"Our mission is two-pronged: Reaching out to Jewish people with the message of Messiah and teaching our non-Jewish spiritual family about their Jewish roots. We accomplish these goals through our various divisions."
Messianic Dance - YAHWEH
"Messianic dance, YAHWEH, by InnerCourtDancers. Song by Paul Wilbur. Choregrapher Dawnita Carlson - Beth Messiah Congregation - Denver Colorado U.S.A."
Wikipedia "Biola opened the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies on October 8, 2007, in Manhattan. The Center offers a Masters in Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies. The program, which is in cooperation with Chosen People Ministries, focuses on the education and training of leaders in the Messianic Jewish Community. ."
"Ben Israel suggested that the discovery of the Native Americans, a surviving remnant of the Assyrian exile, was a sign heralding the messianic era. Just one year later, Thomas Thorowgood published his best seller Jewes in America, Or, Probabilities that those Indians are Judaical, made more probable by some Additionals to the former Conjectures. The Lost Tribe idea found favor among early American notables, including Cotton Mather (the influential English minister), Elias Boudinot (the New Jersey lawyer who was one of the leaders of the American Revolution), and the Quaker leader William Penn. "
IMMIGRATION WAVES "The first Jewish immigrants to settle in the United States were 23 Sephardic Jews who arrived in New Amsterdam (later known as New York) in 1654....
The number of Jews in Colonial America grew slowly but steadily so that by 1776 there were approximately 2,500 Jews in America...
The wave of German Jewish immigrants during the mid-nineteenth century represented the first major Jewish population explosion in America. While there were just 6,000 Jews in the United States in 1826, the number of American Jews climbed above 50,000 by 1850 and rose to 150,000 only a decade later...
The immigration of some 2.4 million eastern European Jews boosted the American Jewish population from roughly a quarter million in 1881 to 4.5 million by 1924...
The most recent immigration wave occurred during the 1980s, when political and economic changes in the Soviet Union prompted hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews to come to Israel and America...
This proportion has remained relatively stable, even as the American Jewish population approached six million in the 1990s.
STEREOTYPES, ANTI-SEMITISM, AND DISCRIMINATION "...In addition, American-born German Jews fought against restrictive legislation and formed philanthropic societies that funded schools, hospitals, and libraries for eastern European Jews. The hope was that if the hundreds of thousands of newly arriving Russian Jews had access to homes, jobs, and health care, the decreased burden on American public institutions would ease ethnic tensions...
Fueled by a Worldwide Depression and the rise of German Nazism, Jewish discrimination and anti-Semitism reached a peak during the 1930s. One of the more influential American voices of anti-Semitism was Roman Catholic priest Charles E. Coughlin, who argued that the Nazi attack on Jews was justified because of the communist tendencies of Jews. Coughlin blamed New York Jews for the hard economic times, a message intended to appeal to Coughlin's Detroit audience of industrial workers hurt by the Depression.
At the end of World War II, when the atrocities of the Nazi Holocaust became widely known, anti-Semitism in America diminished considerably. Though some Jews in academia lost appointments as a result of Communist fears instigated by Senator Joseph McCarthy, Jews generally enjoyed improved social conditions after 1945. Returning war veterans on the G.I. Bill created a demand for college professors that Jews helped fulfill, and entrance quotas restricting admission of Jewish students at universities were gradually abandoned. As discrimination waned, Jews enjoyed substantial representation in academia, business, entertainment, and such professions as finance, law, and medicine. In short, Jews during the postwar years resumed their positions as contributing and often leading members of American society."
Take a Virtual Tour through 500 years of Jewish-American history -- from the Jews who helped Columbus to Barbra Streisand - illustrated by medals specially commissioned by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Test your Jewish I.Q. by taking Quizzes about the personalities, places and events that have been honored by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame -- baseball great Hank Greenberg, violin virtuoso Isaac Stern, composer George Gershwin, Statue of Liberty poet Emma Lazarus, Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, musical genius Leonard Bernstein, humanitarian Elie Wiesel, and many more. Nominate someone for the Jewish-American Hall of Fame ... and find out why Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe could be inducted"
"Raising awareness and influencing U.S. international policies and funding in relation to human rights, global health and poverty is an integral component of AJWS� work. In partnership with our grantees, we advocate for U.S. engagement to help find peaceful and just resolutions to the world�s worst conflicts and to provide support to rebuild societies devastated by crisis."
"In 1894, Rabbi Leopold Cohn founded this ministry in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, shortly after he received Jesus as his Messiah. In its early days, Jews knew the ministry as the Brownsville Mission to the Jews, and its early efforts consisted of evangelism and a variety of services and classes for the growing population of Jewish immigrants."
"Jan is the founder and Director of Olive Tree Ministries, Inc. She became a Christian as a young girl under the ministry of Jewish evangelist Dr. Hyman Appelman. She has been in Messianic, prophecy, or Israel-related ministry since 1975 when Jan began in ministry with "Jews For Jesus". She has also served on the staff of the "International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem.""
"The Jewish population of the United States is one of the largest in the world."
Language "Some of the Jews in Miami and Los Angeles, the second largest Jewish community in the United States, immigrated from the countries of Latin America. Many of these Hispanic Jews (many of them of Sephardic origin dating back to the Spanish and Portuguese colonial era, but also many of Ashkenazi descent from recent Central and Eastern European immigration to Latin America) speak Spanish in the home, and some have intermarried with the non-Jewish Hispanic population. Recent Jews from Spain and among their descendants speak Spanish. Spanish may be spoken by other Jews with ancestry outside Spain and Latin America living in areas near predominantly Hispanic populations. There are a large number of synagogues in the Miami area that give services in Spanish..."
' ''Slow Train Coming''
by: Bob Dylan
From the album ''Slow Train Coming'' (1979)"
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Further information: Slow Train Coming
In the late 1970s, Dylan became a born-again Christian. From January to April 1979, Dylan participated in Bible study classes at the Vineyard School of Discipleship in Reseda, Southern California. Pastor Kenn Gulliksen has recalled: �Larry Myers and Paul Emond went over to Bob�s house and ministered to him. He responded by saying, Yes he did in fact want Christ in His life. And he prayed that day and received the Lord.� Dylan released two albums of Christian gospel music. Slow Train Coming (1979) is generally regarded as the more accomplished of these albums, winning him the Grammy Award as "Best Male Vocalist" for the song "Gotta Serve Somebody". The second evangelical album, Saved (1980), received mixed reviews, although Kurt Loder in Rolling Stone declared the album was far superior, musically, to its predecessor. When touring from the fall of 1979 through the spring of 1980, Dylan would not play any of his older, secular works, and he delivered declarations of his faith from the stage, such as:..."