And great music too!
Jay was ordained as an Orthodox Rabbi pursuant to the authority of the Beit Din of Philadelphia. He is a Vietnam-era veteran and served in infantry and special forces. He has authored a couple of books on Passover and conducts annual Messiah-in-the-Passover celebrations. He is has an active law practice in Denver, Colorado. Jay is also a voting, independent, volunteer board member of Zola Levit Ministries.
A little bit of Jay's testimony. In his own words:
I knew none of my family history as I grew up. I did know that my grandfather was circumcised, as I knew that my father was, too. I found out as a young man that I had been circumcised on the 8th day, but that meant nothing to me at the time. None of the family attended any church or synagogue of any kind. Nobody ate kosher. Nobody kept Sabbath. For an outward observer, the Ledbetter family was nothing more than just another immigrant family of no particular interest. The assimilation had been rather complete.
My father always told me we were a family from Germany. He used that to explain why he was beaten up frequently as a child. My mother insisted that we attend some sort of church on occasion, and so my father allowed it. We had no particular denomination in which I could identify with, but we worshipped G-d and understood Yeshua as Messiah, although to us, he was called “Jesus”. My mother insisted (on a frequent basis) that I have the highest regard for the Jewish people, and never say anything against that people. It was a recurring theme in her instruction, but I didn’t understand then why…