Ira Michaelson remembers being chased home from Hebrew school by kids throwing rocks screaming, “You’re going to hell you Christ killer!” Those kids would be surprised to find out that years later, Ira converted to Christianity and got involved in the “Jews for Jesus”, “Messianic Jewish” or “Hebrew-Christian” movement.
Ira eventually became a “Messianic Rabbi”, led a Messianic Jewish Synagogue (Hebrew-Christian Church). But, truth won out and Ira renounced belief in Jesus, returned to Judaism and is now working to fix the problem he had been part of. Once again, he’s being told he’s going to hell! Ira can be reached at ira@.jewsforjudaism.org. This lecture was video recording on Dec. 24, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.
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