German Jew in Israel


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Introduction / History

There have been many German-speaking Jews who have made history through their amazing accomplishments. Those include Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein among others. The Jewish people were a blessing to Germany for hundreds of years. They were rewarded with persecution, and today there are very few left in Germany. Those who could emigrated to Israel in the 1940s and 50s.


What Are Their Lives Like?

German-speaking Jews in Israel report being caught between two cultures. They don’t feel at home in Germany where they are sometimes treated like a novelty. Nor do they feel comfortable in Israel where some Israelis associate them with the Holocaust. Some have had the windows of their businesses smashed. In both places, they feel hostility and resentment from some. Many are in search of an identity. Who am I? is a question they ask themselves.


What Are Their Beliefs?

For religious Jews, God is the Supreme Being, the Creator of the universe, and the ultimate judge of human affairs. Beyond this, the religious beliefs of the Jewish communities vary greatly. Orthodox Jews generally follow the traditional religious beliefs and practices found in the Jewish literature that interprets Scripture regarding ethical, religious, civil, and criminal matters.


Reform Jews do not believe that the Jewish Law is divinely revealed. They are not restricted to kosher foods. They neither wear the skullcap (yarmulke) when praying nor use Hebrew in prayer. All religious Jews believe in the coming of a Messianic Age, but only the Orthodox Jews look for a personal Messiah.


Many Jewish people today retain cultural Judaism, but they have rejected the spiritual elements taught in the Old Testament. They might participate in cultural events and even religious ceremonies, but they are either secular or New Age in their spiritual lives.


What Are Their Needs?

German-speaking Jews in Israel need a sense of identity that is grounded and stable. They want to be part of a group, but they often don’t feel like they fit in with others.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to give the German-speaking Jewish people in Israel hearts that will want to please him. May they look to the Lord for guidance and truth, and not be satisfied with cultural traditions.


Pray for Jewish people in Israel to begin a movement to Jesus Christ, finding ways to exalt him while honoring their culture.


Pray for the Lord to move among Jewish leaders in Israel to open the doors to Christ’s ambassadors.


Scripture Prayers for the Jew, German in Israel.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jew, German-speaking
People Name in Country Jew, German
Natural Name German Jew
Pronunciation JUR-mun joo
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 143,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names German Jew
People ID 12346
ROP3 Code 104240
Country Israel
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Israel
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language German, Standard (15,000 speakers)
Language Code deu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language German, Standard (15,000 speakers)
Language Code deu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking German, Standard

Primary Language:  German, Standard

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1522-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1522-1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1466-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in German, Standard Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Religion Subdivision: Judaism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
9.90 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
35.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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