Jews regard “Messianic Jews” (who are not Jews in any sense of the word) as a) a fraud; and b) hostile, aggressive attempts at conversion through deceit.
RE: aggressive attempts at conversion through deceit.
I’m trying to understand the words “aggressive” and “deceit”.
Can you be more specific?
While this is true for most who call themselves Messianic Jews, it is not true for all. I sometimes have a good time asking proselytizing Messianic Jews what they have to say about this week's Torah portion. Most give me a look that indicates they aren't even aware there is such a thing. (And lets face it. Many JINOs would have the same reaction.)
But some years ago one of them answered me quite precisely. This was a woman I met at the Ein Gedi Resort near the Dead Sea. She talked about Shabbat and other things much the way I might, but she also believed that Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John were fundamentally accurate. Very interesting girl.
“Jews regard Messianic Jews (who are not Jews in any sense of the word)”
That doesn’t make sense.
If your mother is Jewish, you’re Jewish. If you’re a Messianic Jew with a Jewish mother, you’re JEWISH. That’s - at least - one sense of the “word” JEWISH.
“who are not Jews in any sense of the word”
Hmm. If their mother is a Jew, aren’t they a Jew in one very important sense of the word?
We have all sorts of “Jews” who are not Jews - by YOUR arguments - in America.
I took Hebrew class at a secular university with many “Jews” who were flatly ATHEISTS. Full Stop.
Israel also has many atheist “Jews” in its population and government.
I do not see anyone like you exposing all those various poseurs. I therefore regard you as a hypocrite.
It is you who are the aggressive and hostile one.
Messianics are not “Jews,” but they definitely are Israel.
Jews are followers of Rabbis and the Talmud, but not followers of Tanakh.