On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

29 April 1924 Birth of Menahem Benhayim, Messianic Jewish pioneer in Israel #otdimjh


Menahem Benhayim was Israel Secretary of the International Messianic Jewish Allianceand of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel. A son of ultra-orthodox East European Jewish parents, he first became interested in Yeshua while in high school and later while serving with the U.S. Army in England. He and his wife Haya, also a Messianic Jew, emigrated to Israel in 1963 where they lived in Haifa and briefly in a kibbutz, followed by 11 years in Eilat. Menahem was a much loved figure in Israel and throughout the Messianic movement. I was privileged to meet with him at meetings of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance from the early 1980s.

Gershon Nerel, who followed Menachem as Israel Secretary of the IMJA, gives this tribute:

Gershon Nerel

Menahem Benhayim (1924-2004): In Memoriam of a Creative Messianic Jew: Words shared…

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