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A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua

Messianic Judaism

List of All Known Messianic Friendly Yeshivot in the World

List of all known Jewish yeshivot open to applicants regardless of their discipleship to Yeshua ben Yosef shel Netzaret.

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The Jerusalem Council .org Vision

A vision to establish the institutions of yeshivot and battai din to meet the greatest needs of the believing orthodox Jewish community of disciples of Messiah Yeshua worldwide. This vision includes the creation of an Orthodox Jewish Rabbinical Yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish Beit Din, a global Messianic Knesset, and an online communication and collaboration hub, by providing for rabbinic ordination (smicha), Jewish education, Jewish conversion (giyur), peer review, accountability, and the communication channels needed to support the body of disciples of Messiah Yeshua and all Messianic Jews worldwide.

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Orthodox Conversion: A Biblical Perspective

There are several Rabbis in the Messianic movement who have high levels of smichah, but they are scattered and isolated. I believe that we need to be uniting these leaders so that they can form a Beit Din to oversee the conversion process within a believing community, so that those who are seeking conversion out of proper motives can do it without denying their faith.

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Messanic Apologetics 101

The foundational premise of all Messianic Jewish apologetics is this: one must reduce every argument to a Torah argument alone. This is based on the understanding that the Prophets and Writers could not add to or subtract from the Torah which is the Word that G-d commanded to Israel, and neither can we do so. Thus, the first question in any apologetic discussion should be “where is this (argument) found in the Torah?”

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Messianic Apologetics & The Virgin Birth (Conception)

Messianic Jewish apologetics is not that difficult. Take any argument that a counter-missionary gives you and reduce it to an argument from the Torah, and you will win every time.

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Who Was Paul and What Did He Preach?

Rabbi Shaul, otherwise known as Paul the Apostle, was a Pharisee, even as a believer in Messiah and a teacher to the nations. He taught what was considered in his day to be “Judaism” and thus the Torah and the Prophets and Writings were the central foundation to all his teachings. It is from this foundation that he taught and taught others to follow. This is a scripture-only reference list of who Paul said he was, and what he said he preached.

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The Documented History of Torah Observant Believers

A timeline of Messianic Sabbath Keepers from 0 CE to 2000 CE compiled by H. J. Ledbetter.

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The Messiah is called HaShem, the Beit El

We have no other King, Savior, or Redeemer than HaShem. If you do not believe this, then you are not Jewish, and an idolater according to the Talmud. The Messiah is the King, Savior, and Redeemer of Israel. If you do not believe this, and are not expecting his coming as such, you have no share in the World to Come, according to the RaMBaM. If you rebel against the Messiah, he will not forgive you, according to the Torah.

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Jewish Conversion

Many people ask how to convert to Judaism through the Jewish sect of HaDerech, also known as The Way, or Messianic Judaism.

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What is HaDerech (Messianic Judaism)?

HaDerech, Hebrew for “The Way,” and in modern times called “Messianic Judaism,” is a sect of Judaism whose adherents, called “Messianic Jews,”¬† “Netzarim,” or even¬† “Christians” by their detractors who wish to separate them from Judaism, are disciples of Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef mi’Netzaret, and believe that he is the Moshiach (Messiah, Christ) of Israel, […]

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