Messiah Magazine #26

Messiah Magazine 26

Messiah Magazine #26

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Purim

The book of Esther teaches us that God sometimes works through hidden miracles.

The Chosen

Most shows about Jesus don’t depict his Jewishness. How did The Chosen get so Jewish?

Under the Water

An exposé on the meaning and method of baptism in Messianic Judaism.

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In This Issue


Director's Letter: We Are Deep Divers

Going all the way under the water gives you a different perspective than staring at the surface. If you stay on the shore, you’ll never see the bottom of the lake.

FFOZ Mailbag

Read letters from our readers, and some replies from FFOZ.

The Chosen and the Chosen People

Most shows about Jesus don’t depict his Jewishness at all. So how did The Chosen get so Jewish?

Drawn from Flame and Water

Baptism in a time and place of persecution is an experience foreign to those of us who live under the umbrella of religious freedom.

Immerse in This Way

The earliest Christian book outside the Bible, the Didache, contains specific instructions for ritual immersion.

Not Much Has Changed

Thousands of years in the making, the ancient way of the mikvah remains the same.

Born Again: What Happens in Vegas Stays

Ideas of baptism and being born again are considered, most politely articulated, as foreign to Judaism.

Under the Water

An exposé on the meaning and method of baptism in Messianic Judaism.

Conceived in Sin

Should Messianic Judaism follow the rest of Judaism in rejecting the Christian doctrine of original sin?

Royal Persian Stew

The elegant opulence of Ahasuerus’ palace can be yours this Purim with this exquisitely spiced stew.

Purim: Leaving Nothing to Chance

The book of Esther teaches us that God sometimes works through hidden miracles.

Purim Customs

A few short anecdotes about some of the customs of this holiday.

The Greatness of Humility

As the first step toward goodness, humility is the foundational middah (character trait) that paves the way for us to acquire every other positive character trait.

The End of Scarcity

The ease with which we can produce food and luxuries is a sign that the kingdom is just around the corner.

FFOZ Update: The Next Step

First Fruits of Zion needs your help to reach, inspire, and educate a new online generation.