Judaism Archive

Can Christians Celebrate the Passover?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume34, number 2(2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. In AD 49, the two major wings of the fledgling Christian faith met at Jerusalem to decide the fate of the church. The Pharisaic party claimed, “It is necessary […]

Christian Zionism in Action

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 29, number 6 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.orgEvangelist and megachurch pastor John Hagee does not merely talk about being a Christian Zionist, but also applies his time, talent, and treasure […]

Kabbalah in Traditional Jewish Practice

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number2(2005) as a companion to the feature article Kabbalah: Getting Back to the Garden by Marcia Montenegro. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A growing number of people in popular culture have begun to adopt Kabbalah as […]

Kabbalah: Getting Back to the Garden

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 2 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The publicity surrounding Madonna, Demi Moore, and other entertainers who are studying Kabbalah has brought this previously obscure teaching from medieval Judaism into the limelight. Traditionally, […]

Answering Jewish Objections to the New Covenant of Christ

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Jewish authorities insist that God’s Word doesn’t change and that He doesn’t make mistakes. The new covenant prophesied by the Hebrew prophets, they say, merely represents […]

Does the Bible Make a Distinction between Israel and the Church?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to […]

Holocaust Apologetics: Undoing the Death of God

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 4 (2005). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS Some Jews doubt God’s existence; others vehemently deny it. Much of […]

Jesus Is the Messiah

As one reads through the Bible, we find progressively detailed prophecies about the identity of the Messiah. Obviously, as the prophecies become increasingly detailed, the field of qualified “candidates” becomes increasingly narrow. In showing a Jewish person that Jesus is the Messiah, one effective approach is to begin with broad prophecies and then narrow the […]

The Messianic Congregational Movement

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 22, number 1 (1999). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Although the first Christians were Jews organized into Messianic congregations, we have no record of a specifically Jewish Christian congregation after A.D. 400. Subsequently, the ekklesia […]

What Is Kabbalah?

Kabbalah is the name of an occult philosophy and theosophy that developed among Jews in Babylonia, and later Italy, Provence, and Spain, between the sixth and thirteenth centuries A.D. What is Kabbalah- What does “Kabbalah” mean? The word “Kabbalah” means “to receive,” and refers to heavenly revelation received by Jews and passed on to succeeding […]

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