Christmas Is Still a Jewish Holiday
May 7, 2018
Author: Ruth Wardell

Christmas Is Still a Jewish Holiday Reprinted from Havurah (Jews for Jesus publication for Jewish believers in Jesus).  It was my joy to share Yeshua with Jewish people in New York City as far back as 1946! As a missionary with the American Board of Missions to the...

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The Hanukkah/Christmas Connection
Author: Diane Halm

Some years Hanukkah and Christmas collide. But what is the spiritual connection between the two holidays?

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Christmas Past and Present
December 1, 2010
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our print newsletter is edited well in advance, so the seasonal stories tend to be from the previous years—but be encouraged for Christmases past and know that stories just like these are presently unfolding in Jews for Jesus branches around the world! San Francisco...

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Irresistible, Irrepressible Hope
December 1, 2007
Author: David Brickner

Question: On which day (or night) of the year are Israeli Jews most likely to set foot in a church? Answer: Christmas Day (or Eve). Surprised? It’s true. Add to that the annual “December dilemma” discussions in synagogues, Jewish newspapers, magazines and websites...

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Jews for Christmas : Paradox, Propaganda or Perhaps a Legitimate Choice?
Author: Moishe Rosen

It was September of 2006. Jews for Jesus had just finished their largest-ever effort to proclaim to the people of New York that Jesus is the Messiah. They’d written many new pamphlets to draw attention to their message, using various icons from popular culture as the theme. They distributed the pamphlets in public venues throughout July, and were surprised to find a lawsuit filed against them in September from, of all people, Jackie Mason, the subject of one the pamphlets. To so many he was like their own Zeyde with such a superb and canny ability to see what is so funny in what is so ordinary.

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The Wrong Address?
Author: Jews for Jesus

I was raised in the Bronx and like many other Jewish boys who grew up there, I attended Talmud Torah daily from 3 to 6 P.M. There I learned Hebrew, Jewish history and Jewish culture, and I was taught the traditions and obligations of being a Jew. My father’s...

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Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be)
December 14, 2005
Topics: christmas
Author: Moishe Rosen

Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be) If Christmas isn’t exactly a Jewish holiday — then it ought to be Jews should be able to join in with others in celebrating the birth of the greatest Jew that ever lived maybe some of us Jews...

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A Message from Moishe: how can you be Jewish and be a Christian?
January 1, 2003
Topics: hanukkah, christmas
Author: Moishe Rosen

Here’s a question that came to me from the e-mailbag. It’s an often asked question and perhaps you might find the answer helpful should you find yourself in a similar discussion. Recently picked up a pamphlet on my university campus called ‘Why...

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When Is a Christmas Ornament a Foreign Object?
Topics: christmas
Author: Adey Wassink

I am not putting one up. Just leave me alone!” “Honey, it’s a Christmas tree ornament! It’s not going to kill you to put it on the tree!” How could my husband Tom know what it was like growing up Jewish in Skokie, Illinois? Flashback:...

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Christmas Is Still a Jewish Holiday
Topics: christmas
Author: Ruth Wardell

It was my joy to share Yeshua with Jewish people in New York City as far back as 1946! As a missionary with the American Board of Missions to the Jews, I recall that some of our greatest times of outreach were through holiday services. I’m not talking about Rosh...

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Christmas Would Be Impossible Without Hanukkah
Topics: hanukkah, christmas
Author: David Brickner

Find out why without Hanukkah, there would be no Christmas.

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The BYG Pic
Topics: hanukkah, christmas
Author: Jews for Jesus

In case you are new to Jews for Jesus, Operation Behold Your God is our five-year dream of reaching every city* of 25,000 or more Jewish people (*outside of Israel, where we do have a flourishing work). Our month-long Los Angeles BYG campaign will run from December...

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The BYG Pic
March 1, 2002
Author: Bob Reynolds

Our church, Valley Baptist, in San Rafael, California has a strong emphasis on missions. As an annual part of our church outreach, our board selects special projects to support with offerings above our normal giving. These are normally missions projects of some kind...

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A Light in the Darkness
January 1, 1994
Topics: christmas
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Jews for Jesus Singers, Los Angeles Branch had just finished a musical presentation at a church in Yucca Valley, California. We had sung outside before dusk, on a hill overlooking the desert valley. Now the sun had set. The lights below us shimmered in the...

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The Truth Will Not Be Suppressed
December 1, 1993
Topics: christmas
Author: Jews for Jesus

Unbelievers have an agreement/disagreement problem among themselves. They all agree that Jesus is not who the Bible says He is—God who appeared in human flesh, died for the sins of the world and rose from the dead. Yet in trying to define who Jesus is, what really...

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John’s Gospel in Jewish Evangelism
January 1, 1993
Topics: christmas
Author: Steve Wertheim

The gospel of John was written for the purpose of evangelizing the reader. The author clearly states, …these [things] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). Not...

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Season of Wonder, Season of Light
December 1, 1992
Topics: christmas
Author: Steve Wertheim

I am troubled by the commercialism that surrounds the commemoration of Yeshua’s birth. If tinsel, toys, candy canes, artificial snow and shopping for gifts are the only components of the holiday season, perhaps Dr. Seuss’ legendary Grinch, who tried to...

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The Common and the Elite—An Advent Meditation
Topics: christmas
Author: Lois Solberg

I’m so glad it’s Advent season so I can write about a wonderful discovery a friend and I made about the Christmas story. We were listening to a slightly off-beat analysis of that great event. The narrator described the shepherds as the common laborers of...

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The Christmas Dilemma
Topics: poetry, christmas

Why can’t we have a Christmas tree? All of my friends have one! Why do we have to be different?” Every year the Christmas dilemma plagues Jewish families who live in countries that are oriented to Christian culture. Throughout the year Jewish people all...

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