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.

Shavuot: We Are Counting On You, Lord!

  by Matthew Rudolph, International Director Gateways Beyond International Limassol, Cyprus   “One, two, three … forty-eight, forty-nine, FIFTY!” One of my favorite childhood games was hide and seek. It was all about building anticipation by counting to an agreed upon number, and then the thrill of the search for hidden friends—culminating in the absolute exhilaration of joyful discovery for both parties. The biblical Feast of Weeks carries the same sense

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I muffled a scream to silence.

Side-by-side on a rickety and scarred wooden bench, we peeled potatoes together nearly every day for a year. As a young adult, I worked on a kibbutz near Petach Tikvah, Israel. Golda, my co-worker, was a Holocaust survivor. Narrowly escaping from a concentration camp, Golda fled to Israel as a young adult. She never mentioned the war or imprisonment. But I will never forget the day Golda pushed up her

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Loading Up the Baby Blue Datsun

I just returned from Myaki, Ukraine, the place where the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute was birthed nearly 20 years ago in a fishing village 45 minutes outside of Odessa. I revisited nearby apartments and village houses where we lived and retraced the remote Ukrainian roads where my old baby blue Datsun van used to die in the middle of the frigid snowy winter. I repaired it by pulling off the

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Orange Almond Macaroons

The Passover season wouldn’t be the same without the special holiday, coconut sweet—macaroons! Since no leavening is used in any form, these treats are a big hit in Jewish homes and restaurants around the world. They are so popular and easy to make that you don’t need to wait for Passover to indulge! Orange Almond Macaroons 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 T orange zest ½ t almond extract

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Passover 5776: Turn an Ancient Feast into Living Color

Turn an Ancient Feast into Living Color by Dr. Greg Stone, Associate Pastor of Jewish Ministries, Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas The Start of Passover Some of my earliest family memories are about Passover. I remember eating the Passover Seder meal at my grandparent’s home and playing on the floor while everyone else sat at the table. My grandmother would say, “Twenty years are like nothing.” I marveled when she said

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Ethiopia and My Four-Year-Old

One of my 4 year-old daughter’s favorite things to do is read. Often on a quiet Shabbat morning, my sweet daughter awakens me by tapping my shoulder with a book in hand. She will climb into bed with me, and I will whisper the story to her as we both do our best to allow mom and baby brother to sleep. I’m sure you can relate to these precious times

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Purim: Joy, Boldness, and Morning Star

  Rabbi David Rudolph, PhD Director of Messianic Jewish Studies The King’s University Purim is the most joyous of all the Jewish festivals. Why is this? I’m glad you asked! Let me tell you the story. Many moons ago, in the land of Persia where our people were exiled, there lived a beautiful woman named Esther who risked everything to save her people. Esther captured the imagination of Jews through the ages, even to the point that a book of the Bible was named after her. Although God’s name is never explicitly mentioned in the book of Esther, we see his guiding hand on every page, from the chain of events that led to Esther marrying the king of Persia, to Mordecai (Esther’s cousin) providentially learning of a plot to assassinate

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Easy Purim Kreplach

Kreplach is the Yiddish word for dumpling, and they are the ultimate Jewish comfort food! Small triangles of pasta dough filled with ground beef, chicken, or mashed potatoes, Kreplach is a Jewish holiday favorite and a great addition to your Purim menu. Boiled and served in soup or fried as a side dish, they are always a crowd pleaser. Traditionally served on Purim, but they are also used for the pre-Yom Kippur meal or during Sukkot. DOUGH Package of Wonton Wrappers FILLING ½ lb ground cooked beef or chicken 1 small onion, grated 1 clove garlic, grated 1 tsp. kosher salt Black pepper to taste TO FILL Place a scant 1/3 cup meat mixture in the center of wonton. Moisten edges and fold into a rectangle and press the edges with a fork. Kreplach can now be

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How 2016 Will Be Our Biggest Year Yet!

Growing up in rural Minnesota, January was always one of my least favorite months. The days were short, the temperatures below freezing, and the snow seemed to fall endlessly. As the oldest son, I was tasked to brave those freezing temperatures and shovel the snow! As I have aged, my appreciation for January has grown. I now join with much of the western world in looking forward to the new beginnings offered by a brand new year. The power of an annual reset on the calendar inspires us to make fresh resolutions for the year ahead. For many it is choosing healthier lifestyles, for some taking new risks in our professional lives. Still for others, perhaps, it is spending more time with family and friends. A fresh start brings new

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Spicy Apple Cider

Hanukkah menus are famous for fried foods such as latkes or pancakes made from various grated ingredients from regular potatoes and onions, sweet potatoes, zucchini, butternut squash, or pumpkin. They are delicious topped with sour cream and applesauce and served with sufganiyot or jellied donuts. This spicy apple cider makes a lovely warm drink to compliment the traditional Hanukkah fare. Spicy Apple Cider 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tsp whole cloves Peel of 1 lg orange Place these ingredients in cheesecloth tied with string. Place in the bottom of a large soup pot. Add to the pot: 64 oz apple cider 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 2 lg whole oranges sliced with peeling on to make rounds Nutmeg powder for garnish Combine all ingredients over cheesecloth package, including sliced orange rounds. Cook

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