What contributions did Jewish believers in Jesus make to Spain’s religious history? In his online publication Professor Oskar Skarsaune analyses some of the texts written by Jewish converts to Christianity in Spain, and Jewish or Christian authors discussing the converts.
The Caspari Center Survey Released: The Israeli Messianic Movement Has More Than Tripled in the Last 20 Years
The Messianic fellowships are still predominantly immigrant congregations – almost half of them have their main service in Russian, with Hebrew-speakers coming in second.
I am fascinated by everything related to Jewish culture and religion. So fascinated, that, in the middle of my Bachelor of Hebrew Language and Literature studies, I left China to come study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and pursue an internship at the Caspari Center.
This year I am studying to be a licensed Israeli tour guide. The course is in English and therefore the backgrounds of the participants are very varied. Approximately one third of the group is observant religious Jews, and another third is Muslims. And the rest of us are a mixture of secular people and others, including believers in Jesus, Messianic Jews, and Christian Arabs.
Israel has now begun to lift the strict Covid-19 restrictions which have lasted a year. As of March, it is permitted for people to meet inside in groups of 20 if they are not vaccinated, or 50 people, if they are vaccinated. However, over the year, congregations faced many challenges caused by the invisible virus.
The biblical narrative of Exodus describes how, after 430 years of exile and slavery, the children of Israel were finally released from Egypt. How did God bring the Israelites out? According to the biblical account, He brought them out with a “mighty hand and an outstretched arm” (Deuteronomy 4:34).