The earliest followers and disciples of Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth believed that Yeshua was the promised Mashiach (Messiah) of Israel and the Redeemer of all nations. However, they did not believe that Yeshua came to start a new religion or to abolish the Torah (Teaching, Instruction) of Moshe; instead, they continued to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as participants in the ancient Israelite faith, now called Judaism. To be clear, the first known Christians in fact were Messianic Jews. Messianic Jews still practice Jewish law and tradition but also follow the Jewish Messiah. A Christian does not follow Jewish law and tradition.
Are Messianic Jews really Jews? This is one question that has come up that I find especially curious. While Jewish interest in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism is so commonplace as to have given rise to terms like Bu-Jus, Hin-Jews, and Jufis), a Jew who finds himself attracted to Yeshua (who was after all a Jew) is somehow weird. The issue isn’t theological. Buddhism and its absence of God, Hinduism and its plethora of gods, and Islam and its final Book and Prophet, are each completely opposite to Judaism. If we can have Jewish Buddhists, why can’t we have Jewish believers in Yeshua?
The first followers of the Messiah were all Jews. The first century movement was one hundred percent Jewish movement. The Besorah Tovah (Good News) is a Jewish book, and Yeshua was nothing if not Jewish; all his teachings are kosher, and understood within a Jewish historical context. So if was good enough for all the early Jewish believers, why not today’s Jews?
Yeshua taught Torah, as did His disciples after his death and resurrection. He never told them to start another religion and He never broke Torah law. Why would His true followers want to be a different religion than He was?
On the other hand, any Jew who cuts himself off from the destiny of his people and from his God by denying the revelation at Sinai, in which God taught all of the Jews that He is the one and only God, and that His Law is binding on the Jewish people forever, there by definition ceases to be a “good Jew”. A Jewish person can be a wonderful person, doing acts of man-to-man kindness all day long, but such is only half of a whole picture that includes decency both in man-to-man relationships as well as man-to-God relationships. The whole package is required to be a member in good standing of the Jewish community.
So, Messianic Jews consider their primary identity to be "Jewish" and belief in Yeshua to be the logical conclusion of their "Jewishness." They try to structure their worship according to Jewish norms. They uphold the Torah of HaShem as their main constitution and the teachings of Rabbi Yeshua HaMashiach as the main Torah teacher.
They circumcise their sons. They abstain from non-kosher foods. They observe the Sabbath, and the Feasts. Most do not use the label "Christian" to describe themselves. They also have a strong desire to pass on their Jewish identity and culture to their children. In a nutshell Most Messianic Jews are much more "zealous for the Law (Torah)."
Messianic Judaism is a biblically-based end-time movement of Jewish and non-Jewish people who have come to believe that Yeshua is the promised Messiah of Israel.
We know Sadly, Jewish brethren who have been assimilated into the mainstream church, we do not agree with that, and wish them back to the true Torah of Mashiach.
Our hope of the world is that Messianic Jewish movement will unify as believers in Yeshua and doers of the Torah by laying down our differences and forming a unified community. Thereby becoming the light of the world that we are expected to be.
Rabbi, Yeshua HaMashiach thought us, in Mattityahu 5:17-19: "Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah – not until everything that must happen has happened. So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.