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Jews For Jesus: Occupying Jewish Time And Space

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Jews for Jesus (JFJ) is primarily a Christian movement. It accepts the New Testament in its entirety and the person of Jesus Christ as both Messiah and God incarnate. The JFJ website aptly demonstrates how the organisation consistently seeks to portray itself as a Jewish movement, with its skilful use of Jewish cultural resources, i.e. symbols (stars of David, Menorahs etc.), language (Hebrew and Yiddish), music (most commonly Hebrew folk music and Klezmer), the commemoration and celebration of all the major (and minor) festivals. In this way the JFJ may be seen as sharing or occupying (depending on one's ideological position) Jewish space and time. The manners and mechanisms of resistance on the part of Jewish communities appear to be quite consistent in regards to the JFJ; they are consistently portrayed as a dangerous cultic group, skilled practitioners of brainwashing, and deceived deceivers.

Keywords: cults; Jewish communities; Jews for Jesus (JFJ); New Testament



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