Below the surface were the unanswered questions, “Who am I? Can I know God? What follows death? Can I have the positive assurance that my sins are forgiven?”
An Orthodox-turned-agnostic Jew finds complete forgiveness for his sins.
When God blesses, He often provides a way to act upon and enlarge the good thing that has come to pass. During the past year, a number of Russian Jewish people in Brooklyn received Yeshua as Redeemer and Messiah. In this special blessing we saw a need for immediate action: Jews for Jesus must conserve […]
Book Title: Jewish New Testament Commentary: A Companion Volume to the Jewish New Testament Author: David H. Stern Date Published: October 1992 Publisher: Lederer Messianic Publications; Reprint edition Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Religion3. New Testament ISBN: 978-9653590113 Reviewer: Louis Goldberg Review Date: March 1, 1995 David Stern’s massive Jewish New Testament Commentary follows through on […]
The role of a righteous mediator in Jewish thought and how Jesus meets and exceeds the criteria.
Gus was a nice guy. But he was also a pest. As a telecommunications engineer I could not have asked for a better co-worker. Gus was proficient and always in a good mood. As a Jew, however, I would have preferred that he talk about almost anything else while working by my side. He was […]
Another Holocaust? A new twist on the old, twisted final solution? We have barely been able to accept the enormity of the destruction of much of European Jewry. One third of all Jews living before mid-century are gone—one million of them children. Now we live in a world where far more destructive and deadly weapons […]
It is human nature to want to neatly categorize and label ideas–as well as people! It’s not that we mean any harm by such an exercise; it just seems to make things more manageable, at least in theory, if not in reality. This desire to identify and categorize often results in a “hero and villain” […]
The young Jewish man asked, Do you really have an Orthodox Jewish background?” When I replied in the affirmative, he looked at me incredulously and was quiet for a moment. Then he queried, “If you have such a background, then why is it that you believe that the Messiah has already come?” I reflected, and […]
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 […]
Death. Can any experience be more final? Obituary notices placed in the Jerusalem Post read: Sarah is no more.” “Jacob has departed from us.” These words, while not intended to cause consternation, leave a person empty, haunted with the question: “Where did they go? Where will I go? Who can know?” Most people rationalize the […]
The man had a responsible position in the Jordanian government at the time Jordan controlled East Jerusalem. As a diplomat, he was accustomed to hiding his strongest emotions under a thick cloak of civility. When I, a Jewish believer, broached the subject of Zionism with him, it was as though I had lit a short […]
Didn’t the Jews reject Christ?” The question came booming over the radio studio amplifier and out to the listening audience. The producer of the call-in program sitting across the table from me nearly had a heart attack! How the question ever passed the person screening calls from the control booth was difficult to imagine. However, […]
Another holocaust? Perish the thought! How can we bear to think of another horror when the European holocaust massacred six million Jewish people, one third of all Jews living at the time. Of the six million, one million were children. PAINFUL MEMORIES Difficult to Face Only in the last several years have our Jewish people […]
The Jewish community and the evangelical Christian community share a common aspiration toward a time when there will be universal peace. However, alongside this commonality of aspiration is a contrast of viewpoints as to how it will be realized. While evangelicals often stress God’s sovereignty in bringing in the world order described by the prophets, […]
I still remember vividly the Day of Atonement from my tenth year. Though I was not yet bar mitzvah, I insisted that I, too, would fast and take part in the synagogue services, despite my parents’ objections. After all, I wanted my sins forgiven! With childish zeal, I entered into all that made up the […]