Messianic Judaism – The Jewish Foundations
Welcome to the Messianic Judaism portion of Worth Beyond Rubies. Here I share with you some articles that help Christians learn about the Jewishness of Jesus (Yeshua) as well as articles that help Jewish believers and Christians learn more about their Messiah.
The topics are broken down by area of focus to make it easier to find what you are looking for.
For instance, there will be a section on the Tabernacle and the Temple, a section on the Biblical Festivals and Sabbath, and then also general topics within Messianic Judaism and the Jewish foundations behind the Christian faith.
I don’t really like the term “Jewish Roots” but sometimes use it because that is what people tend to be most familiar with. The reason I do not like it is that it implies that Jewish belief in Jesus requires a “conversion” to another religion and, in reality, Jesus was a Jewish Messiah and many Jewish people follow Him while also maintaining their Jewishness. That is where the term Messianic Judaism comes in.
Messianic Judaism, as defined by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC), is as follows:
The Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) envisions Messianic Judaism as a movement of Jewish congregations and groups committed to Yeshua the Messiah that embrace the covenantal responsibility of Jewish life and identity rooted in Torah, expressed in tradition, and renewed and applied in the context of the New Covenant. Messianic Jewish groups may also include those from non-Jewish backgrounds who have a confirmed call to participate fully in the life and destiny of the Jewish people. We are committed to embodying this definition in our constituent congregations and in our shared institutions. (UMJC)
You can learn more about Messianic Judaism in my post What is a Messianic Jew below.
So I envision this page as a place where those from Jewish backgrounds and those from non-Jewish backgrounds who feel led to learn more can come together!