A Jew and a Gentile Discuss

A Jew and a Gentile Discuss

One is Jewish. One is Gentile. Both believe in Jesus. Join us as we discuss life, faith, prophecy, current events and more. Discover surprising insights and amazing things God is doing around the world.

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April 5, 2022 29 min

In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk openly about the sometimes messy and perhaps confusing realm of Messianic Judaism. What is it? Who’s part of it? And why should Gentile Christians care about it?  Ezra asks Carly, a Gentile Believer, what Messianic Judaism is. From there, the conversation delves into:

  • If “Messianic Jew” is a term believing Jews use to describe themselves
  • Whether Messianic Judaism is...
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    Jewish weddings include some really interesting traditions. In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk about their meanings, similarities and differences from what most of our audience may be familiar with. Among the things they discuss are:

  • Wedding attire, including why most grooms wear kippahs
  • Fasting before getting married
  • The Jewish tradition of bedeken, the veiling of the bride by her groom
  • The significan...
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    Are you thinking what we think you might be thinking?

    Hm. Zion. I know that word – it’s in the Bible. Isn’t it a mountain? No wait, is it a city? Or is it the Temple? I’m confused. How can I know what Christian Zionism is when I’m not even sure what Zion means?

    Never fear; in this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Ezra and Carly clear that up at the beginning with a really cool analogy. Then, they discuss a common definition ...

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    An Urgent Message about Ukraine
    What’s happening in Ukraine right now is terrible. Jewish Voice is partnering with trusted ministries right in Ukraine – and also Moldova, Romania, and Poland – to provide shelter and relief in Jesus’ name to the escalating number of Ukrainians fleeing for safety. Jewish Voice plans to provide as much comfort and aid as the Lord enables us to do. Please keep praying for Ukraine, and give as the Lord e...

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    March 8, 2022 27 min

    “I’ll take Purim for 800, Alex.” There’s meaning to every holiday, but sometimes it gets lost behind its symbols and traditions. Listen to this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, and you might even ace a Purim category on Jeopardy. From ooos and boos, noisemakers and baked goods, to the threat of destruction and profound deliverance, Purim has it all.

    Join Carly and Ezra as they discuss the story, meaning and traditions of Pur...

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on a second. You’re saying that communion – as in the Christian remembrance of Jesus’ death for us – is Jewish? WHAT?

    Some things seem distinctly Christian. And communion is one of them, right? It’s just so New Testament that how could it not be? But what if everything about the New Testament practice of communion originated from an ancient Jewish custom commanded by God? Well, that would almost be like God ...

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    February 22, 2022 24 min

    “But wait, there’s more!” That could have been a good title for this podcast conversation.

    In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Ezra and Carly dive into the reason why Jesus seemingly dawdled in going to His friend Lazarus after hearing he was dying. Mary and Martha had sent urgent word to Jesus to come and heal their brother, but Jesus didn’t even leave where He was for a few days. Why? He showed up “late,” and Lazarus ...

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    The world includes a lot of cultures, right? But when you think about it, it also has a ton of sub-cultures, and each one has its own nuances, understandings and interpretations. What’s said in one micro-culture – even within the same country, state or region – might mean something completely different to another. How on earth are we supposed to get along and be on the same page together?

    When it comes to all things Jewish and Chri...

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    So, you run across a person you know is Gentile but who wears a Star of David, a prayer shawl and says and does Jewish things. And you just don’t get it. Wait, what? Why…? Huh?

    Or maybe you’re one of those people; you’re Gentile, and you love Israel and the Jewish people just like the Bible says you should. So, what’s the problem, right?

    In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra dig into the subject of “Jewish ...

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    Welcome back to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss! We’re excited to begin Season 2 of conversations between Ezra and Carly – a Jew and a Gentile who both believe in Jesus. And now you can also watch A Jew and A Gentile Discuss on YouTube!

    Season 2 begins with our co-hosts pulling out some interesting data from the recent Pew Survey about American Jews. They discover some basic statistics that bring up a lot of curious questions. Join the...

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    January 26, 2022 1 min

    A Jew and A Gentile Discuss Podcast Season 2 is right around the corner!

    Tune-in on Tuesday, February 1st for the first episode of the new season. 

    In the meantime, Ezra and Carly share a sneak preview of what's coming up.

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    Can you believe it’s been a year? Well, almost. September 1 marks the 1-year birthday of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss podcast. In this episode, Carly and Ezra talk about the past year’s podcasts – which included everything from fun holiday foods to Gaza’s attack on Israel to living out your faith as a Jewish person who loves Jesus or a Gentile Christian who loves Israel and the Jewish people.

    Hear some of their favorite episodes, fu...

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    With special guests Michael and Vanessa Mistretta

    What’s it really like to pick up your life and move to Israel? Why would anyone do that? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk with Michael and Vanessa Mistretta about how their very different immigration stories have one thing in common: God calling them.

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    How do a Jewish boy and a Catholic girl fall in love and get married? And once they do, then what? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk with Aaron and Maria Baer to hear the story of their mixed marriage and how they make it work.

    Aaron is the president of the Center for Christian Virtue based in Columbus, Ohio, and was a guest early on in J&G’s inaugural season to talk about Jewish Believers in P...

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    All this talk about Jewish people being “God’s Chosen People” ­– what’s up with this “chosenness” stuff? Does God love the Jewish people more than Gentiles? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly hits Ezra with questions on this very subject, asking what many Christians may be thinking but don’t want to ask outright.

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    Worship styles – there are a ton of them out there in Christian churches alone, aren’t there? So, what about Jewish worship? What does that look like? What are the differences and similarities between Jewish and Christian worship? And what constitutes worship anyway? These are the things Ezra and Carly address in this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. They look at the origins and heart of worship and explore the Jewish and Ch...

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    You’ve probably seen a bumper sticker somewhere saying, “I stand with Israel.” And maybe you’ve even heard something about “blessing” Israel. But, what on Earth do “standing” and “blessing” really mean?  This is what Ezra and Carly dig into in this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. They help lift the fog around these phrases and present a biblical perspective of what it really means to “bless Israel.”

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    With Special Guest, Travis Snow

    So, maybe you’re a Christian and thinking, “I’m not Jewish, so, what does Messianic Judaism have to do with me?” Or you might be wondering just the opposite, “Why am I so drawn to the Jewish people and understanding the Jewishness of the Bible?” Well, today’s guest knows both ends of that spectrum.

    Travis Snow is not your stereotypical Messianic ministry leader. For one, he’s a Gentile. And two, he’s...

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    You might have heard about a bunch of crazy chaos going on over in Israel last month. But maybe you don’t really know what it’s about.

    Well, in May of 2021, Israel and Hamas in Gaza went head to head for 11 intense days. Incessant rocket fire from Gaza and responding airstrikes from Israel exacted a heavy toll on Palestinians and Israelis.

    Why the sudden flare-up? What started it all? What really happened in those 11 days? What doe...

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    Get ready for an exciting, eye-opening episode! Carly and Ezra talk with Rabbi Troy Wallace, Vice President of Congregation and Leadership Development at Jewish Voice Ministries. They discuss some fascinating expressions of the Trinity found throughout the entire Bible. Troy shares loads of Scriptures, so you’ll want to be sure to look them all up to see how amazing the God of Israel is as He reveals Himself.

    In this episode of A J...

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