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Josh Leon lives and works in the Orthodox community. One of the things he enjoys most is plowing through the rabbinic texts and discovering what he believes is more evidence that Jesus fulfilled the messianic expectations of his Jewish people.
Following the surrender of Nazi Germany, a parade of SS officers testified before an international tribunal and described the details of their systematic plan to eradicate European Jewry. No story was more astonishing than the candid testimony of Rudolph Hoess, the commander of Auschwitz. He provided an international assembly of judges, reporters and witnesses the chilling details of how two million Jews had been murdered under his watchful eye.
The Hebrew Scriptures predicted the specific events of the Hanukkah story hundreds of years before they occurred.
Septembers of Shiraz is an adaptation of Dalia Sofer’s 2008 novel of the same name.
There is a surprising “back story” behind the Pilgrims’ celebration of the first Thanksgiving in the New World.
Tikkun olam has become a favorite Hebrew catch phrase for repairing the world. But this is not possible until our own hearts are repaired. Is there someone who can do that?
Rise of Asian-Jewish Mixed Marriages Many began to notice Asian and American intermarriages in the 1990s after immigration from the Far East began to peak. Asian immigration increased steadily after 1965 when Congress reversed controversial racial quotas on immigration from the Far East. In 1975 following the Vietnam War, more than 130,000 refugees arrived in […]
The face of the Jewish community is changing. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of intermarriage. In fact, many readers of Havurah may be Jewish and married to a non-Jew, or know someone who is. Five years ago we ran an article by Tuvya Zaretsky on intermarriage.1 At that time, Tuvya reported his […]
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, means different things to different Jewish people. Traditional Jews hold the view that during the ten days between the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement, record books in heaven are opened and everyone is judged according to their deeds and works. Those who have earned merit have […]
Did Hitler and his followers carry out a theology that is Christian at its roots?
Jews for Jesus in the shopping mall during Christmas? Why not? After all, busy shoppers are bound to be intercepted by Santa, blocked by Frosty, and pursued by men and women who are paid to spray their brand of cologne over whosoever will receive it! Why not do something to return their attention to The […]
Holly, I hope you can speak with my son, Allen,” Tova began. “He’s turning thirteen and I want him to learn about Yeshua, like me. Maybe Stan or someone can talk to him.” Tova had come to faith only months earlier, and this headstrong Israeli woman wanted everyone to find out about Jesus, especially her […]
Can you speak with our Jewish neighbor? I think she’s prayed to receive Jesus,” said Mrs. Colombo over the phone. “Did she pray with you?” I asked. “Yes, or at least I think so. But she doesn’t speak much English, so I don’t know if she understood what she was praying.” Mrs. Colombo lives next […]
Paul was a cantor—and how he loved to sing. Every time we got together, he would start singing out a nigune (wordless melody) from a portion of the siddur (Jewish prayer book). For a 90-year-old, he had a great voice! I met Paul when he came to Adat Yeshua—a messianic congregation that began as a […]
Book Title: What Happens After I Die? Author: Rifat Sonsino (Author), Daniel B. Syme (Author) Date Published: July 1, 1990 Publisher: Urj Press; Paperback edition Genre: 1. Theology ISBN: 978-0807403563 Reviewer: Stan Meyer Review Date: Sep 1, 1994 When Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai fell ill, his disciples went in to visit him. When he saw […]
“When you win Jewish people to Christ, where do they worship?” I frequently hear this question as I speak in churches. My answer is, “You will find Jewish believers in Jesus in every segment and fellowship that loves the Lord and loves the Jewish people because of Him. You usually will not find us in […]
Sam watched the soldiers come through the village, burning houses and looting. Frightened, he and his sister hid under a bed as their mother had instructed they must whenever the soldiers came. It was a pogrom, she explained. Mama, why do they hate us?” Sam asked. “Because they hate God and therefore they hate God’s […]
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, means different things to different Jewish people. Traditional Jews hold the view that during the ten days between the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement record books in heaven are opened and everyone is judged according to their deeds and works. Those who have earned merit have […]