Putting the Judaism in Messianic

YNet did a story last month about Messianic Jews living in Israel that has some items of note: Some 15,000 Messianic Jews currently live in Israel, but if you saw one on the street you would almost certainly fail to recognize any difference. They honor Jewish circumcision, bar-mitzvah, and wedding ceremonies, but believe Jesus is …

Rediscovering One’s Jewish Heritage

A rather touching story from Arutz Sheva: In 2006, Republican George Allen of Virginia found out that his grandfather – his mother’s father – was Jewish. Allen’s mother had hidden this fact for years and the revelation came out during a conversation between mother and son, on the backdrop of his 2006 re-election campaign, during …

Ben Joseph and His Brothers

This post continues from Messiah, Son of Joseph.  There we looked at Joseph as a prophetic picture, or "type," of Yeshua.  Here, we will zoom in to look specifically at Joseph's reunion with his brothers. Joseph fed the entire Gentile world the Bread of Life (so to speak) before his brothers came to him. This …

Bnei Menashe vs. the Ephraimites

From the Times Online: About 1,700 members of the Bnei Menashe tribe — the Sons of Manasseh, one of the original 12 biblical tribes of Israel — have migrated to Israel, completing what they believe is an extraordinary, 2,700-year exile that took them from the Middle East seven centuries before the Christian era, through Afghanistan, …