Issues

We want to have honest conversations with open-minded Jewish people about issues that deeply affect our people and how these issues relate to Jesus.

We realize these are not static issues, but part of ongoing conversations our people have been having for thousands of years. We want to hear your voice too. Send us an email or chat with us live!

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Running from the Truth

Below the surface were the unanswered questions, “Who am I? Can I know God? What follows death? Can I have the positive assurance that my sins are forgiven?”

The Jew for Jesus Next Door

Josh Leon lives and works in the Orthodox community. One of the things he enjoys most is plowing through the rabbinic texts and discovering what he believes is more evidence that Jesus fulfilled the messianic expectations of his Jewish people.

Can Israel Survive ISIS

Today’s threat from ISIS is not the first time Israel has faced radical fundamentalism from Syria. The modern-day fundamentalism is a flash forward of what the prophet Daniel predicted (and which came to pass in the second century b.c.). But today’s existential threat to Israel is building to a far greater crisis.

An Israeli Soldier and a Believer in Jesus

Afer Yoel and his five siblings, all born in the U.S., made aliyah with their mom and dad, he and his brother Dan served in an elite unit in the IDF, where both have narrowly escaped death in combat. Yoel, a Messianic Jew, shares his story and reflects on the difficult subject of God's protection in battle.

The Good, the Bad and the Unleavened

“Why on this night do we only eat matzah?” It really is the million-dollar question. Why do we have to eat this dry, crumbly bread for eight nights?

The Israelites Blew It—and So Do We

I remember watching the closing moments of The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Spielberg’s animated telling of the Exodus story. Moses descends Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets, and uplifting music plays as the movie ends.

When God Had Two Genders

Humanity has brought sin into the world, resulting in estrangement from God, our own selves, one another and nature. We are no longer who God intended us to be—whether we identify as male, female, or one of Facebook’s 58 genders.

Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein and the Discarded New Testament

As a young rabbi, Isaac Lichtenstein (1825–1908) reprimanded a young man for showing him a Bible containing a New Testament, took the book from him, and put it on a corner shelf. Thirty years later Lichtenstein opened the book... and it changed his life.

Jewish Followers of Jesus Who Perished in the Shoah

Jews who believed in Jesus got no “exemption” from the Holocaust.

What Happened to Jewish Believers in Jesus in Nazi Germany?

Until she began teaching about the Holocaust at Christian colleges and universities, author Judith Mendelsohn Rood had no idea that many of the Jews killed in the Holocaust were professing Christians.

No More Religious Confusion

When a rabbi told him that he didn’t have to believe in God, Shimon Eitan became even more confused about Judaism.

Thinking Twice about Bob Dylan

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

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).

The Ultimate Scapegoat

Someone has already taken the blame for all of our wrongdoing. But we must acknowledge him as God’s scapegoat, the atonement for our sins.

Bored and Hungry: Why Millennials will be Falling Asleep in Services this Yom Kippur

When a third of Jewish Americans born after 1980 describe themselves as having no religion, how many of us will make an appearance at temple for the High Holidays this year?

I Shook Hitler’s Hand

 Many Jewish people are afraid to open the New Testament because of what so-called “Christians” have done in the name of Jesus. 

An Open Letter to Christian Friends from a Jew in France

Anti-Semitism threatens the foundations of the Christian faith and undermines the saving message of the gospel.

Sobibor's Sock Knitters

Knitting is just a hobby for me. But in the Nazi death camp of Sobibor in Eastern Poland, knitting saved several Jewish women from death.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

Tikkun olam has become a favorite Hebrew catch phrase for repairing the world. But this is not possible until our own hearts are repaired. Is there someone who can do that?

From Kung Fu to Kabbalah ... to Messiah

As in the ancient days of the Pharaoh, my mother's family was forced to flee from Egypt in 1952, a…