Esther, Purim and Why It All (Still) Matters
Author: Andy Koenig

God is never mentioned in Esther, yet His fingerprints are all over the pages of this beloved book. In the same way, did we fail to recognize God among us when Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth some 2,000 years ago? Did he, like Esther, come “for such a time as this?”

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A Persian Jew’s Series of Fortunate Events
Author: Miriam Koenig

We don’t always recognize the significance of events as they happen in our lives until we look back and see how everything fits together.

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Holiday Outreach!
February 23, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here are some fun photos to inspire you to pray for our Purim outreaches this month

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For Such a Time as Purim 2015
March 2, 2015
Topics: anti-semitism, purim
Author: Susan Perlman

Anti-Semitism seems to be at a high right now.  After the horrific Paris attacks and the general anti-Jewish sentiment throughout Europe, perhaps Israel’s Prime Minister (his country has the largest Jewish population in the world) has concerns that are warranted....

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Courage Can be Contagious
February 25, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Jewish holiday based on the book of Esther has a message for Christians too!

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Bits from the Branches

Purim Quiz
January 26, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Purim is early this year! This “minor” but very fun Jewish holiday begins at sundown on February 23.  Find out how much you know about Purim: Hegai, a less known character of the story, was: a person of strong philosophical leanings; his descendants...

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Judgment Day
March 7, 2012
Topics: purim, justice
Author: David Brickner

A little over four months ago the world watched in horror as news reports showed graphic images of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and execution in Libya.  No doubt many felt mixed emotions.  It is hard to find pity for a brutal dictator who enthusiastically sponsored...

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Why Ahmadinejad Will Fail
March 5, 2012
Author: Matt Sieger

In October 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a speech at the “World Without Zionism” conference in which he agreed with Ayatollah Khomeini’s statement that Israel “must be wiped off the map.” Some Farsi translators said...

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A Purim Lesson: Taking Risks
March 6, 2011
Author: Susan Perlman

Purim is all about survival—the survival of the Jewish people. It is as relevant today as is was in the sixth century b.c. when the story of Purim (recorded in the book of Esther) first unfolded. It remains relevant because, as a people, we’ve faced continual...

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Bits from the Branches
April 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Washington, D.C.  What a joy to see God answer prayer as Jews for Jesus staff and volunteers brought the gospel to those who converged onWashington, D.C. to celebrate the presidential inauguration! Our staff and volunteers (totaling 201 people, including the largest...

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Purim: A Modern-Day Guide to Survival
March 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

These are trying times. As we’re confronted with an economic meltdown of global proportions, international terrorism, political upheaval and cultural decline, many can’t help wondering how we will survive such conditions. Jewish history has much to teach...

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Lessons from Leaven
March 1, 2007
Topics: charts, purim
Author: Rich Robinson

Lessons from Leaven Next month is Passover, which lasts for one night and is immediately followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasts for seven. In preparation for these holidays, we have an in-depth look at leaven. The word “leaven” (chametz, חָמֵץ)...

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Bits from the Branches
Author: Jews for Jesus

Los Angeles Rob Wertheim reports, “Steve lives in Chula Vista (near San Diego) and had been exploring who Jesus is via our website. I met with him and learned that he’d been raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, with a Jewish mother and a Gentile father. Because he’d...

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Jewish Facts of Life
February 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

Purim, the Jewish holiday based on the book of Esther is Sunday, March 4. As with all holidays it begins at sundown the previous night.

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Bits from the Branches
April 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

New York These are the kinds of stories we remind ourselves of when we find it tough to hand out tracts: Gregory Furman reports, One Saturday after services at my congregation, a gentleman named Anatoly approached me and said, ‘You don’t remember me but...

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Haman, Hitler, Hussein
March 1, 2006
Author: David Brickner

Evil Has a Name and It Begins with H” Many people don’t want to acknowledge that evil exists; they believe that people do bad things because circumstances or environment or conditioning leaves them no choice. Others know that evil exists but see it as a...

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We Are Grateful…
September 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some of you have just begun receiving the Jews for Jesus Newsletter and some of you have been reading, praying and giving for years. To those who are new, thank you for taking an interest in our ministry and for giving us the opportunity to tell you about our mission....

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Meet Jack and Alice Meadows
March 1, 2004
Topics: purim
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jack and Alice Meadows are joint chaplains for our ministry, and Dr. Jack” is also a vital part of our missionary training program. Jack is Jewish and received Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah in September of 1959, in Portland, Oregon. Alice received the Lord in a...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Purim
February 1, 2004
Topics: purim
Author: Jews for Jesus

This year Purim, (the Feast of Lots), falls on March 7 (technically sundown, March 6th) You’ll find the Purim story in the book of Esther. Scripture does not command us concerning this holiday, but it certainly is a tale worth retelling, as it narrates the...

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Survivor Stories Video Is Bearing Fruit
March 1, 2003
Author: Jews for Jesus

We are so thankful for the believing Holocaust survivors who were willing to give their recollections and testimonies on the Survivor Stories” video. Little by little we are hearing back from those whose lives it is touching. From Dnepropetrovsk, Valera Bolotov...

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