– By Nick Garrard –
For many congregations in Messianic Jewish community, owning property remains elusive. Many con- gregations, although well established, continue to meet in community centers or homes, rented office buildings and churches. Let’s face it; affordable property is hard to come by.
While property owning demon- strates permanency and stability, this has not deterred the Messianic Jewish move- ment at large from growth and com- munity building. For one congregation, however, fulfilling that long awaited goal has far exceeded expectations.
– By D.B. Asa –
Yeshivat Shuvu is Ahavat Ammi Ministries’ online-based, distance learning Messianic Jewish yeshiva program founded by Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, who also serves as Rosh Yeshiva. The educational ser- vice started in 2015 and has grown in both impact and enrollment since. The primary aim of the school is a healthy, biblical and Jewish-centered discipleship program to raise up future leaders and bring resto- ration of the Jewish identity of Messiah Yeshua for both Jew and Gentile.
Ahavat Ammi has been active around the world, especially in South America. As Rabbi Shapira’s efforts teaching multiday Yeshiva style conferences in person in South America, there arose a clear and distinct problem for the Messianic Jewish move- ment. Although there is a clear and growing hunger for the Jewish roots of the faith and a growing reality of Jewish people coming to faith, there are limited resources for solid and theologically sound training and instruction.
As most are aware, Judaism has a rich history throughout Europe, both good and bad. God has protected a remnant of Jews through the Holocaust, Pogroms, the Inquisition, and numerous other expulsions and tragedies all across Europe. Even today, there is a boisterous and growing anti-Semitic spirit ever present. It is in this same part […]