David Brickner | San Francisco

Executive Director, Missionary

David Brickner is executive director of Jews for Jesus. David oversees the world-wide ministry from its headquarters in San Francisco. David received his Master’s degree in Missiology with a concentration in Jewish Evangelism and Judaic Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. He has authored several books, and has been interviewed on national television shows such as Larry King Live. David’s daughter, Ilana is a recent graduate of Biola. His son, Isaac is on the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus. Isaac and his wife, Shaina, have one daughter, Nora, which makes David part of the grandparent club, a membership he is very proud of. See more here.

Joy to Jerusalem: a Christmas Reflection
November 13, 2018
Topics: christmas, jerusalem, joy
Author: David Brickner

Most people confuse joy with feelings of satisfaction and personal well-being based on favorable circumstances or fun occasions. But circumstances can change and occasions can disappoint. Joy is different.

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Figs for Jesus: what about that curse?
October 22, 2018
Author: David Brickner

The incident of Jesus and the fig tree is controversial and has generated heated debates. Find out what Jews for Jesus executive director thinks about it.

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The Perspective Corrective: if you need a reason to be thankful
September 17, 2018
Topics: gratitude
Author: David Brickner

Jews for Jesus executive director offers some surprising thoughts about gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving.

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What’s New in the (Jewish) New Year?
August 27, 2018
Author: David Brickner

David Brickner invites you to celebrate the Jewish New Year as well as the new things God is doing in Jews for Jesus.

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Leaders Matter: Jews for Jesus team at the top
July 24, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Thanks to God and those who pray and support us, Jews for Jesus has grown. That growth has opened up new leadership needs and opportunities, and we are eager to introduce you to the leaders who are taking on new roles in our ministry!

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Two Hebrew Words that Jews for Jesus Wants You to Know
June 19, 2018
Author: David Brickner

We are finding ways to integrate projects that we launched in Jerusalem into our ministry worldwide!

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Beginning in Jerusalem: The Big Reveal!
May 31, 2018
Author: David Brickner

We just celebrated a very special Shavuot—one unlike any in the history of Jews for Jesus! Find out what happened this past Shavuot and what made it historic for our ministry.

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For Zion’s sake: the significance of Jerusalem
April 19, 2018
Topics: jerusalem
Author: David Brickner

What is the significance of Jerusalem? Read a clear and concise reflection by David Brickner, Jews for Jesus executive director.

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Anchors: the Jews for Jesus strategy
March 29, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Anchors are important to the mission of any ship for stability in a storm, or to hold steady while unloading precious cargo.  Jews for Jesus also has specific anchors that help us with our mission.

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Jews for Jesus: Our Approach
March 1, 2018
Author: David Brickner

Jews for Jesus: Our Approach Over the last two months I have shared with you our recently refreshed Jews for Jesus mission statement and core values. This month I am writing about our approach. Our approach has been the same all along, but we’ve never formalized a...

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What Makes Us Tick?
February 1, 2018
Author: David Brickner

What Makes Us Tick? Last month I shared our newly refreshed Jews for Jesus mission statement: “We relentlessly pursue God’s plan for the salvation of the Jewish people.” We’ve also refreshed our core values as we reexamined what makes us tick—what is at the heart of...

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A three-in-one festival
January 26, 2018
Author: David Brickner

A three-in-one festival 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...

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What will you refresh in the New Year? (See our new mission statement.)
January 1, 2018
Author: David Brickner

How and why has Jews for Jesus changed the wording of our mission statement?

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The Best Gift Ever: A Meaningful December Tradition
December 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Find out how David Brickner’s father instilled in his children a sense of anticipation and wonder at Christmas.

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God Chose You—To Be Fruitful!
November 1, 2017
Topics: evangelism
Author: David Brickner

When God works in and through us by the power of His Holy Spirit, the result is supernatural and eternal fruit! What does that mean for you?

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Repentance: Is it your lifestyle?
October 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Do you have a wrong impression of God, sin and repentance? Increase your understanding and receive the blessings God has for those who embrace repentance as a lifestyle.

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How You Can Bring Peace to a Restless World
September 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

What is peace, where does it come from and how do we get it?

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THE JOURNEY: LEAVING LIFE AS USUAL FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL
August 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Pray for our Jews for Jesus team as they witness to Israelis in India, and think about how God might be calling you out of your comfort zone to share the gospel with others.

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Shouted Down
June 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

When people try to prevent others from hearing a message, it often has the opposite effect . . . and the more so if the message happens to be the gospel!

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Can Israel Survive ISIS
Author: David Brickner

Today’s threat from ISIS is not the first time Israel has faced radical fundamentalism from Syria. The modern-day fundamentalism is a flash forward of what the prophet Daniel predicted (and which came to pass in the second century b.c.). But today’s existential threat to Israel is building to a far greater crisis.

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Go Ahead. Be Provocative! (In a Romans 11:11 way)
May 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

God has tasked Gentile Christians with making Jewish people jealous—of their relationship with God! We’d like to encourage you to do that, and we have some resources that can help.

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The Language of Prayer, Proclamation and Praise
April 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Diverse languages, once a curse, are now a blessing. Read this month’s reflections by David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus.

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A Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism
March 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

A reporter for The Forward, a well-known Jewish newspaper based in New York City, asked what Jews for Jesus does to combat anti-Semitism. Among other things, we explained our commitment to inform Christian friends like you about this scourge wherever it raises its ugly head.

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Hope for a new year

Hope for a New Year
January 1, 2017
Author: David Brickner

As we start the year with fresh hope, it seems like the odds are stacked against us. According to a recent U.S. News & World Report study, eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions are bound to fail. Even in light of that number, I’m not a cynic—I’m an optimist....

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Weird New York T-shirts

Weird
December 1, 2016
Author: David Brickner

  “You’re weird!” she blurted out to me. I was in the fifth grade and was trying to win a young girl’s affection. Her remark assaulted my confidence, so I slunk away hot-faced with embarrassment. I thought about this incident recently when I participated in a special...

