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“So What’s a Messianic Jew, Anyway?”
Author: Lex Rofes

Lex Rofex, who writes for Jewschool, interviewed Aaron Trank of Jews for Jesus to find out just exactly what a Messianic Jew is, anyway.

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Call Me Christian: A Truly Jewish Story
Author: Matt Sieger

Paul Liberman feels so strongly about his Jewish identity that he changed the title of his autobiography to Don’t Call Me Christian.

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An Interview with Paul Liberman
Author: Matt Sieger

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.

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So Why’d You Switch Teams?
Author: Rich Robinson

I’m Jewish and I believe in Jesus. So I’ve often been asked: So … why’d you switch teams? You belonged to the Jewish people, you had a great thing going for you — why did you go over to the “other side”? The side of the Christians, the non-Jews, with their goyische lives, their goyische kups,…

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Jews for Jesus Messianic Statement

Jews for Jesus Affirms the Messianic Jewish Movement and the Messianic Congregational Movement   (July 31, 2012)  In a statement released today, the Jews for Jesus Council (its global leadership body) issued the following statement of clarification on its position on the Messianic Jewish Movement. Moved by a desire for unity, and in the interest of…

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JEWISH BELIEVERS AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY: How do we see each other?
Author: Rich Robinson

Looking back on my experience as a new believer and a university student, I remember two distinct Christian groups on our campus: Campus Crusade for Christ and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The two had not so much a rivalry as hermetically sealed lives. Among IVCF-ers, Campus Crusade had a reputation for being too “in your face,”…

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The Challenge of Our Messianic Movement, Part One
Author: Rich Robinson

In the ’70s, the messianic movement” was understood as a moving of Jewish people to faith in Yeshua in the context of Jewish culture. “Messianic,” while not formally defined, had a clear connotation of “Jewish and a believer in Jesus.” For a variety of reasons, the landscape has changed significantly. The term “messianic” has been…

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Generations and Generations and Generations
Author: Josh Sofaer

It’s 3:00 a.m. I’m sitting in a Jewish deli in New York City, eating blintzes with three high school-aged, second-generation Jewish believers. They are all on Halutzim, a teen mission trip I lead each summer, and we are in one of the most compelling conversations I’ve ever had. We’d been talking since 10:00 p.m. about…

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How Shall We Then Write?

One of my favorite college assignments came in a Children’s Literature class at San Francisco State University, when my professor asked us to read 100 assorted story and picture books. I spent several delightful Saturday afternoons in the public library, enmeshed in the mischievous mishaps of Curious George and fearless little Miss Madeline. Those were…

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Facts & Myths: About the Messianic Congregations in Israel

Book Title: Facts & Myths: About the Messianic Congregations in Israel Author: Kai Kjaer-Hansen (Author), Bodil F. Skjott (Author) Date Published: 1999 Publisher: United Christian Council in Israel in cooperation with the Caspari… Reviewer: Jeffrey Wasserman Review Date: March 1, 1999 Survey conducted by Kai Kjµr-Hansen and Bodil F. Skj°tt. Jerusalem: United Christian Council in…

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Facts & Myths: About the Messianic Congregations in Israel

Book Title: Facts & Myths About the Messianic Congregations in Israel Author: Kai Kjaer-Hansen (Author), Bodil F. Skjott (Author) Date Published: 1999 Publisher: United Christian Council in Israel in cooperation with the Caspari… Reviewer: Jews for Jesus Review Date: March 1, 1999 Survey conducted by Kai Kjær-Hansen and Bodil F. Skjøtt. Jerusalem: United Christian Council…

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An Old Command
Author: Stephen Katz

Havurah. It’s a good title for a messianic publication, don’t you think? After all, the word means company, band or group.” In fact, in Hebrew, the root of the word is used to make other words like “join together, friend, member, society, partner and gang.” We who are Jewish and believe in Yeshua belong to…

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The Messianic Bar Mitzvah
Author: Stephen Katz

Well I had a bar mitzvah when I was thirteen, The greatest bar mitzvah that you’ve ever seen. The temple on the corner of Mayfield and Lee was filled with my friends and my family, all of them proud as proud could be, with catering far as the eye could see— complete with a chopped…

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Jewish New Testament Commentary

Book Title: Jewish New Testament Commentary: A Companion Volume to the Jewish New Testament Author: David H. Stern Date Published: October 1992 Publisher: Lederer Messianic Publications; Reprint edition Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Religion3. New Testament ISBN: 978-9653590113 Reviewer: Louis Goldberg Review Date: March 1, 1995 David Stern’s massive Jewish New Testament Commentary follows through on…

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Still Jews, Forever Jewish

What was it like in Israel between 66 C.E. and 132 C.E.—a time of war and transition? The events of 70 C.E. were a watershed which molded and shaped much of what Judaism has become, and it was a forge upon which the character of a nation was determined. If we are ever to understand…

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