Can you be Jewish and for Jesus?

“Messiah, the stone which the builders rejected, to become the head cornerstone.”
Psalm 118:22-23, Isaiah 8:14-15, Isaiah 28:16.

When I worked at Jews for Jesus in San Francisco I discovered everybody needs to hear the gospel. And God’s chosen people (the Jews) are certainly no exception. Y’shua came in fulfillment of the writings of Jewish prophets who were writing to Jewish people. So if Jews don’t need Jesus, no one does! Yes, Jews and Gentiles both need salvation in Jesus, but you don’t have to be Jewish to have an effective witness to Jewish people

Richard Harvey is a charismatic Messianic Jew from London. He was awarded his PhD in 2008 for his pioneering study Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology. Richard was a founder member of the London Messianic Congregation in 1979, and served on the staff of the Church’s Ministry Among the Jewish People (CMJ), an Anglican mission, from 1982 to 1991. In 1992 he was the first UK Director of Jews for Jesus.

His most recent book “Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies” is a timely contribution to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Richard left All Nations College in 2011 to become Senior Researcher with Jews for Jesus. His work involves writing and researching Messianic Jewish Theology, and also teaching, training and mentoring in the UK, Israel and worldwide. In 2013 and 2017 he presented papers at the World Congress of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem on the subject of Messianic Jews. His blog “On this day in Messianic Jewish history” traces the experiences of Jewish believers.

Richard will be in Northern Ireland this September 21-23 and Dublin 23-25. I’ll be organizing his speaking schedule. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet a brilliant theologian, author and scholar. To arrange a talk please contact me at;

Phone: 07712 701537
or respond in the comments section.

Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

One thought on “Can you be Jewish and for Jesus?

  1. Thanks, Jeanette, for sending on the blog on Richard Harvey’s work and on the dates for the meetings in Belfast and in Dublin (in September).

    With best wishes,



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