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  What is Messianic Judaism?
Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Jesus' original name in Hebrew) is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world.
I encourage Messianic Jews to identify with and embrace their Jewish heritage, which in large part is based on the Torah; and I encourage Messianic Jews and Christians to be gracious to each other regarding others' level of Torah observance.
We are encouraged by the growth of Messianic Judaism and by the growth of Congregation Shema Yisrael.
www.shema.com /messianic_judaism.php   (4340 words)

  Messianic Judaism/Jewish Christianity
Messianic Jews/Jewish Christians adhere to certain Jewish practices while acknowledging Jesus (whom they refer to by his Aramaic name Yeshua) as the Messiah foretold in the Hebrew scriptures.
According to the constitution of the Messianic Jewish (Hebrew Christian) Alliance "they look to the One God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as their sole divine authority and acknowledge the Tanach (Old Testament) and Brit Hadshah (New Testament) as the Word of God.
The latter group emerged in the 1960s when some Christian Jews adopted the name Messianic Jews in order to affirm their belief that Jews who accept Yeshua/Jesus are in fact returning to what they describe as "true Judaism".
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/judaism/messiah.html   (591 words)

 Messianic Judaism - In Search of Messianic Jewish Thought
This “Judaism” is not properly “Jewish” in the original sense that God intended “Jewishness” to be - a biblical culture and identity which reflects God’s presence and values, and is fulfilled in Christ.
“Judaism is not Jewish”, works well as an evangelistic critique of the religious system of Rabbinic Judaism, and as a pastoral challenge to the movement to live for Christ alone.
Jewishness and the Judaisms which have emerged within it ultimately owe their existence to divine prerogative, God’s calling into being of the Jewish people to be a light and a witness to the nations.
www.freewebs.com /messianic_judaism/judaismisnotjewish.htm   (861 words)

 Introduction to MBI
The first MBI Messianic Jewish Conference was held March of 2000 at which Messianic ministers began to be publically commissioned, and congregations and ministries began to be chartered.
This Messianic Judaism is characterized by Rabbi Shaul (Apostle Paul) to be the natural "olive tree" of the Israel of G-d, an entity in which is combined the natural branches of faithful Jews and the grafted-in wild branches of former Gentiles who also follow G-d's instruction, making up one new creation of G-d.
We are Messianic Jewish by the definition we choose of the term, and thusly, we are not the same as every party using the term "messianic," neither do we accept automatic association with every party which uses the term of themselves.
www.messianicbureau.org /intro.htm   (1647 words)

 Messianic Judaism - What Exactly Is It?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Messianic Judaism may not make our hearts go pitter-patter, but as a religious expression it, too, is difficult to define.
Messianic Judaism is a expression of Jewish faith built upon the essential truth that Jewish people who embrace the risen Messiah of Israel, Jesus, are obliged to partner with God in securing the ongoing existence and vitality of the Jewish people worldwide while simultaneously upholding Jesus' message of love and redemption for the entire world.
Messianic Judaism is a expression of Jewish faith...
www.ruachisrael.org /domains/ruachisrael/mj_what_is_it.htm   (3081 words)

 Rabbi Jacob's Explanation of Messianic Judaism
Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) is the promised Messiah for Israel, and the Savior of the world.
Messianic Judaism differs in that we are based totally on the Bible, both the Older Testament as well as the New Testament.
Messianic Judaism is the Judaism that is consistent with the Jewish Bible.
www.therefinersfire.org /rabbi_jacobs.htm   (5789 words)

In essence, so-called "Messianic Jewish" groups claim that they represent a "completed form of Judaism" or "completed form of Jewishness" or "Biblical Judaism." In actuality, self-styled "Messianic Judaism" is a form of Christianity that mimics rabbinic Judaism.
So-called "Messianic Judaism" has had results in attracting the ill informed by establishing a false religio-cultural setting that is neither truly Jewish nor truly Christian, but a misrepresentation of both.
Judaism (as variously and solely defined by its practitioners within the community) is a different religion from that of the many Christianities that have developed over the last two thousand years; including the Christian movement that goes by the name "Messianic Judaism." Any attempt to artificially blend the two is disingenuous to both.
www.daniellerice.com /MessianicJudaism.html   (4517 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Messianic Jews
Messianic Jewes attribute the founding of Messianic Judaism to their Messiah, Yeshua, or Jesus of Nazareth.
Messianic Bureau International This is a Messianic Judaism home base of sorts.
American Messianic Fellowship The purpose of this organization, as stated at the time of its founding in 1887, is " to promote the intellectual, social, and religious welfare of all nationalities." Provides a distinct and extensive listing of Messianic Judaism related material on the Internet.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/mess.html   (1508 words)

