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As a young rabbi, Isaac Lichtenstein (1825–1908) reprimanded a young man for showing him a Bible containing a New Testament, took the book from him, and put it on a corner shelf. Thirty years later Lichtenstein opened the book… and it changed his life.
The Bible not only speaks of an end to this world, but also of a new beginning—a new heaven and a new earth. While the Hebrew Scriptures allude to this new world, the New Testament describes it in great detail.
My Jewish friend told me that he had found his Judaism and the God of Judaism at that church. He was now, for the first time, truly proud and excited to be Jewish. I was shocked but curiously intrigued.
When I was diagnosed with cancer, my mother said to me, “Why you, Susan?” I remember replying, “Why not me? Would it be better if it were someone else’s daughter?
Jews who believed in Jesus got no “exemption” from the Holocaust.
About 300 members of the Beth El Congregation of Hebrew Christians in Warsaw died in the Holocaust, including Leon Rosenberg’s daughter and her husband.
Bazyli Jocz, a Jewish believer in Jesus who worked with the Church’s Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ) in Warsaw, Poland, was betrayed to the Gestapo and shot.
It is estimated that as many as ten percent of the Jews in Nazi Germany believed in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. And they suffered and went to their deaths along with their fellow Jews.
Until she began teaching about the Holocaust at Christian colleges and universities, author Judith Mendelsohn Rood had no idea that many of the Jews killed in the Holocaust were professing Christians.
We each have a paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience. What’s yours?
We all bring certain assumptions to the paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience.
When a rabbi told him that he didn’t have to believe in God, Shimon Eitan became even more confused about Judaism.
The enigmatic musician has had much to say about Jesus in song and in interviews.
It’s not every day that a musician who played with famous big bands ends up becoming a rabbi.
In 1963, 16-year-old British singing sensation Helen Shapiro was so popular that the Beatles were her opening act on tour!
A California girl moves to England to pursue her passion to play rock and roll; then everything falls apart.
Young Israeli musician causes a stir on national television when she says she is a follower of Yeshua (Jesus).
Lex Rofex, who writes for Jewschool, interviewed Aaron Trank of Jews for Jesus to find out just exactly what a Messianic Jew is, anyway.
Paul Liberman’s The Fig Tree Blossoms: Messianic Judaism Emerges has sold over 100,000 copies. ISSUES interviews Liberman, who was at the forefront of that movement in the 1970s.
Someone has already taken the blame for all of our wrongdoing. But we must acknowledge him as God’s scapegoat, the atonement for our sins.
When a third of Jewish Americans born after 1980 describe themselves as having no religion, how many of us will make an appearance at temple for the High Holidays this year?
A young Jewish man who loved arguing about religion was ready to dismantle the arguments of Jews for Jesus.
World-renowned chemist James Tour, a Jew who believes in Jesus, says that science has served to strengthen, not weaken, his faith.