Messiah Judaism Gaining Momentum in Israel
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Dec 02
Messianic Judaism, a Jewish religion in which followers who believe Jesus is the Messiah is reportedly growing in Israel.
Charisma News reports that the Messianic Judaism movement has grown in Israel despite political and religious turmoil in the nation. According to the news source, several Modern Jewish missions are active in Israel including Jews for Jesus, The Christian Jew Foundation and Chosen People Ministries.
Messianic Jews are also becoming more accepted into society instead of being viewed as dangerous outcasts.
Rabbi Barry Rubin for Charisma News wrote, “Over the past centuries, because of all the atrocities done to Jews in the name of Jesus, Jewish people have avoided having anything to do with Him, His followers, or His teachings. It was too costly, too risky. And in Israel, where people are more vulnerable to attacks, this is acutely so. But Messianic Judaism is changing things. Now, Israelis are more open to talking about Yeshua and considering his claims to Messiahship.”
Messianic Jewish congregations meet on Saturdays and most services are in Hebrew. Though Messianic Jews believe Jesus to be the Savior, the congregations are “clearly Jewish” Rubin wrote.
Publication date: December 1, 2014