Q&A: Does This Publication Have An “Agenda”?
Author: Jews for Jesus

We don’t want anyone to stop being Jewish. Jesus didn’t want that either. We think every Jewish person has the right to explore the identity of Jesus for themselves and draw their own conclusions rather than let that choice be made for them by rabbis 2,000 years ago.

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Loving and Serving Jewish Gentile Couples
May 29, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

What a joy to be able to offer resources to meet the needs of these couples!

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Can a Tea Party Transform a Life?
Author: Jews for Jesus

This salvation story shows how God used our Tel Aviv team’s commitment to love and serve.

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Another Christian Referral Results in Salvation!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to share the gospel with your Jewish friend – and how we can help.

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All Communication Is Cross-Cultural Communication!
May 1, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

How can the words we use seem inclusive yet still be exclusive to those outside the faith?

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Meet Our New Missionaries
Author: Jews for Jesus

Four people whose lives have been radically changed by God have just joined our staff! Read their stories.

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This Salvation Story Began with a Phone Call
Author: Jews for Jesus

Follow John’s journey of faith and discover which verse opened his heart to Jesus.

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This Great Gospel Connection Shows the Power of Partnership
Author: Jews for Jesus

How an invitation to speak at a church led to a surprise visit with a Jewish woman in South Florida.

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LiveChat Is Making a Difference!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how technology is helping us reach people who have questions about the Messiah.

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Pray for Very Orthodox Israeli Women like Sarah
Author: Jews for Jesus

How did a 10-year friendship help this very Orthodox Jewish woman begin to learn more about Jesus?

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A good occasion to pray for the peace of Jerusalem
April 10, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

How can the celebration of Jerusalem Day be a shared experience between you and a Jewish friend?

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Soldier Saved in Tel Aviv
Author: Jews for Jesus

Two former soldiers bond over past experiences and also the Messiah.

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Two Conversations in San Francisco
Author: Jews for Jesus

An update from our Jews for Jesus missionaries in San Francisco.

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Gospel hope shines in assisted care homes
March 19, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jesus loved and served people whom others had forgotten or marginalized. He calls us to do the same, and gives us many ways to answer that call. Here is one example from the Jews for Jesus branch in Los Angeles.

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Free from Addiction in Tel Aviv
Author: Jews for Jesus

We often ask you to pray for new Jewish believers in Jesus and are happy to report answers to prayer like this one!

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How do you respond when people say that the Jews killed Jesus?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Unfortunately, one of the most common phrases a Jewish person can hear is this: “The Jews killed Jesus.” Such condemnations have plagued the Jewish people for the last two thousand years, acting as the fuel behind countless anti-Semitic atrocities throughout history. They have emerged from the mouths of self-proclaimed Christians, from atheists—from both those who consider themselves religious and those who do not. And it has to stop.

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Real Rehabilitation
February 18, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how God is using the testimony of a former addict to reach people for Jesus in Israel.

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Closed heart suddenly opens
Author: Jews for Jesus

People who seem “completely shut to the gospel” suddenly open their hearts when God does the unexpected. Find out how God used a ring and a key to open one woman’s heart.

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The Dangers of a Spiritually Incompatible Relationship
February 8, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

The relationship between a husband and wife is so unique that God chose it as a metaphor to represent His own relationship with His people. He wants us to experience the kind of trust and intimacy with Him that He intended married couples to share with one another!

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She forbade us to visit but God answered prayer!
January 22, 2019
Author: Jews for Jesus

This story from Dnepr, Ukraine, tells you exactly why you should not be discouraged if your efforts to share the good news (with Jewish people or anyone else) are flatly rejected.

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Shabbat board game leads to gospel conversation
Author: Jews for Jesus

This Shabbat celebration was extraordinarily creative and a opened up a great conversation about the gospel. What a window into ministry in Budapest!

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A different kind of New Year celebration
December 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how hospitality, sharing the gospel, and a different kind of New Year’s celebration all go hand in hand at the Washington, DC branch of Jews for Jesus.

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What you can do about anti-Semitism
Author: Jews for Jesus

One of the best ways Christians can show love for the Jewish people is to stand against anti-Semitism. Looking for practical ways to do that? Try these for starters.

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To share or not share Christmas with Jewish friends?
November 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Check out our responses to frequently asked questions about Jewish people and the Christmas season.

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Yes, LiveChat can help people find Life in Jesus!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Shmuly’s journey to Jesus has had many setbacks but with your prayers, it seems his faith is truly growing!

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Answered prayer in London!
Author: Jews for Jesus

You asked for updates on prayer requests and we listened. Don’t miss this encouraging update!

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If your college group is looking for partners in the gospel…
November 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Partnerships like this are a win-win for those who want to share the gospel and for those who need to hear it.

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Time, teamwork, and God saves another soul!
November 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

God uses teamwork so that when hearts open and lives change, we know that it was not because of our own power of persuasion. It’s all God!

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Answered prayer in Moscow!
November 2, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

You prayed, God answered; that’s how His kingdom grows – one person at a time!

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Loving and Serving the West Village
October 18, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Don’t miss photos of the New York team of Jews for Jesus “sharing the love” in the Washington Square Park neighborhood.

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Q&A: What Kind of Jew was Jesus?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The kind of Judaism Jesus represented is debated, but Judaism it was. For there was as yet nothing called “Christianity.”

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Millennials – the Most “Spiritual” Generation
October 15, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Like other Americans of their generation, Jewish Millennials in general favor a less institutional, more mystical or open approach toward faith.

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A meeting of Jewish and Christian minds in Paris
October 9, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

A meeting of the minds took place between Jews and Christians in Paris to discuss the problem of anti-Semitism in France.

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The struggle is real for Orthodox Jews who are drawn to Jesus
September 27, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

For Orthodox Jews who believe in Jesus, their struggle is real and they need lots of prayer support. Take this story for example:

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The answer to a 26-year-long prayer!
September 25, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

From Israel: this salvation story will give you hope for your loved ones!

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A dozen new believers in Jesus in Moscow!
September 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how the Jews for Jesus in Moscow brought in the New Year.

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Changing up our Jewish New Year celebration
September 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus celebrated the Jewish New Year a little differently in San Francisco and here’s what happened.

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Yay for book tables!
September 6, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s how Jewish people in Long Island are hearing about Jesus, and how some are responding!

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Dog-talk leads to God-talk in NYC
August 30, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

A conversation about a dog turned into what might be a life-changing conversation about God and the Bible.

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God’s power unleashed in Jerusalem!
August 23, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Lord wowed us in Jerusalem by creating divine appointments, protecting us, binding us together in unity, and bringing many to faith in Jesus!

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Our Bible studies are PG18!
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out what one the Jewish mother of a 15-year-old girl said when her daughter wanted to study the Bible with a Jew for Jesus.

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We all must answer for ourselves
August 14, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

As much as people may care what others would think if they were to believe in Jesus, we owe it to them to point out this truth.

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More from Massah: Messianic Jews meeting Israelis in India!
August 9, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out what happens when a group of Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) meet up with Israelis in India!

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If God is for us, who can be against us?
August 2, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Discover what can happen when Jews for Jesus brings Messianic Jews from phase one of Massah (in Israel) to phase two (in India).

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The call came in
July 26, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

It often takes time and teamwork for a Jewish person to become open-minded about Jesus – and then one day it happens! Kind of like this…

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Bringing Sabbath Rest to San Francisco
July 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Shabbat shalom means “Sabbath peace.” Here is how our San Francisco branch is inviting people to find that peace and rest in Yeshua (Jesus).

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From Jerusalem: sisters who survived the Holocaust found eternal life during Behold Your God outreach
July 12, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus Behold Your God Jerusalem outreach offered lectures on Marc Chagall and connected with many people, including these two Holocaust survivors.

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Speaking of life from the dead in a cemetery
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus had a month-long outreach in Jerusalem that included engaging people in gospel conversations in unusual ways, including touring a cemetery!

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Journeying for Jesus: from Israel to India
July 6, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

In Israel: the Jews for Jesus Massah program is connecting young adults with their Jewish heritage while helping them go deeper into their faith in Jesus. And they are sharing that faith boldly!

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Boldness bears fruit!
June 28, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

While we explore new and effective ways to reach people with the good news, we know that often the Holy Spirit still uses the tried-and-true methods. Take this story about our bold Jews for Jesus T-shirts, for example.

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Twice saved: from Babi Yar to Jerusalem
June 21, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Talk about answered prayer – the follow-up from our Russian-speaking team in Jerusalem has been amazingly fruitful! Check out this salvation story!

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More salvation in Jerusalem: from tears of grief to tears of joy
June 13, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

From Jerusalem: “Before me sat a woman broken not only by her physical limitations but by the burden of grief. ‘God understands and He is ready to forgive you,’ I explained.”

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Salvation in Jerusalem!
June 7, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Ready to hear some stories from Jerusalem? These two salvation stories could not be more different, but they both show how God was setting up divine appointments.

