Christianity & Judaism: Jews as Jesus Was (Messianic Jews) 2004
Distributed by Chip Taylor Communications, 2 East View Drive, Derry, NH 03038-4812; 800-876-CHIP (2447)
Produced by Electric Sky
VHS, color, 88 min.
Sr. High - Adult
Jewish Studies, Religious Studies
Date Entered: 07/13/2004Reviewed by Michael Fein, Coordinator of Library Services, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
Jews who believe that Jesus (in Hebrew, Y’shua) is the promised Messiah? Is this some meshuggana cult or what? This program takes a look at the phenomena of Jews living in Israel who really do believe that Jesus is the Messiah. Using the standard format of a narrator giving overall context with depictions of the believers, interviews with theologians/rabbis (both pro and con), and interviews with the believers, this production gives a rather balanced view of these people. They see themselves as the fulfillment of the promises in the Tenach or Old Testament and are obviously sincere in their beliefs. The video also shows some of the persecution they endure which has gone so far as attempts on their lives. Sound and picture quality are good. This can be an emotionally charged issue for many Jews and this is one of the most objective views in any medium that this reviewer has seen.