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Hurt, humility and honor
September 1, 2016
Author: David Brickner

One of my favorite Bible stories is the unlikely tale of two lives unexpectedly entwined through terrible tragedy and profound desperation. It’s a story of surprising twists and transforming faith, and you’ll find it in 2 Kings, chapter 5. The story opens with Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, and a young Israeli servant.

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Catastrophe and Communion: Reflections on Tisha b’Av
August 1, 2016
Author: David Brickner

This month many Jewish people will join in mourning over an especially tragic date. According to Jewish tradition,Tisha b’Av—or the ninth day of the month of Av—is the date of destruction for both the first and second temples in Jerusalem.

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Our Mysterious Family
July 1, 2016
Author: David Brickner

All believers – Jews and Gentiles—have been adopted into God’s forever family

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The Cost of Reconciliation
June 1, 2016
Author: David Brickner

Do you know that even today, some scorn Christianity because we are required to forgive our enemies? They just don’t realize that apart from Jesus, we are all enemies of God!

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College Search
January 26, 2016
Author: David Brickner

Campus outreach is part of our ministry’s DNA. Here’s why we’re doing the same thing differently

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The Unchanging Resolution
Author: David Brickner

David’s thoughts for the new year include a commitment to staying the same by being different.

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Jews for Jesus Leader Denounces Vatican Statement on Jewish Evangelism
December 11, 2015
Author: David Brickner

The Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews released a comprehensive document on Catholic-Jewish relations on December 10 which calls on the Catholic Church to “neither conduct nor support any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews.”

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A Great Miracle Happened Here
November 23, 2015
Author: David Brickner

God sometimes performs miracles for an audience of one, but His miracles for the multitudes are also meant to be taken personally.

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Too much missionary mail?
October 28, 2015
Author: David Brickner

 Our executive director tell how you can avoid being frustrated by the amount of missionary mail you receive.

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Dare to Hope
September 22, 2015
Topics: hope
Author: David Brickner

What can we gain from Jeremiah’s advice to people who were completely and utterly devastated?

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Is there a Temple in Your Future?
July 22, 2015
Author: David Brickner

What did Jesus have to say about the Temple? Will the Temple be rebuilt? And does it make any difference to you either way?

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An Unsung Hero
June 18, 2015
Author: David Brickner

Are the heroes of our faith likely to be misfits, unpopular, or just plain ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things for God?

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Prodigals Do Come Home
April 21, 2015
Author: David Brickner

If your heart has ever been broken over a young person who wandered away from the faith and is now living as though God does not exist, we hope this encourages you!

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New
December 15, 2014
Author: David Brickner

Discover the meaning of “flexigidity” and find out what David means when he says, “We are moving forward together… and fast!”

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Is Jesus everything?
October 1, 2014
Author: David Brickner

If we reinterpret God’s promises to Israel, we undermine the very basis for our confidence in the faithfulness of God.

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A cup of cold water
August 19, 2014
Author: David Brickner

How do we proclaim the gospel in word and deed and what does it really mean to give a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name?

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David Brickner Invites You to Hear a Serious Message from Moishe Rosen
June 17, 2014
Author: David Brickner

After writing his article, David Brickner said, “Remember Moishe’s message that we recorded–the one where he tells how his father first reacted to his faith in Jesus? Let’s make that recording an onlinextra.” So we did—and here it...

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Harsh Words
Author: David Brickner

The purpose of truth telling is not to offend, but Jesus Himself knew that some would take offense at His sayings. We should not seek to offend people . . . but do we avoid it at all costs?

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Dystopia: the truth behind the fiction
April 8, 2014
Author: David Brickner

The popularity of dystopian books and movies like Hunger Games and Divergent raises interesting questions for followers of Jesus who wish to make Christ known. Explore ways that you can join the conversation!

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Where was God?
March 11, 2014
Author: David Brickner

One of the most disturbing questions gnawing at the edges of Jewish consciousness is “where was God when the six million died?” David Brickner gives a straightforward perspective on a subject many Christians avoid.

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A Promise Kept
November 8, 2013
Author: David Brickner

How do you feel when someone makes you a promise and then breaks it? Depending on the importance of the promise or the person, it might be anything from mild disappointment to a deep sense of betrayal. Or maybe you know what it’s like to be the one who broke a...

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Let’s celebrate our 40th!
August 9, 2013
Author: David Brickner

Someone once said that life begins at 40. While I don’t believe that, I do agree that age 40 can be a time of great anticipation, as well as being a significant milestone. I hope you won’t mind if I reflect a bit as we celebrate our Jews for Jesus 40th...

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Yeshua Loves His Bride
May 9, 2013
Author: David Brickner

“Every bride is beautiful” expresses a sentiment I hope we all can affirm. Though some may have more natural beauty than others, there is something very special about a bride on her wedding day—something that puts a smile on the faces of all who honor her and that newly-formed family she and her groom represent.

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Comparing Evangelism to Farming
May 1, 2013
Author: David Brickner

Jerry was a successful businessman whose wealth had afforded him a comfortable life in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He was also a prominent member of the Jewish community. When he was in his 70s, Jerry retired and handed over his company to his son. That’s...

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The Rat
April 1, 2013
Author: David Brickner

I have been living with a little terrorist. “Rattus Muridae” invaded my house late last October. At first I was merely annoyed. Having just returned from an overseas trip, I discovered my “little cuties” (small tangerines I had left in a basket...

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Redeemed

Redeemed
March 1, 2013
Author: David Brickner

If you could choose just one word to describe what you want people to know about you, what would it be? Were you surprised by the first thought that came to your mind? Usually what we want others to know about us reflects what we most value in ourselves. All of us are...

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Who is the Shammash?
November 30, 2012
Author: David Brickner

Shammash is a Hebrew word that means servant. In the Jewish community, shammash (also spelled “shammas”) commonly refers to the sexton—the person who manages the synagogue facilities and keeps things running smoothly. In the Middle Ages the term referenced a more...

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Loyal to Whom?
September 30, 2012
Author: David Brickner

My friend and colleague, Jhan Moskowitz has a one-word answer for those who ask, “What is the most difficult obstacle facing a Jewish person considering Christ?” He says, “Loyalty.” He then adds, “Loyalty is a virtue but when employed in the service of a lie, it...

