Messengers of the New Covenant, New Jersey
A Messianic Jewish Fellowship sharing Messiah Yeshua

Resources for Understanding the Scriptures, Who Messiah Jesus is,
Jewish and Christian History and Culture, Touring Israel

Teaching Video DVD's and MP3's by Mottel Baleston
Each year Mottel teaches at the summer discipleship school of Ariel Ministries, Camp Shoshanah. This program has trained
hundreds of Jewish & Gentile believers in the Scriptures, as well as given many an understanding of the place of the
Jewish people in the plan of God.  - Click here to see the many DVD sets of Messianic Teaching subjects available

Download this free helpful booklet, written by a Professor at Moody Bible Institute, that explains how the Jewish people
have been violently persecuted over the centuries by false Christians,  and how this impacts Jewish outreach.


While this bibliography is short, all these books are in print, are the best in their field and readily available from, etc. Please keep in mind that most of these authors assume the traditional Jewish point of view that denies that Yeshua was the Messiah. As long as that caveat is kept in mind, much can be gained from their insights into Jewish history and culture. MB.

Collins, Larry and Lapierre, Dominique. O JERUSALEM. A very well written and engrossing overview of  the establishment of the State of Israel. Excellent photos.

Dimont, Max. JEWS, GOD AND HISTORY. A very readable complete overview from a mainstream Jewish author. Available in inexpensive paperback.

Fruchtenbaum, Arnold, G.  THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL. - The 2,000 year history of Jewish believers in Jesus.
A short but authoritative book by a Messianic Jewish Scholar. Available from or

Gilbert, Martin. ATLAS OF JEWISH HISTORY. Excellent maps, a must for your library.

Kollatch, Alfred. THE JEWISH BOOK OF WHY. An introduction to Rabbinical Judaism and it's practice.

Schurer, Emil. A HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE TIME OF JESUS. This is the abridged version (at 428 pages!), of Schurer's epic works.

Telushkin, Rabbi Joseph. JEWISH LITERACY. Highly acclaimed book of 346 short chapters, each one a "to the point" explanation of some crucial portion of Jewish history and practice. From a Traditional Jewish perspective.

INTERNET WEB SITES WITH SUBSTANTIAL JEWISH HISTORY CONTENT The Jewish Virtual Library, well done & comprehensive. Among the many resources here is the online version of "Myths & Facts", a guide to the Arab-Israel Conflict  Center for Jewish History - 'Features' style, with archive access - Features a historical timeline page of prominent Messianic Jewish believers - An archive of video lessons on the history of Israel. Free to register to use.

While we do not sponsor trips, we often are asked to recommend good groups with whom to tour Israel. Your choice of Tour Operator will determine if you get to see and walk the genuine places that Messiah Jesus walked and ministered, or if you spend most of your time in a huge tour bus being driven from fake sites to the overpriced tourist souvenir shop run by your bus driver's cousin and then back to your hermetically sealed Tourist Hotel.

Most tours run by evangelical Churches and Christian groups rely on ground arrangements in Israel and a tour itinerary decided by "ethnic Arab Christians" of Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox affiliation. Evangelical Christians are sometimes disappointed by the emphasis on visiting church buildings of those groups, as lines of tour buses deliver travelers to them. An example is the hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus gave the "Sermon on the Mount". Standard Christian tour groups visit the Catholic "Church of the Beatitudes", a nice looking building in the Italian style, built in 1936 by an architect chosen and financed by the Dictator Benito Mussolini. A very European feel, and certainly alien to the Jewishness of the original event. There is a fence that prevents visitors from straying onto the land around the church, where Messiah Jesus actually gave his message. If you'd rather sit on that hill as the words of Jesus are read, if you want to understand the life of Messiah Jesus in the context of HIS time, and if you want to see what God is doing in Israel TODAY among Jewish believers in Jesus, use one of the groups below:

1. Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum is a living legend among those who lead real study tours. Arnold is a Jewish believer in Jesus, has lived in Israel, speaks Hebrew, and his Masters Degree is in the Biblical Geography of the Land of Israel. He knows the same 'back roads' the ancient Jewish prophets traveled!  Arnold is now focused on writing and is no longer leading tours, but he trained Pastor Stephen Armstrong on two extended tours, and Stephen now leads tours for believers. If you're up to a real study tour, this is it. Contact Pastor Stephen Armstrong at

2. Arlie Francis is a solid Bible Teacher also trained by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, and he occasionally conducts a quality study tour of Israel open to the public. This is NOT 'Tour Bus Comfy', but a Mini-Van expedition. You will see & walk all the Biblical sites and have your faith built up!  Unique to this tour: You visit the sites in their Biblical chronological order, seeing the Bible unfold day by day!!  Contact Arlie and his ministry 'Disciple Daily' at:

3. Sar-El Tours are run by Jewish believers in Jerusalem and have a wide variety of quality Israel trips. 

4. Isra Home Tours is run by believers who live in Israel. See their website:

5. Other Messianic groups that run tours we can recommend are
- CJF-Christian Jew Foundation, San Antonio, TX
- Steve Ger of Sojourner Ministries, Dallas, TX,
- Chosen People Ministries, New York, NY
- Hope for Israel - Moran Rosenblit
- Tours of the Holy Land, Tamara Silverman, Israel -

Video Presentations on the Jewish Believers in Messiah in Israel

An interesting Israeli TV News documentary concerning the Messianic Jewish Community in Israel   
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Israeli TV News documentary concerning persecution of the Messianic Jewish Community in Israel  
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APOLOGETICS - Evidence for our faith in Messiah Jesus

Resources for Learning Hebrew

Here's a link to a page full of Links of Hebrew Language Learning Resources:

"Easy Hebrew" - Full course from Believers with booklets, CD's, lots more.

"Hebrew Made Easy" - Another Course

Animated Hebrew - A portal website for all kinds of Hebrew helps

For those learning to read basic Hebrew. The Hebrew 4 Christians website is great, but ignore the following:
- Cursive/Script forms of letters, for now just learn the Book Form/Block Form of the Letters only
- Imaginative stories about hidden meanings of the letters, these distract from your goal: learning to read

Print and fill in this 8 page worksheet

This links to a page with the section: "Free Downloads". Download & print the Hebrew Flashcards

More to come, stay tuned !

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