Truth Hurts
Author: Ruth Rosen

Hearing the truth can hurt. We admit it jestingly, but the old axiom has more meaning than most people want to know. When the truth hurts, one must choose either to endure pain or avoid truth—a distressing choice. What does this mean when we apply it to a spiritual reality?

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Gaza and the God of Israel
July 18, 2014
Author: Iris Adler

Despite the circumstances, God is keeping Israel safe and reversing attempts to destroy her.

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If Jesus is the Messiah
May 22, 2014
Author: Susan Perlman

Why all the suffering in the world? Why isn’t there real and lasting peace? Why all the persecutions in the name of Jesus? Why don’t rabbis believe in him? Why doesn’t he say so? There is an answer for each of these questions, if you are interested....

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How can Jesus be the Messiah when he didn’t bring peace?
June 30, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

Because Jesus fulfilled the messianic mission of the suffering servant, all who receive him as the Messianic King have peace with God and with each other.

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The Shalom of God
December 13, 2007
Author: Susan Perlman

Peace! Peace! Peace! Everybody’s for it. Nobody is against it. But what is that very elusive quality we call peace? For it means different things to different people. To some, like Napoleon and Hitler, peace results from killing people—at least it means killing...

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What Is Peace?
Author: Susan Perlman

Everyone is for peace. No one is against it. Yet, how do we assess whether or not peace is possible in our day? Perhaps we can begin by asking ourselves, What is that very elusive quality we call peace?” To terrorists or tyrants, getting peace means eliminating...

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Thoughts on Peace from Numbers Rabbah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Great is peace, for the prophets have taught all people to care for nothing so much as peace…. Great is peace, for it was given to the meek; as it says: But the lowly shall inherit the land, and delight themselves in abundance of peace” (Psalms 37:11). Great is...

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Piecing it Together: A New York Jew Finds Peace

When you break a tooth, you go to a dentist. When your shoes need heels, you go to a shoemaker. When your hair is too long, you go to a barber. Such small problems are conveniently remedied, easily fixed. But what do you do when it is your heart that needs repair?...

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My Story: A Jew from Iran Finds Shalom
Author: Jews for Jesus

In the quiet of the night, with no one but my Creator to hear, I said, God, if, this is not the truth about you, don’t be angry with me. Change my heart and show me if I am wrong; be my protector.” It was a cold, cold night yet I felt a tremendous warmth,...

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A Dream Shared
Author: Susan Perlman

I realized I couldn’t turn my back on all the injustices around me.” “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath caused the iniquity of us all to fall upon him.” “I have a dream…”...

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Additional Thoughts on Peace
Author: Jews for Jesus

The most characteristic Jewish greetings are, Shalom—Peace and Lechayim—-Life. These two essential requirements are basic for all human needs—life and peace. -The Vocabulary of Jewish Life, by Abraham Mayer Heller A Chinese sage was asked by a farmer when the world...

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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,...

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The Shalom of God
Author: Susan Perlman

Peace! Peace! Peace! Everybody’s for it. Nobody is against it. But what is that very elusive quality we call peace? For it means different things to different people. To some, like Napoleon and Hitler, peace results from killing people—at least it means killing...

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Marching for Peace

We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome someday…Oh, Lord, deep in my soul, I know that I do believe…We shall overcome someday.” The 50’s were a time of social activism, and my father, a college professor, was right in the center of it. I...

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