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Christ in the High Holidays
September 8, 2012
Author: David Brickner

This month, the holiest days of the entire Old Testament calendar will be observed in Jewish communities around the world. They are the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, otherwise known as the High Holidays.* God commanded Israel to have “a holy...

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Jewish Hell?
July 7, 2012
Author: David Brickner

Noted British author and journalist G.K. Chesterton was once asked about his views on hell. “While I cannot speak from personal experience,” he replied, “it seems a place to be avoided.” Few would argue with the wit and wisdom of Chesterton on...

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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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Remember to Renew
January 1, 2012
Topics: renewal
Author: David Brickner

The new year is a milestone to mark the passing of time, to hope for the future and resolve to make changes. We also tend to think of the past—what was—as well as what might have been. For some, the new year may lead us to long for days gone by. Do you remember your...

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Another December Dilemma
December 1, 2011
Author: David Brickner

Right about now, Jewish newspapers, magazines, online blogs and even synagogue sermons are addressing the recurring theme of the “December Dilemma.” That phrase refers to the sense of alienation many Jewish people feel in the midst of a culture that makes...

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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...

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Who is He?
August 6, 2011
Author: David Brickner

The most important question ever asked is the one Yeshua put to His disciples at Caesarea: “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). The debate over this question has engaged some of the most thoughtful minds as well as engendering some of the...

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An Independence Problem
May 3, 2011
Author: David Brickner

This month Israel is celebrating 63 years as a modern state. Yom HaAtzma’ut” (Israel’s national Independence Day) falls on May 9. With so much unrest in the Middle East and all the uprisings various countries have experienced over the last several...

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Show Me Your ID
March 6, 2011
Author: David Brickner

Nowadays no one gets too far without personal identification (ID). Imagine if, rather than simply glancing at our driver’s licenses or passports, people in airports, border checkpoints and even the local grocery stores actually scanned our IDs. Now imagine...

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Are We in the End Times?
Author: David Brickner

Are We in the End Times? For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Since time began, people have been craning their necks, trying to get...

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Outside the Camp
October 1, 2010
Author: David Brickner

A pastor once told me that he appreciated the ministry of Jews for Jesus but could not invite us to speak in his pulpit. He had what he felt was a good relationship with the rabbi across the street, with an annual pulpit exchange. I have an opportunity to be a witness...

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“It Happened at the Time When Kings Go Out To Battle…”
June 1, 2010
Topics: temptation
Author: David Brickner

Seasons of warfare are unavoidable. In modern (or postmodern) times, many people view the personal quest for spirituality as a road to peace and transcendence, while associating “organized religion” with violence and war.  This view has little to do with the Bible,...

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A NOTE FROM DAVID BRICKNER: He Sat Down (Another Reason to Celebrate Jesus)
May 1, 2010
Author: David Brickner

I want to propose a new celebration be added to the sacred calendar. I am not sure why it hasn’t already been suggested—it would commemorate an event that means so much to followers of Jesus, and I think we need more occasions to remember what He has done for us…”

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A NOTE FROM DAVID BRICKNER: Yom Times Four
April 15, 2010
Author: David Brickner

“Yom” is Hebrew for “Day,” and I am writing to you from the land of Israel, where several days this month are marked out as special commemorations on the Jewish calendar…

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Mysterious Passover Symbols
April 1, 2010
Author: David Brickner

Passover is a beautiful, often mysterious, celebration. More than any other festival it has been at the heart of the universal Jewish experience, helping to form the core of spiritual identity and pointing inexorably toward the hope of Israel’s salvation. Two...

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Forty-Nine Days of Purpose*
February 1, 2010
Author: David Brickner

The clock is ticking a significant countdown for Israel right now. In fact, this countdown has been an annual event for more than 3,000 years. It is a biblical mandate to mark the time between two important Jewish festivals, Passover, which began at sundown, March 29,...

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You Are Home
Author: David Brickner

My responsibilities with Jews for Jesus have me traveling approximately 125 days a year. As I write to you, I have just begun an eight-day trip that is taking me first to Dallas, then to London. I am grateful to God for giving me this opportunity to serve Him, yet I...

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Wandering Jews and Others
Author: David Brickner

Tradescantia pallida. It’s not a chant; it is the scientific name for a long, leafy, green, purple and white plant more commonly called the Wandering Jew.  For many years we had one hanging in the family room window of my childhood home. Though the plant was...

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Marking Time for a Happy New Year
January 4, 2010
Author: David Brickner

In His infinite wisdom, the eternal God marked time and counted the days as He created this world. He is not bound by time, but we, His creation, are. Think of the movies depicting prisoners locked away in solitary confinement or castaways stranded on a desert island. They always seem compelled to mark the days with hash marks on a stony wall. Those marks express a need to bring about order, to exercise knowledge of and perhaps a feeling of control over the passing of time…

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O Little Town of Controversy
December 15, 2009
Author: David Brickner

Take a tour to Israel and there is one town you’ll need to think twice about visiting. Jewish tours almost always avoid it, even though it is the birthplace of the greatest ruler in Israel’s ancient history—King David. Christians like to tour there, but it is such a hassle that many settle for a “facsimile.”…

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Festivals of Light
December 7, 2009
Author: David Brickner

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Festivals of Light
December 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

December’s landscape is dominated by the artistry of light. In cities and suburbs, from store windows to neighborhoods strung with holiday decor, the beauty and attraction of light is wonderfully inescapable, inviting all to embrace the festive mood. Would that...

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The Limitations of Dialogue
September 30, 2009
Author: David Brickner

Two bits of news from the “dog days of summer” shed interesting light on the challenges of sharing the gospel with Jewish people, and the limitations of dialogue as a means to accomplish this priority.

The first is a serious dust up between the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and several Jewish groups, including the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the National Council of Synagogues…

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Blow That Trumpet!
September 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

I am a trumpet player; I grew up practicing, playing and studying to become the best trumpet player I could be. While pursuing a career in orchestral performance at Boston University I was apprehended by God and called into His service. Early on I found many...

