The Messiah Many Jews have long been skeptical of predictions announcing the imminent arrival of the Messiah (MaÔö¼┬íshiÔö¼┬íakh). The first century sage Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai once said: “If you should happen to be holding a sapling in your hand when they tell you that the Messiah has arrived, first plant the sapling and then […]

Talmud/Mishna/Gemara The Jewish community of Palestine suffered horrendous losses during the Great Revolt and the Bar-Kokhba rebellion. Well over a million Jews were killed in the two ill-fated uprisings, and the leading yeshivot, along with thousands of their rabbinical scholars and students, were devastated. This decline in the number of knowledgeable Jews seems to have […]

“What is Messianic Judaism?”……Answer: Messianic Judaism is the term given to Jewish people who believe and have accepted Yeshua (the Hebrew name for Jesus) of Nazareth as the promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures. These Jewish people do not stop being Jewish, but they continue to remain strong in their Jewish identity, lifestyle and culture, […]

“What are the different Jewish festivals in the Bible?”……There are seven Jewish festivals or feasts outlined in the Bible. While they are mentioned throughout Scripture we find instructions for all seven laid out in Leviticus 23:2 refers to the seven Jewish festivals, literally "appointed times," also called "holy convocations." These were days appointed and ordained […]

“What is Judaism and what do Jews believe?”……Answer: What is Judaism, and who or what is a Jew? Is Judaism simply a religion? Is it a cultural identity or just an ethnic group? Are Jews a clan of people or are they a nation? What do Jews believe, and do they all believe the same […]

“I am Jewish, can I become a Christian?”……Answer: What a wonderful question! Here is my story; the story of another Jew, like yourself, who had asked this very same question many years ago:……I grew up in an orthodox Jewish home in New York, and several years ago I came to believe that Yeshua (Yeshua is […]

“Are Jews saved because they are God’s chosen people? Do Jews have to believe in Jesus Christ to be saved?”……Answer: Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me" (John 14:6). The "no one" He referred to includes Jews and Gentiles. Jews are not […]