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Whoever heard of a Jewish doctor? Quite frankly, a lot of people. Believe it or not, quite a few of them have found new life in their Messiah, Jesus. Examine their journeys of faith here.

Also don’t miss our book: Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician

You will love these first-person accounts of ten Jewish doctors who came to know Jesus as their Messiah, and who are excited for other Jews to hear the gospel as well. The book also includes stories of Jewish people who turned to Jesus during a medical crisis, as well as essays on the problem of pain and suffering and, of course, on why Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.

Dr. Jack Sternberg, oncologist:
“Undaunted, I visited with rabbis, hoping they could show me the fallacies of the case for Jesus….Each effort I made to hear something to dissuade me seemed to strengthen the growing belief that Jesus truly was the Messiah.”

Dr. David Madenberg, emergency room physician:
“All my life I’d been taught that the Messiah of Israel had not yet come…. Then a thought crossed my mind: how many of my Jewish friends and relatives have ever read their own Bible for themselves, let alone the New Testament?”

Dr. Peter Greenspan, obstetrician:
“I was doing the right things according to my religion, but none of the law or the minutiae to which I had bound myself brought me closer to God.”

Read these doctors and even more personal stories below:

Asaph and Me

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.

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Science & Faith: Dr. James Tour’s Story

A focus on scientist Dr. James Tour as featured in the documentary, Science & Faith: A Season for Reason Theme Week
CTS Ontario/CTS Alberta
Saturday Sept. 21/13 9:00pm as part of “The Doc Side”
Dr. James Tour-Most distinguished nanotechnology researchers in the world-Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

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Journeys of Faith: Michael Sischy Feature

Dr. Michael Sischy qualified as a General Medical Practitioner from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993. He joined Jews for Jesus in January 1999 after being active in the state and private health care sectors for five years. Michael comes from a traditional Orthodox Jewish background. His mother’s death from colon cancer in 1990…

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A Jewish Psychiatrist’s Views on the Meaning of Life

What’s behind two prominent psychiatrists’ opposing viewpoints on humanity’s raison d’etre.

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Ten Out of Ten Physicians We Know Say —

This Yom Kippur, for the relief of sin, YESHUA (JESUS) is indicated!” Yeshua—Jesus—is God’s remedy for the affliction of sin. The mitzvah (commandment) of afflicting one’s own soul can be helpful, but there is something even better. Isaiah the prophet says about the Messiah: “He was afflicted for our sins, he was bruised for our…

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What’s a Jewish Atheist to Do?
Author: Robert Rosett

A young, Jewish atheist discovers God through the New Testament.

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Arthur Barlis: A Jewish Doctor Who Met the Great Physician
Author: Arthur Barlis

I was born in 1939 in Providence, Rhode Island. Our neighborhood was almost entirely Jewish, and our home somewhat traditional. As I grew, my goal was to be a doctor and help people. Although I was fearful of God, I also believed He was helping me accomplish my goals. In the mid-1960’s I entered the…

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A Russian Doctor

No reporters have visited the prison camps of Soviet Russia, unless they have gone as prisoners. So to this day we have little information about the millions who have lived, suffered, and died there, especially during Stalin’s reign of terror. Most will remain nameless for all time, remembered only in the hearts of those who…

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