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Strange Blessings
June 15, 2009
Author: David Brickner

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The Ministry of Reconciliation
May 30, 2009
Author: David Brickner

The most  proactive  group of  ambassadors in New  York City this month  are not representing  foreign governments;  this despite the  conspicuous presence  of the United Nations.  Instead, they are  representing the  Creator of the  Universe, offering  His peace...

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Of Samaritans, Sadducees and Plato
April 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

While debating a Reform rabbi on a popular radio talk show, I stated that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was the most compelling evidence that He is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world. I expected the rabbi to argue that Jesus had not actually...

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How “Christian” is Christian Zionism
March 20, 2009
Author: David Brickner

Click here to download this article in pamphlet format for printing. The National Council of Churches describes Christian Zionism as “a danger to true peace in the Middle East.” Anglican Vicar Stephen Sizer, in his scorching and widely read book, Christian...

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How “Christian” is Christian Zionism
Author: David Brickner

Click here to download this article in pamphlet format for printing. The National Council of Churches describes Christian Zionism as “a danger to true peace in the Middle East.” Anglican Vicar Stephen Sizer, in his scorching and widely read book, Christian...

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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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A Persecuted Church in Israel?
February 1, 2009
Topics: israel, persecution
Author: David Brickner

A strange phenomenon is occurring. Despite a growing awareness of the persecuted church around the world, it seems like the plight of the church in Israel is practically off the radar.” I happened to be a guest at a good evangelical church on the International...

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If It’s New
January 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

Don’t you love the smell of a new car, the sight of a newborn baby or the prospect of a New Year? Newness is often so appealing and can fill us with hope. Nevertheless, newness also has its drawbacks. It’s easy to be enticed by the newest improved version...

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A Christmas Spectacle
December 16, 2008
Author: David Brickner


Millions of people packed themselves into a 3-block radius, while thousands of New York City’s finest corralled them behind rows and rows of metal bars. Giant searchlights flooded the area, bouncing off buildings, illuminating the clouds against the velvety night sky. Old and young, the people strained and craned, pushed and pressed to see and hear the festivities at “30 Rock.” The air was positively pummeled with roaring helicopters overhead, while below police dogs barked at the hoards of people still flowing up out of the subways. Security was on high alert. The police seemed nervous . . .

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Awaiting the Day
November 28, 2008
Author: David Brickner

Among my fondest childhood memories is the joyful anticipation as each December day brought us one step closer to the dawn of Christmas morning. That is not a typical memory for a nice Jewish boy from Boston! But I had the privilege of growing up in a Messianic Jewish...

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Let’s Elect a Dictator
November 17, 2008
Author: David Brickner

With the presidential elections behind us at last, responses to our new president-elect range from jubilation to despair to everything in between; some are bursting with enthusiasm while others are ridden with anxiety. Everyone has hopes or fears (or both) about changes the new administration will make—changes that will affect our lives and the life of our nation.

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“Extregelism”
October 16, 2008
Author: David Brickner

Last week I saw a new movie—”Religulous.” Believe me, I would not have spent time or money on this film, but inasmuch as Bill Maher interviewed someone identified as an “ex-Jew for Jesus,” I felt responsible to see what, if anything, was said about our ministry.

On the positive side, Jews for Jesus was not an issue in the film; our name only came up as a title for one of the interviewees, who happens to be a former staff member. On the down side I could write quite a bit, but suffice it to say I found the movie dull and intellectually dishonest. Maher’s unvarnished attempt to paint anyone with any religious convictions as a ridiculous extremist inspired the mean-spirited title, “Religulous.”

I know something about this kind of stereotyping; over the last month and a half…

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A Further Clarification from David Brickner
September 11, 2008
Author: David Brickner

I want to thank those of you who have commented either here or in e-mails in response to the media furor over my remarks at Wasilla Bible Church on August 17th. The comments attributed to me were taken out of context. The notion that the terrorist, bulldozer attack in Jerusalem this summer was God?s judgment on Israel for not believing in Jesus, is absolutely not what I believe. In retrospect, I can see how my rhetoric might be misunderstood and I truly regret that.

Of course I never expected the kind of magnifying glass scrutiny on a message where I was speaking extemporaneously. Let me be clear. I don?t believe that any one event whether a terrorist attack or a natural disaster is a specific fulfillment of or manifestation of a Biblical prediction of judgment. I don?t believe that the newspaper should be used to interpret the Bible. The Bible interprets the Bible.

I love my Jewish people and the land of Israel. I stand with and support her against all efforts to harm her or her people in any way. Please feel free to read my further explanations, in my Realtime article and in the interviews I did with Christianity Today and NBC.

Sincerely,
David Brickner

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What is Real?
June 26, 2008
Author: David Brickner

Get a real job!” I’ve heard this countless times while handing out tracts on the streets. The “suggestion” to get a real job is intended to denigrate the proclamation of the gospel as lacking authenticity or importance. Many Jews for Jesus staff and volunteers will...

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The Day Pentecost Was Fulfilled*
May 29, 2008
Author: David Brickner

This month, the Festival of Pentecost will slip past most Jews and Christians unnoticed; yet it is one of the three most important Festivals in the Old Testament and it marks a pivotal point in the history of Christianity. Allow me to transport you back to that event,...

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On God and the Gallows
March 19, 2008
Author: David Brickner

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Letter to the Editor of Christianity Today
November 5, 2007
Author: David Brickner

Read David Brickner’s letter to the editor in response to Christianity Today’s article on “What It Means to Love Israel”.”

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Where’s the Joy?*
October 3, 2007
Author: David Brickner

The start of this month concludes the eight-day-long Feast of Tabernacles, the yearly festival to be characterized by great joy and celebration. In Bible times, the nations round about Israel served false gods in servile fear. The God of Israel wanted His people to...

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Networks and Partnerships
August 1, 2007
Author: David Brickner

Later this month several Jews for Jesus missionaries will go to Hungary to take part in the eighth International Conference of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE). The LCJE is a network of educators, congregational leaders and missionaries committed...

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Yours, Mine and Ours
June 1, 2007
Author: David Brickner

One morning over coffee, my pastor suggested that I reconsider a particular phrase that I often use in writing and speaking: “my Jewish people.” He was concerned that this phrase produced an unnecessary feeling of separation. This surprised me, but as we talked, he...

