francisco. Now both aged 30, they married when they were 20 and were involved in the Hasidic Breslov movement. Here is their story. I was born in Israel and lived there for the first three years of my life,” Yoel begins....

Continue Reading

You Don’t Need a PhD to Figure Out this Equation: Ziggy Rogoff’s Story
Author: Jews for Jesus

by Ziggy Rogoff, as told to Alison Barnett My life’s two passions have been mathematics and being Jewish. I viewed life as one big equation and was always looking for its solution! So how does Jewish boy + a traditional Jewish education + mathematics PhD =...

Continue Reading

Five-Hour Sticky Roast Chicken
Topics: recipes, jewish food
Author: Jews for Jesus

Try one of Clive’s recipes! Spice Rub 4 teaspoons of sea salt 2 teaspoons of paprika 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 teaspoon of white pepper ½ teaspoon of garlic powder ½ teaspoon of black pepper Chicken 1 large roasting...

Continue Reading
Jewish Proverbs in the New Testament?
October 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Most biblical proverbs can be found in the book so named for its content.  However, many proverbs are sprinkled throughout the Scriptures, including the New Testament. The following is a collection of Proverbs found throughout the New Testament. Can you find at least...

Continue Reading
A Jewish Prayer for Repentance
September 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

We thought you might like to see excerpts from the prayer that Stan Meyer mentioned in his article. Jewish people the world over will be reciting this on Yom Kippur (which begins at sundown on September 27). Our God and God of our ancestors! Let our prayers come...

Continue Reading
Sabbath Rest: Highlights in the Old and New Testament
August 1, 2009
Topics: sabbath
Author: Jews for Jesus

Old Testament | New Testament Old Testament God rested from His work of creation.  “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all...

Continue Reading
Jewish Factoids: The Yarmulke Or Kippah
May 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

People often ask us the reason behind the traditional Jewish yarmulke (skull cap), also called a kippah (Hebrew for covering). The following information comes from a catalogue that sells a variety of kippot (plural for kippah): The sources for wearing kippot (Jewish...

Continue Reading
The Festival of Redemption
April 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover heads the list of yearly feasts that God commanded the Israelites to celebrate. It commemorates how God redeemed the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, while at the same time paving the way to understand an even greater redemption that Jesus offers to...

Continue Reading

What does the Bible Say about Fasting?
March 1, 2009
Topics: charts, fasting
Author: Jews for Jesus

What does the Bible Say about Fasting? The words fast, fasted or fasting appear 61 times in the Old and New Testament. The Hebrew word for fast is pronounced, tsum.” While the Hebrew word means to abstain from food, fasting can also refer to abstinence from...

Continue Reading
Isaiah, Pepper and the Beatles: Jhan Moskowitz on messianic prophecy
Author: Jews for Jesus

IMAGINE that I own a book publishing company, Pepper Publications. I contract with a cookbook author and tell her that she can include any recipes she wants. The only requirement is that she needs to include pepper in every recipe. There is a filter that requires...

Continue Reading
A Prophet Like Moses
April 1, 2008
Author: Jews for Jesus

As Passover approaches, Jewish people around the world remember Moses and how God used Him to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt, out of bondage to Pharoah. Some do not realize that God promised to provide another prophet like Moses: “I will raise up for them...

Continue Reading
Four Questions for Dr. Michael Brown
Author: Jews for Jesus

Dr. Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and a well-known apologist and author. For more, visit his web sites at askdrbrown.org  thelineoffire.org and realmessiah.com. We interviewed him to draw on his expertise in the area of messianic prophecy. Havurah: In...

Continue Reading

The Only Hope for Peace Was Born in the Middle East

The Only Hope for Peace Was Born in the Middle East
November 29, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

The world defines peace as the absence of hostilities, but God defines peace as much more. Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace is as old as the Bible. Bible shalom means prosperity, health and wholeness; but most of all, shalom means completeness. That includes love and...

