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.

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: “Tamarim” Truffles for Passover

By Bonnie Saul Wilks, MJBI Staff Writer   If you have ever traveled to Israel, you will remember the myriad of date palm trees dotted across the arid landscape. The sweet, soft, and fresh dates these trees produce are nothing like the dried ones that you can find in a grocery store in the states. They are amazingly plump, rich, and delicious. For over 5,000 years, Israel has produced delicious

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From Slavery to Freedom

“I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their slave masters, for I know their pains. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians…” Exodus 3:7, TLV Are you under the bondage of slavery? ADONAI has made the way! Jacob and his sons fled from a great famine to the land

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Where is God? Where are You?

Where is God? Where are You? by Rabbi Seth N. Klayman Two Esther-Prompted Questions to Ponder for Purim Where is God? That’s a question that has occupied the minds of theologians, philosophers, and everyday people for ages. It’s also a question that confronts us when we read the biblical Book of Esther. The events described there serve as the backdrop to the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim. In

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Mishloach Manot

  Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Mishloach Manot By Bonnie Saul Wilks, MJBI Staff Writer Purim! It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Jewish celebrations! One beautiful tradition surrounding the holiday of Purim is Mishloach Manot, which means in Hebrew “sending portions.” The distribution of food baskets during this joyous holiday began in Jewish culture originally to make sure each family in community had enough food for a festive home celebration.

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Israel Needs You This Month

While we in America were joyously celebrating a brand new year earlier this month, our friends in Israel were feeling anything but joy. The last days of 2016 were quite difficult for those living in the Jewish state. The United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 with a 14-0 vote. It states that Israeli communities and cities in Judea and Samaria (commonly referred to as the West Bank) have no

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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, means different things to different people. To Jewish children, it means a gift every night for the eight nights of Hanukkah. To the Jew, it can mean a similar holiday as to Christmas with its commercialism. However, to the believer in Yeshua Jesus, the holiday has a special meaning. The word Hanukkah is found in the following Bible verses. It

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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 or jellied donuts as a sweet ending.   Ingredients 8-10 pound whole beef brisket 5 large onions, sliced 1 cup tomato puree ¼ cup olive oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups beef broth (low sodium) 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons dried thyme 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 2 tablespoons dried sage 1 tablespoon pepper 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 cup

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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 my Joshua in this next season of MJBI’s history. I hope you will take the time to see our video testimony at http://mjbi.org/2017. God’s ways are amazing, and the sovereign leading of the Holy Spirit brings surprises to our lives. Nic is full of vision, and I am his chief cheerleader. May God continue to fulfill His purposes through the

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Our Exciting News for 2017

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