Jonathan Cahn

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Jonathan Cahn
Born
Jonathan David Cahn

1959 (age 59–60)
OccupationMessianic pastor
Years active1980's-present

Jonathan Cahn is a Messianic Jewish rabbi whose novel The Harbinger compares the United States and the September 11 attacks to ancient Israel and the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel.[1] Cahn has followed up with 3 other books- The Mystery of the Shemitah The Book of Mysteries, and The Paradigm. His most recent work The Paradigm debuted at #5 on the New York Times best-seller list.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Born in New York State, Cahn was raised in a Jewish home, the son of a holocaust refugee, and attended the synagogue frequently; at age 20 he had become a Messianic Jew, believing that Jesus was the Messiah.[3] He went to SUNY Purchase and studied history.[citation needed] In 1989, Cahn started "Hope of the World Ministries" (HOW), an outreach of the Gospel and compassion projects for the needy and currently is the president of the organization and further publishes Sapphires Magazine and ministers on radio, television, and internet.[citation needed]

Beth Israel worship center[edit]

Cahn is the head of the Beth Israel worship center (a messianic congregation) whose "liturgy focuses on Jesus as savior." The group had been located in Garfield, New Jersey throughout the 1990s but moved to Wayne, New Jersey in 2008. Their arrival in Wayne was viewed with suspicion by local leaders of Judaism as "Messianism has been condemned by Jewish clergy and leaders as a cloak for Christian missionizing." With the arrival of Cahn's group the YM-YWHA of North Jersey held a counter-missionary event with a member of Jews for Judaism. Cahn told reporters that "the congregation has no intention of 'targeting' the Jewish community. However, anybody is welcome at the center."[4]

Books and videos[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Harbinger (2012)
  • The Harbinger Companion: With Study Guide (2013)
  • The Mystery of the Shemitah (2014)
  • The Book of Mysteries (2016)
  • The Paradigm (2017)
  • The Oracle (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A with Jonathan Cahn". Ministry Today. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ Kestenbaum, Sam; White, Andrew (2019-03-15). "#MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  3. ^ Kestenbaum, Sam; White, Andrew (2019-03-15). "#MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  4. ^ Josh Lipowsky (May 9, 2008). "Messianic 'shul' opens". New Jersey Jewish Standard.