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Yom Kippur in the Old and New Testaments

The Judaism of today is something other than what was established by the God of Israel. Let's look more closely at this world of ancient Israel, and see how it compares with the modern expression of Jewish faith, especially as it relates to the High Holy Days.

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What is Sin?

Everyone seems to have a different idea of what sin means, but the Bible gives us a singular understanding that applies to all times and cultures.

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Who is Jesus? A Character Profile

Jesus Was a Jewish Person Although there have been various portrayals of Jesus throughout history, Jesus was born, raised and…

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What Are Messianic Jews?

There are many misconceptions about Messianic Jews and what they believe. This article addresses the strong Jewish history of Messianic Jews and explains their faith.

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The Passover Symbols and Their Messianic Significance

At every Seder, the Passover symbols help to retell the story of liberation from Egypt and point to God’s long-term redemption plan. But a closer look at the symbols is an opportunity to see Yeshua's death, resurrection, and return in light of this age-old celebration.

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Why Do Most Jewish People Not Believe in Jesus?

There are many reasons why the majority of Jewish people don't recognize Jesus as Messiah. But what if there are more reasons to consider his claims?

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Should Messianic Jews Keep Torah?

Not only do we reject the stereotype that Jewish people cannot be followers of Yeshua, but we believe that both identities be embraced and enhance one another in a beautiful spiritual harmony. What does it look like to be a Jewish follower of Jesus and also value your rituals and heritage?

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Should Gentile Christians Keep Torah?

The more Christians come to understand the Jewish context of their faith, the more aware they become of how much Christianity has evolved. In an effort to reconcile this, some begin to wonder if they should be keeping the Torah. But what does the Bible have to say about this?

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The Top 40 Messianic Prophecies

Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments. Many people in Jesus own day had questions about his identity. But for Jesus himself, the Hebrew Scriptures were the key by which he understood his vocation and life.

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What is the source of Jewish identity?

Moses chose not to reveal that he was a Hebrew. He actively identified as an Egyptian, and that’s how he would have gone down in history if God had not intervened. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the textbook for Jewish identity, the definition of that identity always comes from God.

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Is Jesus a Rabbi?

Yes, Jesus – Yeshua – was a rabbi, a teacher of Judaism in the first century A.D. But was he more than a rabbi?

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A Jewish View of the Trinity Based on the Hebrew Scriptures

It is an all-too-common assumption that the concept of the Trinity is a purely Christian idea. But the idea of a God being a three-in-one unity actually has its roots in foundational Judaism and in the Hebrew Scriptures. This article will reveal how the Hebrew language and scriptural evidence point to a triune Godhead.

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Who's the Subject of Isaiah 53?

Isaiah 53 has been a controversial passage within the Jewish community for centuries—some think it speaks of the Messiah, others think it’s about Israel, and some ignore it altogether. But, there are still Jewish people who see Yeshua as the Messiah prophesied in this passage.

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The Genealogy of the Messiah

The genealogies in Matthew and Luke present a portrait of the Messiah through four titles: Son of David, Son of Abraham, Son of Adam and Son of God.

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Why Are the Jewish People Called the "Chosen People?"

When God in the Hebrew Scriptures refers to the Jewish people as chosen, he's saying that he selected them to serve a specific purpose and to carry out a particular task. So what is it we were set apart to do?

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Jewish and Christian: Can It Be?

Can I be a Jewish Christian? What makes someone Jewish? What's the difference between a Christian and a Gentile and a Jew for Jesus? All these answers and more, right here!

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The Three Branches of Judaism

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.

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What Proof Do You Have That Jesus is the Messiah?

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

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Jesus' References to Old Testament Scriptures

From start to finish, the New Testament contains quotations, references, allusions and paraphrases of the Old Testament. Many of those are found on the lips of Jesus himself in the Gospels.

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Was Jesus' Last Supper a Passover Seder?

The Last Supper has resulted in a growing number of Christians interested in the Passover Seder, generating controversy within the Jewish community. However, we find a key fulfillment of Jewish hope in the way both Jesus and his followers celebrate Passover.

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