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Messianic Marching Orders, Part I
March 1, 2007
Topics: passover
Author: David Brickner

I frequently tell people that Jews for Jesus is a one-issue organization, and that issue is evangelism. That is what I like to say, but it isn’t what some people like to hear. Missions and direct evangelism are often seen as antiquated and out of step with current...

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Help Me Understand, Please!
February 1, 2007
Topics: moishes musings
Author: David Brickner

Have you ever been angry at a television commercial? Many commercials manipulate people’s emotions and make misleading promises. It is easy to become desensitized to this. However, when I see commercials that make something that is meaningful and noble into a sales...

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Heat and Light: A review of The Christian and the Pharisee
Author: David Brickner

Book Title: The Christian and the Pharisee Author: R.T. Kendall and David Rosen Date Published: January 3, 2007 Publisher: FaithWords ISBN: 978-0446697347 Reviewer: David Brickner In today’s “politically correct” environment, honest and respectful debate over...

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The Christmas Latke
December 1, 2006
Author: David Brickner

I like the Food Channel on television. The pleasure of watching the exquisite art of preparing a meal is almost equal to the pleasure of consuming it. Please indulge me on this score as we contemplate the holiday season. Many Christmas customs include food. It may be...

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What You Get
June 1, 2006
Author: David Brickner

It was after midnight on Saturday, but I didn’t feel tired. The conversation around the dinner table continued long past the meal but it was so engaging that I lost track of time. I was there at the invitation of Christian friends, supporters of Jews for Jesus...

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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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Always Learning
September 1, 2005
Author: David Brickner

Summer is over and it’s back-to-school time here in America. That reality settles over many students like a heavy bank of fog. The fun and freedom of summer months give way to the discipline of study and attending classes. Our family’s back-to-school...

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Theologizing Away Discomfort
March 1, 2005
Author: David Brickner

Why does every generation seem to think they are the first to deal with problems that are age-old? We love to analyze current trends and hypothesize about cultural developments. Call it pride or arrogance, but in our half-blind sense of self-importance, we decide that...

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First Things
January 1, 2005
Author: David Brickner

Every month I receive a journal titled First Things.” It is a scholarly magazine representing a wide variety of perspectives on spiritual, social and political issues. Recently I noticed that several months’ worth of this magazine had piled up, waiting for...

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Light in the Darkness
December 1, 2004
Author: David Brickner

Have you ever been in a dark room when someone suddenly turns on the light? If you were struggling to see, fumbling to find a switch, you are grateful. But if you were relaxing comfortably in that darkened room, you squint at the sudden onslaught of brightness,...

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Sanctified Camping
October 1, 2004
Author: David Brickner

This past summer I went on a week-long backpacking trip into the Immigrant Wilderness of Yosemite National Park. It was an amazing experience. As I wandered through lush forests, climbed ancient rock formations and lay out under the vast expanse of stars, I was struck...

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Why I Support Messianic Congregations
September 1, 2004
Author: David Brickner

Why I Support Messianic Congregations Jewish believers in Jesus don’t agree on everything—nor do we need to, as long as we agree on who Yeshua (Jesus) is and what He means to us. Nevertheless, we should do away with disagreements that cause division, especially...

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Courage for Everyone
July 1, 2004
Author: David Brickner

I have been reading short biographies of famous Jewish Christian leaders from the nineteenth century. What impresses me is their courage in the face of intense persecution and real danger. Many traveled to strange and distant lands to reach people with the gospel....

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Resurrection: What’s the Big Deal?
April 1, 2004
Topics: passover
Author: David Brickner

Overheard at a New York City cabstand between two drivers: Resurrection Sunday, big deal! Even if I believed that he rose from the dead what difference would that make to me?” Ever hear a conversation like that? How would you answer? Here is what I would say:...

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Shame On You!
March 1, 2004
Author: David Brickner

I can’t count how many times someone has spat out those words as I offered a gospel tract. My T-shirt prominently declares Jews for Jesus,” and that is what generates the above reaction. There are several possible responses to this condemnatory phrase....

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A Very Exclusive Day
October 1, 2003
Author: David Brickner

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the reporter of an alternative Jewish magazine called Heeb. (sic) The magazine claims to be offbeat, irreverent and untraditional, yet the interview turned out to be as traditional as they come. For example, the reporter asked,...

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Forthright Friendship
September 1, 2003
Author: David Brickner

I became sick and tired of always having to view people as targets for evangelism. That’s a way of looking at the world that I just don’t care to live by anymore.” This statement deeply saddened me as it came from a former Jews for Jesus missionary....

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Letter from David Brickner
August 1, 2003
Author: David Brickner

It is hard to believe we have entered the 30th year of ministry for Jews For Jesus. In these 30 years over 800 people have served the Lord with this mission. Together we have talked to hundreds of thousands of people about the Lord, introduced thousands more to faith...

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Righteous Risk-Taking
May 1, 2003
Author: David Brickner

For months the news has been filled with stories of young military men and women heading off to the Persian Gulf. While spouses and children sadly look on, soldiers with grave expressions board boats or planes headed for danger. Why? Why are they willing to endure...

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The Urge to Purge
April 1, 2003
Author: David Brickner

This month in Jewish homes all over the world we celebrate the Passover, also called the Festival of Redemption. Of all the holy days, of all the sacred events of Jewish history, Passover stands as the cornerstone of Israel’s national identity and purpose. The...

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The Power to Change
January 1, 2003
Author: David Brickner

Made any New Year’s resolutions yet? Most of us would like to change something about ourselves. Sometimes it is in the area of health, such as diet or exercise. Often it has to do with spiritual disciplines such as prayer or studying the Scriptures. For many,...

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Christmas Would Be Impossible Without Hanukkah
December 1, 2002
Topics: christmas, hanukkah
Author: David Brickner

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

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The Church I Know
November 1, 2002
Author: David Brickner

Have you ever read a fascinating, but fatally flawed book? That’s how I would describe Constantine’s Sword, The Church and the Jew—a New York Times best seller and winner of the National Book Award. While the author purports to tell the history of the...

