Conservative Messianic Judaism
about Messianic Beliefs
These answers are a simple
introduction to Messianic Beliefs.
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is Messianic Judaism?
is a movement of Jewish People who believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the
promised Jewish Messiah and Savior for Israel and the nations.
Messianic Jews have not stopped being Jewish, remaining strongly Jewish in
identity, lifestyle, and belief that Yeshua is the Messiah and the
fulfillment of true Biblical Judaism.
is Conservative Messianic Judaism?
Messianic Judaism is a sect of Judaism that believes Yeshua
is the Messiah and positions itself along Conservative Judaism in practice. Conservative Messianic Judaism follows Jewish Halacha, allows conversion,
and requires Rabbis to be both Jewish and Yeshiva trained.
many Jewish believers in Yeshua are there?
Estimates vary, approximately one quarter of a million in the US, with
one million world wide.
use the name Yeshua?
Yeshua is the Messiah's Hebrew name, and would have been what His talmidim
(disciples) would have called Him.
Using the Hebrew name clearly draws a distinction between the Greco-Roman
"Jesus" who broke Torah and taught his followers to do so; and the Jewish
Yeshua who fully kept Torah and commanded His followers to also keep
you consider yourself Christian or Jew?
We are not Christians, but Jews (who believe the Messiah has come) either ethnically
or by conversion. Those who come from a Gentile background, and are not
converted, are fully accepted into the community as G-d-Fearers (part of the
Greater Commonwealth of Israel having been
Scriptures inspired of G-D?
The Torah, Tanakh, and Brit Chadasha are all G-D-breathed and are
profitable for study and application in our daily lives.
the Torah still valid today?
as a standard for righteousness. Yeshua
said that 'not one yod or tittle would pass away', and that those who love
Him will keep His commandments. The Torah is not for salvation, but
for sanctification (being Holy). No one can keep the Torah perfectly,
but striving to live as Adonai commands brings us closer to His desire for
you keep the Sabbath?
Yes, we observe the Sabbath. From the time of creation, Adonai set aside sundown Friday to sundown Saturday as a gift of
physical rest to us. We should accept the holy gift with joy.
you keep kosher?
Yes, we believe it is the plain
Scriptural instruction of what animals may be consumed.
you keep the Feasts Days?
Yes, we celebrate the holy Feasts as a "memorial throughout your
you celebrate Christmas and Easter?
No. Both Christmas and Easter
were adopted from existing pagan celebrations, and they do not fall on the
actual days they propose to celebrate. We celebrate the actual days of the
birth (Sukkot) and resurrection of Yeshua (First Fruits), which were
already G-D ordained Feasts of Israel.