Resources

The following are good resources for more information on various groups and resources within the Messianic Jewish Movement:


First Fruits of Zion is a Messianic Jewish ministry that focuses on Bible study and education. FFOZ was founded by Boaz Michael in 1994 when he and his family immigrated to Israel. They are a part of a prophetic movement of G-d in which his spirit is returning his people to a proper biblical foundation rooted in Torah, Israel, and the Messiah. FFOZ specializes in the study and teaching of Scripture from its historical, linguistic, and cultural context. They use the latest scholarship, ancient Jewish sources, and extra-biblical literature to present a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible and early Jewish-Christianity. FFOZ is guided by sound scholarship and driven by a heart for the restoration of the body of Messiah. http://ffoz.org/


International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA) is the world wide fellowship of Jewish people who have accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah. It carries out ministries through the work of its affiliated national alliances who unite their efforts to fulfill the aims of the international body. The International Messianic Jewish Alliance seeks to represent the common interests of Jewish believers throughout the world. The purpose of the International Alliance is to care for the spiritual and material welfare of all Jewish believers and to maintain within the Jewish people a witness to Yeshua the Messiah. http://www.theimja.org/


Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) was founded by Calev Myers, who is a licensed attorney and a partner at Yehuda Raveh & Co. Law Offices. By offering pro-bono and/or highly subsidized litigation and consultation services, and by spearheading various other projects, the JIJ stands at the forefront of the battle for the defense of minority rights in Israel. The Jerusalem Institute of Justice educates current and future leaders of religious minorities regarding crucial rights of individuals and congregations, and helps members of such communities navigate difficult issues such as their right to freely practice their respective faiths without transgressing Israel’s anti-proselytizing laws. Furthermore, the Institute initiates and oversees ongoing social justice advocacy, namely facilitating humanitarian and social projects for the poor and needy. http://jij.org/


Jewish Voice Ministries International is dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of Yeshua to the Jew first and also to the Nations throughout the world. The Good News is proclaimed through television, media, international festival outreaches & medical clinics/humanitarian aid. This is followed by planting new, and strengthening existing congregations, to nurture and disciple new believers. We also partner with other ministries to establish and operate Messianic Jewish Bible Institutes (MJBI) to equip leadership for Jewish ministry. http://www.jewishvoice.org/


Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, founded in 1915, is the largest association of Messianic Jews and non-Jewish believers in Yeshua in the world. Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources They are the largest publisher and distributor of Messianic Jewish books, resources, gifts and other materials. They also help other groups in their ministries

http://mjaa.org/


Messianic Jewish Theological Institute serves the Messianic Jewish movement and the wider community by providing foundation and graduate education opportunities in Messianic Judaism within the context of Jewish history and spirituality. As an educational establishment, the MJTI School of Jewish Studies seeks to advance a Messianic Judaism that is academically sound, spiritually vibrant, and sensitive to the demands imposed by both the past and the future. http://www.mjti.org/


Ohalei Rachamim is a work in the north of Israel that has a humanitarian aid center, a Messianic synagogue, and is committed to worship, prayer, and planting new Messianic congregations. http://www.tentsofmercy.org/


Toward Jerusalem Council II(TJCII)is an initiative of repentance and reconciliation between the Jewish and Gentile segments of the Body of Messiah. The vision is that one day there will be a second Council of Jerusalem that will be, in an important respect, the inverse of the first Council described in Acts 15. Whereas the first Council was made up of Jewish believers in Yeshua, who decided not to impose on the Gentiles circumcision & Torah observance, so the second Council would be made up of Gentile church leaders who would recognize and welcome Jewish believers in Yeshua back into the Body of Messiah without requiring them to abandon their Jewish identity and practice. http://tjcii.org/


Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations establishes, strengthens, and multiplies congregations for Yeshua within the house of Israel. It is an umbrella organization of about 75 Messianic congregations & synagogues in the United States, Israel, and other parts of the world. http://www.umjc.org/

"Yeshua the Messiah?"

"Can you really believe that?" you may ask. Yes, we do truly believe that Yeshua is the Messiah. And, we're still Jewish. In today's major streams of Jewish teaching, there are varied understandings of the idea of "the Messiah." Yet, the one thing most Jews agree upon, even if they disagree about everything else, is that "Jesus is for sure NOT the Messiah." We respectfully disagree. 


The Tanakh (comprised of the Torah, N'viim, and Ketuvim) makes many references to a coming Mashiach who would be the deliverer of His People. He would be a descendant of King David, meaning he would be the Jewish Messiah, and He would even bring salvation to the ends of the earth, to all the nations. Isaiah the prophet described the Messiah in this manner: "For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; dominion will rest on his shoulders, and he will be given the name Pele-Yo'etz El Gibbor Avi-'Ad Sar-Shalom [Wonder of a Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace]."(Isaiah 9:6, CJB) Scriptural prophecies like the one above and the very testimony of the life of Yeshua of Nazareth who was born in Beit-Lechem (Bethlehem) have brought us to faith in Him being the Messiah. However, what has kept us yearning to know Him more and to see His return is the life-changing impact Yeshua has had in us as we have placed our faith in Him. And, because we believe He is the Messiah, we appropriately respond to His Messiahship as people G-d has made us to be - as Jewish People! 


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