 Basics of Messianic Judaism
Also, since Christianity professes the Jewish Messiah as their Savior, Messianic Judaism deems all faithful Gentiles as its siblings (and no longer to be pagan Gentiles).
Messianic Judaism affirms the eternal Jewishness of Yeshua ("The Lion of the Tribe of Judah") and that He did not come to destroy Jewishness.
While Messianics hold to their faith and walk tenaciously without compromise, they are usually remarkably tolerant and loving to others who especially are sincere and honest in their faith.
www.messianic.com /articles/basics.htm   (988 words)

 Messianic Judaism - Jews for Jesus
Conversely, the Messianic community has lauded these two books and authors for their (perhaps so-called) even-handed treatment of the believers, since in each of these studies we end up looking—well, not like the good guys, but at least like the not-so-bad guys.
After his section on Messianic Jewish history and (very) long section on Messianic Jewish observance, Cohn-Sherbok transitions into a section he entitles "The authenticity of Messianic Judaism." One cannot help but noting that only three pages of this section are devoted to Messianic Jewish theology.
He concludes that Messianic Judaism is to be seen in the pluralistic model of a seven-branch "menorah" with each of the "candles" representing co-existing branches of Judaism.
www.jewsforjesus.org /publications/bookreviews/outtakes02-01/messianic   (773 words)

 Rebirth of Messianic Judaism
Messianic Jews usually establish congregations for their worship, even though there are many cases in which Jewish believers in the Messiah adhere to a Messianic Jewish lifestyle while remaining formally affiliated to traditional churches.
Messianic Judaism of today did not develop in a vacuum but it is the logical consequence of a process that began 2,000 years ago, when a young Jewish man began to preach that the messianic hopes proclaimed by the prophets of Israel were fulfilled in Him.
Messianic Jews are able to point out to the church the need to reconsider their Jewish origin, and at the same time, point out to Judaism the Jewishness of Jesus, and his message.
www.imja.com /rebirth.html   (1721 words)

 Messianic Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Messianic Judaism is a biblically based movement of Jewish people who have come to accept Yeshua as the promised Jewish Messiah of Israel.
With the passing on of the Jewish apostles and the early Messianic Jews, the Jewish roots of the faith were eventually lost.
Messianic Judaism is a spiritual renaissance, a revival, a return to the faith as men.
www.bethyeshuafla.com /judaism.htm   (998 words)

 Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue: What is Messianic Judaism?
The rise of the current Messianic Jewish movement began simultaneously with the rise of the Zionist movement in the early 1900s.
Messianic Jewish followers of Jesus tenderly use His Hebrew name -- Yeshua (which means "salvation") -- and are committed to preserving their Jewish identity, believing it to be perfectly compatible with their newfound faith.
Messianic synagogues are formed by Jewish and Gentile members who worship together and who recognize the Messiahship of Yeshua and the Jewish foundation of His message.
www.baruchhashem.com /menus/menusmj.html   (373 words)

 Messianic Judaism
Their are many examples of how Messianic Judaism in General is as far off to the right from the truth as Christianity is off to the left.
Judaism and being Jewish is a statement of belief or faith, it is not a statement of lineage such as being Israeli.
Messianic Judaism is no longer a description of ones belief in the Messiah from a Jewish perspective.
www.nazarite.net /messianic.html   (5432 words)

