Stoudemire, 34, made a much-publicized visit to Israel in 2010 to explore what he called his “Hebrew roots,” and has been deepening his connection and relationship with the Jewish state ever since.
A growing wave of people have chosen to leave behind the solstice holiday that is one of the most visible symbols of the church, universal to all branches of Christianity.
Christians and members of the Hebrew Roots movement are united in their view that learning Hebrew is an important part of understanding the Judaic origins of their faith.
Last week in Samaria, 130 representative from 12 countries affirmed that they are the spiritual descendants of the tribe of Efraim, returning at last to join their brother Judah in their ancestral homeland.
Hebrew Nation Radio suggested that the statewide flooding disaster could be understood as divine retribution for anti-Israel resolutions passed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Orleans last weekend.
A new era of relations between Jews and Christians is just beginning, but an unexpected obstacle has arisen. Christians coming to investigate the Jewish roots of their own belief are facing pressure to leave their Messianic beliefs behind.
A school in Shanghai is reportedly offering Hebrew, as a “minority language class” taught by Israeli teacher Miri Beck-Freund.
Hebrew Roots adherents are Torah-observant believers in Jesus. Many find their studies leading them to Judaism.