3400 years ago, the Hebrew prophets began to foretell of a coming King and deliverer who would save humanity from the power of sin and death, and bring peace to our troubled world. The ancient Hebrew scriptures contain hundreds of details concerning Messiah's life and ministry - including predictions of the exact place and time of his appearing!
Our rabbis have pointed out that the ancient prophets seem to paint a dual portrait of the Messiah - one of a suffering servant Isaiah 53:3-6, Zechariah 12:10, Psalm 22), one of conquering King (Psalm 2, Isaiah 9:5-6; Isaiah 42:1-9). This idea was expressed in the oral traditions of Judaism as Mashiach ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph) - the suffering Messiah, and Mashiach ben David (Messiah son of David) - the kingly Messiah and final deliverer.
Some Jewish people believe that the Messiah came to us some 2000 years ago in the role of "Messiah son of Joseph," suffering for the sins of humanity, and will appear again one day in his ultimate role as "Messiah son of David," conquering all enemies of God and bringing final peace to the world. The man's Hebrew name is Yeshua, commonly known as Jesus of Nazareth.
Still, there are many Jewish people who believe that the Messiah has not yet come and are still patiently waiting for him. This site is here to facilitate open discussion, to provide a safe place to ask questions, hear the personal stories of fellow Jews, and to provide free resources in exploration of this great question: the identity of Israel's Messiah!