JEWS FOR JUDAISM counters the efforts of missionaries and cults that target Jews for conversion and connects Jews to the spiritual depth and profound wisdom of Judaism. We provide preventive educational programs and effective one-on-one counselling for Jews affected by Christianity, Cults, other religions & intermarriage.
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By Rabbi Michael Skobac - 32-Page Book
Since the early 1960s, the rates of Jewish intermarriage have mushroomed, increasing tenfold. With extremely low birthrates and large numbers of Jewish people no longer identifying with the religion of Judaism – we are facing a grave demographic challenge. Many people are uncomfortable talking, or even thinking, about intermarriage – but this approach won’t make it go away. Many parents find it nearly impossible to convince their children that marrying within the faith is essential. Is there any hope for us?With clarity and sensitivity, Rabbi Michael Skobac tackles the intermarriage issue head-on and then shows that focusing the discussion on why Jews shouldn’t intermarry is both misguided and ineffective. The intermarriage issue must be seen in the broader context in which intermarriage is not the problem but the symptom of a larger, more critical issue. We can only see light at the end of the tunnel if we stay focused on this ultimate issue. Intermarriage: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel was written to help shed more light and less heat on our community’s necessary conversation about intermarriage. Click here to download PDF of INTERMARRIAGE.
THE JEWISH RESPONSE TO MISSIONARIES: Counter-Missionary HandbookBy Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz - 8-Page Booklet (Abridged Version)
With over 300,000 in print, this clear, concise and easy to read handbook is an excellent resource for rabbis, educators, parents, students and young adults. Its information is both educational, effective and a superb inoculation against missionary efforts. Topics include The Battle for the Jewish Soul, The Obsession to Convert Jews, Refuting Five Primary Missionary Claims, The Jewish Messiah, Refuting Christian “Proof-texts” and Solutions to the Missionary Problem.
THE JEWISH RESPONSE TO MISSIONARIES, Unabridged Version, is also available in eight translations, Click on the language of your choice:
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CHOOSE LIFE: A Counter-Missionary Study Guide -By Rick Halpern, Edited and Foreword by Rabbi Michael Skobac - 60-Page Book.
Today, over 1,000 Christian missionary groups target Jews for conversion. Because Christianity is the ambient religion in North America, almost every Jew has been challenged by a fervently Christian friend, neighbour or business associate bent on sharing their faith. Unfortunately, most Jews are unaware of the nature of these challenges and how to respond. Choose Life is a marvelous educational resource that alerts us to the serious spiritual threats that face our Jewish community and provides a critical foundation of essential knowledge to keep our families securely Jewish. More than just a "Know How to Respond" manual, Choose Life sounds a passionate clarion call to all Jews to truly appreciate and embrace our 3,300 year old spiritual treasure, our "Tree of Life".
CHOOSE LIFE is available in the following translations:ENGLISH – View Download ● RUSSIAN – Download NEW!
JEWS AND "JEWISH CHRISTIANITY": A Jewish Response to the Missionary ChallengeBy David Berger & Michael Wyschogrod - 48-Page Book
An exposé of how Judaism views Christianity and why it can't agree with fundamental Christian beliefs. It's written for Jews wanting a clear statement of the Jewish attitude toward Christianity, as well as Jews attracted to Christianity, especially to Jews for Jesus and similar groups, affirming they are Christian and Jewish at the same time. Basic Christian claims are examined - that Jesus was the Messiah and G-d incarnate, that the Hebrew Bible teaches Christian doctrine and predicts the coming of Jesus, and that only through faith in Jesus can sins be forgiven. The book maintains a respectful attitude, not criticizing Christians or Christianity, emphasizing the Jewish precept that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come, but argues it is imperative that Jews remain loyal to Judaism.
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THE DAVINCI CODE: A Jewish Perspective
How are we to understand the unprecedented popularity of The Da Vinci Code? Dan Brown’s novel and the box office smash hit film based upon it assert that there has been a massive conspiracy covering up the true story of the origins of Christianity. Is there any truth to this claim? And what does all this have to do with Judaism? In this eye-opening book Rabbi Michael Skobac unravels fact from fiction in The DaVinci Code and shows that indeed, there is a story that has been obscured – but one much more interesting than the one proposed by Dan Brown.
THE ELEPHANT AND THE SUIT: by Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Blumenthal
Rabbi Blumenthal offers a critical review of Dr. Michael L. Brown’s 5 volume Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. In this brief article he articulates why he believes that Dr. Brown’s five books loudly declare that Jesus is NOT the Messiah predicted by the Jewish prophets, and that the basic doctrines of Christianity are NOT rooted in the words of the Jewish Bible. Click here to Download
By Rabbi Michael Skobac – 8-Page Booklet
Most likely you’ve had an encounter with someone who tried to influence you to embrace Christianity. It may have been a Christian friend, neighbour or business associate, or someone from a missionary group like Jews for Jesus. You may have received an unsolicited email advancing missionary arguments or heard an invitation to “get saved” from a television evangelist while channel surfing. JEWS FOR JUDAISM has prepared this booklet to help you understand the tactics and respond to the claims of missionaries who challenge your faith.
FRENCH AND RUSSIAN – MISSIONARY IMPOSSIBLE – COMING SOON
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THE REAL MESSIAH? A Jewish Response to Missionaries - By Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan - 60-Page Book
Missionaries are spending untold sums in an effort to convert young Jews. What is the Jewish response? Can a billion Christians be wrong? Why do Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah? What is a "messiah"? What will he accomplish? What does the Bible really say? What does a "saviour" and "being saved" really mean? Why do we believe that missionary claims are built on mistranslations, misquotes, inaccuracies and Biblical passages taken out of context? In this penetrating analysis, Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan uses actual missionary materials to refute missionary claims, and offers the traditional Jewish view of Christianity. Click here to download The Real Messiah.
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YOU ARE MY WITNESSES: A Traditional Jewish Response to Missionaries – By Rabbi Yisroel C. Blumenthal – 26-Page Book
This book brings a fresh apporach to an age-old debate. Instead of confroming to the format imposed by the church, this work follows a distinctly Jewish pattern. In place of the customary list of Christian arguments followed by appropriate responses, you will discover how the very basis of Jewish scripture precludes the doctrines of Christianity. As opposed to presenting a refutation to Christianity, we have chosen to articulate the foundations of Judaism.
It is our fervent prayer that the nation who represents monotheism to the world will find strength and encouragement in the pages of this incredible booklet.
FAITH STRENGTHENED (Chizzuk Emunah): 1200 Biblical Refutations to Christian Missionaries by Isaac ben Abraham Troki
Faith Strenghened is unique among refutations of Christian polemics against Judaism and the Hebrew Bible. As the title indicated, the author (1533-1594) wrote this book for his fellow-Jews, so as to fortify them in their religious faith. This distinguished Karaite scholar critically analyzed the Christological interpretations of the Hebrew Bible, and the theologies which proclaimed the Church to be the “New Israel of G-d” and Jesus the Messiah predicted by the Hebrew prophets. This work contains more than twelve hundred Biblical passages on which Isaac ben Abraham Troki comments.
FROM MESSIANIC JEW TO COUNTER-MISSIONARY:
By Julius Ciss, Executive Director, JEWS FOR JUDAISM (Canada)
Julius Ciss’ riveting story of his five-year involvement in the “Hebrew Christian” movement is a unique “insider’s” perspective on a process that has ensnared thousands of Jews. Julius recounts his discovery of why Judaism rejects the missionary message, and describes the return to his own faith, ultimately leading him to establish the Canadian branch of Jew for Judaism. Click here to read.