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Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. It is a contraction of Yehoshua and means "Salvation". The name is extensively used by Messianic Jews (a sect of people who consider themselves to be both Jewish and believers in Jesus), as well as by missionary organizations attempting to persuade Jews that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Tanakh (known to Christians as the Old Testament), and that belief in Jesus is fully compatible with their Jewish identity, a position rejected by nearly all leaders of the Jewish community (Reform Rabbi Dan Kohn-Sherbock is a noted exception).

See also: Jesus Christ; Messianic Judaism