A number of Evangelical churches in Britain are tolerating the practise of returning to Jewish roots - a practise which was rejected by the early Church. Acts 15 settled in the minds of the early church that Gentile churches were not to seek to follow Jewish practises. Christ is the only "root" we are to seek to return to - not Israel (Rev.5:5; 22:16). Paul was raised a thorough bred Jew but did not teach such things to Gentiles; in fact he taught against the inroads and spread of judiastic practise in the churches he had pioneered.
In the UK it started with re-enactments of the Passover - now it has led to the wearing of prayer shawls and kippers. I know of one lady who left a church when she found out that her Pastor was not Jewish by genealogy! That was her reason for being in that church - not Christ. Another time I attended a breaking of bread service in a church. After 25 minutes of worship I leaned over to my friend and asked when are they going to sing about Jesus - it was all pro-Israel songs. I was ministering at a Church where one of the elders used a skull cap in the prayer meeting when praying. I asked the Pastor afterwards if this elder was Jewish by background - the answer was no. I guess Paul was wrong for saying that a man dishounoureth his head if he prays with his head covered! It has become popular to use the term Yeshua instead of Jesus.
Where will all this end? One Brother suggested to me that it will probably lead to a fad of circumcision in the church. He is maybe right!
I have a love for the nation and people of Israel. I also believe there are many prophetic Scriptures to be fulfilled amongst them in their own land. But I reject the Messianic fad that has continued to grow for about 20 years. It obscures Christ, ignores New Testament teaching concerning the Church and idolizes culture. I thought this was a passing fad but it continues to grow and spread. When the Gentile believers of Galatia got caught up in such fads by returning to Jewish ceremony, ritual, laws and feasts Paul was horrified - he called it another Gospel.
Gal.1:6, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."
The Believers in the Galation church still believed that Christ died for their sins, in being born-again, in the Word of God, but through visiting preachers and teachers they were called back to Jewish roots which led down a path of legalism in keeping feasts, special days and finally circumcision. I am amazed at how far Jewish traditions and practises are taking presidence over apostolic doctrine. Take heed Friends.
Restoring to the church the "shadow" of Jewish practise is a perversion of the Gospel and does obscure the wonderful clear vision of Christ presented in Scripture. Let's be happy and satisfied with the substance of Christ