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Rejoice with us over the Behold Your God Jerusalem outreach!
May 30, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

We are so grateful to report that our Behold Your God outreach in Jerusalem is now complete! It wasn’t easy keeping this under wraps, but finally we can tell you what’s been going on!

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Does Jews for Jesus “Just Want to Lure Jews and Convert Them to Christianity?”
May 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

An accusation we sometimes hear is that we deceptively try to attract Jewish people and “white wash” them into losing their identity and faith. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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She found an excuse to ask about Jesus
May 18, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Sometimes sharing our faith begins with giving people a comfortable way to approach us, and responding graciously to what may seem like a negative statement. For example . . .

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Bible-based art: Moses and the burning bush
May 3, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Surprise! We are making the art from one of our favorite postcards available to you for free!

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Cynthia is in heaven
Author: Jews for Jesus

For us, the story of the 101-year-old Jewish woman who received Jesus in March has come to an end. For her, the best part has only just begun!

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A gift for you!
April 26, 2018
Topics: prayer, devotionals
Author: Jews for Jesus

To all our friends who love Israel and who love to pray: we have a gift for you!

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Faith after the Holocaust
April 24, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

People often describe the Holocaust as the climax of 2,000 years of Christian mistreatment of Jews. Some invoke the Shoah as the ultimate reason for Jews not to believe in Jesus.

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True, Trustworthy and Relevant: Does the Bible Prove Itself?
Topics: bible, archaeology
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Bible is not only interesting, helpful and relevant: it is true. Keep reading to see the proof – historical, geological, and more!

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Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods?
April 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s a very common misrepresentation that while Jews believe in one God, Christians believe in three. The fact is that Christianity is as firmly monotheistic as Judaism.

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Why Did Jesus Need to “Die for Our Sins?”
Author: Jews for Jesus

One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person, yet both the Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness.

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How music led this Jewish woman to Jesus
April 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

People can hear from God in mysterious ways! No one ever could have predicted how music from her past helped bring this 93-year-old Jewish woman from Calcutta to Jesus.

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Why Aren’t Messianic Jews Accepted by the Jewish Community?
Author: Jews for Jesus

For 2000 years, Jewish community leaders have continued this tradition of excluding Messianic Jews. Despite the celebrated pluralism of today’s Jewish community, there remain tens of thousands of men and women, born of Jewish parents, who are being excluded from the rest.

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A crazy coincidence just might be a step toward salvation!
April 10, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

We are always hoping and praying to have meaningful spiritual conversations with Jewish people wherever we go, and this story tells of one of the more unusual answers to that prayer.

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Setting prisoners free in Montreal!
March 29, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover is the story of redemption. What better place to present Christ in the Passover than to inmates in a high-security prison?

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This man has disavowed his own anti-missionary writing!
March 20, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out why this Israeli changed his mind about Jews for Jesus—and pray that he’ll change his mind about Jesus, too!

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A unique Jewish journey to Jesus
March 15, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out about this unique Jewish journey to faith!

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Reaching Israelis in Berlin
March 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

An Israeli who saw us years ago in America has now met us in Germany…and he’s ready to talk about Yeshua (Jesus).

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101-year-old begins new life in Jesus!
March 1, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

We love telling you how God answered your prayers, especially when it’s a salvation story like this one!

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Art opens hearts in Israel
February 22, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Art opens hearts in Israel Did you know that our Jews for Jesus Israel team is made up of several smaller teams? Valeriy Bolotov’s team reaches out to Russian-speaking Jews, including many new citizens who, like the team itself, have come from Russia and Ukraine. As...

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The Three Branches of Judaism
February 19, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here is an in-depth overview of the similarities, differences and changes over time between the three primary branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform.

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What Proof Do You Have That Jesus Is the Messiah?
February 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Scriptures tell us specific credentials to help us identify the Messiah. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out for yourself!

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This new Jewish believer in Jesus needs your prayers!
February 1, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out why a Jewish man put his faith in Yeshua (Jesus), despite his concern that his Orthodox friends and family might shun him. May God give us all the grace to be so courageous!

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Miles apart yet face to face: an Orthodox Jewish journey to Jesus
January 25, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Technology can be a pain, but wow! It can also open doors, and even help people connect with God!

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God is saving Jewish people in Moscow!
January 17, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our Moscow branch leader says it’s a miracle that no one interfered with our outreach right near the Kremlin. Find out more about how God is on the move in Moscow!

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She was singing about a God she didn’t know
January 11, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Igor Barbanel directs our work throughout the CIS. He is based in Odessa, where he is very much involved in the day-to-day work of telling people about Yeshua (Jesus)…

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An Israeli Christmas
January 3, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

Many Israelis are curious about Christmas so our Tel Aviv branch hosted a Christmas event for the neighborhood—here’s what happened.

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Mini-evangelism campaign yields fruit in Israel!
December 20, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Read about the outreach we did in partnership with another Jewish missions organization. 350 Israelis asked for more info!

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A window into religious Judaism
December 14, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

You may never meet a Jewish person as fervently religious as this man, and some of his views may surprise you.

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As a matter of chat…
December 8, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how LiveChat is changing lives!

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Find hope—and help—for Jewish-Gentile couples!
November 30, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

December poses a dilemma for many Jewish-Gentile couples as cross-cultural challenges surface, but there is help and hope for understanding and respecting each other’s traditions.

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Budapest: open hearts at opening event
November 20, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

In Budapest: art is a great way to present the gospel!

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Brother betrayed by brother—then this happened!
November 17, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Pain can make you bitter or it can lead you to search for something better.

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Jews for what?!
November 2, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

The New York Fall Outreach team had a great time talking with Jewish college students!

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Redemption and Rehabilitation in Israel
October 19, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

The thing about Jesus is, He makes impossible things possible. Read and be encouraged!

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Beach outreach: not just fun in the sun
October 12, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s one of the most difficult but rewarding places to minister in Southern California, and Jews for Jesus is there every year.

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Guess which Jewish people are most open of all to hearing about Jesus?
October 5, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus worked with the Barna Group on a groundbreaking survey to learn what Jewish Millennials have to say about their spiritual identity. Their answers are shocking—in a good way! And helpful for having meaningful conversations about Jesus…

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How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story
October 1, 2017
Topics: our stories
Author: Jews for Jesus

How a Jewish kid with an Irish name found his Messiah – Ron Mcdevitt’s story Hi, my name is Ron Mcdevitt. I’m a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ. I was born in New York City. My mother and father are both Jewish. My father’s family was living in...

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“Two Sons of the Middle East” makes début in Budapest
September 22, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how a new presentation of Jews and Arabs finding peace through Jesus was received during our Budapest campaign!

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God is moving in Budapest!
September 14, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

We’re excited to tell you stories of people we’re meeting on this year’s Budapest outreach!

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Spiritually linked in
September 7, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

God has a way of connecting our stories like links in a beautiful chain. Thanks for helping us be part of these two intersecting stories…

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Remembering Roger Horwood
August 22, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

What will people say about you when you are gone? Will they reflect that your life brought glory to God and great good to other people? That is certainly how we feel about this brother.

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To Jews first, but also to Germans—and everyone else!
August 21, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish people were meant to bring the good news of Jesus to people of all nations—and that’s just what happened in Berlin!

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Guns N’ Roses and the Gospel
August 9, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Israeli “Guns N’ Roses” fans get to hear about the gospel of peace when Moody Students team up with local Jews for Jews for Jesus in Tel Aviv.

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Muslim dreams about Jesus, and other tales from Toronto
August 3, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

From street corners to beaches to malls, people all over Toronto heard about Jesus. Here are some of their stories.

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Massah celebrates ten years: God is blessing this short-term outreach to Israel and India!
July 25, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Massah means “journey,” and it’s not only a physical journey, but a spiritual one for teams of young Jewish adults who believe in Jesus. Find out how God is blessing this short-term outreach to Israel and India!

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In Kiev, 617 Jewish people want to know more about Jesus
June 19, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

From Kiev: God can bring inner peace in the midst of conflict. Read about one man who got an answer to the question he’d been asking ever since he miraculously survived a bombing.

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224 more Jewish people in Israel are curious about Jesus
May 31, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how people in the Aravah region of Israel responded to our most recent Behold Your God campaign.

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Our Tel Aviv branch hosted more than 600 Israelis
March 9, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

“Doing things Jesus’ way” includes being part of our local communities. In Tel Aviv, our Moishe Rosen Center gives us many opportunities to share what we have with our neighbors, and in so doing, to honor our Messiah.

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A Sign from God
March 7, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how God answered a Jewish seeker’s prayer in London.

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Behind the Scenes in Jews for Jesus
February 17, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus doesn’t only reach out to people on the streets; we reach out to people whose Christian friends have referred them. Here’s what can happen…

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Apply for a course in Jewish Evangelism!
Author: Jews for Jesus

When you have the peace and purpose that only reconciliation with God can bring, you want to share it, right? But it’s not always easy to talk about something as personal and important as your faith—especially with people who are likely to dismiss it as “fine for...

