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Can I be Jewish and believe in Jesus?

The short answer to this question is: ABSOLUTELY! You can be Jewish and believe in Jesus (Yeshua)

You were born Jewish therefore, you are always Jewish. Nothing and no one can take your Jewish identity from you.
Jesus was born Jewish, to a Jewish mother. He was born in Israel and had a Hebrew name – Yeshua = “The one who Saves”. He lived His life 100% Jewish. He celebrated all the Jewish holidays, went to the synagogue, and taught to the Jewish people.

It should not be a surprising that God sent Yeshua the Messiah to the Jews first! Because the Jews are God’s “chosen people”, He offered them the way to salvation first. Not to mention that His coming, His life, death and resurrection are all prophesied in amazing detail throughout the old testament.

All the 12 disciples of Yeshua were Jews and like Him, lived and dies as Jews in all ways!

Yeshua died on the cross as a Jew. The Romans put a sign on His cross calling Him “The King of the Jews”.

Yeshua was buried as a Jew and will come back to reign in Jerusalem.

Christianity is completely Jewish in it’s roots. Yeshua did not come to start a new religion, but to bring the Jews and all people on earth to God. To offer us all eternal life and eternal peace.

There is nothing more natural for a Jew than to believe in Yeshua – the Jewish Messiah. Yeshua is the fulfillment and completion of the Torah. He came to fulfill the Torah and to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

As a Jewish Believer in Yeshua I have found a renewed connection to my Jewish heritage, all the Jewish holidays receive an even deeper meaning and my love for Israel – my native country, has grown as well.

Knowing that Yeshua was Jewish and came to the Jews first is exciting and should be encouraging to any Jew out there. Our Messiah has come, and He will come again! He is our only way to salvation and to a real relationship with God.

For a Jew to come to faith in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, it is not a conversion, but rather it is a COMPLETION OF FAITH!

6 thoughts on “Can I be Jewish and believe in Jesus?

  1. Just as the 50 curtains of the Tabernacle were held up by nails, so he 50 sheets of the Torah are connected by the letter Vav (the Vav was originally a picture of a nail in the ancient Alephbet). In John 1:1 it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with G-d and the Word was G-d.” Yeshua is the very same Word that is written in the Torah; he not only fulfilled the promises of G-d, but he IS the Word of G-d.

    The Feasts are amazing- Yeshua, Jesus, was born on the Feast of Tabernacles, which is all about G-d ‘tabernacling’ with people. Lamb Chosing Day, or otherwise celebrated as Palm Sunday, is the day that Yeshua entered by the Sheep Gate- the same time that all the Passover lambs were entering the city. It was as if G-d was saying, “Here is My lamb; will you chose Him?” For four days the Passover lamb is kept and examined to make sure there are no blemishes. Yeshua was closely examined during these four days and no fault was found in Him. The daily morning sacrifice was at exactly the same time Yeshua was nailed to the cross- 9 AM, on Passover. 3 PM, the hour of the final sacrifice, is the same hour that Yeshua died. Yeshua is the lamb that was slain from the foundations of the world. He is the Aleph Tav. G-d planned every detail long before Yeshua’s death happened.

  2. LOVED your input, Jennifer – VERY well put! Thank you!

  3. Hello,I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

    1. Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it!

  4. I have a question…I believe in the beginning God made Adam and Eve, they populated the world, so from that sense, doesn’t it mean that we are all actually Jewish…just maybe a little misguided? I believe in Yeshua too so does that make me Yeshuwish? Whatever title man wishes to put on it…isn’t the most important thing, how and what your heart feels is right? Yeshua said to go and make disciples of all nations.
    We shouldn’t be segregated…we are all one under Jesus.

    1. Although Adam & Eve were the first human beings and we are all their offspring, Adam and Eve were not “Jews”. The very first Jew, was actually Abraham. He was chosen by God because of his faith to be the “father of many nations”, and through his son & grandson, Isaac & Jacob, the Jewish people were chosen. Gentile believers are grafted into the spiritual blessings that were given to Abraham, while the national blessings remain for Israel – The Jewish People. Here you can read a couple of articles by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum of Arial Ministries, who does a wonderful job explaining all this in detail…

      Although the distinctions between Jew & Gentile remain, as believers, we are all one in Yeshua, one body, one “church”, with the same promise of salvation and eternal life in Heaven. There should be no distinctions here (-: The word “Christian” means in Greek “Christ Follower”. As believers, we are all “Christ Followers”, and it is the faith of the heart that counts… not the title (-:

      https://thewordinhebrew.com/resources/articles/

      Blessings in Yeshua!

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