We are among the few!
1. There are thousands of outreaches teaching Gentiles about the Jewish roots of the Gospel and about Jewish traditions, but we are among the few teaching Gentiles how to share about Yeshua with Jewish people!
2. There are tens of thousands of evangelical Christians that love to share about "Jesus" even with their Jewish friends, but they don't understand the Jewish mindset and aren't fruitful or just push Jewish people further away from Yeshua.
We are available in-person or on Zoom to do a workshop for messianic congregations, church groups, bible studies, ministries, etc. We will even do a Zoom meeting with just one person, if they live in an area with a Jewish community. Our phone number is 832-457-7141. Give us a call if you would like more information.
In the historical time of the origin of Chanukah, Jewish people were forced to assimilate. The Hellenists demanded that the Jewish people give up their distinctive religious ways.
Many Jewish people who came to the US in the late 1800s spoke Yiddish to each other. On the other hand, they were so determined that their children assimilate in certain ways into the US culture that they spoke only English to their children. Many of their grandchildren were even given Anglo names.
In the late 1900s in the former Soviet Union, I met Jewish people whose parents assimilated them so successfully that some of them and their children had a hard time proving they were Jewish in order to make aliyah.
Isn't it interesting that in more modern times what happened was the opposite of what happened in the days of Judah Macabee? Instead of Greeks trying to force Jews to become Goys, Jews themselves were doing that with their own children, not in religious ways, but in cultural ones.
Now, some Jewish leaders are joining hand in hand, sometimes unknowingly, with Christian leaders, in forcing Jews to become assimilated into Gentile cultures. How do they do that?
They do it by telling Jewish people that they are not Jewish anymore because they have come to understand that Yeshua is the Messiah.
Sounds strange, huh? Well in both cases, whether they are Jewish or Christian, they are avoiding what they know is absolute history.
They know that when Yeshua was here on earth his followers were Jewish. The first believers in Yeshua and the authors of the New Testament were Jewish. They were neither part of a new religion nor did they start one.
Now, some Messianic synagogues are somehow assimilating insidiously into the gentile church culture, presenting visiting Jewish people, who do not yet believe in Yeshua, a strange hybrid of Christianity and Judaism.
Our vision is for Jewish people to understand that the image they have of Jesus as being the Gentile God is not far from the truth. But, it wasn't like that at the beginning. The name Jesus wasn't used until over a thousand years after he was born. As a matter of fact, on the eighth day, when it was time for his (bris) brit milah, He was given the name Yeshua. The original text of the New Testament was written by Jewish men and never mentioned the name Jesus. The Gentile interpretation of the text in the New Testament is exactly that, a Gentile interpretation.