Jews for Jesus is a religious groups which advocates both the acceptance of traditional Jewish laws in the Old Testament and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as the Jewish messiah. The organization known as Jews for Jesus was founded by Moishe Rosen in 1970 and is today the most prominent group of evangelical Jews.
On the Christian side, the doctrines of evangelical Jews tends towards being more fundamentalist. Cognizant of the history of poor relations between Jews and Christians, in particular attempts by Christians to convert Jews, evangelical Jews tend to be careful in how they phrase things. For example, they use the term "completed" rather than "converted" and use the name "Yeshua" for "Jesus.
Also Known As: Evangelical Jews, Completed Jews, Hebrew Christians, Messianic Jews, Jewish Christians, Jewish Brethren
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