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!

Kabbalah’s Best Kept Secret?

“God as a trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?

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Guess Who’s Coming to the Seder?

Every year Macabbi Tel Aviv faces off against its rival, Hapoel Tel Aviv, in a soccer match. The game is filled with tension and excitement as a packed house stands and cheers non-stop for ninety minutes. Accolades and bragging rights will fall to the winner. Yet the...

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Yom Kippur and the Jewish Athlete
Author: Matt Sieger

We are proud when a Jewish athlete succeeds, but a few have gained even more respect for refusing to play ball on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg recalled his 1934 decision: Both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur came in...

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Five-Hour Sticky Roast Chicken

Try one of Clive’s recipes! Spice Rub 4 teaspoons of sea salt 2 teaspoons of paprika 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 teaspoon of white pepper ½ teaspoon of garlic powder ½ teaspoon of black pepper Chicken 1 large roasting...

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Yartzheit for the Cardinal

Jean-Marie Lustiger walked nervously up to the dais to preside over his first mass. The church was packed and the silence palpable. Just as the young priest was about to speak, someone from the crowd yelled, “Get the Jews out!” Lustiger’s reply broke the stunned...

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Don’t All Good People Go to Heaven?
Author: Matt Sieger

Many people do not believe in a literal heaven so for them, the question “Who goes there?” is moot. The late Dr. Louis Goldberg once told of the time that he went into the store of a Jewish proprietor:

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A look at one of the predictions of the Messiah’s coming in the Hebrew Scriptures

Critics have said that Mary and Joseph arranged to have Jesus born in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy, but the historical events of that day refute that.

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The New Testament: Contradictory or Consistent?

Some efforts to resolve various difficulties the Bible presents have been simplistic, naive or sometimes even seemingly desperate.

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From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home

From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home My name is Steven Peter Wertheim. I was born August 3, 1951 in the Bronx, New York—but our family actually lived in the upper west side of Manhattan, where it seemed like everyone was either Jewish or...

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The Returning King: The “Two Messiahs” in Zechariah

How can we reconcile the two very ways in which the Jewish Scriptures portray the Messiah?

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A Messianic Midrash: The Miracle at Sukkot

A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.

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Taking the Red Pill: Beyond the Matrix to Real Life

Exploring biblical themes from the context of the film, the Matrix.””

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Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua

Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua There are people who think that the angel of the Lord is Yeshua (Jesus) before he became a man. While the Scriptures do not say this explicitly, there are some remarkable likenesses between the angel and Yeshua. To...

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Jhan Moskowitz, Son of Max and Lilly Moskowitz

Some survivors do not tell their kids anything. They just don’t. Some survivors tell their kids everything. When I was a little boy, I crawled into my father’s lap and asked, What is that number on your arm?” He didn’t flinch, he told me he was...

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Rob Wertheim School Days

Rob Wertheim, Son of Fred Wertheim
Author: Rob Wertheim

My father, Fred, was born in Germany in 1925. The son of a baker, he lived in a village of 2,000 people. The town had very few Jews, ten families to be exact. As a young boy, my father had to look among the non-Jews for playmates. School Days By the time my father was...

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Four Startling Facts About the Identity of the Messiah

The Jewish prophets gave some very specific information about the Messiah not often discussed in synagogue.

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Jewish Spirituality and the Holy Spirit
Author: Moishe Rosen

A look at the Jewish yearning for spirituality questions whether increased spiritual practices will provide a real connection with God.

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A History of the Kabbalah

Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction...

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A Prophet Like Unto Moses
Author: Moishe Rosen

When we see Yeshua in heaven, certainly Moshe Rabeynu will be there too, because he was the one who knew and foretold his coming and trusted in him.

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A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective

Rabbis who believed that each word of the Hebrew Scriptures, each letter, is God’s revelation had to admit that God spoke to himself and referred to himself in the plural. How can that be, when we know there is only one God?

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