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A Man of War
August 1, 2002
Author: David Brickner

I am not someone who sees demons in his cornflakes, but…the longer I serve the Lord the more aware I become of spiritual realities that surround us. In a great unseen world—a realm as tangible as the ground we stand on—a great battle is being waged. It is a battle for...

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Why I Can’t Retreat
July 1, 2002
Author: David Brickner

Editor’s note: We were delighted to be able to reprint John Piper’s article in lieu of David’s usual lead. However, I was feeling nostalgic and decided to include this article that David wrote some twenty years ago when he was on a summer witnessing...

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The Mystery of the Passover Cup
March 1, 2002
Author: David Brickner

What does the Jewish Bible say about the Passover cup’s symbolism and meaning? What blessing can be found in remembering the story of redemption? Read here.

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God Chose You!
February 1, 2002
Topics: valentines day
Author: David Brickner

I frequently meet Christians who exclaim, I wish I were one of the chosen people!” While I appreciate their love of Jewish people, I enjoy pointing out, “If you know Jesus, the Bible says you are one of God’s chosen people.” Then I might add,...

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The Mosque, the Synagogue and the Church
January 1, 2002
Author: David Brickner

Have you noticed? Carefully selected clergy have presided over prayer meetings all across America in the wake of the terrorist tragedy of September 11. Many organizers for such meetings have made a point of having Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders standing side by...

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Hope in a Dark Hour
December 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

The nation is at war. Cruel men conspire to destroy the peace and security all have enjoyed, and fear and uncertainty tear at the hearts of the people, threatening to undermine the fabric of their society. Many are asking, What will happen to me, to my family and...

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Thankful for What?
November 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

What are your strongest associations with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday—turkey and stuffing, family and football, a longer weekend to relax and plenty of leftovers? Most associate Thanksgiving with all of the above and, of course, with the story of the Pilgrims...

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The Remnant and the Rest
October 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

Leftover carpet from the Holy Land? That’s what some expected to find behind the storefront window prominently labeled Israel’s Remnant.” But neither my father, Avi Brickner, nor my grandfather, Fred Kendal, were carpet dealers. My grandfather...

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Why I Love Arabs
August 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

There’s a strange either/or mentality in the Christian world today. Rising out of the conflict going on in the Middle East, it basically says that if you’re pro-Israel you must be anti-Arab. And if you are committed to ministry among Arabs and Muslims, you...

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It Is Happening
May 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

It is happening. We have launched the first of over 60 worldwide evangelistic campaigns. I’m talking about Operation Behold Your God, also known as BYG.” BYG is our commitment to have evangelistic outreach and follow up in every city where 25,000 or more...

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The Narrow Gate
April 1, 2001
Author: David Brickner

Many churches will move Sunday morning services out of their sanctuaries and into nearby auditoriums and even sports stadiums. Others will add extra services to accommodate an enormous increase in attendance. But only for one day. Easter Sunday. Many who would not...

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Another Resolution?
January 1, 2001
Topics: renewal
Author: David Brickner

The front gate is slightly ajar, hanging loosely on one hinge. Weeds all but cover a rusted rake. The steps to the front porch are strewn with greasy parts from a dismantled power mower. The sign on the door reads Bullock’s Professional Lawn and Garden...

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The Gifts of the Jews
Author: David Brickner

Book Title: The Gifts of the Jews Author: Thomas Cahill Date Published: August 17, 1999 Publisher: Anchor Books/Nan A Talese Genre: 1. History2. Judaism3. Civilization & Culture ISBN: 978-0385482493 Reviewer: David Brickner When considering the contribution of...

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Why We Campaign
June 1, 2000
Author: David Brickner

I was a student in Boston when I handed out my first broadside (gospel tract) in 1976. I was scared. Standing there, clearly labeled as a Jew for Jesus, I was an easy mark for anyone who wanted to ridicule Jews or ridicule Jesus. You’d think that 24 years and...

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Jews, Jesus and Larry King
April 1, 2000
Author: David Brickner

A couple of months ago we had the biggest opportunity ever to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue worldwide through the secular media—and we have been rejoicing and praising God for it ever since. I was invited to join Dr. Albert Mohler, President of...

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Haman and Hitler
March 1, 2000
Author: David Brickner

A 94 year-old Orthodox sage has poured more fuel on the flames of religious controversy in Israel by contending in a sermon that the Holocaust was God’s punishment (on the Jewish people)…” So reported the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in the January 4th...

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Jews for Jesus and the Church
February 1, 2000
Topics: valentines day
Author: David Brickner

It may seem obvious to some and controversial to others but, regardless of how it seems, I need to say it loud and clear: we Jews for Jesus are part of the Church, the universal Body of Christ, the family of God. Through the shed blood of the Messiah Jesus, we are...

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The Course of History
December 1, 1999
Author: David Brickner

Some things never change. The news was dominated by politics, war and social unrest. Many had hoped that fresh leadership in the Senate would usher in much needed reform, but the new leaders were beholden to the same old power structure and special interests. Though...

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You Think You’ve Got Problems? What is the Great Tribulation?
Author: David Brickner

If God is going to bring an end to the injustice and suffering in this world (and He promises to do so), it must come down to a terrible trial. That trial is called the Great Tribulation and it is described in the New Testament book of Revelation.

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Integrity and Faithfulness
July 1, 1999
Author: David Brickner

We all know how upsetting it is to see a believer turn away from Jesus—whether it’s denying the faith outright or committing a grievous sin that shows that person’s heart has strayed far from the Lord. We wonder, How could this have happened?” Often...

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Jesus as Messiah in the Gospels
Author: David Brickner

An answer to the allegation that Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah.

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Who Do You Need?
June 1, 1999
Author: David Brickner

Many prominent ministries and churches have been scandalized by pitfalls such as moral failure and financial mismanagement. Behind most of these scandals lurks a common denominator—lack of accountability. Our generation celebrates personal freedom and autonomy....

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We Need Bility
March 1, 1999
Author: David Brickner

When you hear the word missionary” what image comes to mind? A white-skinned westerner wearing a pith helmet, surrounded by dark-skinned natives wearing loin cloths? Unfortunately, many Christians still imagine missionaries (and those to whom they minister) in...

