Jewish Believers in Yeshua/Jesus as Messiah are becoming more and more accepted as part of mainstream Israeli society.
Jewish believers are no different from their Jewish neighbours. They keep the Feasts of the Lord, respect and honour the Shabbat, pay their taxes, serve in the army and are strong Zionists.
However, it is mainly the Ultra Orthodox Jews that try to label Jewish believers as traitors and enemies of the faith. They are active in their opposition to the Messianic believers, especially in Israel. Congregations have been attacked, fire bombed and in one instance a bomb exploded at a leader's home, severely injuring his son.
Pardoxically, most Orthodox Jewery do not recognise the State of Israel, are against paying taxes and refuse to serve in the army! Legislation was recently enacted in Israel to change these practices.
The Messianic congregations in Israel need our continued support, encouragement and prayers. They continue to give hope to their countrymen as they share with them the Good News about the love of God, and Salvation that only comes through Yeshua the Messiah.