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About the MJBI

VISION The vision of the MJBI is to bring Jewish people into a personal relationship of faith with Yeshua the Messiah, knowing their acceptance will eventually mean life from the dead (Romans 11:15). MISSION The MJBI equips leaders who will establish Messianic Jewish congregations and ministries in Jewish communities worldwide. Additionally, the MJBI seeks to equip the Church in its responsibility to take the Good News to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). Like Paul, the MJBI helps educate Christians in their role to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy and thus save some of them (Romans 11:11-14).

Passover 5775: First Mercy, then Miracles

  Jewish Days of Distinction A Messianic Study of the Jewish Feasts and Holidays “In addition to the Sabbath, these are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy assembly that are to be celebrated at their proper times each year” (Lev. 23:4 NLT). Feast – Passover or Pesach Summary – Passover or Pesach in Modern Hebrew is the Jewish festival of redemption that celebrates the miraculous historical story of the Exodus of the

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Pavlova

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen With the annual spring-cleaning of Passover, all leavening is purged from the home. Matzah is eaten. That means Jewish cooks must become creative in replacing yeasty breads and desserts into their meal planning. Pavlova is a sweet, baked meringue, topped with berries and whipping cream, and is great dessert for the Passover holidays.   Pavlova 3 egg whites ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp champagne

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Purim Bombing of MJBI Related Ministry in Ukraine [updated March 20, 2015]

Ukraine Update – March 20, 2015 Our friends in Ukraine continue to be very grateful for the generosity of so many in the aftermath of the recent bombing that destroyed the children’s ministry offices in downtown Odessa. God has shown them great favor, and the restoration of the building is underway. The building owner offered not to charge rent as long as the tenants did the renovations. The workers are

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Purim 5775: Clues that lead to Deliverance

Jewish Days of Distinction Devotionals on the Jewish Feasts and Holidays Purim The Jewish holiday of Purim is commemorated annually on the 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar, the Jewish holiday of Purim will fall on our calendar this year on March 5th and according to tradition celebrations will commence the evening of the 4th. The Scroll of Esther details the poignant yet ironic Purim story of rescue

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Kreplach

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen Kreplach is the Jewish noodle pocket like the Chinese wonton or Italian ravioli. There are several theories why kreplach is eaten on Purim, but no one knows for sure why it traditionally appears on this holiday menu. Anything can used for filling but meat, potatoes, or cheese are most common.   Meat Filling 2 pounds ground meat, browned 2 carrots, chopped in small cubes 2 stalks of

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SMT: Your Partnership in 2014

  By Frank Lugenheim, Director of Operations “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:19-20 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,

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The Marrano Revival

By Raymond L. Gannon, Ph.D. A new phenomenon has struck like lightning across the entire Spanish-speaking world as thousands are thundering out bold proclamations of their Jewish heritage. Who are these Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Pentecostals who claim “Jewish DNA” in the 21st-Century? These assert they are descendants of Spanish Jews who formally converted to Roman Catholicism centuries ago. In darker Spanish times, these Jewish conversos were called “New Christians” and “Marranos” (pigs). Desiring to perpetuate their Jewish heritage even as Roman Catholics, they were held in political suspicion and were vulnerable to a series of Church-sponsored attacks especially during seasons of political upheaval, e.g., 1391 and 1492. The ultimate expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492 found the converso Jews migrating to points across Christianized southern Europe and throughout the House of Islam—from

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MJBI and the Jews of Argentina

    By Tara Kieschnick, Zealous Magazine Managing Editor Jorge and Marcela Goldstein, MJBI Argentina Directors, have unique family backgrounds. Both were born into secular Jewish families. Marcela’s father Franco, an Italian Holocaust survivor, was saved from certain death when his mother hid him in a Catholic convent. But this also eventually led him to reject his Jewish roots. Jorge’s father was also a Jew, but non-practicing. Each thought they had married “Gentile” (non-Jewish) women, but it was discovered soon after that both mothers, Florencia and Angelita, were actually Marranos (Jews whose traditions and blood line were hidden centuries before due to conversion or fear of persecution). Below is a short interview with the Goldstein’s about their ongoing work in Argentina and Latin America. How did God call you to reach your

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With a Knife at Her Throat, She Didn’t Flinch

This scripture emerges in this new season of 2015: “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death” (Revelation 11:12). There are believers who are experiencing the strength of this passage written by the apostle John on the island of Patmos in real life. With the rise in persecution and slaughter of Christians globally, a new breed of warriors is emerging whose foundation is based on the above passage. Statistics from 2014 are not available yet; but according to Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, instances of Christians martyred for their faith world-wide doubled in 2013 from the year before, with the largest number coming from Syria. Open Doors places North Korea, Somalia, Syria,

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This is Heartbreaking, but You Can Change it

Statistics say that 92% of all spiritual leaders worldwide have NO BIBLE TRAINING. This is both sobering and heartbreaking. We desperately need to develop leaders who can guide and disciple in the Jewish harvest fields that are ripe and ready today! Although there is great upheaval in Ukraine, spiritual fervency is on the rise among God’s ancient people. While some are immigrating to Israel, others feel God’s call to stay and preach the Good News to receptive hearts. We are training quality students for important leadership rolls in strategic areas of the world. Since starting our first Bible school in 1996 in Ukraine, the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute has grown to over 1000 students enrolled today studying in some 40 countries. These students have GREAT potential to multiply and spread what

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