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Messianic Jewish groups claim rapid growth

Groups professing to be Jewish believers in Jesus increasingly accepted in Israel

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/messianic_jewish_groups_claim_rapid_growth_20120612

About 200 congregants filled the stain glassed-windowed sanctuary on a Shabbat morning this spring, praying, singing and welcoming new members. Among the newly welcomed members was a young Israeli man, named Yoav. Not really extraordinary news, except Congregation Beth Hallel in a northern suburb of Atlanta is not a typical synagogue. Indeed, it is a member of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS), the largest ordaining body in the messianic Jewish movement.

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