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Sheina's Story: An Academic Search for the Truth

My story begins on the other side of the world in Australia where I was born. Both sides of my family immigrated there in the mid to late 1800s. My...

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The Silent Holocaust - Rescuing Russian Jews

In today's evangelical crusade for Jewish souls, missionaries have found one particularly vulnerable segment of our community. Unlike Jews in the W...

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Jews At Risk - An Interview

Jews at Risk: An Interview with Jews For Judaism Baltimore Executive Director, Ruth Guggenheim By Margie Pensak

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Homecoming

After several years of marriage my husband and I became interested in religion and how we would raise our children. Neither of us had much of a rel...

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Meeting The Challenge - Hebrew Christians and the Jewish Community

Meeting The Challenge: Hebrew Christians and the Jewish Community Originally prepared by The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York ...

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True Judaism?

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SHALOM I BELIEVE IN JESUS

FORMER JEW FOR JESUS Julius Ciss and Rabbi Michael Skobac are featured in this video exposé on Messianic Jews for Jesus .

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Why Jews and Christians Deplore the Tactics of “Hebrew-Christian” Missionaries

When missionaries like Jews for Jesus, Messianic Jews and a host of other such organizations, share the belief that Jesus was Messiah and G-d. In d...

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Is the Term Messianic Jew Scriptural?

An Essay by Gerald Sigal It was in Antioch, Syria, that "the disciples [of Jesus] were first called Christians" (Acts 11:26). The term "Christian"...

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SCRIPTURE TWISTING

This program shows how Christian missionaries approach the Jewish Bible with a preconceived agenda and ultimately see what’s not there and don’t se...

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From Messianic Jew to Counter-Missionary - Part 3

Julius Ciss riveting story of his five-year involvement in the Hebrew Christian movement is a unique insider perspective on a process that has ensn...

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Israel Cannot Allow Christian Missionaries to Infiltrate Israeli Homes

5.6.2020 -Members of the Jewish community were rightfully concerned about Orlando-based “GOD TV” receiving a seven-year license to broadcast their ...

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Alert: Missionaries Step Up Activities to Convert Jews in Israel

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The Challenge of Missionaries and Cults

What is the challenge of missionaries and cults? Let's find out in this post. Why do they convert, who are the born again christians?

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From Messianic Jew to Counter-Missionary - Part 1

Julius Ciss' riveting story of his five-year involvement in the "Hebrew Christian" movement is a unique insider perspective on a process that has e...

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Attacking the messenger and not the message

When someone attacks the messenger instead of the message it is indeed a sad thing. I was upset and passionate about the presence of Jews for Jesus...

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The Jewish Response to Missionaries (8-Page Booklet) English

With over 360,000 in print, in 9 languages, this clear, concise and easy to read handbook is an excellent resource for parents, students young adul...

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Kol Hamevaser Interviews Ruth Guggenheim

Ruth Guggenheim,

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Messianics are praying the 'Shema,'

The Shabbat morning service at Congregation Sha’arei Shalom in this suburb of Raleigh has a familiar feel to anyone who grew up in a mainstream Ame...

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Frequently Asked Questions on Missionaries and Jews for Jesus

What are the frequently asked questions on Missionaries and Jews For Jesus? Let's find out...

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My Journey Home to Judaism - Part 7

This is part 7 of the 11 part series on the writer's journey back to Judaism. For the other parts, read this.

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Unmasking Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus and Messianic Jews claim that what they’re doing is 100% Jewish... the most Jewish thing anyone can do. However, calling it Jewish d...

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RABBI CROSS EXAMINES CHRITIANITY

Rabbi Michael Skobac takes you on a fascinating exploration of how a small Messianic movement within Judaism, 2,000 years ago, transformed into a r...

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Avoiding Spiritual Deception

Today's spiritual consumer encounters a tremendous range of choices and opportunities. A walk down the "Judaism" aisle also reveals a plethora of s...

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Latkes With A Side of The Lord

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Hebrew Roots movement often lays roots for Jewish life—conversion or not

Hebrew Roots adherents—not to be confused with Jews for Jesus, whose followers consider themselves Jewish and are known for intense proselytizing—a...

