Kayla Moore’s “Different Jew” Isn’t Actually Jewish

The Washington Post reports:

Several publications, including The Washington Post, had identified Richard Jaffe, a prominent Jewish defense lawyer, as the person the failed Republican Senate candidate’s wife, Kayla, was likely referring to when she said during a rally last month that “one of our attorneys is a Jew.” Jaffe had represented the couple’s son on a drug charge, so it seemed to make sense. In fact, Kayla Moore told Al.com on Thursday, the person she had in mind was Martin Wishnatsky. He’s a staff attorney at the couple’s advocacy group, the Foundation for Moral Law. He also happens to be a Christian.

Wishnatsky, 73, was indeed born into a Jewish family, attended a Hebrew school and went to synagogue, as he told Al.com. But in his early 30s, he said, he had “an experience of the reality of God.” Initially, he attended a Mormon church, and later converted to evangelical Christianity. Now, he identifies as a Messianic Jew. “That’s the term they use for a Jewish person who has accepted Christ,” he told Al.com. Messianic Judaism is a religious movement of self-proclaimed Jews who embrace Jesus as their savior. Most Jewish groups view it as a form of Christianity, as do most evangelical Christians.

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