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the gospel is not for sale

The gospel is not for sale!
February 9, 2017
Topics: witnessing
Author: Jews for Jesus

People tell us they collect our gospel tracts, but to sell on eBay? And just look what it was marked down from!

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We made a mistake!
February 2, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our team in Chicago wasn’t prepared for how quickly their message of hope would catch on at the Women’s March.

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A sweet way to share the gospel with Israelis
January 20, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Find out how Christmas cookies led to conversations about Christ.

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Small church, big ministry
January 18, 2017
Topics: hanukkah, repentance
Author: Jews for Jesus

Mikhail Vayshengolts reports from Tel Aviv, “The small church I attend asked me to speak at our evangelistic Christmas service for Russian-speakers. My topic was ‘Christmas is a Jewish holiday.’ At the end of the service three people prayed the Sinner’s Prayer....

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A Non-Political Inauguration Pitch
January 16, 2017
Topics: god's promises
Author: Jews for Jesus

Did you see the evangelistic postcard we’ll be handing out during the 2017 presidential inauguration? We mentioned it in last month’s RealTime but, as you can see below, we’ve now got a second postcard for the occasion. Whether people see the shifting political...

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Broken baby buggy opens door to gospel
January 11, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Lewins weren’t pleased that the baggage handlers destroyed their property until this happened.

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Hanukkah, Hebrew lessons and shining God’s light
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our team of Russian-speakers in Israel is asking for your prayers…

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A Jewish watchmaker realizes it’s time to think about Jesus
January 5, 2017
Topics: hanukkah
Author: Jews for Jesus

What are the chances that, of all the people at a crowded Moscow subway station, our evangelist would stop this particular man as he was passing by?

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Not only a campaign, but a community
January 4, 2017
Author: Jews for Jesus

Sharing the gospel takes teamwork because God isn’t only saving individuals—He’s growing His family. See how it worked in Cape Town.

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a letter to my sister

A Letter to My Sister
Author: anonymous

A Jewish believer in Jesus pens a heartfelt letter to his sister, who is a lesbian.

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The Long Journey Home
November 16, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

The first Jewish woman our Budapest branch leader met with so many years ago finally opens her heart to Jesus.

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LiveChat L’Chaim!
November 11, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

How did this Jewish man find new life through our web chat platform?

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Knock, Knock! Who’s There?
September 28, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

How did this Jewish woman come to faith in Jesus though a knock-knock joke? Read Laurie’s story…

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“Jesus can’t be the Messiah. He didn’t bring peace!”
July 15, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Jewish understanding and expectation of the Messiah comes from hundreds of messianic prophesies found in the Tanach. These prophecies have been generally sorted into two categories: some passages describe a man rejected and humble, suffering quietly (Isaiah 52:13-53:12 being the most prominent), while others describe a victorious king, justly ruling over a world transformed by the universal knowledge of God (i.e. Isaiah 11:1-9).

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Leon Rosenberg: the Tragedy of the Beth El Congregation
Author: Jews for Jesus

About 300 members of the Beth El Congregation of Hebrew Christians in Warsaw died in the Holocaust, including Leon Rosenberg’s daughter and her husband.

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Our Commitment to Israel
March 8, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

If you want know what Jews for Jesus really thinks and feels about Israel, don’t miss this article by executive director, David Brickner

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An Interview with Shai Sol Hever
Author: Jews for Jesus

Young Israeli musician causes a stir on national television when she says she is a follower of Yeshua (Jesus).

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A Jewish Halloween?
October 27, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish kids celebrate Halloween, but why? Is it just for the candy? And what would have happened if Halloween had become a Jewish holiday? It’s interesting to think about!

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Come see our London shop!
August 20, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Our London branch has opened a shop in the heart of Jewish London and we’d like to tell you about the responses we’re getting.

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What the Bible & Jewish Culture tell us about creativity, art and beauty
May 21, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Check out this beautiful chart about creativity, art and beauty seen through the lenses of Scripture and Jewish culture.

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Had a Great Live Chat with a Jewish Seeker
April 9, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Live Chat is a great sort-of-new feature on our website that lets Jewish people connect with us right away. That’s how our own Bob Mendelsohn (pictured here) met Jerry. Please read and share so many will pray for Jerry:

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Salvation Story From Tour
March 27, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Here’s why we want you to pray for more Jewish people to come hear our missionaries presenting “Christ in the Passover” and possibly even speak to your pastor about having us come.

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Tour the Holy Land
March 25, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Check out this great tour of Israel led by an experienced Jewish Christian pastor!

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City of Light or Missionary Graveyard?
March 24, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Read the amazing salvation story of a mother and daughter, see how true the statement is, “with God there are no coincidences.”

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Interview with Josh Turnil
Author: Jews for Jesus

 The real evil behind anti-Semitism is that the Jewish people have been blamed for the earth’s woes throughout the centuries, but they are actually the solution to the earth’s problems. 

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I Shook Hitler’s Hand
Author: Anton Schreiner

 Many Jewish people are afraid to open the New Testament because of what so-called “Christians” have done in the name of Jesus. 

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Fun Fact Friday – Chinese New Year
February 19, 2015
Author: Anthony Bucci

Jews have a calendar! Chinese people have a calendar! And so does God.  Both the Chinese and Jewish calendars go by lunisolar time measurement, as do many other cultures. These calendars go by the same counting system as the Tanakh (Old Testament) does, and in fact, God says in Genesis 1:14, “‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.’”

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Top 40 Most Helpful Messianic Prophecies
January 15, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments.

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No Longer Gambling with My Life
Author: Joseph Cohen

A seemingly harmless game of cards in high school led to a long-term gambling addiction…

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Rebel with a Cause
Author: Jews for Jesus

A young man wonders if his life of dropping out and drugs has left him totally without hope…

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The Christ of Marc Chagall
April 1, 2014
Author: David Jeffrey

EXPLAINING THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM IN CHAGALL’S WORK. It recently became widely known that the favorite painting of Pope Francis is the White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall. The news stirred up considerable speculation and controversy. Chagall, born Moishe...

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Son of a Holocaust Survivor
Author: Barry B.

Jealous of the peace he saw in Christians, Barry B. was afraid he would be betraying his people – until he met a Jewish believer in Jesus.

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Daughter of the Holocaust
Author: Andrea Zaretsky

In some cases, Holocaust survivors have not even told their children they are Jewish. I am one of those children.

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Israel Tour with Pastor Lon
January 20, 2014
Author: Jews for Jesus

Host Lon Solomon is Jewish and has believed in Jesus for 43 years. He’s pastored McLean Bible Church for 33 years and has served as a valued member of the Jews for Jesus board of directors for 27 years. This will be his 39th tour of Israel! Dates of Pastor...

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Science & Faith: Dr. James Tour’s Story
September 12, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

A focus on scientist Dr. James Tour as featured in the documentary, Science & Faith: A Season for Reason Theme Week
CTS Ontario/CTS Alberta
Saturday Sept. 21/13 9:00pm as part of “The Doc Side”
Dr. James Tour-Most distinguished nanotechnology researchers in the world-Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

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Rabbis, Skeptics and the Suffering Messiah
Author: Daniel Mann

If anyone was a skeptic about Jews believing in Jesus, I was. Born to second-generation Jewish American parents in Brooklyn, I experienced much anti-Semitism growing up in the 1950s and ’60s. Since my persecutors weren’t Jewish, I assumed they were Christian. When I was fourteen, there was talk that a certain Jewish family in my neighborhood had converted to Christianity. I was filled with disgust. How could Jews do such a thing?

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Isaiah 53
August 2, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Isaiah 53 Who do you think Isaiah 53 speaks of? Here are some articles to help you consider it. In his rabbinical training, Rachmiel Frydland found that discussion of Isaiah 53 was continually avoided.[Read More] Author Efraim Goldstein says there is only one man who...

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Can Miracles Disappoint?
June 10, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

“There’s one miracle that God wants to perform in every person’s life,” I told my acquaintance in the hospital room. “He wants to forgive our sins and give us an eternal relationship with him. That’s a miracle he’ll always perform.”

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Discovering The Nature Of Existence
Author: Jews for Jesus

I was born into a beautiful Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. My father was a research chemist and my mother a writer. As a child, I was inquisitive about everything and asked all the impossible questions. My parents, I soon realized, did not have all the...

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David Philipson
Author: Jews for Jesus

David Philipson, 29, was born in North Carolina and currently resides in Southern California. He grew up in a home where both his Jewish mother and gentile father believed in Jesus, and David came to believe in him at a very young age. “I grew up with a ton of...

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Heather Silverman
Author: Jews for Jesus

Heather Silverman, 24, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, grew up in a Messianic Jewish home. Her father is the leader of a Messianic congregation. She says she began to truly follow Yeshua (Jesus) when she was eighteen. “My grandfather and father always had a camera...

