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  • Jews for Jesus video shows Jesus being sent to Nazi gas chambers

    April 24, 2014 | 10:50 am

    A Jews for Jesus video showing Jesus in the selection line at a Nazi concentration camp has spurred criticism “as a cynical abuse of the Holocaust.”

    The video, titled “That Jew Died For You,” was posted earlier this month on YouTube by the messianic organization and has garnered...

  • Letters to the editor: Missionaries, Kindertransport and more

    November 26, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Addressing the Bigger Wrong

    Rob Eshman is right to question George W. Bush’s decision to address the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (“Why Bush Was Wrong,” Nov. 15), but I feel there is another issue that he should have addressed in this context: the Jewish position toward...

  • George W. Bush and Jews for Jesus

    By Dennis Prager

    November 20, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    Former President George W. Bush spoke for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI) this past week, and this has led to a good deal of writing on Jews for Jesus and the ex-president’s address.

    Some observations:

    • Like nearly every other Jew, I was saddened by the news. The...

  • What do Bush and Pew have in common?

    November 12, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    I am often asked if Jews for Jesus missionaries are still a problem. Since most people don’t see them handing out religious tracts on street corners and college campuses, the way they did in the 70’s and 80’s, they assume that they are no longer a concern. 

    Nothing could be...

  • Converting: The best decision of her life

    March 7, 2013 | 3:34 am

    When Donna Levine told her mother she had converted, the response was that she would burn in hell. A friend encouraged Levine to join Jews for Jesus. She had to explain to this friend that, unfortunately, that wouldn’t work.

    “I told her that if you are really serious about being...

  • Messianic Jewish groups claim rapid growth

    June 12, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    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...

  • Jews for Judaism Photo Contest to Award $500

    By Ryan Torok

    May 30, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Jews for Judaism, whose focus is on education, is looking for students to enter its second annual photography contest. The winner will receive $500, or a prize of equal value.

    Submissions should reflect “Expressions of Judaism,” specifically how Judaism manifests in the...

  • Santorum accepted paid speaking gig from Messianic Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 23, 2012 | 12:35 am

    I doubt Rick Santorum ever had much Jewish support for his GOP presidential bid. (Despite what you may have heard, Republican Jews do exist.) Santorum is just way too much of a social conservative for even Republican Jews. But whatever Jewish support Santorum had, he’s sure to lose...

  • Dems to Palin: Bring up Rev.  Wright, we’ll bring up Rev. Muthee [VIDEO]

    October 8, 2008 | 4:02 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attempts to inject Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor back into the presidential campaign, the Republican vice-presidential candidate is facing increasing questions about her own associations with clergymen.

    This week, in an...

  • Palin, proselytizing and Jews for Jesus

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 4, 2008 | 8:52 am

    Most Christians consider me a Jew for Jesus. But whenever they say this, I feel it necessary to correct them. I am, in fact, an ethnic Jew who believes in Jesus, but Jews for Jesus belong to a certain group of evangelical missionaries who proselytize Jews by presenting Christianity...

  • McCain team: Palin rejects views of church’s Jews for Jesus speaker

    By Ben Harris

    September 3, 2008 | 4:48 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin says she doesn’t share the views of a Jews for Jesus leader who in a speech at her church suggested that violence against Israelis resulted from God’s judgment against Jews who have failed to embrace Jesus.

    David Brickner, the...

  • Strange Love

    By David Suissa

    August 20, 2008 | 11:51 pm

    I'm no theological expert on Christians who want to convert Jews, but after a little evening stroll last week in Boulder, Colo., I'm starting to understand what motivates Kool Aid-drinking missionaries -- and why they can get so annoying. It all started with beautiful music on a...
  • National and World News Briefs from JTA

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rallies Demand Gilad Shalit's Return

    Thousands of Jews around the world gathered Monday to protest the recent kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian gunmen. The largest gathering was in New York City, where a crowd of several hundred, including Jewish leaders and their...

  • A Tenuous Claim as a Jew for Jesus

    By David Klinghoffer

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Here is an interesting tidbit: The world's top "Jew for Jesus" is, by ancestry, a non-Jew. Fancy that.

    You know Jews for Jesus, the lovable San Francisco-based organization that uses the appeal of Jewish kinship to introduce Jews to "Y'shua ha Mashiach" (Jesus Christ). Its executive...

  • Community Briefs

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rose Parade Proselytizing

    Two rival teams will square off in Pasadena on New Year's Day. No, not USC vs. Michigan. Get ready for the ultimate grudge match: Jews for Judaism vs. Jews for Jesus.

    A year after Jews for Jesus' international witnessing campaign, Behold Your God, hit...

  • The Battle for Jewish Souls

    By Adam Wills

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Tuvya Zaretsky, a bearded, affable man in his 50s, certainly looks Jewish. His workplace could be confused with any Jewish agency in the Southland. Decorated in professional gray tones, the office walls are adorned with paintings of Jerusalem and biblical scenes.

    But a sign at the...