Messianic Judaism in Israel, in which Jewish believers identify both as Jews and as followers of Yeshua Jesus, began to truly emerge only after the Six Day War in 1967. In the years prior to this and going back to British Mandate times, previous attempts by believers in Yeshua to identify as Jews were made under such leaders as Moshe Imanuel Ben-Meir and Hyman Jacobs, who founded a Messianic fellowship in the 1920s and 1930s with the intent of bringing Jewish believers together outside of the context of the Christian church. This effort how- ever, never gained the support of the Christian community where many outreach- es to the Jews did not support the idea of a distinct Jewish identity for Jewish believers apart from the historical churches...

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