 Messianic Judaism
The Ascendance of "Messianic Judaism" in the Context of "Hebrew Christianity"
A tenet of Messianic Judaism asserts that when a Jew accepts a Jewish Messiah, born in a Jewish land, who was foretold by Jewish prophets in the Jewish Scriptures, such a Jew does not become a Gentile.
A key aspect of Messianic Judaism's deviance from the former Hebrew Christianity is its emphasis on using original Hebrew terms in place of traditional (Gentile) Christian terms.
mcu.edu /papers/mess_jud.htm   (3322 words)

 The History of Messianic Judaism
This history was obtained from "Messianic Jews" John Fieldsend, in which he explains the scriptural issues concerning Messianic Judaism interspersed with testimonies from various messianic Jews.
The opposition from orthodox Judaism is on account of their desire to share their discovery with their bretheren – the same reason that believers have always been opposed in any society.
It is also notable that there are Messianic fellowships where it is possible to preview, on earth, the messianic age of reconciliation between Jew and Arab.
fp.thebeers.f9.co.uk /messianic_history.htm   (1154 words)

 Judaism 101: Moshiach: The Messiah
Modern scholars suggest that the messianic concept was introduced later in the history of Judaism, during the age of the prophets.
They note that the messianic concept is not mentioned anywhere in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible).
Some of Judaism's greatest minds have cursed those who try to predict the time of the moshiach's coming, because errors in such predictions could cause people to lose faith in the messianic idea or in Judaism itself.
www.jewfaq.org /moshiach.htm   (1399 words)

 Messianic Judaism
If by Messianic Judaism you mean a Judaism which recognizes Jesus as the messiah, Judaism does not recognize Jesus.
Judaism is the only religion to lay claim to such an event.
As I said in my very last statement, this is the method used by counterfeits: They borrow terms from the authentic source, as an attempt to cover up their fallacy, just to develop a facade of credibility.
www.mesora.org /messianicjudaism.html   (1335 words)

 MessianicJewish.net: About Messianic Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Messianic congregations are part of the ecclesia [a Greek word meaning "called out ones," referring to the gathering together of believers in the Messiah].
Messianic Judaism has its own theology, of sorts, which extracts truths from both of these theologies.
Orthodox Judaism believes that the Oral Law (corresponding to what the New Testament calls the "tradition of the elders") was given by G-d to Moses on Mount Sinai.
www.messianicjewish.net /aboutmj_christian.shtml   (1224 words)

Messianic Judaism is a religious movement, composed of faith groups of persons who:
The International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues has a directory of synagogues in various countries, from Australia to Zambia at: http://www.iamcs.org/.
Baruch Maoz, "Judaism is not Jewish: A friendly critique of the Messianic Movement," Christian Focus Publications, (2002).
www.religioustolerance.org /mess_jud.htm   (244 words)

Messianic Judaism is the oldest and yet youngest "Christian" movement.
It had seemed to these Messianics that everything Judaic had been removed from the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) and thoughts and beliefs concerning it were sounding foreign and even pagan to them.
In Judaism during the time of Yeshua, a Jew was not allowed to go into the house of a Gentile.
www.geocities.com /rap_rabbi/messianicjudaism.html   (1046 words)

 About Messianic Judaism FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Messianic Judaism began 2,000 years ago when thousands of Jews became convinced that Yeshua (Jesus) was the Messiah.
It differs from traditional Judaism in that we believe the Messiah has come, and therefore we read the books about him and his teachings-the New Testament.
No-about half those involved in Messianic Judaism are Gentiles seeking to reconnect with their Jewish roots.
www.godwithus.org /about_messianic_judaism_faq.html   (254 words)

 Why Messianic Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Messianic Judaism does not mean an automatic adoption of all the practices of Talmudic Judaism: I believe it means walking out of a lifestyle in accord with the teachings of Acts 15 and 21.
The Messianic Jewish vision is not to build congregations of mostly non-Jews, nor is it to gather only Jews who live on the far fringe of Jewish society, alienated enough from Jewish life that they have no deep burden for Jewish people or Jewishness.
Some Messianic congregations fit into this catagory, and their impact on the heart of their surronding Jewish community has been minimal compared to the size of the Jewish populations to which they minister, and the time most have been around.
home.earthlink.net /~cfryalls/why_messianic_judaism.html   (5951 words)

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