Judaism is the oldest monotheistic (one God) religion. The Jewish people in North America tend to live in urban cities. New York is known for having the highest Jewish population in North America, many of whom are doctors, lawyers and businessmen. Although influenced by surrounding culture, the religiously committed Jews in the United States have not lost their beloved traditions. Many of them partake in Rosh Hashanah (New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and Passover. Religious Jews believe in the supreme being of the Old Testament, creator of the universe, and ultimate judge. Reformed Jews, on the other hand, do not abide to any traditions, so they can easily be secularized.
Many Jews view Christianity as an invading religious system that threatens to violate their traditions. Jews often think of Christians as anti-Semitic since they faced persecution by false Christians for centuries.
There can be discussions between Jews and Christians to understand one another. This can be a stepping stone to discussing similarities and differences and why we believe there has to be a Messiah.
"And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace! Be still! And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." Mark 4:39
Pray that the Lord brings His peace that passes all understanding into the hearts of this people group.
Pray that God would give wisdom to mission agencies to take Christ to America's Jewish population. Pray for a strong movement to Christ among Jewish people in the U.S. Pray that God would soften Jewish hearts to be more open to Christ as the only way to their Heavenly Father.
|People Name||English-speaking Jew|
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|