Stan Meyer’s Story

Stan Meyer's Story Should I admit to my Orthodox Jewish friends that I was a secret believer in Jesus? Perhaps I hoped they would challenge my belief. After all, life would be simpler if I did not believe in Jesus. But my experience with Orthodox Judaism pointed me...

The Jew for Jesus Next Door

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.

Why Do Most Jews Not Believe in Jesus?

Why Do Most Jews Not Believe in Jesus? There are approximately 6.7 million Jewish people in the United States[1] out of about 14 million worldwide.[2] It’s fair to say that most of these do not embrace Christian belief, nor believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah....

Movie Review: Denial (2016)

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.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the 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?

Backgrounder to Asian-Jewish Edition of Havurah

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...

Proclaimed in the Synagogue

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...

Jews for Jesus Singers Greet Holiday Shoppers

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...

The Best Gift

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...

A Good Neighbor

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...

Giving God His Due

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...

What Happens After I Die? Jewish Views of Life After Death

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...

Help Jewish Believers Fit into Your Church

“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...

Waiting to Enter the Promised Land

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...

Proclaimed in the Synagogue

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...

He Said He Believed in Santa Claus

Busy shoppers tromped through the downtown slush and snow. The Christmas shopping season was underway, and I sprinted back and forth, trying to hand a tract to each shopper who passed my corner. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed one man studying the tract I had...

The Pieces Finally Fit

Spiritual issues were always of interest to Solomon. Growing up in Montreal and beholding the religious diversity there, he always questioned the meaning of life. In this mainly Catholic city Solomon and his Jewish family were a minority. A Christian friend first got...

Empty Doorways

Have you ever watched from a window, waiting for an important visitor? You felt your heart beat faster with anticipation at the sound of each approaching car, thinking maybe this is the one! Do you remember waiting for a girlfriend or a boyfriend, almost jumping out...

A Hanukkah Story

I remember growing up knowing somehow that God was very real. My family was Reformed Jewish. That meant we were not extremely observant, but we held onto our Jewish identity. Dad would hold services” in our living room, and we would read out of the standard...

Setting the Prisoners Free

As the bus I was riding climbed the hill and passed the first security checkpoint, the prison facility surrounded by two rows of high barbed wire fence loomed into view. The area between the fences was patrolled by two security guards in sharp blue uniforms, their...
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