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Jewish Questions

Do you wonder what Jews believe? Perhaps you are a Jew who has questions about Jesus and whether He is the Messiah. Listed below are questions from Jews and/or about Judaism that the Bible answers.

I am Jewish, can I become a Christian?

What is Judaism and what do Jews believe?

What are the different sects of Judaism?

What is Orthodox Judaism?

What is Conservative Judaism?

What is Reform Judaism?

Was Jesus a Jew?

Is Jesus the Messiah?

If His name was Yeshua, why do we call Him Jesus?

Are Jews saved because they are God’s chosen people?

Do Jews and Christians worship the same God?

Why do most Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah?

If the Jewish people do not offer animal sacrifices, how do they believe they can receive forgiveness from God?

What is the difference between Christianity and Judaism?

What is the Jewish Bible?

What is the Torah?

What is a synagogue?

What is the Shema?

What is the Masoretic Text?

What is the Septuagint?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and why are they important?

Why should we study the Old Testament?

What is the story of the Old Testament?

What is the difference between the Old and New Testaments?

What is the Talmud?

What are the Major Prophets and Minor Prophets?

What is the Pentateuch?

Is the “The Suffering Servant” prophecy in Isaiah 53 about Jesus?

Where does the Old Testament predict the coming of Christ?

Where do the Hebrew Scriptures prophesy the death and resurrection of the Messiah?

What does it mean that Jesus is the son of David?

Is Hosea 11:1 a Messianic prophecy?

What is the correct translation of Psalm 22:16?

Is 'virgin' or 'young woman' the correct translation of Isaiah 7:14?

Why wasn’t Jesus named Immanuel?

What is the Sabbath day?

How is Jesus our Sabbath Rest?

What day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday?

What is a sabbatical year?

Does God require Sabbath-keeping of Christians?

What does it mean that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath?

What is Passover?

How do the elements of the Passover Seder point to Christ?

If Jesus is our atonement, why did He die at Passover instead of the Day of Atonement?

What is the structure of the Jewish calendar?

How did Jesus fulfill the meanings of the Jewish feasts?

What are the different Jewish festivals in the Bible?

Should Christians celebrate Passover?

Should a Christian celebrate Hanukkah (Christmaskah)?

What is the Jubilee?

What is the Feast of Weeks?

What is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)?

What is the Feast of Purim?

What is the Feast of Dedication?

What is the true meaning of Rosh Hashanah?

What is the day of Pentecost?

What is the Feast of Trumpets?

What is the Feast of Tabernacles?

What was the Feast of Firstfruits?

What is the significance of unleavened bread?

Who were the Hellenistic Jews in the Bible?

Are there parallels between Jewish wedding traditions and our relationship to Christ?

What is a prayer shawl?

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Did Jesus come only for the Jews and not the Gentiles?

Who are the Jews for Jesus, and what do they believe?

What is Messianic Judaism?

What is the Hebrew Roots movement?

What is the Sacred Name Movement?

Who were the Judaizers?

What was the meaning and importance of the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15)?

What is Zionism / Christian Zionism?

What is Zion? What is Mount Zion?

What does the Bible mean when it refers to a "Daughter of Zion"?

What is the star of David and is it biblical?

Why do Jews and Arabs / Muslims hate each other?

How should Christians respond to the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Should Christians support the nation of Israel?

What is Israel’s role in the end times?

Will the generation that saw Israel re-formed as a nation still be alive for the Second Coming?

Will all Israel be saved in the end times (Romans 11:26)?

Will there be an end times temple in Jerusalem?

What happened to the lost tribes of Israel?

What is Israelology?

Why did God send the Israelites to Egypt for 400 years (Genesis 15:13)?

What is the land that God promised to Israel?

What are the twelve tribes of Israel?

When did the separation of humanity into Jews and Gentiles occur?

Who were the kings of Israel and Judah?

What are the different names for the Israelites, and what do they mean?

Who are the Hebrews?

Who are the Israelites?

Why did God choose Israel to be His chosen people?

What was the Babylonian captivity/exile?

What is the Wailing Wall / Western Wall?

What is pikuach nefesh?

What does it mean that the Jews are God’s chosen people?

What are phylacteries?

What is the meaning of the Hebrew word shalom?

What are the Noahide laws, and are they biblical?

What does shabbat mean?

What is the Mishnah? What is a midrash?

Was Jesus a rabbi?

Who are the Ashkenazi Jews? Are the Ashkenazim truly Jews?

What are Khazar Jews / Khazars?

What is Hasidic Judaism? What do Hasidic Jews believe?

What is the significance of a kippah / yarmulke?

What is the Haggadah / Aggadah?

What is a bar mitzvah? What is a bat mitzvah?

Who are the children of Israel in the Bible?

What is halakhah?

What is Tisha B'Av?

What is a Mezuzah?

Do Jews believe in hell?

What is a mikvah?

What does it mean that Jesus is the King of the Jews?

What were the Shammaite and Hillelite interpretations of Jewish Law?

What is the Jewish aliyah?

What is the paschal mystery?

What is the Jewish Targum?

What is Chabad Lubavitch?

Why is eating dairy products and meat in the same meal considered not kosher?

What do Jews believe about the afterlife?

Does the word Jewish refer to a race or a religion?

Who were the Masoretes?

What is a Jewish rabbi?

What was the Bar Kokhba revolt?

Who was Maimonides?

What were the Roman-Jewish Wars?

Who are the Sephardic Jews? What is Sephardic Judaism?

What is the Gemara?

What happened on Kristallnacht?

What is a kibbutz?

What does “from the river to the sea” mean?

What are the kosher dietary laws?

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