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Rebecca Redinger
Author: Jews for Jesus

Rebecca Redinger, 26, grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, in a Messianic Jewish home in which both her Jewish mother and gentile father believed in Jesus. They raised Rebecca and her siblings to know both Yeshua (Jesus) and their Jewish background. She came to believe in...

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Shelley Skoropinski
Author: Jews for Jesus

Shelley Skoropinski, 63, was raised in a Conservative Jewish home in Philadelphia. She grew up in a Jewish neighborhood and was bat mitzvah. Her father, Irvin Korotkin, passed away when Shelley was sixteen. Her older sister, Lana, read the New Testament and at age 21...

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Lilies

Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and The Bible
Author: Jews for Jesus

Meaning of birth Buddhism We are reborn from a previous life until we reach nirvana (extinction of all desire and release from suffering). Hinduism We are reborn from a previous life until we realize our oneness with Brahman. The cycle of death and rebirth is called...

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So what is Pentecost-Jewish or Christian?
April 25, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

This year, Shavuot (the Jewish festival behind the Christian Pentecost Sunday) is May 14-15 (sundown to sundown). You can read more Jews for Jesus articles on this holiday here. Beyond that, David Brickner and Rich Robinson have written a very thorough guide to...

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Barry and Cindie

Who Am I?
Author: Barry Gardner

My parents, Sy and Frieda Gardner, who have passed now, were both Jewish. My mother was raised in an Orthodox home and said we were descended from the priestly Levites. Her mother and father spoke Yiddish and English, kept a kosher kitchen, regularly attended...

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Sy and Cyndie

You are Precious
Author: Cyndie Warner-Gardner

I am gentile and my husband, Barry, is Jewish. Both of us believe in Jesus. Barry’s parents, Sy and Frieda, tolerated Barry’s faith but did not like to discuss it. Frieda was terminally ill with ovarian cancer, and my mother wanted Frieda and Sy to know...

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Bits from the Branches

Come volunteer with us!
January 30, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Do you have a passion to see Jewish people know the Messiah? Do you love what we do and wish you could jump in to help? Maybe you can join our team by becoming a Co-Laborer in Messiah (CLIM). CLIMs represent Jews for Jesus in their own communities, often hosting our...

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Sponge Cake
January 24, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

Kosher for Passover super light and fluffy sponge cake

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Rebecca Gottesman: ‘A Very Happy Hebrew Christian’
Author: Jews for Jesus

Rebecca Gottesman: 'A Very Happy Hebrew Christian' Rebecca Gottesman moved to California from New York a half century ago, but her hard-boiled upbringing is still evident in her New Jersey accent and countless stories of an age gone by. “I grew up on the lower east...

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Remembering Jhan Moskowitz 1948-2012
November 29, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

In the early 1970s, Jews for Jesus Founder Moishe Rosen was blessed to invest in a core group of very special people. These men and women were fully committed to making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people—even before our ministry was...

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Is God a Crutch?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Many of us who believe in Jesus (especially those of us who are Jewish) hear from our non-believing friends and relatives that he is “only a crutch.” Robert Rosett, a family physician in California, remembers the first time, as a child, that he asked his...

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Lifting the Dark Curtain
Author: Carole Cohen

Lifting the Dark Curtain I was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 23, 1949, to a Jewish mother and gentile father. When I was two, they divorced. My mother, Harriet, was very liberal and not very interested in Judaism. She cooked bacon, ham and sausage. She read...

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Renouncing the Stigma of Mental Illness
Author: Jews for Jesus

Renouncing the Stigma of Mental Illness “It’s said that people with mental illness face a double-edged sword,” writes Margarita Tartakovsky. “Not only do they have to contend with serious, disruptive symptoms, they still have to deal with...

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Six Questions for Amy-Jill Levine
Author: Jews for Jesus

HAVURAH: The Jewish Annotated New Testament has made quite a splash in some circles. What were your expectations as co-editor in terms of its reception and impact among Jews and Christians? Have those expectations been met so far? AMY-JILL LEVINE: Rather than thinking...

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Betrayed!: A Retrospective
July 31, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Betrayed!  one of the most influential story books ever written, is now in its third decade! The Story Stan’s first wife Ethel was a huge part of this story, as well as a faithful partner in ministry until she died in 2000. Here the two are pictured shortly...

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ChristianityToday: John Piper and David Brickner
June 15, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Do Jews Have a Divine Right to Israel’s Land? John Piper and David Brickner debate We are excited to give you a share that Christianity Today‘s online magazine is featuring a very key exchange between David Brickner and John Piper. The two men masterfully...

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Jesus and Elijah: Comparisons and Contrasts
June 6, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Discover the Old Testament-New Testament connection between the prophet Elijah and the Messiah Jesus.

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Stan Telchin – In Memoriam
June 4, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Stan Telchin, renowned author, public speaker, and missionary to the Jewish people, died June 4th in Sarasota, Florida. He was 87. His most popular book, Betrayed, tells the story of Telchin’s daughter Judy, who came to believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah,...

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Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part Two
April 30, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part Two Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Jewish Core Value Tzedakah, meaning both “justice” and “charity” Pronunciation Rhymes with “red rocka.” “Tz” is pronounced...

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An Interview with Dan Sered
Author: Jews for Jesus

Dan Sered grew up in Herziliya, Israel, and came to believe in Jesus while a university student in the States. He lives in Israel with his wife, Dinah, and their three children. What were you taught about Zionism growing up in the Israeli school system? Zionism, just...

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Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part One
March 6, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part One Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Jewish Core Value Avoidance of lashon hara (literally, “evil tongue”) — gossip, “bad-mouthing”1 Pronunciation Rhymes with “The phone – ta...

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Hurdles to Faith
Author: Jews for Jesus

Stewart and Susan Weinisch encountered a number of obstacles on their way to believing in Yeshua (Jesus). Here are some of the ideas they had to confront: “Christians hate Jews.” This is what Stewart’s father told him, and many people do point to...

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Handel’s Messiah – in Hebrew!
Author: Jews for Jesus

  You probably knew that Handel’s oratorio is about Jesus. But, perhaps because it is usually sung at Christmas time, music lovers may forget a few important facts. Like the fact that Jesus is Jewish. And that the Jewish prophets predicted the coming of the Messiah,...

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Tzimmes – Carrot and Sweet Potato
January 24, 2012
Author: Jews for Jesus

Main Passover brisket dish served with a delicious carrot and sweet potato side dish (Tzimmes) often slow cooked with dried fruit.

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Gefilte Fish Recipe
Author: Jews for Jesus

Yiddish for “stuffed fish” Gefilte fish is a dish of ground fish mixture served cold during Passover.

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Matzah Ball Soup
Author: Jews for Jesus

Matzah Ball Soup Chicken Soup 4 pounds chicken parts 3 1/4 quarts water 3 onions, peeled 2 cloves garlic 1 bay leaf 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1 1/4 tablespoons salt 2 carrots, peeled 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried dill Place chicken parts, onions and water...

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Roast Lamb Recipe
Author: Jews for Jesus

Classic Passover dish of Roast Lamb

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Charoseth
Author: Jews for Jesus

This sticky, sweet condiment is eaten on matzah with maror during the Passover Seder

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Matzah Kugel (with cheese)
Author: Jews for Jesus

Matzah Kugel is not only great to have at your own Seder but the perfect dish to bring to a friends’ seder.

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A Hanukkah Prayer
Author: Jews for Jesus

At Hanukkah, our Jewish people recite this prayer: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time. The late Vera Schlamm was a Holocaust survivor who understood such prayers. In the story of...

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Light in the Darkness
December 1, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

As David mentioned, one way that we deal with the Christ-less Christmas culture around us is to step up efforts to engage people in meaningful conversations about Jesus. That includes extra sorties (tract-passing expeditions). In Russia and Ukraine, our evangelists...

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Andrew Klavan
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Serious Business of Storytelling

Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by and starring Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, made into a film starring Michael Douglas. Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world.

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Rosh Hashanah
September 8, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) begins at sundown Sept 28. However you will not find Rosh Hashanah in the Bible, because there the holiday is referred to as the Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah (pronounced “true-ah”). A couple of years ago, our...

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Overview of the Major Prophets: How well do you know the Jewish Bible?
September 7, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

Overview of the Major Prophets: How well do you know the Jewish Bible? or click here for minor prophets chart Major Prophets* Isaiah 740-700 B.C. [1] Jeremiah 626–587 B.C [1] Ezekiel 582-570 B.C. [1] Daniel 604-535 B.C. [1] Key Themes Warning of impending exile and...

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What Other Jewish Authors Say About Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Read the lead article to see what Jewish novelist Andrew Klavan says about Jesus. Sholem Asch (1880-1957), who wrote in Yiddish, was one of the most famous Jewish writers of his day. He wrote historical novels about New Testament themes; his Nazarene in 1939 propelled...

