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Friday, 5 September 2014
Joining Israel Without Becoming a Jew

As always, Daniel Juster faces the controversial topic of Gentile conversion to Judaism square on and goes straight into talking about the consensus and disagreement on this issue.

So now we come to this consensus but this still leaves much unsolved.

Daniel Juster thinks that there is another solution other than conversion for those Gentiles who feel called to live and identify in a Messianic Jewish community for the rest of their lives. This solution is the Ruth II commitment:

The Ruth II call is a calling and life commitment to live within and before the Jewish community and within a Messianic Community for life as expressed above as well. So what is to be done? I believe that such persons should undergo a process of education and discipleship in this calling and then make a covenant commitment that is explicit. Gentiles in the Bible are never said to become Jews, but we do see Gentiles who joined Israel.

Daniel Juster explains some of the impacts this has and the status of any children, before laying out a course of Mentored Study and a Covenant Ceremony for public commitment.

Why not go along and read the whole article here? Have you heard of the Ruth II commitment before? Do you think this solves the controversial issue of conversion?

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