Yeshua and his Jewish followers began a new movement—Messianic Judaism—2,000 years ago. In the twentieth century, it was reborn, and, now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is maturing. The Enduring Paradox is a collection of essays from some of the top contributors to the theology of this vital movement of God: Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Dr. David H. Stern, Dr. John Fischer, Dr. Patrice Fischer, Dr. Michael Schiffman, Dr. Louis Goldberg, Elliot Klayman, Esq., and Lawrence Rich. Their research and writing will impact the maturing of Messianic Judaism for years to come.
Whether you are a Messianic Jew, a non-Messianic Jew, or a non-Jew involved or merely interested in Messianic Judaism, this book will challenge your thinking, guide your practices, and clarify any misconceptions you may have. You will find that Messianic Judaism is not a paradox after all.
Born in Budapest, John Fischer has doctorates in biblical and historical studies. He is rabbi of Congregation Ohr Chadash in Clearwater, Florida; Director of Menorah Ministries; VP for Academic Affairs at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary; and head of Netzer David Intl. Yeshiva. He is the author of numerous books and articles.
In 1941, The United States is drawn into World War II. During that same year, Dr. Henry Einspruch publishes his classic book, The Yiddish New Testament, a breakthrough in evangelistic literature for Jewish people. Over the following decades, the publications of Lederer/Messianic Jewish Communications have been widely used to impact thousands of Jewish people with the Good News of Messiah. These books and tracts have been distributed in the Orthodox Jewish community, have been given out to Jews in the former Soviet Union, and have been used by Messianic congregations and Jewish outreaches all over the world. Messianic Jewish Publishers mission is two-pronged: Reaching out to Jewish people with the message of Messiah and teaching the non-Jewish spiritual family about their Jewish roots.