Are Messianic Jews Still Jewish?

Why are so many young Messianic Jews distancing themselves from Judaism?

February 25, 2020 | David Lazarus

When Jews come to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) are they still Jewish? That’s a question many of our readers ask and last year Israel Today published a report on Is the

Future of Messianics Jewish? We wanted to find out if Israeli Jews who believe in Yeshua still honor and practice their Jewish faith traditions.

That article revealed a growing trend among the younger generation of Jewish-born Messianic followers of Yeshua who are not connecting with their Jewish roots or heritage. Many are even distancing themselves from Jewish traditions.

We received many responses to that report from leaders in Israel and around the world who share our concern that many Messianic Jews are not keeping their Jewish heritage after becoming believers in Yeshua.

The following are some of their responses.

Evan Thomas Messianic Pastor, Netanya, Israel: