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From Jewish musicians all over the globe finding harmony in Jesus, to songs you may not have realized were Messianic, check out this special compilation.

Thinking Twice about Bob Dylan
Author: Matt Sieger

The enigmatic musician has had much to say about Jesus in song and in interviews.

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Dylan’s Biblical Lyrics
Author: Matt Sieger

Bob Dylan’s lyrics give us some insight into his religious beliefs.

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René Bloch: The Rabbi with Swing
Author: Matt Sieger

It’s not every day that a musician who played with famous big bands ends up becoming a rabbi.

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Walking Back to Happiness
Author: Helen Shapiro

In 1963, 16-year-old British singing sensation Helen Shapiro was so popular that the Beatles were her opening act on tour!

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Why Would I Want Jesus?
Author: Valerie Cymes

A California girl moves to England to pursue her passion to play rock and roll; then everything falls apart.

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An Interview with Shai Sol Hever

Young Israeli musician causes a stir on national television when she says she is a follower of Yeshua (Jesus).

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Philip Stanley Klein: Healed of Spiritual Leprosy
Author: Philip Klein

Performing music is in my genes. My father, Max, was in vaudeville. My mother, Millie, taught piano. But I could never have guessed the path on which my music would lead me. I was born in Brooklyn on June 30, 1940. My father’s father came from Kiev. He was a rabbi. But you can’t come…

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Dan and Melissa David: A Messianic Musical Match
Author: Dan David

Dan’s Story I was born Dan David Aronovich in the Ukraine on December 28, 1977, but I go by Dan David. I have a younger brother, Ron, who is now a surgeon. My family moved to Israel when I was a year and a half. We were not religious Jews, but we celebrated the holidays…

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Stage Fright

How a nice, Jewish country music-singing girl from Long Island came to a crossroads. Stage fright led her to consider a huge taboo in her family and community: Jesus.

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Joel Weiskopf

Joel Weiskopf
Author: Matt Sieger

Jazz pianist Joel Weiskopf, 49, has performed with jazz greats such as Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day and Clark Terry. He has recorded CDs with renowned jazz musicians such as John Patitucci and Brian Blade for the highly-respected Criss Cross jazz label. But it’s what he expresses through his music that is most important…

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Singing God’s Praises
Author: Heidi Grabke

How can someone with blond hair and blue eyes and a name like Heidi Grabke be Jewish? That’s easy. My mother is Jewish and my father is half German and half Jewish. I have my father’s German coloring and German surname, but believe me, underneath all this is a very Jewish person. My upbringing near…

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A Song with Purpose

I can’t remember my exact age, but I was sitting in a synagogue service that was designed especially for children (ages four and up). It was Rosh Hashannah and the reader spoke the words, Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands…

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