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THE ROLE OF THE MESSIAH IN JUDAISM: Part #6 of Judaism and the Messiah Rabbi Immanuel Schochet z"l

Rabbi Immanuel Schochet expounds on What is The Role of the Messiah in Judaism in Part 6 of this seminar “Judaism and the Messiah” in response to J...

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Missionary Claims #1

Can a Jew retain their Jewish Identity once they convert to another faith?

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Larry Levey: Why I Embraced, then rejected Messianic Judaism

A lawyer reflects on 18 months as a member of the militantly proselytizing Hebrew-Christian community. What made him choose Judaism?

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A QUESTION ABOUT THE ORAL LAW (Oral Torah) #7 of Judaism & the Messiah Rabbi Immanuel Schochet z"l

Rabbi Immanuel Schochet expounds on What is The Role of the Messiah in Judaism in Part 6 of this seminar “Judaism and the Messiah” in response to J...

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The Jewish Community and The Non-believer

What is the connection between the Jewish community and the non-believer? Let's find out in this interesting post by Gerald Sigal.

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World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Berlin Document Targeting Jews

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Berlin Document Targeting Jews This past August, an international task force of Christians and "Messianic...

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From Messianic Jew to Counter-Missionary - Part 2

Julius Ciss riveting story of his five-year involvement in the Hebrew Christian movement is a unique insider perspective on a process that has ensn...

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Christianity did not develop in a vacuum.

Christianity did not develop in a vacuum. Nor did it simply come into existence with the death of Jesus and his alleged resurrection. Take a look a...

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How many messianic Jews are there?

Messianic Judaism erroneously claims to be a branch of Judaism and presents itself as a bridge between Judaism and Christianity. So how many of the...

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CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER JEW FOR JESUS or JEWS FOR JESUS NOT or FROM MESSIANIC JEW TO ANTI-MISSIONARY

A former jew confesses and talks about his story. Find out in this video.

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From "Messianic Jew" to Counter-Missionary - The Story of Julius Ciss

This is a story of Julius Ciss, he is also tringy to bring those Jews whom they have "converted" back to authentic Judaism.

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Cleveland Federation Advisory Statement

Statement by the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland's Community Relations Committee in response to targeted proselytizing campaign in Cleveland.

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Matzah Tampering-It's Just Not Kosher!

The reference to Matzah and the "piercing" of Jesus is based on a conscious tampering of the original verse in Psalms 2:17, from the word " KAARI" ...

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Alex's Story

My parents and I immigrated to the United States from the former USSR. We were raised as atheists but I did receive some training in Judaism by att...

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From Christianity to Judaism - David's Story

Read David's story as to why he moved from Christianity to Judaism, why he felt more connected to Judaism rather than Christianity.

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BJC Denounces Deceptive Proselytizing

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GENESIS 3:15 WHO IS THE SEED OF THE WOMAN

This video was produced to persuade Jews for Jesus, Messianic Jews and Hebrew-Christians to take another look at the issues of Jewish Christianity.

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Why I Am Converting To Judaism - Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3 part series by Angela Dekort about why she converted to Judaism. You can read Part 1 and Part 3 as well.

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Missionary Groups Target Jews

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Nose-to-Nose in Toronto

Until the sign appeared, none of the people at the butcher shop, or the kosher pizza parlor knew who the new tenant in the Main Exchange Mall in su...

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20 YRS IN MESSIANIC JEWS FOR JESUS

20 YRS IN MESSIANIC JEWS FOR JESUS

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My Journey Home to Judaism - Part 8

This is part 8 of the 11 part series on the writer's journey back to Judaism. For the other parts, read this.

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Glossary of Hebrew expressions for site

This post provides a glossary of Hebrew expressions on this site.

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Cult or Cult-like?

On a number of occasions we have referred to the Hebrew-Christian or "Messianic Jewish" movement as a cult or cult like. Some have protested that w...

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Jews for Judaism: The Response to an Urgent Need

For many years I have been familiar with the fine international organization, Jews for Judaism. Its founder and West Coast director, Rabbi Bentzi...

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The Jewish Answer

Israel is in an extremely dangerous area of the world, surrounded by Arab countries that have threatened its extermination, Jews there live with a ...

