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This Passover/Easter weekend, there are some 1 million Jewish followers of Jesus in the world



Kehilanews.com, Joel Rosenberg, April 23, 2019


(Jerusalem, Israel) — Last year, a ground-breaking study was released by LifeWay Research revealing there are now some 871,000 Jewish followers of Jesus in the United States alone.


Add in the 30,000 Jewish believers who live in Israel, and the many others who live in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, and there are now about one million Jewish followers of Jesus in the world today.


That’s an astonishing number, especially when you realize that in 1967 there were fewer than 2,000 Jewish believers in the entire world.


I’m grateful to be one of them. Yet, I’m constantly asked — especially by Jewish people — how in the world this is possible.


“Dude, how can you be Jewish and believe in Jesus?


I love this question. I was first asked it in November of 2002. I had just released my first novel, The Last Jihad. I was doing a telephone interview on a hard rock radio station in Rochester, New York, the city closest to where I grew up in Upstate New York. And the radio host, a guy who called himself “Brother Weese,” asked me this very question.

I’ve been happily answering it ever since. 


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