Jesus and the Mysteries of Kabbalah

by Jews for Jesus February 09 2010 God as a trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” “And we don’t believe in vicarious atonement!” “A New Testament?! Are you meshugge?!“ For many Jewish people, these statements are givens. Or are they? Kabbalah’s Intersection with Yeshua Over the last several decades, the Jewish spiritual […]

A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective

by Jews for Jesus July 03 1996 The Question To Whom it May Concern: Thank you for sending me ISSUES. I find it interesting to read other people’s viewpoints. I would like to continue my free subscription as long as you realize that I have no intention of believing in Jesus. I cannot understand how you claim […]

RABBINIC JUDAISM ON THE TIME OF MESSIAH’S APPEARANCE

In this post I will quote some of the statements of Jewish rabbis who, on the basis of texts such as Daniel 9:24-27, believed that the Messiah was supposed to show up right around the same time that Jesus appeared on the scene claiming to be the Messiah of Israel. Note, for instance, what the […]

Letters to Rabbi Cohen Concerning Messiah

The following is taken from Letters from Steve Schwartz, a Jew, to Rabbi Cohen. I post here in order to ensure that it doesn’t disappear from the web. I did not change any of the words. Letters from Steve Schwartz, a Jew, to Rabbi Cohen Introduction “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord. […]

A Rabbi Confirms: Jesus Claimed to be God!

The following citations quote a third-fourth century rabbi typically referred to as Abbahu whose statements are remarkably reminiscent of what the Lord Jesus claimed for himself: “This Gemara contains also a remarkable saying of R. Abbahu, which is evidently directed against Christianity: ‘If a man say, “I am God,” he lieth; and if he say, “I […]

Jews for Jesus and Isaiah 9:6-7

The following post is from http://www.jewsforjesus.org and is titled, The Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace (https://jewsforjesus.org/jewish-resources/messianic-prophecy/the-messiah-would-be-the-wonderful-counselor-mighty-god-everlasting-father-and-prince-of-peace). Reference: Isaiah 9:6–7 [Hebrew Bible, 9:5–6] Fulfillment: Matthew 12:42; Luke 1:32–33, 79; John 14:27; Acts 10:36; Romans 9:5; Philippians 4:17; Colossians 2:3; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 In the midst of a messianic section extending from Isaiah 7 […]

The Rabbis Affirm the Divine Prehuman Existence of the Messiah!

In this short post, I am going to cite the rabbinic interpretation of particular OT texts in order to show that even specific rabbis believed in and affirmed the divine, prehuman existence of the Messiah. For instance, the rabbis understood that the following Psalm, which speaks of the Davidic Ruler enduring even before the sun, […]

Jeconiah’s Curse Becomes Messiah’s Blessing!

In this post I am going to refute the following objection that anti-missionary Jewish polemicists employ to deceive people into thinking that Jesus is not the Messiah that the Hebrew Bible prophesied would come into the world: Joseph could never pass on by adoption that which he doesn’t have.  Because Joseph descended from Jeconiah (Mat. […]

Rabbinic Judaism and the Plurality of God

In this short post I will be citing two sources to affirm that words such as Elohim (“God”) and echad (“one”) were even understood by Jewish authorities as pointing to a plurality within the Godhead, that the one God exists as a plurality of divine powers and manifestations.  Elohim and God’s Uni-plurality I begin by looking at what the […]