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The Israeli Missionary Tried to Mislead Me

5.21.2020 - Torah portion Bamidbar - The idolatry issue is so damaging to the messianic argument that missionaries avoid mentioning it.

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Lisa's Story

I was born Jewish, but I became a Christian nine years ago during a difficult time in my life when I was searching for G-d. My sons and I joined an...

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Christ at the Checkpoint Conference 2014

Hebrew Christian movement deployed diplomats to the 2014 Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Israel.

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Jews and Jewish Christianity - Jesus and the Messiah

Let us begin with the fundamental belief that Jesus was – and is – the Messiah. Since the very word Christ means Messiah, this belief lies at the h...

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How to reply when the doorbell rings

How to reply when the doorbell rings? What about conversion and christian missionaries? How do we tackle them? Find out in this article.

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True Facts

Here are the numbers and facts

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Missionaries Invade 2015 Israeli Festival

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Praying for Southern Baptists

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Jews and Jewish Christianity - Introduction

You were born a Jew. You may have gone to Hebrew school for some years and had a Bar Mitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah. Whether you had a good Jewish educat...

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Missionary Claims: Conclusion

To be a "Jew for Jesus" is as absurd as being a "Christian for Buddha" and as ridiculous as "kosher pork;" it is an obvious contradiction.

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Christian Missionary Joel Rosenberg and Family Make Aliyah

Christian Missionary, Joel Rosenberg who promotes proselytizing the Jewish people and targeting Israelis for conversion, has managed to make Aliyah

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Bush's Plans to Address Messianic Jewish Group Irks Former Aides

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Homeland Defense

The perpetual reign of brutal terror that has taken hundreds of lives, crippled thousands and devastated our spiritual homeland impacts all of us.

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The New Jews For Jesus

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Taglit screening out Messianic Jews

Taglit screening out Messianic Jews By Matthew Wagner

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Perfection

Belief in the eventual coming of the Messiah and perfection of the world under his reign is a basic and fundamental part of traditional Judaism. Th...

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Can an Orthodox Rabbi Respect Billy Graham?

In his eulogy, son and successor, Franklin Graham restated his father’s message that “Jesus is the only way” to God.

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From Behind The Orange Curtain

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Denouncing Defending the Targeting of Jews

Jews for Judaism International denounces as offensive the March 28, 2008 statement the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) that defends the targeting ...

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Jews and Jewish Christianity - Jesus and God

The claim that Jesus was the Messiah is one of the beliefs separating Judaism from Christianity. We have explained the Jewish understanding of the ...

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THE JEWISH RESPONSE TO MISSIONARY CHRISTIANITY - Introduction

INTRODUCTION For Jews adhering to traditional Judaism the Torah is God’s words revealed directly to Moses. Subsequent additions to the Jewish cano...

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The Jewish Concept of Messiah and the Jewish Response to Christian Claims

What is the Jewish concept of the Messiah, is there such a concept in place? If so, what would be the Jewish response to Christian claims regarding...

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Chapter 41a - IS GOD SITTING NEXT TO HIMSELF?

Who’s your daddy? On the basis of Mark 12:35-37, Christians ask: “If the Jewish Messiah is not the Son of God, how do you answer Jesus’ question?”

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Identifying Missionary Manipulations

In this post, we find out the tactics followed by Christian Missionary to convert Jews. What are the missionary manipulations?

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Battle for the Jewish Soul - Missionary Threat to Jews

A look at how and why some Christian missionaries target Jews for Conversion.

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Jewish Community Foundation Awards Jews For Judaism Major Grant

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She Cried When He Screamed, “You’re Not a Jew Anymore”

5.15.2020 - Torah Reading Behar-Bechukosai - If a Jew is intrinsically Jewish, can they ever lose this status?

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Isaiah 53 - The Jewish Perspective

Was the Prophet referring to Jesus in Isaiah 53 which was recognized as messianic? Here we try to interpret this chapter that has become a cornerst...

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TRUTH: In The Christian Bible?

As Hebrew-Christians, individuals seeking to know and do the will of the Almighty, you are confronted with a significant question: is the New Testa...

