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How do I respond?

Steps if you are approached by a Missionary: Step 1:  Try to disengage as quickly as possible: • Who are you? What organization are you affiliated with?  Does it have a religious designation? • Thank you, but no thanks.  I am already affiliated with (Jewish Group Name) Step 2:  End your response with concluding statement: [Read More]

How many messianic Jews are there?

Today, there are over 1,000 Hebrew-Christian missionary groups that spend over $300 million annually, targeting Jewish people for conversion. In recent years, these missionary groups have succeeded in converting 350,000 Jews worldwide. In an Atlantic article, titled “Kosher Jesus: Messianic Jews in the Holy Land,” Sarah Posner explains that “there are an estimated 175,000 to [Read More]

What is the Jewish view on Interfaith debates?

R. Moshe Feinstein, in a set of halakhic letters penned in 1967 to R. Yosef B. Soloveitchik of Boston and to Dr. Bernard Lander (Igr. Moshe YD 3:43-44), unequivocally forbade Jewish participation in ecumenical dialogue with the Church, citing both concern for apostasy as well as inherent prohibitions of such dialogue. R. Feinstein was firm [Read More]