Much has been said on this blog and elsewhere about the confusing landscape of Messianic Judaism in its many forms. A wide variety of groups use the title Messianic Judaism. Some are quite weird, even disturbing. The majority are somewhere between clueless and decent. A few actually get it, that Messianic means promoting Yeshua-faith and Judaism means, well, Judaism. And we know Judaism is the Judaism of scripture and tradition, the Bible and the rabbis. No other definition will do.
So, with that in mind, I offer a guide to Jews who are seeking a Jewish home where Yeshua can be their Rebbe and where Jewish identity is respected. The following are my opinions. Feel free to write in and disagree.
1. If you do not live in a city with a decent Jewish population and you are a Jew, what were you thinking? If you live in a small town with no traditional synagogues and you see an advertisement for a Messianic Jewish congregation, beware! You simply have to live in a Jewish place. So pack your bags and forget about that little congregation in Booger Holler, Georgia. It just won’t work out.
2. If the