Tag: Messianic Jews

Controversial Jewish sect professes faith in Jesus

MELBOURNE – There is no cross at Kol Mashiach Synagogue. “People think they’ll come in here, and suddenly we’ll produce one from the back room,” said Messianic Rabbi Alan Levine, the spiritual leader of the Melbourne congregation. “We won’t. We don’t have one.” A cross, of course, is an enduring symbol of Christianity and belief in the life and death of Jesus. You’ll see one at virtually every Christian church around the world, but not at Kol Mashiach, which is in a secular-looking building on Lake Washington Road. “We’re a synagogue, not a church,” Levine said. “Don’t call us a

Jews follow Jesus between worlds

‘He Is The Messiah’ GoMemphis.com, Nov. 30, 2002 http://www.gomemphis.com/ By Jacinthia Jones They are avoided by most Jews and misunderstood by many Christians. Though they share beliefs with both faiths, they don’t belong to either. They are Messianic Jews – Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah. Twenty years after Memphis’s first Messianic congregation moved from a private home into a converted bungalow in East Memphis, B’rit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue is still a bit of a mystery to most. “A lot of times we feel isolated, like we’re between two worlds,” says Rabbi Gary Shansky. “Christians are hungry to