A Jew and a Gentile Discuss

One is Jewish. One is Gentile. Both believe in Jesus. Join us as we discuss life, faith, prophecy, current events and more. Discover surprising insights and amazing things God is doing around the world.

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February 08, 2022 00:29:46
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S2 EP2 | Why Are Christians Acting Like Jews?

So, you run across a person you know is Gentile but who wears a Star of David, a prayer shawl and says and does Jewish things. And you just don’t get it. Wait, what? Why…? Huh? Or maybe you’re one of those people; you’re Gentile, and you love Israel and the Jewish people just like the Bible says you should. So, what’s the problem, right? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra dig into the subject of “Jewish affinity” to sort out the questions and mysteries surrounding it. They challenge both sides with pointed questions and insights. Join them as they discuss: What “Jewish affinity” is and where it sometimes comes from Biblical examples of Jesus being Jewish Where the words Jew and Jewish come from Invitation vs. obligation regarding Jewish observance The line where Jewish things could become not so good for Gentiles Along the Way As always, as the conversation progresses, some great insights emerge, like: Flipping the script on perceived weirdness of a Jewish affinity due to mixed marriage Jesus not only “was” Jewish, Jesus “is” Jewish Interesting tidbit about how the “Lost Tribes of Israel” identify themselves Three questions Ezra answers with: “I absolutely do,” “No, I don’t,” and “Sure, I do” The two types of “Why” questions Gentiles should ask themselves about participating in Jewish things Do Christians earn anything in God’s eyes by doing Jewish things? Reasons why Messianic Judaism may have gotten a bad rap among the Christian community Caution about fair-weather alignment with the Jewish people Loving Jewish things but not Jewish people – Ouch! – Good point of self-examination Words You Might Learn in This Episode Rabbi, rabboni, Yehuda, Ani Yehuda, Bnei Menashe, Cohen/Kohanim, Lost Tribes, “scattered Jewish communities,” WWJD, Shabbat, tallit, mezuzah, ...

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February 01, 2022 00:31:53
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S2 EP1 | Jewish in America – What the Pew Survey Missed

Welcome back to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss! We’re excited to begin Season 2 of conversations between Ezra and Carly – a Jew and a Gentile who both believe in Jesus. And now you can also watch A Jew and A Gentile Discuss on YouTube! Season 2 begins with our co-hosts pulling out some interesting data from the recent Pew Survey about American Jews. They discover some basic statistics that bring up a lot of curious questions. Join them as they talk about: The number of Jewish people in America You’re Jewish, but what religion do you identify with? Did God give the Land of Israel to the Jewish people? Is observing the Law part of being Jewish? Can a Jew believe in Jesus? What the survey means by “Jewish background” The percentage of Jewish people in mixed marriages What “Jewish affinity” means in Pew language Along the Way You’ll also get interesting insight into things like: A survey result that surprised Carly but not Ezra 3 things about Judaism and how they affect survey stats What twice as many evangelical Christians say about Israel as compared to Jewish people A negative statistic with positive undertones (Ezra wants to dance) What Scripture says about Jewish identity that the Pew Survey doesn’t Who are the millions “not Jewish enough” to be counted What should you do as a Christian if you have friends of a Jewish background An appeal to Jewish listeners: Ponder this challenging question An appeal to Christian listeners: Consider this aspect of individuals’ unique faith stories Words You Might Learn in This Episode Rabbinic authorities, secular, Jewish background, Jewish affinity Scriptures Referenced in This Episode Romans 11:29, Deuteronomy 18:15 Previous Episodes Recommended EP025 – Let’s Call It Ezra’s Story EP022 – I’m a Christian with a Jewish Background – Now What? EP003 ...

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January 26, 2022 00:01:20
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S2 EP0 | Season 2 Starts Next Week!

A Jew and A Gentile Discuss Podcast Season 2 is right around the corner! Tune-in on Tuesday, February 1st for the first episode of the new season.  In the meantime, Ezra and Carly share a sneak preview of what's coming up. ...

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August 10, 2021 00:12:28
S1 EP51 | Celebrating One Year – Happy Birthday, A Jew and A Gentile Discuss!