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From Happy Days to Happier Days
Author: Jews for Jesus

by Joe Glauberg I remember my high school science teacher telling me, “You’ll never be a scientist.” When I protested, citing my excellent grades in science and math, he replied, “Joe, you’ve got show business in your blood.” I...

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How can God become a man?
June 30, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Immanuel—God With Us by Ruth Rosen An Angel You Ought to Know by Loren Jacobs Yeshua …Why That Name? by Stuart...

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How can someone die for someone else’s sins?
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Whatever Happened to the Substitute Atonement of the Torah? by Louis Goldberg Is there any place in the Hebrew Scriptures or Jewish tradition for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person? Atonement: Questions and answers by Karol Joseph...

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Why do you talk so much about “sin”?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Sin …Yours, Mine and Ours by David Mishkin What Is Man… by Louis...

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Why do you say that Jews (and non-Jews) need a “middleman” in order to approach God?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Do We Need a Mediator? The Yom Kippur Dilemma by Rich Robinson The Role of the Mediator: Who Can Stand for Us? by Efraim Goldstein Yeshua the Tzaddik: But Even More! by Louis...

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Jews have the Shema; do Christians believe in three gods?
Topics: shema
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Don’t Christians Believe in Three Gods? The Trinity: Questions and Answers by Karol Joseph An Angel You Ought to Know by Loren Jacobs Jewishness and the Trinity by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective by...

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Since most Jews are sincere people and happy with their own religion, why isn’t that enough?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles I’m basically a good person and I’m very happy with my own religion, so why should I believe in...

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How is faith in God, or in Jesus, possible after the Holocaust?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Is Faith Possible Today? In the Midst of Sorrow by Kresha Richman-Warnock The Holocaust Within by Moishe Rosen Am Yisrael Chai by Moishe Rosen The Holocaust Where was God When the Six Million Died? by Steffi Geiser-Rubin See also our collection of Survivor...

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How does following Jesus lead some non-Jews to support the Jewish people and fight anti-Semitism?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Why I, a Gentile, Love the Jewish People by Catherine Damato Things We Couldn’t Say by David Brickner You can also read our collection of Personal Stories of Jews Who Believe in...

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Doesn’t the problem of “Christian anti-Semitism” show the real nature of what faith in Jesus is all about?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Christian Anti-Semitism? by Barry Leventhal Christians Persecute Jews Anti-Semitism in the New Testament? by Stephen...

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How do Jews who follow Jesus identify as Jews?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Our Roots: A Question of Jewish Allegiance by Avi Brickner My Jewish Family Album by Leah Brickner Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah—What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer? by Jhan Moskowitz Portrait of a Messianic Jewish Wedding by Melissa Moskowitz My Identity as a...

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Is the New Testament anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Anti-Semitism in the New Testament? by Stephen Pacht How can you believe in the New Testament? Isn’t it full of anti-Semitism and...

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In what way is the New Testament a Jewish book?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles The Jewishness of The New Testament by Avi Brickner Is the New Testament Jewish? by Catherine Damato The Talmud and the Gospels What Happened When I Read a Forbidden Book by Stuart...

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What are some reasons to trust the Bible as true to history and to our experience?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Offsite Links Ten Reasons to Believe in the Bible Are the Biblical Documents Reliable? by Jimmy Williams Authority of the Bible by Patrick Zukeran The Gospels As Historical Sources For Jesus by Prof. R. T. France The New Testament: Can I Trust It? by Rusty and Linda...

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Were Paul’s ethics questionable?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential? Was Paul a...

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Did Paul invent a new religion based on paganism?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Was Paul the Founder of Christianity? by Avi Snyder Blame It On Paul Offsite Links Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions? by Ronald Nash Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy? by Ronald Nash Were the New Testament Authors...

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Was Jesus’ death a violation of the commandment against human sacrifice?
Topics: death of jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Links Was Jesus’ Death a Violation of the Commandment Against Human...

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What is the evidence that Jesus rose from the dead?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles Did He Or Didn’t He? Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus by David Mishkin Offsite Links Easter: Myth, Hallucination, or History? by Edwin M. Yamauchi Evidence for the Resurrection by Josh McDowell Ten Reasons to Believe Christ Rose From the Dead...

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Do the genealogies of Jesus in the New Testament show that he can’t be the Messiah?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Articles The Genealogy of the Messiah by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus Offsite Links Problems in the Genealogies of...

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Some Jewish Views of Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

I couldn’t help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew up, you know, on the border of Poland and Russia, which was not exactly the finest place in the world for a Jew to sit down and write a life of Jesus Christ. Yet even...

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Does the New Testament mistranslate and misuse the Hebrew Bible when it quotes the prophecies?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Offsite Links Did the Messianic Jewish Believers Use the Old Testament Deceitfully or Ignorantly in the New Testament? Three “Weird” Fulfillments in...

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What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?
Author: Jews for Jesus

What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?   The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from it extensively to prove their point. Even Jesus himself – whom many...

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How can Jesus be the Messiah when he didn’t bring peace?
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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Is the Story of Jesus a Rehash of Pagan Ideas (Virgin Births, Dying Gods, etc.)?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?
Were the New Testament Authors Influenced by Pagan Legends?
Was Jesus Christ Just a Copycat Savior Myth?

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What are some reasons for believing Jesus is the Messiah?
Topics: jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following are recommended articles and resources provided by Jews for Jesus. What proof do you have that Jesus was the Messiah? Yeshua—Let’s Clear Things Up by Susan Perlman » Issues on Messianic Prophecies A look at one of the predictions of the...

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Jews for Jesus in Washington, D.C.
June 1, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

The beginning of our work in Washington, D.C. can be traced back in 1978, when Efraim and Jeannie Goldstein were finishing up their theological training in the area. It wasn’t until 1989 that we established an official branch, under Bob Mendelsohn’s...

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In Their Own Words: Messianic Jewish Holocaust Survivors
Author: Jews for Jesus

Vera Schlamm One of the questions I was asked frequently when I first came to this country is: Was it really as bad in the camps as they say in the news?” Now the question is: “Was it as bad as was shown in films such as ‘The Hiding Place’ or...

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The Three Symbols of Passover
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following excerpt is from the Messianic Family Haggadah.* This haggadah retains the essential elements of the traditional seder service, but weaves in some New Testament understandings that explain the Passover/Jesus connection. The Three Symbols of Passover...

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A Chronological Look at How Jesus Spent his Last Week Leading up to Passover
Author: Jews for Jesus

Learn how Jesus spent his last week leading up to Passover, culminating in his death and resurrection.

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Jews for Jesus in South Florida
August 1, 2010
Author: Jews for Jesus

Excerpts from Moishe Rosen’s new, yet to be published, biography.

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In Their Own Words – Four Asian-Jewish Couples
Author: Jews for Jesus

Havurah posed several questions to Asian-Jewish couples who are both believers in Y’shua. Below we excerpt some of their answers. For the full responses, go to http://www.jewsforjesus.org/asianjewish Oded and Bimini Cohen Havurah: What are some aspects of your...

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Juden for Jesus in Germany
April 1, 2010
Author: Jews for Jesus

Did you know that April 11 is Holocaust Remembrance Day?  We’d like to present the unique challenges of our work in Germany against this backdrop: The state church in Germany… has decided that in the shadow of the Holocaust, they do not have the right to...

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Kabbalah’s Best Kept Secret?
Author: Jews for Jesus

“God as a trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?

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A Hasidic Couple Encounters their Messiah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Yoel and Adel Ben David live in San Francisco. Now both aged 30, they married when they were 20 and were involved in the Hasidic Breslov movement. Here is their story. I was born in Israel and lived there for the first three years of my life,” Yoel begins....

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Intelligent Design vs. Evolution
Topics: creation, evolution
Author: Jews for Jesus

  As one might expect, Jewish leaders have a wide variety of opinions on the subject: “All phenomena are traceable back to the Primary Cause in one of two ways: either directly from God’s will, or through intermediaries. An example of the first way is the order...

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Evolution: Fact or Theory? By Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Author: Jews for Jesus

Evolution: Fact or Theory? By Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld “There are so many flaws in Darwinism that one can wonder why it swept so completely through the scientific world, and why it is still endemic today.” Sir Fred Hoyle1 Back in 1987 the U.S. Supreme Court struck...

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You Don’t Need a PhD to Figure Out this Equation: Ziggy Rogoff’s Story
Author: Jews for Jesus

by Ziggy Rogoff, as told to Alison Barnett My life’s two passions have been mathematics and being Jewish. I viewed life as one big equation and was always looking for its solution! So how does Jewish boy + a traditional Jewish education + mathematics PhD =...

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Five-Hour Sticky Roast Chicken
Topics: recipes, jewish food
Author: Jews for Jesus

Try one of Clive’s recipes! Spice Rub 4 teaspoons of sea salt 2 teaspoons of paprika 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 teaspoon of white pepper ½ teaspoon of garlic powder ½ teaspoon of black pepper Chicken 1 large roasting...

