Havurah

No one said it’s always easy being Jewish and for Jesus. Havurah, or “fellowship,” addresses the special concerns and interests of Jewish believers in Jesus.

The Dangers of a Spiritually Incompatible Relationship

The relationship between a husband and wife is so unique that God chose it as a metaphor to represent His own relationship with His people. He wants us to experience the kind of trust and intimacy with Him that He intended married couples to share with one another!

Messianic Jews in Modern Israel

Messianic Jews are a small, growing, and diverse community of believers in Jesus, living our faith in a world that fails to see us as either Jewish or Christian.

A Messianic Girl’s Search for a Church

My church search was rough. I didn't want to limit my faith. I wanted to be where the Bible was the center of the teaching, the people believed in a God who loved and cared for them. And I did not want to lose my Jewish identity.

Explain yourself! How should we talk about our faith as Messianic Jews?

“What’s your religious background?” We’ve all been there – the awkward dinner party you are obliged to attend where you…

You Just Found Out You’re Jewish – 3 Things You Need to Consider

In an unexpected plot twist to your life, you just found out you are Jewish. You may or may not…

Jewish Identity in America: A History

On July 11, 1883, 200 guests strolled into the luxurious banquet hall of the Highland House, atop Mt. Adams in…

Is a Messianic Jewish Family an Interfaith Family?

What is interfaith? Does it describe Messianic Jewish life at all? Is an intermarried family automatically an interfaith family? Read about one mother's experience, and her research and conclusions here.

The Diaspora Dilemma: How Do You Create a Jewish Home in the Middle of Nowhere?

How do you survive and thrive living far away from a Jewish cultural center, like my family does in Southern…

Raised Messianic: An Interview with Robert Goldschmidt

When I first heard the name Robert Goldschmidt, I was not picturing the tall lanky black guy I was introduced…

Jewish Identity: A Game of Hide and Seek

A certain man walks into a Messianic congregation on Shabbat morning. He’s a total stranger, looks a little lost and,…

Recipe: Award-Winning Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

I don’t like to brag, but I did win first place for this recipe at a Hanukkah party held by…

Death: How Do We Respond?

As followers of Yeshua, we have assurance of being inscribed forever in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We don’t talk…

A Portrait of Messianic Jews

Someone once perceptively said, “Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.”

The Suffering of Jesus and the Suffering of Israel: A Reflection on Isaiah 53

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul…

Jesus and Jewish Suffering: an Israeli Perspective

Suffering is international and cross-cultural. It is something that unites all human beings, because we all experience it at one…

From Generation to Generation: A Tale of Two Kings

From Generation to Generation: A Tale of Two Kings by Aaron Trank Forty years ago the world of Jewish missions was altered forever. That was when Moishe Rosen incorporated Hineni Ministries in San Francisco and began reaching out to the Jewish community with the gospel under the slogan: "Jews for Jesus."

Six Questions for Amy-Jill Levine

Havurah: The Jewish Annotated New Testament has made quite a splash in some circles. What were your expectations as co-editor…

Assimilation or Acculturation?

What Hanukkah Has to Show Us If you listen to the Jewish experts, they all seem to agree on one…

A Hanukkah Prayer

At Hanukkah, our Jewish people recite this prayer: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who…

The Aliyah Question

"Jewish believers belong in Israel!" There was an awkward moment as we mulled over the statement. Then the conversation picked…