Issues and Answers
Author: Jews for Jesus

An Open Letter to the Issues Readership Dear Reader: This may be the first edition of Issues you’ve ever received, or you may be a long-time reader of this publication. To date, Issues has printed a number of articles representing Jewish Christian viewpoints on topics relevant to Jewish people. Perhaps you share our beliefs, or…

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An ISSUES Interview with Dr. Hugh Ross
Author: Jews for Jesus

Editor: Dr. Ross, as a scientist and as a seeker after truth, what would you want to tell our ISSUES readers about why you find the Bible to be a reliable source? HR: There is much that I could say, but let me just deal with one area—fulfilled prophecy of the Bible. Before coming to…

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An ISSUES Interview [with Dr. Simon Green]
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following is an interview with Dr. Simon Green, a professor of philosophy at one of the largest state universities in the country. Because the questions are pointed, the answers are candid and his position is sensitive, we have changed his name. Q: As a Jew who does not believe in Jesus and is oriented…

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Marcia, Jesus was a Jew; he came for the Jewish people. He came for you.
Author: Allison S.

Those words were spoken to my mother by my friend’s mother when I was nine years old, and while they made a distinct impression on me, it wasn’t until sixteen years later that I considered them in a personal way. I grew up in an upper middle-class, Conservative Jewish home in the suburbs of Kansas….

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Hurdles to Faith
Author: Jews for Jesus

Stewart and Susan Weinisch encountered a number of obstacles on their way to believing in Yeshua (Jesus). Here are some of the ideas they had to confront: “Christians hate Jews.” This is what Stewart’s father told him, and many people do point to “Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When our people start…

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From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home
Author: Steve Wertheim

My name is Steven Peter Wertheim. I was born August 3, 1951 in the Bronx, New York—but our family actually lived in the upper west side of Manhattan, where it seemed like everyone was either Jewish or Catholic. Regular fights broke out between us neighborhood kids. As things heated up, invariably one of them” would…

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A Seder To Remember
Author: Rob Wertheim

I was excited to be on the West Coast and to see my older brother Steve. Dad had been there earlier when Steve found an apartment, and had returned to New York with the good news that my brother had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.”…

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A Seder I’ll Always Remember
Author: Rob Wertheim

I was excited to be heading to the West Coast to visit my older brother Steve. My dad had returned to New York with the good news that Steve had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.”

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My Father’s Secret, My Story
Author: Leah Weinstein

A Jewish woman stumbles across a biblical discovery her father made before he passed on.

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Betrayed!
Author: Lyn Bond

Book Title: Betrayed! Author: Stan Telchin Date Published: June 1, 2007 Publisher: Chosen Books; Revised edition Genre: 1. Judaism 2. Messianic Judaism 3. Teens ISBN: 978-0800794231 Reviewer: Lyn Rosen Bond Purchase this online as a book or audio cassette. Stan Telchin writes, “How do you feel when you are successful, 50 and Jewish, and your…

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A Woman’s Place…
Author: Elizabeth Hill

Blessed Art Thou, O Lord Our God, Who Hast Not Made Me A Woman.” One need not be a member of a radical feminist association to feel insulted by such a statement! Does this traditional Jewish prayer reflect an inherent attitude of disdain toward women in the Jewish religion? If so, is the Bible to…

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Is Faith Possible Today?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The evil of this world challenges the possibility of a faith in a God who cares. How can we have faith when big corporations make decisions which turn our back yards into toxic waste dumps; when we have to worry about whether the water we drink, the air we breathe or the clothes we wear…

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Through Their Eyes

When I think about my family tree, my thoughts turn first to my grandmother. I was a little girl when she died, so most of what I know about her is from stories my mother told me. Bubbe was a small woman; her heavy, rimless glasses all but covered her face. Whenever I picture her,…

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Story of Clara Rubin
Author: Clara Rubin

My parents came from Russia to the United States in 1911. My mother used to tell me stories of the atrocities and pogroms suffered by our people there at Passover time. A gentile child would be hidden, and we Jews would be accused of killing him and using his blood to make matzohs. Then great…

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Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas

I was born in New York City, which you would know from my accent if I were speaking to you, but since this is on paper, you’ll just have to take my word for it. I won’t say how old I am, but I will tell you that I grew up during the Great Depression….

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From the Desert to the Living Water: The Odyssey of a Tunisian Jew
Author: William Raccah

A secular, Tunisian Jew becomes convinced of the messiahship of Jesus.

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Between Two Fathers
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Between Two Fathers Author: Charles Barg Date Published: August 1, 2002 Publisher: Purple Pomegranate Genre: 1. Religious2. Christian Living3. Religion & Spirituality ISBN: 978-1881022121 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein A father is always doing one or the other — giving life to his son or removing it — there are no in-betweens.” Dr. Charles Barg,…

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I Remember
Author: Susan Perlman

Birth I remember sitting on daddy’s lap my pretty one” he used to say “give daddy a nice big kiss” I’d smile, put my chubby arms around his neck real tight then plant a big messy kiss on his rough cheek I remember the first day of school, boy was I scared we lined up…

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother
Author: Susan Perlman

Book Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother Author: James McBride Date Published: February 7, 2006 Publisher: Riverhead Books Genre: 1. Parent & Adult Child2. Discrimination & Racism3. Race Relations ISBN: 978-1594481925 Reviewer: Susan Perlman One afternoon, on the way home from church, I asked her if God was…

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Don’t Ask!
Author: Avi Snyder

He shook his head slowly, sadly. How could you do that?” he asked. “How could you believe in Jesus?” The man was staring at me with remorse and bewilderment. So I stopped handing out my literature for a moment, paused and said, “He’s the Messiah, I ought to believe.” He shook his head. “So much…

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