Thursday, March 27, 2008
SF Signs-- Jews For Jesus
Jews for Jesus is a Christian evangelistic organization that focuses specifically on the conversion of Jews to Christianity. Viewing its followers — either Jewish as defined by Jewish law, or Jews according to Jews for Jesus — as "living out their Jewishness," Jews for Jesus defines "Jewish" in terms of parentage and as a birthright, regardless of religious belief. Identification of Jews for Jesus as a Jewish organization is overwhelmingly rejected by Jewish religious denominations, secular groups and the State of Israel due to the Christian - specifically evangelical - beliefs of its members. The group's evangelism related activities are opposed also by some Christian organizations and scholars.