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Christ in the Feast of Hanukkah
December 1, 1998
Author: David Brickner

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the Temple, in Solomon’s porch” John 10:22-3 That is the only biblical reference to a well-known winter holiday that Jesus celebrated, a holiday many will celebrate...

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Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles
October 1, 1998
Author: David Brickner

God gave the Biblical festivals to teach the Jewish people about His character and to help us understand His plan of salvation. But all Christians who have been grafted in” to the olive tree (Romans 11) share our rich heritage and roots. So as we approach the...

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A Quarter-Century of Jewish Evangelism
September 1, 1998
Author: David Brickner

This month marks our birthday! Jews for Jesus is celebrating 25 years of making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide. Organizations are a lot like people. So what would you expect of a person who just turned 25? Those who choose...

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Give a Gospel Shout
June 1, 1998
Author: David Brickner

Recently I was seated in a posh restaurant across from a prominent Jewish businessman—I’ll call him Burt. Burt owns a chain of clothing stores staffed by more than 750 employees. He and I met at the invitation of a mutual friend to discuss spiritual matters. It...

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Reversing the Curse of Babel
May 1, 1998
Author: David Brickner

You probably know that many churches will be celebrating Pentecost Sunday on May 24—but did you know that the original Day of Pentecost” fell during the Jewish celebration of Shavuos? Shavuos (pronounce shah voo ohs), sometimes called Pentecost, is one of three...

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No Coincidence
March 1, 1998
Author: David Brickner

This month, Jewish people around the world celebrate the festival of Purim (pronounced poor-im”). The holiday commemorates God’s deliverance of the Jewish nation as recounted in the Book of Esther. This joyous time is filled with games and fun, and the...

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The Vanishing American Jew
Author: David Brickner

Book Title: The Vanishing American Jew Author: Alan M. Dershowitz Date Published: September 8, 1998 Publisher: Touchstone; Touchstone ed edition Genre: 1. Jewish2. Minority Studies3. Judaism ISBN: 978-0684848983 Reviewer: David Brickner With a title as bleak as The...

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Remember to Renew
January 1, 1998
Topics: renewal
Author: David Brickner

The New Year is a milestone to mark the passing of time. It is a time to hope for the future and resolve to make changes. We also tend to think of the past—what was as well as what might have been. Some might even wish to turn back the clock. The new year may lead us...

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Jewish Resistance to the Gospel
November 20, 1997
Author: David Brickner

November 20, 1997 Paper presented to the Evangelical Missiological Society Santa Clara CA, November 20-22, 1997 Copyright © 1997 by David N. Brickner INTRODUCTION An oft told joke within the Jewish community opens with four Russian Jews on a train. It seems that each...

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Tabernacle of Peace
October 1, 1997
Topics: sukkot
Author: David Brickner

Imagine yourself seated in a room about 7 feet square in size. The walls and roof are thatched, made of loosely woven branches of willow, myrtle and palm trees. The air is fragrant with freshly picked fruit. You look up to see fresh dates, pomegranates, bananas and...

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The New Jews for Jesus
September 1, 1997
Author: David Brickner

You are now holding a half-sized Jews for Jesus newsletter wrapped around a full-sized Journal!* This New Jews for Jesus Journal is our third; we published the last one in 1995. We felt it was high time to update that Journal and I’m very pleased to present you...

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Courage: Not for Missionaries Only!
August 1, 1997
Author: David Brickner

It was May 9, Victory Day in Moscow. I was riding the subway with our chief of station, Avi Snyder. We emerged from a packed train into another press of people. They were shouting and waving flags—we had walked into the middle of a Communist rally! Blood stains on the...

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Out of Egypt
April 1, 1997
Topics: passover
Author: David Brickner

A Passover riddle to ponder: when does a haven of safety become a house of slavery? Along with that riddle, I’ll pose one of the most difficult commands for believers in Jesus to get straight: how to be in the world but not of it. It is a challenging paradox....

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Telling Everyone About Messiah
February 1, 1997
Author: David Brickner

It was 1974, and the young man was Peter Rice. A new believer in Jesus, Peter knew that God wanted him to tell others about Christ. He didn’t know many other Jews who believed the way he did. Nor did he have anyone to stand with him as he stood for the Lord in a...

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The Power of Thanksgiving
November 1, 1996
Author: David Brickner

Thanksgiving can change your life. Really. I’m not talking about the holiday, though I know it’s that time of year. I’m talking about being thankful and giving thanks. And if you’re like me, you’ll agree it’s never too early or too...

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The Only Hope for Peace Was Born in the Middle East
Author: David Brickner

Dear Friend in Christ, It is our prayer, at this thanksgiving season, that your heart and home be filled with the blessings of thankfulness to God. We at Jews for Jesus are certainly thankful to God for you, and even more important, our hearts resonate along with the...

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A Word From Our New Executive Director
July 1, 1996
Author: David Brickner

Phew! I’m a bit out of breath. The whirl and swirl of activity in Jews for Jesus can be, well, breathtaking! It has been a privilege for me to serve with this mission since 1977. I am happy to be a part of the new things that God is doing with Jews for Jesus. I...

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It’s No Fun Being Shunned
Author: David Brickner

Jewish Leaders Unite To Declare ‘Hebrew Christianity’ Not Jewish,” the headline declared. The Jewish Community Relations Council’s press release announced a statement by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman and apparently endorsed by the four major Jewish...

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Are You Called?
Author: David Brickner

The voice startled him into wakeful alertness. He sat up on the edge of the bed. Did someone call?” His question was answered by silence. Perhaps it was a dream, though if it was, he had dreamed it for the second time that night. Perhaps he should inquire of his...

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Things We Couldn’t Say
Author: David Brickner

Book Title: Things We Couldn’t Say Author: Stan Telchin Date Published: November 8, 1999 Publisher: W.B. Eerdmans; 1st edition Genre: 1. Holocaust2. Women in History3. Europe ISBN: 978-0802847478 Reviewer: David Brickner Not enough stories have been told. Not enough...

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Distinct or Divided?
Author: David Brickner

The table was laden with a sumptuous feast. No one would be left hungry after this repast! Better yet was the satisfying fellowship: the lively conversation, the laughter and the warmth that each person felt being together with friends cut from the same cloth.”...

