Rabbi David Chernoff's Messianic Judaism

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Before attempting to classify Messianic Judaism, one must understand the beliefs of the followers of these religions, the traditions that they uphold, and the identity of their respected ancestors. Fisher describes Judaism as, “ having no single founder and central leader group making theological decisions.” In religious terms, Jews are those who experienced their long and often difficult history as a continuous dialogue with God. In a religions sense, Israel refers to all those who answer the call of God, through the Torah or teaching given to the patriarchs, Moses, and the prophets.
Christianity can simply be defined as all people who accept the belief that Jesus, a Jew, was born and died to fulfill the Jewish Old Testament prophecy. The prophecy in the Old Testament was that of a savior sent by God who would be sacrificed in order to die for the sins of all believers. This death by Jesus, would grant access to heaven for all of his believers. Christians accept the writings of the Old …show more content…

Those that are traditional Jews will obviously report facts and figures that support their own views, as do Jews who believe in Jesus. In a booklet written by Rabbi David Chernoff entitled, Messianic Judaism; Questions and Answers, Rabbi Chernoff states that:
Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua
( Jesus’ original name in Hebrew) is the messiah of Israel and the savior of the world. Yeshua is the most Jewish of Jews. Yeshua was a descendant of both Abraham and King David, was raised in a Jewish home and went to synagogue. He perfectly kept the entire Torah. He was a rabbi who performed unparalleled miracles. ( )
Rabbi Chernoff writes that the Messianic movement was entirely Jewish at its core and inception. It continued to exist as an authentic Jewish movement for 700 years after Yeshua’s death and resurrection. Messianic Jews have not stopped being

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