Is the Christmas story actually Jewish?!
I have never celebrated Christmas—I have no cultural connection to it. But you can imagine my shock as a new follower of Yeshua when I discovered that the Christmas narrative is a very Jewish story! No, I don't mean what you see at the Vatican every year with the pope...I am referring to the words of Matthew and Luke.
Growing up, Christmas was the most “goyish” (non-Jewish) event. I enjoyed all the holiday lights; but honestly, all my friends were jealous that I got presents for eight days (Hanukkah) and they only had one day!
So when I started reading the New Testament after coming to believe Yeshua is the Messiah I was shocked to realize that what is known today as Christmas actually is a VERY Jewish story.
This holiday has been a great stumbling block for the Jewish people for hundreds of years—but it shouldn’t be! Again, I am referring to the narrative surrounding Yeshua's birth, not all the "trimmings" that came later.
In today’s video, I share more about this VERY Jewish story and answer some more of the Jewish objections to Jesus.
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Until all Israel is saved (Rom.11:26),