Continue Reading
Authentic Jewish Bubba’s* Honey Cake
September 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

*Bubba, also bubbe or bobbe, is an affectionate term for a Jewish...

Continue Reading

A look at one of the predictions of the Messiah’s coming in the Hebrew Scriptures
Author: Jews for Jesus

Critics have said that Mary and Joseph arranged to have Jesus born in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy, but the historical events of that day refute that.

Continue Reading
Press Release: Jews for Jesus and Jackie Mason
August 25, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

For immediate release Contact Person: Susan Perlman Jackie Mason, the comedian, is suing Jews for Jesus over one of their evangelistic pamphlets which features his likeness. The pamphlet, entitled, Jackie Mason, a Jew for Jesus!?” is a good natured look at how...

Continue Reading

Passover Symbols
March 15, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover Symbols IN O.T. ACCOUNTS AT LAST SUPPER AND/OR IN EARLY CHURCH IN RABBINIC TRADITION IN CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM AS APPLIED IN THE CHURCH TODAY BONDAGE AND EXODUS God's dealings with Israel — yearly celebration and remembrance (Ex. 12:24-27) Freedom in Christ...

Continue Reading

Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin?
January 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin? A common argument raised against the virgin birth and against the New Testament’s reference to Isaiah 7:14, is that the Hebrew word ‘almah does not mean virgin, and Jews do not believe in such a thing as a virgin...

Continue Reading

Susan Perlman’s Bubbe’s Teglach Recipe
Author: Jews for Jesus

Susan Perlman's Bubbe's Teglach Recipe The story is told of three-year-old Sammy, the youngest child ever to enter the synagogue’s after-school cheder program. After several weeks of classes, he was eager to show his grandfather how much he had learned. But the...

Continue Reading
The Reflections on the Book of Ruth
June 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

Ed: In November, a friend of ours named Jean Kowell wrote the following, which I have been saving to share with you in conjunction with Shavuot. As mentioned, the book of Ruth is traditionally read at this time and I thought you would appreciate Jean’s insights....

Continue Reading

Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks: is it Jewish or Christian or both?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Is Shavuot a Jewish holiday or is it the birthday of the Christian church? It’s both! Find out more about the origins and the fulfillment of this biblical holiday.

Continue Reading
Passover Notes
April 1, 2005
Topics: passover
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover begins at sundown on April 23. Jewish people often refer to Passover by its Hebrew pronunciation, Pesach (pay-sockh), and it is also known as the Feast of Redemption. Passover commemorates the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, and is named after the paschal lamb....

Continue Reading
Christians Persecute Jews
January 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

Persecution in the name of Jesus is the most emotionally charged strand of the net of objections. More than anything else, many people point to Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When Jewish people find themselves questioning whether Jesus...

Continue Reading

Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All? Hebrew Tenses Sometimes it is claimed that the messianic prophecies cited by Christians are in the past tense. Therefore, it is said, they cannot refer to a future, coming Messiah....

Continue Reading
In Psalm 22:16 is they pierced a Christian mistranslation?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here’s why. In Hebrew, the phrase they have pierced” is kaaru while “like a lion” is kaari. The words are identical except that...

Continue Reading
In Psalm 2:12, is Kiss the Son a mistranslation by the Christians?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some claim that translating the word bar” (in Psalm 2:12) as “son” rather than as “purity” is a distortion of the Hebrew text in order to make the verse apply to Jesus. It is also claimed that this is not a Jewish interpretation of the...

Continue Reading

Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages? Though some say that Psalm 2 is not considered messianic by the rabbis or Jewish sages, the Jewish messianic understanding of Psalm 2 has a long history. Some of the rabbinic sources which take a...

Continue Reading

Bonheur futur de Jérusalem ayant retrouvé grâce devant Dieu (Isaïe, LXII, 1 5) by Marc Chagall

Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Isaiah 53
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, “Judaism teaches” that Isaiah 53 refers to the nation of Israel. The fact is that Isaiah 53 (more precisely,...