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Just Say Know: What "Real Christians" Believe about Jews

Try this: Ask any fundamentalist Christian why his/her spiritual forebears launched the Inquisition, the Crusades, or the Holocaust. 10 out of 10 w...

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Was Jesus the Messiah?

One of the basic premises upon which Christianity rests is that Jesus was the Messiah predicted in the Jewish Bible. Judaism has always rejected th...

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Morris Cerullo & His Ministry to the Jews

Who is Morris Cerullo, what is his background? Find out in this post.

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Chapter 19 WHO IS THE CHILD?

(Isaiah 9:5-6) Who is the child? Isaiah presents many of his messages through the use of prophetic names (Isaiah 7:3, 14; 8:3). In one such pas...

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Isaiah 7:14 - A Virgin Birth?

Is Isaiah 7:14 talking about a virgin birth? The answer is simple. This passage in Isaiah isn’t speaking about the Messiah or a virgin birth.

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Evangelical movement on the rise

An arctic blast has emptied the streets of the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, yet inside the Living Springs Family Center, a storefront Pe...

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Missionary Tactics

Forewarned is forearmed, by knowing the missionary tactics we can prepare for any encounter.

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Jesus Codes - Uses and Abuses - Part 1

By: Rabbi Daniel Mechanic1 (In consultation with Doron Witztum2 and Harold Gans3) DANIEL MECHANIC is a senior international Codes lecturer and r...

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The Double-Edged Evangelical Embrace

What is known as double-edged evangelical embrace? Find out in this interesting post that tells us what is the true nature of this embrace?

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Jews and Jewish Christianity - “Proofs” of Christianity in the Hebrew Bible

“Jewish Christians” invariably emphasize the existence of proofs in the Hebrew Bible for everything they believe about Jesus. It is this claim that...

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Lutheran Ministry Seeks to Convert Jews

Rev. Kevin Parviz places ashes on his grandchildren Johnna Opheim 7 1/2 and infant Aubrey Smith during Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 5,...

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Double-Edged Sword

A growing movement of solidarity and support for Israel and the Jewish people has emerged from within the ranks of Evangelical Christianity, and th...

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Chapter 37b - THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS AND PSALM 22

“Like a lion” Although the psalm gives no indication that it is describing this mode of death, Psalm 22 has become, for Christianity, a major sour...

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Chapter 3 - The Seed of the Woman

(Genesis 3:15) Some Christians explain the genealogical discord between Matthew and Luke by claiming that the determination of the Messiah’s gen...

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Why Jews Cannot Accept the New Testament

For centuries, Christians have asked why Jews don’t accept the authenticity of the New Testament. Let’s explore in depth one of the many reasons, n...

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Why Troubling Times Lasted 62 Weeks For Daniel

Following these forty-nine years is a period of “troubled times” lasting sixty-two weeks or 434 years. During these years many enemies will arise s...

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Debunking "The Forbidden Chapter” Isaiah 53 Conspiracy

Missionaries are either intentionally trying to mislead people or are ignorant of the history of the public reading of the prophets

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Robin Schanker The Long Road Home

Gradually it became clear that Holly wanted me to accept Jesus as my savior. I insisted that, to Jews, Jesus is not the Messiah. No bibles were ope...

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“Kosher Jesus” – A Book Review

Kosher Jesus book review. Shmuley Boteach sets the stage by describing the strong overtures of Christian love towards Israel and the Jewish people.

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Unraveling the Red String

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Rabbinic Commentators after Rashi on Isaiah 53

In this article Moshe Shulman covers the views of the commentators from the time of Rashi on Isaiah 53. There have been literally dozens of comment...

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Cozying up to prospective converts

What happens when you meet prospective converts? How to cozy up to them? Here is an account of how people cozy up to prospective converts.

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The Testimony of Scripture

Sola scriptura - Solely scripture. Scripture alone and nothing else. This is the rallying cry of Protestant Christianity. Protestant Christianity a...

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Christ in the Passover: Why is this Night Different?

Christ in the Passover is a superb example of the Christian missionary contribution to the magician’s art.

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Can You Make a Christian Out of a Jew?

Brigham Young posed the question: "Can you make a Christian of a Jew?" and then proceeded to answer it. What was his response?

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