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Jewish Proverbs in the New Testament?
October 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Most biblical proverbs can be found in the book so named for its content.  However, many proverbs are sprinkled throughout the Scriptures, including the New Testament. The following is a collection of Proverbs found throughout the New Testament. Can you find at least...

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A Jewish Prayer for Repentance
September 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

We thought you might like to see excerpts from the prayer that Stan Meyer mentioned in his article. Jewish people the world over will be reciting this on Yom Kippur (which begins at sundown on September 27). Our God and God of our ancestors! Let our prayers come...

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Sabbath Rest: Highlights in the Old and New Testament
August 1, 2009
Topics: sabbath
Author: Jews for Jesus

Old Testament | New Testament Old Testament God rested from His work of creation.  “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all...

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Jewish Factoids: The Yarmulke Or Kippah
May 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

People often ask us the reason behind the traditional Jewish yarmulke (skull cap), also called a kippah (Hebrew for covering). The following information comes from a catalogue that sells a variety of kippot (plural for kippah): The sources for wearing kippot (Jewish...

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The Festival of Redemption
April 1, 2009
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover heads the list of yearly feasts that God commanded the Israelites to celebrate. It commemorates how God redeemed the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, while at the same time paving the way to understand an even greater redemption that Jesus offers to...

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What does the Bible Say about Fasting?
March 1, 2009
Topics: charts, fasting
Author: Jews for Jesus

What does the Bible Say about Fasting? The words fast, fasted or fasting appear 61 times in the Old and New Testament. The Hebrew word for fast is pronounced, tsum.” While the Hebrew word means to abstain from food, fasting can also refer to abstinence from...

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NEGATIVE SPACE: What is Missing in Today’s Judaism
Topics: jewish art, art, mediator
Author: Jews for Jesus

by Iris Adler During the spring of my senior year of high school, my photography teacher invited our art class to a gallery. There were 50 pieces: all different sizes, shapes, colors and textures. Each had a subject and space around that subject. One...

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Happy New Year!
September 26, 2008
Author: Jews for Jesus

Happy New Year! The Jewish New Year, that is. It’s September, the end of summer, the beginning of school, and— according to the Jewish calendar—the 5769th year since God created the heavens and the earth. On the Gregorian calendar, Rosh Hashanah (literally head...

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EUGENIO ZOLLI
Author: Jews for Jesus

Born Israel Zoller in 1881, he was appointed chief rabbi of Trieste, Italy, in 1918. In the 1930s, he helped German Jews fleeing the Reich. As World War II broke out, he became Rome’s chief rabbi. In September 1943 the Nazis demanded gold for the lives of the Jews of...

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EDITH STEIN
Author: Jews for Jesus

Edith Stein, the first Jew to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church, was born in Breslau, Germany, on Yom Kippur, 1891. Her father died when she was two and her mother, a devout Jew, raised her and her six siblings. Stein earned a doctorate in philosophy at the...

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MAX JACOB
Author: Jews for Jesus

Max Jacob, an important French poet of the early 20th century, was born to Jewish parents in 1876. Also a painter, he lived in extreme poverty. Jacob met Pablo Picasso in 1901. They shared a studio and later lived three doors from each other in Paris. Jacob had a...

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ALEXANDRE GLASBERG
Author: Jews for Jesus

Alexandre Glasberg was born to a Jewish family in the Ukraine in 1902. He and his brother, Vila, came to believe in Jesus and emigrated to France in the early 1930s. Alexandre attended seminary and was ordained a priest in 1938. In 1940 he began hiding political...

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Isaiah, Pepper and the Beatles: Jhan Moskowitz on messianic prophecy
Author: Jews for Jesus

IMAGINE that I own a book publishing company, Pepper Publications. I contract with a cookbook author and tell her that she can include any recipes she wants. The only requirement is that she needs to include pepper in every recipe. There is a filter that requires...

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A Prophet Like Moses
April 1, 2008
Author: Jews for Jesus

As Passover approaches, Jewish people around the world remember Moses and how God used Him to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt, out of bondage to Pharoah. Some do not realize that God promised to provide another prophet like Moses: “I will raise up for them...

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Four Questions for Dr. Michael Brown
Author: Jews for Jesus

Dr. Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and a well-known apologist and author. For more, visit his web sites at askdrbrown.org  thelineoffire.org and realmessiah.com. We interviewed him to draw on his expertise in the area of messianic prophecy. Havurah: In...

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A Branch Grows in Brooklyn
January 1, 2008
Author: Jews for Jesus

We announced it in September 2006, it began in January 2007 and now it is one year old and toddling . . . our Brooklyn branch! Brooklyn is home to approximately 500,000 Jewish people. Its neighborhoods include Borough Park and Williamsburg, centers for ultra- Orthodox...

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The Only Hope for Peace Was Born in the Middle East

The Only Hope for Peace Was Born in the Middle East
November 29, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

The world defines peace as the absence of hostilities, but God defines peace as much more. Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace is as old as the Bible. Bible shalom means prosperity, health and wholeness; but most of all, shalom means completeness. That includes love and...

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What Jews Should Know about Evangelical Christians
Author: Jews for Jesus

In this edition of ISSUES, we would like to offer a smorgasbord of material to help Jews who don’t believe in Jesus better understand evangelicals who do. What do evangelicals actually believe and how does it affect their life choices? What are the underpinnings of...

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Authentic Jewish Bubba’s* Honey Cake
September 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

*Bubba, also bubbe or bobbe, is an affectionate term for a Jewish...

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Passover Quiz
March 30, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

Pharaoh refused God’s command...

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“The Best of the Holy Land” Tour
March 1, 2007
Topics: israel
Author: Jews for Jesus

Your host, Lon Solomon, is Jewish and has believed in Jesus 36 years; he’s been pastor of McLean Bible Church for 26 years and has served as a valued member of the Jews for Jesus board of directors for 20 years. This will be his 31st tour of Israel. Date: October...

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Is there any place in the Old Testament that clearly teaches that the Messiah is God incarnate?
December 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Yes! There are many places in Tanakh (the Hebrew Scriptures) that establish the fact that the Messiah must be no one less than God Himself who has come to us in the flesh. As the Son of Man, He is humankind’s representative before a holy and righteous God. As...

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A look at one of the predictions of the Messiah’s coming in the Hebrew Scriptures
Author: Jews for Jesus

Critics have said that Mary and Joseph arranged to have Jesus born in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy, but the historical events of that day refute that.

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The Wrong Address?
Author: Jews for Jesus

I ran to my father’s shop as fast as my legs could carry me and yelled, “Daddy, Daddy! Somebody made a big mistake. OUR king is on THEIR lawn!”

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Press Release: Jews for Jesus and Jackie Mason
August 25, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

For immediate release Contact Person: Susan Perlman Jackie Mason, the comedian, is suing Jews for Jesus over one of their evangelistic pamphlets which features his likeness. The pamphlet, entitled, Jackie Mason, a Jew for Jesus!?” is a good natured look at how...

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Marcia, Jesus was a Jew; he came for the Jewish people. He came for you.
Author: Allison S.

Those words were spoken to my mother by my friend’s mother when I was nine years old, and while they made a distinct impression on me, it wasn’t until sixteen years later that I considered them in a personal way. I grew up in an upper middle-class,...

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Science and Faith
Author: Jews for Jesus

What some scientists have discovered… Robert Jastrow (self-proclaimed agnostic): For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as...

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Passover Symbols
March 15, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover Symbols IN O.T. ACCOUNTS AT LAST SUPPER AND/OR IN EARLY CHURCH IN RABBINIC TRADITION IN CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM AS APPLIED IN THE CHURCH TODAY BONDAGE AND EXODUS God's dealings with Israel — yearly celebration and remembrance (Ex. 12:24-27) Freedom in Christ...

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Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin?
January 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin? A common argument raised against the virgin birth and against the New Testament’s reference to Isaiah 7:14, is that the Hebrew word ‘almah does not mean virgin, and Jews do not believe in such a thing as a virgin...

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A Family Affair
Author: Jews for Jesus

A Family Affair The New Testament is fair in pointing out both Jewish rejection and acceptance of Jesus. Some, however, have chosen to emphasize Jesus’ times of tension and conflict with the Jewish community and have therefore concluded that Jesus’...

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Susan Perlman’s Bubbe’s Teglach Recipe
Author: Jews for Jesus

Susan Perlman's Bubbe's Teglach Recipe The story is told of three-year-old Sammy, the youngest child ever to enter the synagogue’s after-school cheder program. After several weeks of classes, he was eager to show his grandfather how much he had learned. But the...

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The Reflections on the Book of Ruth
June 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

Ed: In November, a friend of ours named Jean Kowell wrote the following, which I have been saving to share with you in conjunction with Shavuot. As mentioned, the book of Ruth is traditionally read at this time and I thought you would appreciate Jean’s insights....