Continue Reading
Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Zechariah 12:10
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular unknown martyr) they have killed. Yet that is not the universal Jewish understanding. According to the views of some rabbis, two Messiahs would make...

Continue Reading
The Akedah in Jewish tradition
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading

The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus The problem can be laid out in this way: According to the genealogy in Matthew 1:12, Jesus is a descendant of Jeconiah. But Jeconiah was cursed in Jeremiah 22:24 and 22:30: As surely as I...

Continue Reading

Potato Latkes Recipe
December 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some people pronounce them lot-kahz” and some people pronounce them “lot-keys” but the emphasis is on the “lot” either way, and we think you’ll like them…well, a lot! Latkes, the perfect potato pancakes, are a favorite tradition at...

Continue Reading

Portrait of Michael Sischy

Jews for Jesus, South Africa
October 1, 2004
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

In 1981 The Liberated Wailing Wall came to Johannesburg and visited the University of the Witwatersrand. The opposition was so strong—with musical cables and equipment ripped up and vandalized—that it seemed like the devil did not want us Making the Messiahship of...

Continue Reading

A Quick Guide to the Jewish Holidays
September 1, 2004
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Holidays explained with their biblical purpose and a traditional holiday greeting.

Continue Reading
The War on Jewish Evangelism
July 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

July 1, 2004 This recent letter sent to our friends and supporters, “The War on Jewish Evangelism,” received press coverage—not all of it necessarily accurate—since being mailed in late 2003. This is a text copy of the original letter, for those who may...

Continue Reading

Blessing Gentiles
Author: Jews for Jesus

Blessing Gentiles While we affirm that the Jews are God's chosen people, it is important to note that God's plan from the beginning has always been to bless all people through the Jewish people. TORAH Hebrew Scripture promise or principle of blessing to the non-Jew...

Continue Reading
Free Downloadable Jewish Gospel Music!
November 1, 2003
Author: Jews for Jesus

A big thanks to all of you who have prayed for and supported Jews for Jesus, and especially those who have appreciated our Jewish gospel music. You may know that any profit from the sale of our music goes directly back into the missionary work of Jews for Jesus, so...

Continue Reading
Words of Thanks in the Bible
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Words of Thanks in the Bible WORD Yadah:(Hebrew) Verb Todah(Hebrew) Noun Huy'dot(Hebrew) Noun Y'da'(Aramaic) Verb Eucharisteo(Greek) Verb Eucharistia(Greek) Noun form of the word above Eucharistos(Greek) Adjective form of the word above Anthomologeomai(Greek)...

Continue Reading

A Messianic Midrash: The Miracle at Sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.

Continue Reading

Parallels and Contrasts of Hanukkah and Christmas
December 1, 2002
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Parallels and Contrasts of Hanukkah and Christmas HANUKKAH CHRISTMAS MACABEES MESSIAH A small band of guerilla fighters supernaturally defeat the King of Syria and all his resources Baby Yeshua (Jesus) supernaturally survives despite Herod’s death warrant on all boys...

Continue Reading

Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua
Author: Jews for Jesus

Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua There are people who think that the angel of the Lord is Yeshua (Jesus) before he became a man. While the Scriptures do not say this explicitly, there are some remarkable likenesses between the angel and Yeshua. To...

Continue Reading
A Jewish Prayer for Forgiveness? Avinu Malkenu
September 1, 2001
Author: Jews for Jesus

If you tell a Jewish friend about being saved from sin,” don’t be surprised if he or she does not seem overly concerned. Many equate sin with crimes committed by “America’s Most Wanted.” Most presume that all God really expects of us is...

Continue Reading
Jhan Moskowitz, Son of Max and Lilly Moskowitz
Author: Jews for Jesus

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...

Continue Reading
A Clue in the Book of Esther
March 1, 2001
Author: Jews for Jesus

On March 9 we celebrate the festival of Purim (pronounced poor-im) to commemorate God’s saving power as recorded in the book of Esther. You have heard the story of Esther before. A young Jewish girl becomes queen of Persia and happens” to be in a position...

