Bagel and Lox Judaism

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A rare opportunity to share with Jewish people

A majority of Jewish people are secular. One rabbi defines secular Judaism as a “Bagel and Lox Judaism.” Many Jewish people eat bagels and lox, except for those of us who don’t like fish; we eat bagels and cream cheese instead. And many Jewish people watch “Fiddler on the Roof” and Charlton Heston play Moses in the movie “The Ten Commandments.”

Many Jewish people identify with other Jews by the things they do and share in common, which too often does not include a pursuit of God and the Hebrew Scriptures. But there is a time of the year when the door cracks open and Jewish people think about spiritual things.

Every year in September, many Jewish people celebrate the High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). More often then not, these are the only days they attend religious services. These days are very serious and offer us a rare opportunity to engage Jewish people in spiritual conversations.

In the next two articles, I will give you different questions you can ask your Jewish friends. These are questions that can provide you with an opportunity to share the Good News that Yeshua has provided atonement for our sins.

I can list the questions, and share a little about them, but these articles will only wet your appetite for more. I want to encourage you to invite me to speak at your congregation to share these questions, and to teach people how to answer them from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament).

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Ron Goldberg is a Jew who belongs to Jesus. He regularly speaks to all denominations and faiths about his spiritual journey. Ron was raised as a traditional Jew and was sent to deprogramming by his parents and rabbi in hopes of getting him to reject Yeshua (Jesus). He shares how he met the Jewish Jesus and helps other people meet the Jewish Jesus. Have you met the Jewish Jesus?
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