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.
Anti-Semitism in France: Where Ancient History Meets Modern RhetoricAugust 15 2019
What is it like to be a Messianic Jew living in Paris during this time of heightened anti-Semitism? Here is a sobering look at it and an exploration of what’s at the root of this problem.
Why Including Christians in Jewish Traditions is Key to Fighting Anti-SemitismAugust 15 2019
Cultural appropriation is a serious offense. Where is the line between appropriation and appreciation? Can Christians participate in traditional Jewish celebrations without it turning into appropriation or leading to anti-Semitism? Does belief in Jesus invalidate Messianic Jewish people from continuing to observe Jewish traditions?
Q&A: Does This Publication Have an “Agenda”?June 14 2019
We don’t want anyone to stop being Jewish. Jesus didn’t want that either. We think every Jewish person has the right to explore the identity of Jesus for themselves and draw their own conclusions rather than let that choice be made for them by rabbis 2,000 years ago.
Inclusive JudaismJune 14 2019
Inclusivity should actually be a foundational part of our Jewish identity. And according to the Hebrew Scriptures, it’s nothing short of our destiny. Opening our arms to the nations and gathering those at the fringes doesn’t dilute our identity. If anything, it points us back to the heart of God’s calling for our people all along.
Is He Jewish Enough?June 14 2019
The man who would one day lead his Jewish people to redemption and bring down the Torah from Sinai 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.
Chosen for What?June 14 2019
In order to be the light that we were called to be, we need to integrate the two most essential commands of the Torah into who we are and how we live. It was to love God and to love our neighbors that the Jewish people were chosen.”
Finding Spiritual Harmony in Your Interfaith RelationshipJune 13 2019
More than 50 percent of all Jewish marriages are to non-Jews, and over 70 percent of all Jewish romantic partnerships are with Gentiles. Unfortunately, research indicates that interfaith couples experience more threats to their marital stability than same-faith couples.
How do you respond when people say that the Jews killed Jesus?February 19 2019
Unfortunately, one of the most common phrases a Jewish person can hear is this: “The Jews killed Jesus.” Such condemnations have plagued the Jewish people for the last two thousand years, acting as the fuel behind countless anti-Semitic atrocities throughout history. They have emerged from the mouths of self-proclaimed Christians, from atheists—from both those who consider themselves religious and those who do not. And it has to stop.
Five Things About Esther That Nobody Talks AboutFebruary 19 2019
Purim is not complete without the reading of the story of Esther. She is one of the few, true heroines of the Tanach. But her story isn’t exactly as pretty as her face. It’s gritty and (unfortunately) relatable to readers who may have rocky histories of their own.
The Search for the Historical JesusFebruary 19 2019
Yes, Jesus existed. But he is much more than a historical figure. Both Jews and Gentiles have been gripped by the person of Jesus as they read the Gospel accounts. If even non-believers must acknowledge Jesus’ existence, then the Gospels make it evident that he has the power to change our lives.
Finding Mindfulness in the Jewish ScripturesNovember 16 2018
Counter to contemporary Western culture, where meditation is often a therapeutic exercise for self-improvement, in the Scriptures it is a path to encounter God by giving attention to His message.
Is Mindfulness Meditation Jewish?November 16 2018
Meditation in the Jewish Scriptures describes a different approach to mindfulness meditation: in the Scriptures, mindfulness meditation refers to applying one’s attention upon God, His Word, and His attributes.
4 Things to Know About Jewish HealingNovember 15 2018
Interacting with a personal God who listens to our prayers and cares about our daily affairs feels foreign to many Jewish people. Thus the Jewish healing movement is an opportunity to explore one’s spiritual beliefs and develop new ways of relating to God.
Jewish Father. Catholic Mother. Protestant Wife. My Cure for Spiritual ConfusionOctober 16 2018
I had a semblance of Jewish education and a strong sense of Jewish identity. But since my home was a home without God – and since the Christians and the Jews I knew did not seem to truly believe – I assumed that God must be present elsewhere.
Spiritual but Not Religious?October 16 2018
Issues relevant to the "spiritual but not religious" movement are so ancient that the Jewish Bible addresses many of them—and so does Jesus in the “Newer” Testament.
The Messiah Would be God!October 16 2018
The New Testament throughout shows that Jesus is indeed the “Mighty God” who has come among us as a human being. Jesus does things only God can do, such as forgive sins and command nature to obey him.
Q&A: What Kind of Jew was Jesus?October 16 2018
The kind of Judaism Jesus represented is debated, but Judaism it was. For there was as yet nothing called “Christianity.”
Will I Still Be Jewish If I Follow Jesus?September 27 2018
God made you Jewish on purpose. What if faith in Jesus enables you to discover the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the One who has the final say on what being Jewish means?
Was Jesus the Founder of Christianity?September 07 2018
Scholars and theologians debate the particular kind of Judaism Jesus represented, but it was Judaism nonetheless. There was, as yet, nothing called “Christianity.”
What Is Shalom: The True MeaningAugust 27 2018
What is that very elusive quality we call shalom? For it means different things to different people. The ancient Hebrew concept of peace, is rooted in the word "shalom," meant wholeness, completeness, soundness, health, safety and prosperity, carrying with it the implication of permanence.