S1 EP51 | Celebrating One Year – Happy Birthday, A Jew and A Gentile Discuss!

Can you believe it’s been a year? Well, almost. September 1 marks the 1-year birthday of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss podcast. In this episode, Carly and Ezra talk about the past year’s podcasts – which included everything from fun holiday foods to Gaza’s attack on Israel to living out your faith as a Jewish person who loves Jesus or a Gentile Christian who loves Israel and the Jewish people. Hear some of their favorite episodes, funny stories, and the things they love best about engaging with you, the listening audience, as they wrap up Season 1 with a look back at a year’s worth of discussions. ◦◦◦ Thanks for a fantastic Season 1! Stay in touch! Follow and engage with us on social media under the handle A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. If you’re new here, check out past episodes at A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. We’ll be back in early 2022 with Season 2, so stay tuned. Subscribe to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss wherever you get your podcasts, so you don’t miss a single episode! And if you would, leave a review and share the podcast with people you know to help spread the word. Don’t forget how much we love hearing from you. We read every email, comment and review. Your questions often turn into future episodes, so ask away! Stop by our website to leave your comment or submit a question. Please consider supporting the podcast with a financial gift to keep the conversations going. And don’t forget to enter to win a free bag of Lost Tribes Coffee Co. coffee in our monthly giveaway. This podcast is a production of ...

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August 03, 2021 00:47:09
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S1 EP50 | We’re New Here – Millennial Immigrants to Israel

With special guests Michael and Vanessa Mistretta What’s it really like to pick up your life and move to Israel? Why would anyone do that? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk with Michael and Vanessa Mistretta about how their very different immigration stories have one thing in common: God calling them. Want a Free Bag of Amazing Coffee? Enter our monthly drawing at www.ajewandagentilediscuss.org, and you could win a free bag of some of the finest Ethiopian coffee in the world from Lost Tribes Coffee Co. Do you like what you hear? You know, the only way we can continue providing these engaging conversations is through listener support. So, if you like tuning in to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, would you consider supporting the podcast with a financial gift? Any amount – small or large – helps. Thanks! Want more discussions more conveniently? You can subscribe to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss wherever you get your podcasts. Sharing: It’s nice Don’t keep us all to yourself! Share the podcast with people you know. Let them in on these exciting conversations, and spark some of your own discussions among friends. Leaving a review about A Jew and A Gentile Discuss will also help spread the word to others about the podcast. Follow and Engage Keep up with us by following and engaging with us on social media under the handle A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. Do you have a comment or question? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave us some feedback or send in your questions for us to consider for future episodes. This podcast is a production of Jewish Voice ...

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July 27, 2021 00:32:10
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S1 EP49 | Mixed Marriages – Love and Marriage With special guests Aaron and Maria Baer

How do a Jewish boy and a Catholic girl fall in love and get married? And once they do, then what? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk with Aaron and Maria Baer to hear the story of their mixed marriage and how they make it work. Aaron is the president of the Center for Christian Virtue based in Columbus, Ohio, and was a guest early on in J&G’s inaugural season to talk about Jewish Believers in Politics. Maria is a prolific freelance writer, stay-at-home mom and fellow podcaster. Want a Free Bag of Amazing Coffee? Enter our monthly drawing at www.ajewandagentilediscuss.org, and you could win a free bag of some of the finest Ethiopian coffee in the world from Lost Tribes Coffee Co. Do you like what you hear? You know, the only way we can continue providing these engaging conversations is through listener support. So, if you like tuning in to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, would you consider supporting the podcast with a financial gift? Any amount – small or large – helps. Thanks! Want more discussions more conveniently? You can subscribe to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss wherever you get your podcasts. Sharing: It’s nice Don’t keep us all to yourself! Share the podcast with people you know. Let them in on these exciting conversations, and spark some of your own discussions among friends. Leaving a review about A Jew and A Gentile Discuss will also help spread the word to others about the podcast. Follow and Engage Keep up with us by following and engaging with us on social media under the handle A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. Do you ...

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