Teaching, Training, Touching Lives

What Does MJBI Do?

The mission of the MJBI is simple: educate and train Messianic Jewish believers in Yeshua to become leaders all over the world.

How do we do this? One student at a time.

To fully understand the mission of the MJBI, watch this story of MJBI Ethiopia graduate, Derese Yohannes.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

As if 2016 has not already been an amazing year, I am actually writing this letter to you as I sit on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. There is a thunderstorm moving across the water toward our hotel, and lightning is lighting up the sky while the waves crash soothingly on the shore. The holiday season is upon us – both Hanukkah and Christmas on the same date

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The “Ner Tamid”

THE NER TAMID | THE ETERNAL HANUKKAH LIGHT By Barri Cae Mallin Seif, PhD “Then came Hanukkah, it was winter in Jerusalem. Yeshua was walking in the temple around Solomon’s colonnade. Then the Judean leaders surrounded Him, saying, ‘How long will You hold us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us outright!’” John 10:22-23. Hanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication, the Festival of Light, the Feast of Lights,

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Best Brisket for Hanukkah

Best Brisket for Hanukkah This wonderful recipe for brisket is a great way to begin the festive first night of the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah. After six hours of slow cooking, the house will be filled with the savory smells of beef and onion roasting – an invitation to all who will gather at your Hanukkah table. Serve with potato latkes on the side, a big green salad, and sufganiyot

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Our Big News for 2017

I am filled with gratitude for our 20th Anniversary banquet on Nov. 10. Wow, what a night! And wow, what a 20-year ride! To God be the glory. It is hard to believe that we are beginning our 21st year, a “Sabbath” year of sorts. We expect newness from God as we rest in Him. I am so proud of Nic Lesmeister, the young man God called to serve as

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Our Exciting News for 2017

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A Personal Invitation From Nic Lesmeister

  Hello Friends! Please take a moment to watch the video above. On Thursday Evening, November 10, 2016, we will be having our 20th Anniversary banquet. I want to personally invite each of you to join us for special evening, which will surely be a memorable experience. We will honor two of my heroes – MJBI President Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks – for their two decades of sacrificial dedication in providing global educational opportunities

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Schnitzel

Schnitzel (meaning “cutlet” in German) is popular any time of the year in Israel, but especially good on a Jewish holiday like Sukkot. It is a deep-fried and breaded chicken breast. It can be eaten hot or cold, so it is perfect for eating outside under the Sukkah. Schnitzel Ingredients  2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved and beaten flat (four pieces) ½ cup flour 2 beaten eggs ½ cup Panko crumbs Pinch cayenne powder ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley Salt, pepper to taste Oil for frying 1 whole lemon cut into four wedges. Directions Put flour in a shallow bowl, and put eggs in shallow bowl and beat. Mix bread crumbs and spices in a third bowl. Dip chicken in flour, shake off extra. Dip in eggs and then in

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A Rabbi Looks at the Fall Feasts

A Rabbi Looks at the Fall Feasts By Rabbi Jonathan Bernis Founder and President, Jewish Voice Ministries International jvmi.org As summer winds down and the autumn of the year approaches, we enter into an extremely important period in the Jewish calendar known as the Fall Feasts. In fact, three significant biblical feasts occur in quick succession: Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement and holiest day of the year), and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles, or Booths). Prophetic in nature, all three remain to be fulfilled. Personally, I absolutely love this time of year! In fact, autumn is my favorite of the four seasons. In many parts of America and even in some other regions of the world, fall ushers in a time of refreshing

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School of Messianic Theology | A Fresh Perspective

Have you ever considered diving into more knowledge about Messianic Judaism? Maybe the very idea scares you. School of Messianic Theology—out of these three words, which challenges—or makes you shiver—the most? Is it School? We all have our share of mixed feelings about school. Your experience may have been fun—or not. Is it Messianic? Since you are reading this magazine, I imagine you have an idea of what this means. But just in case, Messianic pertains to the Jewish roots of our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). Oh, I know—it must be Theology. It’s such a big word, like a mountain that we don’t necessarily want to climb. Well, not to worry. If we look at the etymology of the word theology we discover that it simply means “the study of God (Theo = God, Logia = utterance, oracles).” Does

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The Next 20 Years

I drive a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck—a Texas Edition Silverado, to be specific. This is an important point for any self-respecting Texan to make to our “foreign” (non-Texan) readership. Even though it just broke the 100,000-mile mark a couple months ago, to me it still feels like a new vehicle. Yet, when I stop and do the math, it shocks me to find out that it is nine-years-old. It is amazing how something old can still feel so new. A similar feeling has been shared this year in the MJBI offices as we have been planning the 20th anniversary celebration for our ministry’s annual banquet November 10. Reflecting on how faithful the Lord has been the past 20 years has been encouraging and faith-building as we look towards the NEXT

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