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The Facts of Death
Author: David Brickner

Some believe that we are the same as other Jews and have merely added our faith in Jesus as an extension of Judaism. This is not true! Our faith in Yeshua causes us to be different in many ways, and those differences are not insignificant. They are matters of life and...

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The High Road and the Low Road
Author: David Brickner

The crowd moved down the road in a bright wash of sunlight. They had paid dearly to go on this journey. All had left the comforts of home; many had left family and friends who refused to make the journey themselves. But the fellow-travelers soon became friends and...

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Jews for Jesus: the Next Generation
June 1, 1994
Author: David Brickner

“We have no cause to worry about the Jews for Jesus and other groups like them. They are not self-perpetuating. There may be a fairly large group of them now, but the movement will die out with the present generation.” So commented a prominent American rabbi regarding...

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Don’t Give Up on Your Local Church!
Author: David Brickner

I’ve been asking some of you what issues you want addressed in the Mishpochah Message. One Jewish believer answered, I need some encouragement out here in the trenches. I go to a church, not a messianic synagogue. I enjoy the fellowship, but sometimes I feel out...

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What About Jews for Jesus and Messianic Congregations?
Author: David Brickner

When the Mishpochah Message gets controversial we have readers who care enough to let us know they disagree. We also have readers who gently remind us when we could use a little more tact or sensitivity. That is what makes us mishpochah—we keep each other on our toes!...

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Our Identity–In Crisis or In Christ?
Author: David Brickner

An article entitled, Israel cracking down on ‘Jews for Jesus’ ” appeared in the February 4 edition of the Chicago Tribune—section 1, page 2, no less. In the article, the sympathetic reporter (Tom Hundley) raises the question: Why should Jews be...

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Symbols and Substance
Author: David Brickner

In this twentieth century, a religious movement known as the Cargo Cults threatened to destroy a number of tribal peoples. These Cargo Cults were particularly destructive in Melanesia. They sprouted up when local people observed that colonial officials and...

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Shepherds and Sheep–Leading and Following for Jewish Believers
Topics: false teachers
Author: David Brickner

Once upon a time, not so many years ago, a fellowship of Jewish believers in Jesus had a vibrant and vital story for Yeshua. That fellowship was characterized by the strong leadership of one man and the supportive elders with whom he had surrounded himself. In fact,...

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Perspectives on Messianic Marriage
Author: David Brickner

A world-class concert pianist was approached by an admirer after a stunning performance. I would give my life to play the way you played this evening,” declared the adoring fan. “I have given my life,” responded the virtuoso. Stop and think for a...

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Wonder of Wonders! Miracle of Miracles!
Author: David Brickner

The door burst open and in rushed the shammes, his eyes alight with holy fervor. Rabbi!” he shouted, upon entering the tzaddik’s study. “A cripple just approached the bimah, laid his hand on the Torah and threw his crutches away! I witnessed the...

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How Goes the Battle?
Author: David Brickner

You have seen their pictures in the newspaper or on television. Still wearing army fatigues, they are encamped in the jungles” of Northern California or Oregon, or wandering, homeless, on the streets of New York or Los Angeles. They speak in apocalyptic terms of...

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The Mystery Of Faith
May 1, 1990
Author: David Brickner

Looking back on three recent discussions about Psalm 22 with three unbelieving Jewish people, I see that each occasion provided me with a different insight into an unbeliever’s response to Scripture. Psalm 22 is a wonderfully unique passage of messianic...

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An Age-Old Challenge
Author: David Brickner

Growing old is no joy, but Pearl Weinberg hadn’t realized how awful it could be until the death of her beloved Jacob. Two years had passed, but she often forgot Jacob was gone and set the table for two or bought herring (which she had never liked!) because it...

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Why I Believe in Broadsiding
July 1, 1989
Author: David Brickner

Lately I have heard some talk from fellow Christians that troubles me. I have heard disparaging comments about the effectiveness of handing out gospel tracts, or as we in Jews for Jesus call it, broadsiding. I cannot claim special knowledge about what is behind this...

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Exodus and Exile
April 1, 1989
Author: David Brickner

Since the Diaspora, two major events of Jewish history have encouraged and perplexed the Jewish community. Great and simple minds alike have pondered the significance of the Exodus and the problem of the Exile. The Exodus from Egypt is a theme often repeated in Jewish...

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Why Do We Do It?
December 1, 1987
Author: David Brickner

People sometimes ask us, why do you stand on the streets passing out literature? Can’t you rely on other, more dignified methods? Jews for Jesus ministers in many ways. Tract distribution is only one way, but unless the Lord himself tells us, we will not stop...

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The Evolution of Some Messiah Legends
March 1, 1987
Author: David Brickner

The Jewish people have been called the People of the Book, and rightly so. While the lives of so many Jewish people have been spent trying to explain the Torah, it is the Torah that explains the life of the Jewish people. This is seen not only in Jewish history,...

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God Knew
March 1, 1986
Topics: our stories
Author: David Brickner

The view was breathtaking. Lush pine forests covered the mountainsides and disappeared into distant valleys below. A sheer rock face of reddish hue stretched upward toward snow-capped peaks that glistened in a sunny, cobalt-blue sky. It was a beautiful but treacherous...

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Songs of Smiles and of Sadness
Author: David Brickner

Tevye the Milkman (from Fiddler On The Roof) bemoans his wearisome plight. The horse has gone lame, there’s trouble in the town, and the chickens have stopped laying eggs. With all this tsuris (trouble) what is the response of the milkman from Anatevka? He...

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A Unique Bible Study
April 1, 1985
Author: David Brickner

Is it possible for a person to be Ie to Christ through the ministry of an unbeliever? I would think not, or at least not very often. Yet I know of one city where that very thing may be happening soon. Our mobile evangelistic team, the Liberated Wailing Wall, was there...

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The Final Encounter?
Author: David Brickner

Mankind has been confronted with the experience of death since the beginning of time, and yet there is hardly another subject about which we know so little. Modern man chooses to escape from the awesome awareness of his own mortality and seeks ways to isolate himself...

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