The term meshichi (Hebrew for messianic, משיחי) is what believers in the Land would be most comfortable calling themselves. But the fact of the matter is that there aren’t many believers in Israel, and the term is meanwhile being used by the media to mean something other than a follower of Yeshua (Jesus). Ben Caspit, a prominent journalist with the Ma’ariv daily newspaper, published recently a piece under the title: “Gloomy Messianic Bat: This is the Real Rabbi Peretz, the Minister of Education of our Children.” Caspit writes of Rafi Peretz, head of the Jewish Home party and a national-religious…
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