Havurah Volume 06 Number 02

The Challenge of Our Messianic Movement, Part One
Author: Rich Robinson

In the ’70s, the messianic movement” was understood as a moving of Jewish people to faith in Yeshua in the context of Jewish culture. “Messianic,” while not formally defined, had a clear connotation of “Jewish and a believer in Jesus.” For a variety of reasons, the landscape has changed significantly. The term “messianic” has been […]

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Twice Married (to each other!), Twice Blessed, An Interview with Jack and Renee Diamond

Tell me about your upbringing. RENEE: I grew up in a loving Jewish home. I remember enjoying Christmas carols and wondering who Jesus was, but in my house we were told that Jesus wasn’t for us. JACK: Unlike Renee, my upbringing was quite turbulent. My mother suffered from emotional and mental problems that caused her […]

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A Family Reconciled: The Story of Elaine Lewis
Author: Elaine Lewis

My mother shaped my Jewish upbringing more than anyone else. She diligently ensured that our family celebrated Shabbat and went to our synagogue on Chicago’s North Shore for the High Holidays, as well as faithfully sending my two sisters and me there for Sunday school each week. However, by the time I was a teenager […]

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From the Editor

These days, it’s a rare occurrence to hear about people coming together in unity. Around the world, we are enmeshed in battles, wars and tensions. Closer to home, members of the messianic community are entangled in our own battles, be they theological, doctrinal or personal. People are intent on sharply clarifying their differences but as […]

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A Closed Door Opens
Author: Steve Cohen

When I became a believer in Jesus in 1973, I immediately wanted to go visit my parents to share my newfound faith with them. I had a tremendous desire and concern for my family to know Jesus. However, they told me I was not welcome to visit them and that they hoped my faith was […]

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