Monday, July 20, 2009

Yeshua is Kosher!

Who says history doesn't repeat itself? An interesting development has occurred in Israel whereby a woman who ran a kosher bakery converted to Christianity, but then as a Messianic Jew had her bakery declared non-kosher by the Chief Rabbinate. Well, the Supreme Court of Israel has overruled the Rabbinate saying that belief in Yeshua as the Messiah could not be used as a valid reason to revoke the certificate of kosher. Sounds like the same biblical divisions of 1st century Judaism in its protrayal of a nation not quite sure what to do about Yeshua and His followers.

But what moved me most was her testimony of how she and her husband came to know the Lord. Read about it here:

1 comment:

Bryan Z. said...

The other real interesting thing about this story is that in the Israeli media she was described using the term "Messianic Jew." (http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1096627.html) That is a step showing some acceptance that one can be Jewish and believe in Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah.

For many Jews there is an emotional response to a Jew believing in Jesus. While they can readily accept other actions and beliefs by a fellow Jew, accepting Jesus as Messiah is something that usually invokes a knee-jerk reaction that one is somehow betraying their own people and heritage by accepting Yeshua as the Messiah.

So to see the mainstream press of Israel use the term instead of labeling her as a Christian, something that would more indicate a rejection of her heritage, they used the more accurate term, Messianic Jew.

All in all a good story.