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.
Esther, Purim and Why It All (Still) MattersDecember 22 2017
God is never mentioned in Esther, yet His fingerprints are all over the pages of this beloved book. In the same way, did we fail to recognize God among us when Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth some 2,000 years ago? Did he, like Esther, come “for such a time as this?”
My Family’s Response: Disbelief, Denial and ExpulsionOctober 31 2017
I take comfort in Jesus’ words: “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life” (Luke 18:29–30).
Me, My Jewish Family and JesusOctober 31 2017
Although my faith made for some uncomfortable times with my parents, it also led to some thoughtful and fruitful discussions. And, much to their credit, they never allowed it to rupture our relationship.
Running from the TruthJune 29 2017
Below the surface were the unanswered questions, “Who am I? Can I know God? What follows death? Can I have the positive assurance that my sins are forgiven?”
The Jew for Jesus Next DoorJune 29 2017
Josh Leon lives and works in the Orthodox community. One of the things he enjoys most is plowing through the rabbinic texts and discovering what he believes is more evidence that Jesus fulfilled the messianic expectations of his Jewish people.
Can Israel Survive ISISMay 24 2017
Today’s threat from ISIS is not the first time Israel has faced radical fundamentalism from Syria. The modern-day fundamentalism is a flash forward of what the prophet Daniel predicted (and which came to pass in the second century b.c.). But today’s existential threat to Israel is building to a far greater crisis.
An Israeli Soldier and a Believer in JesusMay 24 2017
Afer Yoel and his five siblings, all born in the U.S., made aliyah with their mom and dad, he and his brother Dan served in an elite unit in the IDF, where both have narrowly escaped death in combat. Yoel, a Messianic Jew, shares his story and reflects on the difficult subject of God's protection in battle.
The Good, the Bad and the UnleavenedMarch 23 2017
“Why on this night do we only eat matzah?” It really is the million-dollar question. Why do we have to eat this dry, crumbly bread for eight nights?
The Israelites Blew It—and So Do WeMarch 23 2017
I remember watching the closing moments of The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Spielberg’s animated telling of the Exodus story. Moses descends Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets, and uplifting music plays as the movie ends.
When God Had Two GendersDecember 21 2016
Humanity has brought sin into the world, resulting in estrangement from God, our own selves, one another and nature. We are no longer who God intended us to be—whether we identify as male, female, or one of Facebook’s 58 genders.
Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein and the Discarded New TestamentAugust 09 2016
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.
Jewish Followers of Jesus Who Perished in the ShoahApril 27 2016
Jews who believed in Jesus got no “exemption” from the Holocaust.
What Happened to Jewish Believers in Jesus in Nazi Germany?April 26 2016
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.
No More Religious ConfusionMarch 23 2016
When a rabbi told him that he didn’t have to believe in God, Shimon Eitan became even more confused about Judaism.
Thinking Twice about Bob DylanJanuary 22 2016
The enigmatic musician has had much to say about Jesus in song and in interviews.
An Interview with Shai Sol HeverJanuary 22 2016
Young Israeli musician causes a stir on national television when she says she is a follower of Yeshua (Jesus).
The Ultimate ScapegoatAugust 18 2015
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.
Bored and Hungry: Why Millennials will be Falling Asleep in Services this Yom KippurAugust 18 2015
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?
I Shook Hitler’s HandMarch 18 2015
Many Jewish people are afraid to open the New Testament because of what so-called “Christians” have done in the name of Jesus.
An Open Letter to Christian Friends from a Jew in FranceMarch 18 2015
Anti-Semitism threatens the foundations of the Christian faith and undermines the saving message of the gospel.