Continue Reading

The Feast of Trumpets: background and fullfilment
September 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Feast of Trumpets: background and fullfilment September 30th is Rosh Hashanah* (it actually begins on the 29th at sundown). Rosh Hashanah means the head of the year” and thus the holiday is referred to as the Jewish New Year. However, in the Bible it is...

Continue Reading
Minor Jewish Holidays
August 1, 2000
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Minor Jewish Holidays Minor Jewish holidays are described as such because they are not designated in the first five books of the Scriptures. These holidays commemorate various events throughout the history of the Jewish people and are to remind us of God's hand in all...

Continue Reading
How Jewish Was Paul?
May 4, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

A person is either Jewish or not Jewish, and few actually believe that Paul was not. Hyam Maccoby is virtually alone in his opinion that Paul was a gentile. 1 However, if we can speak of the extent to which one demonstrates Jewish identity as that person’s...

Continue Reading
Was Paul a Deceiver?
January 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

The popular myth that Paul was deceptive is expressed by writers such as Gerald Sigal, Michoel Drazin, and Beth Moshe: In his overriding desire to convert the masses to his beliefs, Paul is guided by the dubious assumption that the end justifies the means…The...

Continue Reading
How can you believe in the New Testament? Isn’t it full of anti-Semitism and lies?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The New Testament–which simply means New Covenant–needs to be accepted for what it is, a Jewish book written almost entirely by Jewish people. Most of the concepts in the New Testament cannot be understood apart from their background in the Hebrew Bible....

Continue Reading
Blame It On Paul
Author: Jews for Jesus

First, let us consider the idea that Christianity was invented by Jesus’ followers (particularly by the Apostle Paul). Paul has been accused of intentionally distorting the teachings of Jesus in order to make Christianity more appealing to the gentiles. What...

Continue Reading

I’m Basically a Good Person and I’m Very Happy with My Own Religion, So Why Should I Believe in Jesus?
Author: Jews for Jesus

I'm Basically a Good Person and I'm Very Happy with My Own Religion, So Why Should I Believe in Jesus? To tell you the truth, if everyone was good in God’s sight, nobody would need Jesus and we wouldn’t be spending our efforts making websites like this one. The...

Continue Reading
Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Paul has been charged with deceit as he proclaimed the message of Yeshua. In 1 Corinthians 9:20-22, he wrote: To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those...

Continue Reading
Celebrating Shavuot With the Mishpochah
Topics: shavuot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A Bit of Background Shavuot begins on the evening of the sixth of Sivan. In Bible times, this holiday was an agricultural festival—a time for our people to present the firstfruits of the crops to God. It was a holiday of gratitude; of giving back to the Lord that...

Continue Reading
A History of the Kabbalah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction...

Continue Reading

God’s Plan for Jews and Gentiles
June 1, 1998
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

God's Plan for Jews and Gentiles If you began receiving the Jews for Jesus newsletter after hearing one of our missionaries speak at your church, you probably filled out one of our involvement cards.” Perhaps you remember the boxes we ask folks to check on the...

Continue Reading
The Meaning of the Harvest
May 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

By joining the spiritual worship to the physical harvest, God sanctified the language of the harvest and imbued it with great spiritual and even prophetic significance. We see this theme throughout the Bible. For example: In the...

Continue Reading
The Jubilee
April 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

Key Old Testament passage: Leviticus 25 Key Concepts: liberty, freedom, justice How: The jubilee was ushered in with the blast of a ram’s horn. In fact, The name jubilee” comes from the Hebrew word yovel meaning “ram’s horn.”* What...

Continue Reading

Purim Palate Pleasers
March 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

While Purim is technically a minor” festival on the Jewish calendar, it is a major time of fun and celebration. In fact, the rabbis of old taught that even when the Messiah comes and other holidays are abandoned, Jewish people will continue to observe Purim....

