Led by Messianic Jews -- who accept Jesus as their savior, and want others to do the same -- the dinner services are aimed at gullible, lonely or separated Jews with no other place to observe the normally home-based holiday.
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The theological claims of contemporary Messianic Jews are a potent reminder to Christians that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be properly understood outside of his own Jewish identity and context.
Messianic movements of this sort are fed by a deep human yearning for redemption; the feeling that the earthly existence we live is incomplete; that history as we know it will come to an end.
I caught up with Penina Taylor to ask her about her spiritual journey, her feelings towards Jesus, and to find out if she has any regrets.
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