Issue 17 - Spring 2004

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This issue of Kesher explores the place of the Messianic Jewish Movement in relationship to Judaism and Christianity. Undoubtedly, Messianic congregations are deeply connected on many levels to these reli­gious worlds.

In the feature article, "Competing Trends In Messianic Judaism: The Debate Over Evangelicalism," Gabriela Reason highlights both com­monalities and dissimilarities within the Messianic Movement. Reason traces the history and character of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) against the backdrop of Evangelical Christianity. Even though there are limitations to Reason's work and she occasionally highlights views that are not main­stream, the quality and depth of her research advances the conversation.

Articles and Book Reviews...
Andrew Sparks This issue of Kesher explores the place of the Messianic Jewish Movement in relationship to Judaism and Christianity. Undoubtedly, Messianic congregations are deeply connected on many levels to these reli­gious worlds. In the feature article, "Competing Trends In Messianic Judaism: The Debate Over Evangelicalism," Gabriela Reason highlights both com­monalities and dissimilarities within the Messianic Movement. Reason traces the history and character of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) against the backdrop of Evangelical Christianity. Even though there are limitations...Read More >>

Gabriela M. ReasonIntroduction: What Is Messianic Judaism? Messianic Judaism is a congregational movement consisting of believers who affirm Yeshua haNatzrati to be their Messiah and Savior while maintaining Jewish observance in both theology and practice. It is centered mainly in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Israel. Worldwide membership of around 100,000 people has been suggested, although the numbers are difficult to estimate. The growth of Messianic Judaism presents a challenge for Jewish and Christian communities alike. The Jewish community must provide a definition of who...Read More >>
Articles and Book Reviews
Commentary
Russ Resnik2006-11-13 18:15
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Book Review
Stuart Dauermann (reviewer)2006-11-13 18:21
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