An Open Letter in Support of Israel and the Global Jewish Community

December 20th, 2023 | TJCII Blog

An Open Letter in Support of Israel and the Global Jewish Community,
From: Leaders in the Messianic Jewish Movement, Jewish followers of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah

As representatives of the global Messianic Jewish movement and in solidarity with the greater Jewish community, we affirm our standing with Israel in defense of our homeland. Our hearts are broken to see this present evil perpetrated against Israel.  The current war against Israel has united the people of Israel and we stand united with them.  The attack against Israel by the terrorist organization, Hamas, has also stirred up antisemitism around the world.  The Messianic Jewish community takes a strong stand against the rise of antisemitism being perpetrated upon Jewish people in many nations.

We are committed to rally support from the larger Christian circles where we have some influence, encouraging our Christian friends to stand with Israel and our Jewish people at this perilous time.  In fact, we call upon our Christian friends in this open letter, “Do not remain silent during this critical time of rising antisemitism!”  (Isaiah 62:1)

We are committed to provide relief aid to the more than 200,000 displaced Israelis.  We are committed to do whatever is in our power for the sake of Ahavat Yisrael.

Numerous IDF soldiers on the front lines are Jewish followers of Yeshua (Jesus) and three have already lost their lives in defense of Israel…more have been injured.  We are not merely bystanders.  We stand in full solidarity with Israel and are willing to pay the price for being Jewish and having a national Jewish homeland along with our Jewish brothers and sisters around the world.

We do believe in the power of prayer to the Almighty, the G0D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  We are thankful for the hostages who have been released but continue to pray for release of the remaining hostages who are still being held in captivity.  We pray comfort and healing for the families of those who were murdered on October 7 and the following days, for the many thousands who have been injured and for all Israel.

We recognize the suffering among the civilians of Gaza who are forced to pay a terrible price for the misdeeds of their Hamas leadership who instigated the war against Israel. We also stand in earnest prayer for their well-being and healing.

We pray for the safety and courage of our people around the world who have become targets of hate crimes against Jews simply because we are Jewish.

We pray, as the psalmist prayed, that the Maker of heaven and earth who neither slumbers nor sleeps, keeps watch over Israel.  (Psalm 121:1)

Signatories:

Jonathan Bernis
President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International

Marty Waldman
President and Executive General Secretary Toward Jerusalem Council II (TJCII)

David Brickner
CEO and Executive Director of Jews for Jesus

Jonathan Cahn
Author, President of Hope of the World/Beth Israel

David Rudolph, PhD
Director of Messianic Jewish Studies
Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies The King’s University

Dr. Richard Harvey
President
British Messianic Jewish Alliance

Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram
Co-Founders of Maoz Israel Ministries

Avner Boskey
Director, Final Frontier Ministries

Joel Chernoff
General Secretary/CEO Messianic Jewish Alliance of America Executive Secretary – International Messianic Jewish Alliance

Rabbi Barney Kasdan
President – Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations

Dr. Joel Liberman
President – Messianic Jewish Alliance of America

Dr. Jeffrey Seif
Executive Director
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
Chad Holland
CEO & Senior Pastor King of Kings Ministries Jerusalem, Israel

Matheus Zandona Guimaraes
Rabbi of Har Tzion Messianic Synagogue Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Marcelo Miranda Guimaraes
Founder of Teaching From Zion Ministry Brazil

Avi Mizrachi
President of Dugit Outreach Center Tel Aviv

Paul Wilbur President/Founder Wilbur Ministries

Dr. Mitch Glaser President
Chosen People Ministries

Nic Lesmeister
Executive Pastor, Gateway Church Director of Gateway Center for Israel

Dr. Sam Nadler
President, Word of Messiah Ministries

Benjamin Berger
Spiritual Leader
Congregation of the Lamb on Mount Zion Israel

Kobi and Shani Ferguson President and CEO, COO Maoz Israel
Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer
President Emeritus, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute

Lawrence Hirsch
Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah Australia

Dr. Dan Sered
Chief Operating Officer Jews for Jesus

Benjamin Juster President
Tikkun America, Inc.

Russ Resnik
Rabbinic Counsel
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations

Brian Greenaway Director
Maoz Israel, UK

Dr. Michael Brown
Founder and president of AskDrBrown Ministries & FIRE School of Ministry Online

Dr. Daniel Juster. Founder Tikkun Ministries. President, Restoration from Zion

Hylan Norman Slobodkin
Rabbi Emeritus
Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation Seattle, Washington

Rabbi Dr. Richard Nichol
Founder Ruach Israel, Boston, Massachusetts President, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute

Rabbi Ari Waldman
Senior Rabbi, Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue Dallas, Texas
Eitan Shishkoff – Israel
Founder, Tents of Mercy Congregation
and Fields of Wheat national youth ministry

Ron Cantor
President, Shelanu TV, Tel Aviv

Borys Grysenko
Senior Rabbi, Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation Kyiv, Ukraine

Robert Wolff Majestic Glory