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Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks: is it Jewish or Christian or both?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Is Shavuot a Jewish holiday or is it the birthday of the Christian church? It’s both! Find out more about the origins and the fulfillment of this biblical holiday.

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Passover Notes
April 1, 2005
Topics: passover
Author: Jews for Jesus

Passover begins at sundown on April 23. Jewish people often refer to Passover by its Hebrew pronunciation, Pesach (pay-sockh), and it is also known as the Feast of Redemption. Passover commemorates the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, and is named after the paschal lamb....

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Jewish Humor… In the Bible?
Topics: jewish humor
Author: Jews for Jesus

  God writes a lot of good comedy, it’s just that he has so many bad actors.” Garrison Keillor The purpose of the Bible is not to entertain, but to instruct and so its subtle humor serves a purpose-to show people what ought to be in comparison to what...

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Christians Persecute Jews
January 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

Persecution in the name of Jesus is the most emotionally charged strand of the net of objections. More than anything else, many people point to Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When Jewish people find themselves questioning whether Jesus...

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Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All? Hebrew Tenses Sometimes it is claimed that the messianic prophecies cited by Christians are in the past tense. Therefore, it is said, they cannot refer to a future, coming Messiah....

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In Psalm 22:16 is they pierced a Christian mistranslation?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here’s why. In Hebrew, the phrase they have pierced” is kaaru while “like a lion” is kaari. The words are identical except that...

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In Psalm 2:12, is Kiss the Son a mistranslation by the Christians?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some claim that translating the word bar” (in Psalm 2:12) as “son” rather than as “purity” is a distortion of the Hebrew text in order to make the verse apply to Jesus. It is also claimed that this is not a Jewish interpretation of the...

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Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages? Though some say that Psalm 2 is not considered messianic by the rabbis or Jewish sages, the Jewish messianic understanding of Psalm 2 has a long history. Some of the rabbinic sources which take a...

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Bonheur futur de Jérusalem ayant retrouvé grâce devant Dieu (Isaïe, LXII, 1 5) by Marc Chagall

Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Isaiah 53
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, “Judaism teaches” that Isaiah 53 refers to the nation of Israel. The fact is that Isaiah 53 (more precisely,...

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Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Zechariah 12:10
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular unknown martyr) they have killed. Yet that is not the universal Jewish understanding. According to the views of some rabbis, two Messiahs would make...

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The Akedah in Jewish tradition
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish tradition has much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness. This page focuses on Jewish traditions about the Akedah. The Hebrew word akedah” means “binding” and refers to the well-known story in Genesis 22, in which God...

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The kapparah ceremony in Judaism
Topics: theology
Author: Jews for Jesus

There is a ceremony in Judaism known as Kapparah, in which a rooster or hen is put to death on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as a vicarious sacrifice for sin. Once widely observed, it is nearly obsolete in modern times. The atoning nature of the...

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The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus The problem can be laid out in this way: According to the genealogy in Matthew 1:12, Jesus is a descendant of Jeconiah. But Jeconiah was cursed in Jeremiah 22:24 and 22:30: As surely as I...

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Tough (?) Jews of the Tanakh
Topics: charts, tanakh
Author: Jews for Jesus

Tough (?) Jews of the Tanakh Think there’s no way a Jewish carpenter from Nazareth deserves the title of Messiah? The Hebrew Scriptures are full of people whom we’ve considered heroes for generations, but a closer look reveals that these people may have...

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Potato Latkes Recipe
December 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some people pronounce them lot-kahz” and some people pronounce them “lot-keys” but the emphasis is on the “lot” either way, and we think you’ll like them…well, a lot! Latkes, the perfect potato pancakes, are a favorite tradition at...

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Portrait of Michael Sischy

Jews for Jesus, South Africa
October 1, 2004
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

In 1981 The Liberated Wailing Wall came to Johannesburg and visited the University of the Witwatersrand. The opposition was so strong—with musical cables and equipment ripped up and vandalized—that it seemed like the devil did not want us Making the Messiahship of...

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A Quick Guide to the Jewish Holidays
September 1, 2004
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jewish Holidays explained with their biblical purpose and a traditional holiday greeting.

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The War on Jewish Evangelism
July 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

July 1, 2004 This recent letter sent to our friends and supporters, “The War on Jewish Evangelism,” received press coverage—not all of it necessarily accurate—since being mailed in late 2003. This is a text copy of the original letter, for those who may...

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A Further Question
Author: Jews for Jesus

Modern Judaism eschews the idea that a man can be God, and this is often cited as an objection to the messiahship of Jesus. But Zechariah forces us to consider the validity of this objection, as the prophet repeatedly refers to the Messiah-king figure as Lord.”...

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Two Pictures of Messiah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Two Pictures of Messiah The book of Zechariah contains many messianic prophecies that, when viewed alongside New Testament passages, seem to point to Jesus. You decide. PROPHECY IN THE TANAKH WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS The Messiah would be seen as King Zechariah 9:9...

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Israel Tour
February 1, 2004
Author: Jews for Jesus

It is that time again! Pastor Lon Solomon is preparing to lead his 25th tour to Israel. Many of you know that Pastor Solomon is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been serving on our Board of Directors since 1987. We always have readers inquiring about tours and are...

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Blessing Gentiles
Author: Jews for Jesus

Blessing Gentiles While we affirm that the Jews are God's chosen people, it is important to note that God's plan from the beginning has always been to bless all people through the Jewish people. TORAH Hebrew Scripture promise or principle of blessing to the non-Jew...

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Free Downloadable Jewish Gospel Music!
November 1, 2003
Author: Jews for Jesus

A big thanks to all of you who have prayed for and supported Jews for Jesus, and especially those who have appreciated our Jewish gospel music. You may know that any profit from the sale of our music goes directly back into the missionary work of Jews for Jesus, so...

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Words of Thanks in the Bible
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Words of Thanks in the Bible WORD Yadah:(Hebrew) Verb Todah(Hebrew) Noun Huy'dot(Hebrew) Noun Y'da'(Aramaic) Verb Eucharisteo(Greek) Verb Eucharistia(Greek) Noun form of the word above Eucharistos(Greek) Adjective form of the word above Anthomologeomai(Greek)...

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Living Water
Author: Jews for Jesus

Living Water Jesus used the symbols of Sukkot to make some unique claims about himself. We read about one of these symbols, light, in the lead article. Jesus also used water, another main element of Sukkot, to show that he was the fulfillment of the feast. In...

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A Messianic Midrash: The Miracle at Sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.

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Our South Florida Branch
May 1, 2003
Author: Jews for Jesus

Approximately 664,000 Jewish people reside in South Florida, which includes Palm Beach (225,000 Jewish people), Broward County (305,000 Jewish people) and Miami-Dade County (134,000 yearround Jewish residents). The population fluctuates as snow birds” come down...

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What About Yeshua’s Resurrection?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The resurrection of Yeshua is perhaps the most convincing vindication of his claims to be Messiah, especially since he predicted it. An assortment of explanations has been offered to explain away the resurrection as either non-historical (It never happened.”) or...

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Portland Praise
February 1, 2003
Author: Jews for Jesus

Allen Abrahamson, one of our co-laborers, is also one of the ring leaders” of what has become our unofficial Portland branch. A group of BYG campaigners from the area have continued to fellowship with one another and have regular evangelistic outreaches. Four...

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Parallels and Contrasts of Hanukkah and Christmas
December 1, 2002
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Parallels and Contrasts of Hanukkah and Christmas HANUKKAH CHRISTMAS MACABEES MESSIAH A small band of guerilla fighters supernaturally defeat the King of Syria and all his resources Baby Yeshua (Jesus) supernaturally survives despite Herod’s death warrant on all boys...

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Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua
Author: Jews for Jesus

Similarities Between the Angel of the Lord and Yeshua There are people who think that the angel of the Lord is Yeshua (Jesus) before he became a man. While the Scriptures do not say this explicitly, there are some remarkable likenesses between the angel and Yeshua. To...

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Dare We Hope?
Author: Jews for Jesus

How do we find personal hope in God?

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Top 10 Messianic Prophecies
Author: Jews for Jesus

The top prophecies that have persuaded thousands that Jesus is who he claimed to be.

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Meet Oded and Bimini Cohen
May 1, 2002
Author: Jews for Jesus

Oded I was born and reared in Israel at a very secular kibbutz. Of course, we celebrated all the Jewish holidays. However, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, instead of fasting as it is commanded, we held a big barbeque. When we were able to get hold of a pig...

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Jews for Jesus Tel Aviv Branch
April 1, 2002
Topics: yom haatzmaut
Author: Jews for Jesus

Tel Aviv means Spring Hill.” This time of year is so beautiful in Israel, with flowers blooming and the scent of jasmine and orange blossoms in the air. What better time to introduce you to our Tel Aviv branch? Did you know… Contrary to popular belief, it is...

