Issues

We want to have honest conversations with open-minded Jewish people about issues that deeply affect our people and how these issues relate to Jesus.

We realize these are not static issues, but part of ongoing conversations our people have been having for thousands of years. We want to hear your voice too. Send us an email or chat with us live!

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A Deliberate Mistranslation?

Judaism, as practiced today, is sacrifice. The siddur emphasizes this fact and offers an explanation: Lord of the universe, Thou…

Akedah

In the painting of The Sacrifice of Isaac, Marc Chagall draws a parallel between the story of Isaac and that…

The Yom Kippur Dilemma

If you journeyed back in time 3,500 years and saw Jewish life as our forefathers lived it, you would be…

Did the Jewish People Reject Jesus?

Was Jesus really rejected by the Jews of the first century? The best way to answer that question is to…

Paul: Apostle or Apostate

Many scholars acknowledge that the teachings of Jesus are distinctly Jewish. But what about Paul? We believe that a comparison…

Passover: Why is this night different since Yeshua observed it?

Just as the Israelites were redeemed from Egyptian slavery by an unblemished lamb, now men could be freed from slavery to sin by the Messiah, the Lamb of God.

I Escaped From Hitler Twice: The Fred Wertheim Story

“I remember they had us lined up. The Germans were talking among themselves, loud enough for me to hear. Some of my buddies started asking me, ‘What’s happening? How come you’re ready to pass out?’ I told them, ‘This is the way it’s going to be. They don’t know what to do with us and so they’re going to shoot us.’ ”

Baptism: Pagan or Jewish?

BINST GEVOREN A GOY! "You've become a Gentile!" We Jewish believers in Yeshua often encounter this accusation after we've been baptized.

The "Man" of My Dreams

Years ago, it must have been about 1942 or '43, I was sleeping and I experienced what I thought was…

The Rabbis' Dilemma: A Look at Isaiah 53

We have a glorious future and an abundant present if we appropriate the salvation made possible by the One who "was wounded through our transgressions and bruised through our iniquities."

If I Forget You, O Jerusalem

I'll never forget the very first time I stood before the Western Wall in the ancient city of Jerusalem. I…

Our Roots: A Question of Jewish Allegiance

On occasion I have been told by some of my fellow Jews that my open profession of faith in Jesus…

The Son of God

The writer of Proverbs paints a mysterious picture of a figure who bears the name of God's son and asks…

A Jewish Believer and Atonement

I still remember vividly the Day of Atonement from my tenth year. Though I was not yet bar mitzvah, I…

Would God Forgive?

It was Yom Kippur. I was twelve, and I was fasting for the first time. I woke up early that…

Circumcision of the Heart

"A bris in the heart!" Sounds strange. Yet God Himself speaks of circumcision of the heart in the Jewish Scriptures.

A Calendar That Tells More Than the Date

The central theme of the message which brought Jewish people together and bound us to one another is Hear, O…

The Torah: God's Indestructible Book: But It Can Be Broken

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the original Torah of God in his hands, he found out that…

When the Messiah Comes...

Oftentimes, Jews who come to believe in Jesus are told by their unbelieving families, "If you'd only known more about…

What Happened When I Read a Forbidden Book

I was no longer able to discount the New Testament as “someone else’s religion,” for it spoke directly to the dry and barren areas of need in my life. My animosity toward Jesus had been replaced with respect, then love, and finally faith.