Continue Reading

Autumn Feasts (Chart)
September 1, 1996
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Autumn Feasts (Chart) Feast Season Temporal Significance for Israel Under the Law Future Significance for all God’s People Under Grace Scripture Event Yom Truah: The Day of Trumpets also known as Rosh Hashanah Head of the Year Fixed date on the Hebrew calendar is the...

Continue Reading

A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective
Topics: trinity, shema
Author: Jews for Jesus

Rabbis who believed that each word of the Hebrew Scriptures, each letter, is God’s revelation had to admit that God spoke to himself and referred to himself in the plural. How can that be, when we know there is only one God?

Continue Reading
From Passover to Pentecost
July 1, 1995
Author: Jews for Jesus

Pentecost Sunday falls on June 4 this year. Though various Christian denominations commemorate Pentecost, many forget that it was a Jewish holiday before the Church was established. The name Pentecost comes from the Greek word for fifty, but the Jewish name is Shavuot...

Continue Reading
Who or What is Israel?
February 1, 1994
Author: Jews for Jesus

Israel (Hebrew Yisrael) is one specific person in Bible history. He is the son of Isaac and Rebekah. Named Jacob (heel catcher”) at birth because of his peculiar grip on his twin brother’s heel, Jacob later received a new name from the Almighty. After...

Continue Reading
Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah: What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer?
September 1, 1993
Author: Jews for Jesus

In the Jewish community, young boys learn to read Hebrew so that at the age of 13 they will be able to become a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment). The bar mitzvah is a liturgical rite of passage when Jewish boys publicly read for the first time from the Hebrew...

Continue Reading
Hearing the Sound of the Shofar
Author: Jews for Jesus

The ritual most frequently associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (in most English translations of the Bible called the Feast of Trumpets*), is the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) in the synagogue. By Jewish tradition, a person who has not...

Continue Reading
Facts about Passover
April 1, 1993
Topics: passover, haggadah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Facts about Passover This year (1993) Passover will be celebrated April 5-13. Don’t forget to wish your Jewish friends a Happy Passover! If you are fortunate enough to be invited to a Passover celebration, you may want to brush up on some of the basic...

Continue Reading

The Mystery of the Megilla

Facts about Purim
March 1, 1993
Author: Jews for Jesus

FACT 1: The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates Esther’s and Mordecai’s defeat of Haman’s plot to annihilate the Jews of ancient Persia. FACT 2: Purim derives its name from the fact that Haman cast lots (purim) to determine the most propitious date...

Continue Reading

What the Prophet Said, What the Rabbis Said
Author: Jews for Jesus

What the Prophet Said, What the Rabbis Said What the Prophet Said 8th Century B.C.E. Who would have believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he shot up right forth as a sapling, and as a root out of a dry ground; he had no form nor...

Continue Reading
Baptism For New Jewish Believers
January 1, 1991
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus is not a church, but an evangelistic agency that serves various congregations in their gospel outreach to Jewish people. We usually do not perform baptisms ourselves, although we are qualified to do so. When someone comes to know the Lord, we direct the...

Continue Reading
Don’t Forget the Autumn ’89 Israel Trip!
April 1, 1989
Author: Jews for Jesus

An excellent tour has been arranged at the great price of $1,499 U.S. The dates are November 5-14, with an optional trip to Egypt that would cost an additional $578 to $748 U.S. and bring you back on November 17. For more information, write to: Rev. Lon Solomon c/o...

Continue Reading
Do We Need a Mediator?
Author: Jews for Jesus

“Between God and man stands no one—not God-man, not angel, not advocate. Nor is intercession or intervention required. As nothing comes between soul and body, father and child, potter and vessel, so nothing separates man from God, soul of his soul, his Father...

Continue Reading
Unconditional Love (A Word Study)
August 1, 1988
Author: Jews for Jesus

1. Charity never faileth. Fail — ekpiptei (Greek) to fall off or away” — Young’s “to lose or become inefficient, have no effect” — Strong’s (doesn’t die out) 2. Does not behave unseemly Unseemly — aschemonei (Greek) “behave...

