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Why the history of messianic Judaism is so fraught and complicated

When Loren Jacobs, member of the Shma Yisrael Congregation, offered a prayer for the victims of the Tree of Life congregation at a campaign rally attended by Mike Pence, it left many Jews feeling very upset.

  • Ingrid Anderson
  • The Conversation

The vice president’s office later denied inviting Jacobs to the event.

Jacobs is a messianic Jew and part of a group called Jews for Jesus.

Here is why their relationship with Jews is so fraught.

  • Messianic Jews

Messianic Jews consider themselves Jewish Christians. Specifically they believe, as do all Christians, that Jesus is the son of God, as well as the…

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