Can a Jewish person believe in Christ?
There are many Jewish people who believe in Yeshua as messiah. They
usually either worship in a traditional church, or join
Messianic synagogues where the Jewish heritage and cultural customs are
"Jewish" may be described as being born to Jewish parents, being raised
in a Jewish home, and/or following the Jewish faith. Many "traditional"
Jews (Jews who follow the mainstream Jewish faith, whether Orthodox,
Conservative, or Reformed) do not look on Jews who follow Yeshua as
being Jewish -- there can be great cultural conflict here. Many
traditional Jews are hostile to Christianity because they look at
Christians as having persecuted Jews throughout history, for example
during the Crusades, the Inquisition, Nazi Germany, etc. etc.
Christian would argue that those actions were not done by true
Christians, or in the spirit of Christianity. Many people call
themselves "Christians" because they were born into a church-going
family even though they have not, in fact, made a personal commitment