Continue Reading
The Benefits of Praise: A Procedure for Problem Solving
July 1, 1988
Topics: praise, depression
Author: Jews for Jesus

If it gave no other benefit, the praise of God would still be a most worthy worship endeavor. Nevertheless, aside from the spiritual advantage of enabling us to relate to the Lord in a proper way, praise provides certain psychological side benefits” in the midst...

Continue Reading
Yeshua: The Jewish Word for Salvation
December 1, 1987
Topics: salvation
Author: Jews for Jesus

In today’s society many people have names that were chosen for them because they sounded pleasant to their parents’ ears or because they represented an idea of some aesthetic significance. Out of the late sixties we have names like Moonbeam and Summit. One...

Continue Reading
Siddur Vs. Scripture
July 1, 1987
Topics: siddur
Author: Jews for Jesus

While Jewish people regard the Torah or Five Books of Moses as the most holy portion of religious literature, the book closest to the heart of a religious Jew is his siddur, the prayer book. Except for the weekly synagogue readings, the Holy Scriptures may be...

Continue Reading
What One Rabbi Discovered
Author: Jews for Jesus

In a small town in eastern Hungary, young Leopold Cohn lost both of his parents at the age of seven. His life became a struggle for existence, and he learned to trust in God with all of his heart. At 13 he decided to study to become a rabbi, and when he graduated from...

Continue Reading
Unsung Heroes
June 1, 1986
Author: Jews for Jesus

In reading through the Bible, we see how God used the lives of certain people as examples of faith. Most believers have at least one favorite Bible hero, but they usually think, That could never be me. I am not a king or a prophet or a great warrior. I could not be...

Continue Reading
A Deliberate Mistranslation?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Judaism, as practiced today, is sacrifice. The siddur emphasizes this fact and offers an explanation: Lord of the universe, Thou has commanded us to sacrifice the daily offering at its proper time and manner… Now, through our sins the Temple is destroyed, the daily...

Continue Reading

The Genealogy of Messiah, Son of David
December 1, 1985
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some have raised the question: “If, as the New Testament declares, Yeshua was born of Mary while she was still a virgin, how could he inherit the Davidic line from Joseph, who was not his physical father?”

Continue Reading

A Comparison between Joseph and Jesus
July 1, 1985
Author: Jews for Jesus

Discover the many parallels between Joseph (the son of Jacob and Rachel) and Jesus.

Continue Reading

I Escaped From Hitler Twice: The Fred Wertheim Story
Author: Jews for Jesus

“I remember they had us lined up. The Germans were talking among themselves, loud enough for me to hear. Some of my buddies started asking me, ‘What’s happening? How come you’re ready to pass out?’ I told them, ‘This is the way it’s going to be. They don’t know what to do with us and so they’re going to shoot us.’ ”

Continue Reading
Torah, the Best Merchandise
Author: Jews for Jesus

Once upon a time a ship carrying merchants and merchandise sailed over the sea, and among the passengers was a great scholar. The merchants began to converse about the wares which they carried with them, and what they intended to buy. Finally they asked the scholar...

Continue Reading

The Talmud and the Gospels
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Talmud and the Gospels No Jewish scholar can fail to recognize that the teaching of Jesus forms one of the most unique codes in the world. Dr. Joseph Klausner, for many years professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, states in his epoch-making book, Jesus...

Continue Reading

The Book of Life
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Book of Life “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life” is the most common greeting for the Jewish New Year season. From the time of Moses onward, the roll call of the redeemed has been closely linked with atonement (reconciliation with God). The...

Continue Reading
The Seder
April 1, 1979
Author: Jews for Jesus

THE SEDER is the religious ceremony which tells the story of Passover. It’s a family-oriented service which includes a meal. There really isn’t anything comparable to it in modern Christian tradition, so if you’ve never been to one, it might best be...

Continue Reading
Shoutout Playlist
January 1, 1970
Topics: our stories
Author: Jews for Jesus

...

Continue Reading