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Making God smile: Thanksgiving Thoughts
November 15, 2016
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: David Brickner

It’s only human to focus on our problems, of course. But no matter what problems we may be facing, we still have so many reasons to thank God.

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Insights into giving thanks
October 1, 2014
Author: Rich Robinson

This chart takes a look at thanksgiving from the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and in Jewish tradition.

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Moishe’s word of thanks still true
October 4, 2013
Author: Moishe Rosen

The following is excerpted from an article that Moishe Rosen wrote for our November 1994 newsletter.  Nearly 20 years later, these words ring just as true, and so does our appreciation for each one of you who has or who will stand with us with your prayers and your support. By the time this issue […]

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A three-in-one festival
Author: David Brickner

You probably know that November 28 is Thanksgiving … but did you know it is also the first day (and second night) of Hanukkah? These two holidays coincided only once before (125 years ago). And they will not do so again until the year 79,811[1] but I think the Messiah will return well before then! […]

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Grace Notes of Thanksgiving
November 1, 2011
Topics: thanksgiving, grace
Author: David Brickner

At times, life’s pains and problems seem overwhelming—and the more so if those times coincide with holiday celebrations. When this happens, it can be hard to feel much beyond the flood of sadness flowing out of the circumstances of our lives. You know that there is much more to your life than that current crisis […]

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On Thanks Giving
November 22, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

If you think that Thanksgiving is about turkeys and pumpkin pie… …you are about as smart as a turkey and as bright as a six week old jack-o-lantern without a candle. Sorry to insult you, but I thought maybe, perhaps, I could just shake you up a little bit so that you would know… …just […]

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Jewish Facts of Life
November 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

There are many prayers of Thanksgiving in Judaism, and one of the best known is the Birkat Ha-Mazon, or Grace After Meals. You can read up on it here or for a more detailed description, go here. If you’re feeling especially thankful, you can also: Listen to the Grace After Meals here Buy a puzzle […]

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Phoenix First Fruits
Topics: sukkot, thanksgiving
Author: Bruce Rapp

During our BYG campaign this past July I heard about Mitch, a Jewish man in Phoenix who had become interested in Jesus. I emailed him during the campaign, told him that my wife Tracy and I would be moving to Phoenix in August and suggested that we get together then and talk about Jesus. He […]

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Thankful for What?
November 1, 2005
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: David Brickner

Over the weekend many of us had the joy of celebrating the life of our dear friend and colleague Susan Perlman. Twenty years ago Susan was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer. The disease took an incredible toll on Susan and those who love her. God gave her amazing strength and she fought […]

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Holiday Stuff
November 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

Thanksgiving Find two Jews for Jesus Thanksgiving broadsides (gospel tracts) on our Thanksgiving page, and send an e-“Thank You” card featuring the Hebrew word for thanks, “todah.” (You can also order printed versions of the same cards suitable for mailing). In today’s secular society, it may surprise you to know that there was ever any […]

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The Discipline of Thanksgiving
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: David Brickner

Why do people tend to focus on the negative? What perverseness or twist in our nature pulls our attention to words that tear down, belittle or emphasize failings in others or in ourselves? The recent U.S. Presidential election is a prime example. Despite each candidate’s promise to run a positive campaign, it was the negative […]

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Interesting tidbits on Jewish people and Thanksgiving
November 1, 2003
Author: Jews for Jesus

Be sure to visit our Thanksgiving page, where you can read some of our thanksgiving-themed broadsides, or send a virtual Thank You” card featuring the Hebrew word for thanks: “todah.” http://special.jewsforjesus.org/thanksgiving/index2.htm You can also order printed “Todah-Thank You” cards suitable for mailing at: http://store.jewsforjesus.org/ppp/product/304 Explore the relationship between the Jewish people and Thanksgiving at “An […]

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A Message from Moishe on Memorializing Thankfulness
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: Moishe Rosen

I have been troubled by the fact that some well-established Jewish believers in Jesus have turned away from Him. Perhaps they never really experienced God and their conversions” were conformity to others with whom they wanted to belong. Christian joy, peace and enthusiasm can be very attractive. They can even be seductive if people value […]

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Another Class of Missionary Trainees Invade New York
November 1, 2000
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: Jews for Jesus

Maha McDiarmid I come from an Egyptian and Palestinian background, and was born and raised in a Muslim home. At birth, I was betrothed to my first cousin, but did not know it until I was fourteen. I remember telling my mother when I was twelve that the only thing I would believe in without […]

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Bits from the Branches
December 1, 1999
Author: Jews for Jesus

Outreach worker Dina Markova reports from the CIS, I recently took five volunteers to do a mini-campaign in the city of Illichevsk (a suburb of Odessa), where we found many people open to the gospel. We even met two Jewish believers, Igor F. and Alik P. We were so encouraged that we’re praying for more […]

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Meet Our Missionary Trainees
November 1, 1999
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: Shlomy A

My name is Shlomy. They call me a Sabra (in Hebrew Tsabar”) which means I am a native-born Israeli. Sabra is also the name of the Israeli cactus. I was once like that thorny cactus. I was born into a traditional Jewish family and as a boy I loved it. But when I was 13, […]

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Thanksgiving Is a Three-Way Street
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: David Brickner

It was Saturday afternoon and I had taken my two children bowling. As we drove home it dawned on me that neither of them had said, Thank you.” When I pointed it out to them, my son Isaac said, “Dad, I am thankful. I just didn’t say it out loud.” I’d never heard that one […]

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Bits from the Branches
December 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

This bit isn’t exactly from a branch, but we knew you’d want to rejoice with us: Fred”* was one of the first unbelieving Jewish doctors to respond to our testimonies book, Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician. Fred was intrigued enough to contact Jack Sternberg, one of the believing doctors from the book (his Christian […]

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New York
November 1, 1998
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: Jews for Jesus

For some time we’ve needed a team of leaders to share the opportunities and burdens New York City presents as our flagship/training branch. Thanks be to God, such a team is now in place! Meet Avi Snyder (a native New Yorker) My wife Ruth and I joined the staff of Jews for Jesus in 1978. […]

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Jews for Jesus News
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: Jews for Jesus

We have been pleased to be a member of the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA) for many years. This year, we are delighted to have a member of our Jews for Jesus staff, Susan Perlman, serving as President of this fine organization. (This is in addition to her many responsibilities at our Jews for Jesus […]

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