The writers of the Brit Hadashah (New Covenant or New Testament) were Jewish, and for a time, the faith was strictly Jewish.
Parshat Behar/Bechukotai – On the Mount/By My Regulations Leviticus 25:1- Haftarah: Jeremiah - B’rit ha Chadasha: John 15Please enjoy this special encore message from Rabbi David Levine.
It was always God’s will for the Gentile nations to also receive His Salvation (Is. God told Abraham, that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed (Gen. At first, the early Messianic Jews did not understand that this was God’s will and proclaimed the Good News of the Messiah only to Jewish people.
He was raised in a Jewish home and ministered to Jewish people in a Jewish land (Eretz Yisrael). Some historians believe that more than one million Jewish people in the first century A. believed that Yeshua was the Messiah, both in Israel and outside of Israel (Acts -42, 4:4, ).
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky shows His handiwork.” Psalms 19:1.
Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people from all walks of life, who believe that Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) is the promised Jewish Messiah and Savior for Israel and the world. On the contrary, we have continued to remain strongly Jewish in our identity, lifestyle, and belief that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah and the fulfillment of true Biblical Judaism. Ironically, the big controversy in the first century was not if it was Jewish to believe in Yeshua (naturally it was) but whether Gentiles could come in without having to “become Jewish!
By Rabbi Barney Kasdan If you keep up on the news in Israel, you know that there can be some “very unusual” reports.