After Ziggy completed his post-doctoral studies in mathematics, a friend invited him to church, where he completed a course called Christianity Explored." Ziggy then read Mark's gospel and wondered: "Have I found the Messiah?" But he reasoned, "How can I accept Jesus as the Messiah when the rabbis have been rejecting him for the last two thousand years?" After reading the life story of Stan Telchin, Betrayed, Ziggy realized it was possible to be Jewish and believe in Jesus! When he pored over the prophesies in the Hebrew Scriptures, he became convinced that Jesus was indeed Israel's promised Messiah. Ziggy joined Jews for Jesus as a full-time missionary in 2009.