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Breaking and Entering: Thoughts on Suffering
Author: Jews for Jesus

When someone’s home is robbed, the victims often say they feel as though their house will never be the same again, as if the intruder has left a permanent scar upon a place once considered safe. Many of us felt that same sense of violation when our security and...

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A Jewish Prayer for Forgiveness? Avinu Malkenu
September 1, 2001
Author: Jews for Jesus

If you tell a Jewish friend about being saved from sin,” don’t be surprised if he or she does not seem overly concerned. Many equate sin with crimes committed by “America’s Most Wanted.” Most presume that all God really expects of us is...

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Jhan Moskowitz, Son of Max and Lilly Moskowitz
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some survivors do not tell their kids anything. They just don’t. Some survivors tell their kids everything. When I was a little boy, I crawled into my father’s lap and asked, What is that number on your arm?” He didn’t flinch, he told me he was...

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A Clue in the Book of Esther
March 1, 2001
Author: Jews for Jesus

On March 9 we celebrate the festival of Purim (pronounced poor-im) to commemorate God’s saving power as recorded in the book of Esther. You have heard the story of Esther before. A young Jewish girl becomes queen of Persia and happens” to be in a position...

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The Feast of Trumpets: background and fullfilment
September 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Feast of Trumpets: background and fullfilment September 30th is Rosh Hashanah* (it actually begins on the 29th at sundown). Rosh Hashanah means the head of the year” and thus the holiday is referred to as the Jewish New Year. However, in the Bible it is...

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Minor Jewish Holidays
August 1, 2000
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Minor Jewish Holidays Minor Jewish holidays are described as such because they are not designated in the first five books of the Scriptures. These holidays commemorate various events throughout the history of the Jewish people and are to remind us of God's hand in all...

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How Jewish Was Paul?
May 4, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

A person is either Jewish or not Jewish, and few actually believe that Paul was not. Hyam Maccoby is virtually alone in his opinion that Paul was a gentile. 1 However, if we can speak of the extent to which one demonstrates Jewish identity as that person’s...

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Jews for Jesus and Your Church
February 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

Having received so much from the Church, we in Jews for Jesus want to give something back to our spiritual family. We believe that God has placed us in His Body for a mutual building up of brothers and sisters in Christ. That is one reason why our Jews for Jesus staff...

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Was Paul a Deceiver?
January 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

The popular myth that Paul was deceptive is expressed by writers such as Gerald Sigal, Michoel Drazin, and Beth Moshe: In his overriding desire to convert the masses to his beliefs, Paul is guided by the dubious assumption that the end justifies the means…The...

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How can you believe in the New Testament? Isn’t it full of anti-Semitism and lies?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The New Testament–which simply means New Covenant–needs to be accepted for what it is, a Jewish book written almost entirely by Jewish people. Most of the concepts in the New Testament cannot be understood apart from their background in the Hebrew Bible....

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Blame It On Paul
Author: Jews for Jesus

First, let us consider the idea that Christianity was invented by Jesus’ followers (particularly by the Apostle Paul). Paul has been accused of intentionally distorting the teachings of Jesus in order to make Christianity more appealing to the gentiles. What...

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I’m Basically a Good Person and I’m Very Happy with My Own Religion, So Why Should I Believe in Jesus?
Author: Jews for Jesus

I'm Basically a Good Person and I'm Very Happy with My Own Religion, So Why Should I Believe in Jesus? To tell you the truth, if everyone was good in God’s sight, nobody would need Jesus and we wouldn’t be spending our efforts making websites like this one. The...

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Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Paul has been charged with deceit as he proclaimed the message of Yeshua. In 1 Corinthians 9:20-22, he wrote: To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those...

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Celebrating Shavuot With the Mishpochah
Topics: shavuot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A Bit of Background Shavuot begins on the evening of the sixth of Sivan. In Bible times, this holiday was an agricultural festival—a time for our people to present the firstfruits of the crops to God. It was a holiday of gratitude; of giving back to the Lord that...

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A History of the Kabbalah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction...

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God’s Plan for Jews and Gentiles
June 1, 1998
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

God's Plan for Jews and Gentiles If you began receiving the Jews for Jesus newsletter after hearing one of our missionaries speak at your church, you probably filled out one of our involvement cards.” Perhaps you remember the boxes we ask folks to check on the...

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The Meaning of the Harvest
May 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

By joining the spiritual worship to the physical harvest, God sanctified the language of the harvest and imbued it with great spiritual and even prophetic significance. We see this theme throughout the Bible. For example: In the...

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The Jubilee
April 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

Key Old Testament passage: Leviticus 25 Key Concepts: liberty, freedom, justice How: The jubilee was ushered in with the blast of a ram’s horn. In fact, The name jubilee” comes from the Hebrew word yovel meaning “ram’s horn.”* What...

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Purim Palate Pleasers
March 1, 1998
Author: Jews for Jesus

While Purim is technically a minor” festival on the Jewish calendar, it is a major time of fun and celebration. In fact, the rabbis of old taught that even when the Messiah comes and other holidays are abandoned, Jewish people will continue to observe Purim....

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The Spirit of Haman Could Not Prevail
Author: Jews for Jesus

When I became a believer in Jesus my mother said I was finishing Hitler’s work. I don’t think she believed that, but it was probably the strongest way possible for her to express her hurt and anger. You see, my father was born and raised in Vienna,...

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Jewish Survival in a Changing World
Author: Jews for Jesus

A close look at assimilation and what it means to be committed to Jewish survival.

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Autumn Feasts (Chart)
September 1, 1996
Topics: charts
Author: Jews for Jesus

Autumn Feasts (Chart) Feast Season Temporal Significance for Israel Under the Law Future Significance for all God’s People Under Grace Scripture Event Yom Truah: The Day of Trumpets also known as Rosh Hashanah Head of the Year Fixed date on the Hebrew calendar is the...

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A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective
Topics: trinity, shema
Author: Jews for Jesus

Rabbis who believed that each word of the Hebrew Scriptures, each letter, is God’s revelation had to admit that God spoke to himself and referred to himself in the plural. How can that be, when we know there is only one God?

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Art, For God’s Sake
Author: Jews for Jesus

Artists who believe Jesus is Messiah share their thoughts on the Creator.

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Jonah’s Prayer
Topics: yom kippur, poetry
Author: Jews for Jesus

In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over...

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Do You Really Reap What You Sow?
November 1, 1995
Author: Jews for Jesus

Reaping the consequences of our behavior is one thing (what goes around” quite often does “come around”). Yet when it comes to sowing gospel seed, you never know who will reap what you sow. For example: Missionary David Rothstein arranged to meet Don...

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From Passover to Pentecost
July 1, 1995
Author: Jews for Jesus

Pentecost Sunday falls on June 4 this year. Though various Christian denominations commemorate Pentecost, many forget that it was a Jewish holiday before the Church was established. The name Pentecost comes from the Greek word for fifty, but the Jewish name is Shavuot...

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Shavuot Customs
Topics: shavuot
Author: Jews for Jesus

It is customary to read the Ten Commandments in the synagogue in keeping with the tradition of linking Shavuot to the Giving of the Law. We read the book of Ruth at Shavuot for three reasons. The setting of Ruth is the harvest. She became a follower of the God of...

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The Return of Christ
July 1, 1994
Author: Jews for Jesus

Since the early days of the Church, much has been written and preached about Christ’s return. Now, as we approach the end of the twentieth century, there seems to be renewed interest in the Second Coming. Some mystics would like to attach special significance to the...

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Who or What is Israel?
February 1, 1994
Author: Jews for Jesus

Israel (Hebrew Yisrael) is one specific person in Bible history. He is the son of Isaac and Rebekah. Named Jacob (heel catcher”) at birth because of his peculiar grip on his twin brother’s heel, Jacob later received a new name from the Almighty. After...

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Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah: What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer?
September 1, 1993
Author: Jews for Jesus

In the Jewish community, young boys learn to read Hebrew so that at the age of 13 they will be able to become a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment). The bar mitzvah is a liturgical rite of passage when Jewish boys publicly read for the first time from the Hebrew...

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Hearing the Sound of the Shofar
Author: Jews for Jesus

The ritual most frequently associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (in most English translations of the Bible called the Feast of Trumpets*), is the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) in the synagogue. By Jewish tradition, a person who has not...

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Opposition and Response
July 1, 1993
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Jewish community’s opposition to our ministry stems from the refusal of its leaders to accept the fact that a Jew who believes in Jesus can and does remain Jewish. Jewish leaders feel threatened by our efforts because they equate our success with pro-moting...

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

My Story: A Jew from Iran Finds Shalom 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...

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Facts about Passover
April 1, 1993
Topics: passover, haggadah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Facts about Passover This year (1993) Passover will be celebrated April 5-13. Don’t forget to wish your Jewish friends a Happy Passover! If you are fortunate enough to be invited to a Passover celebration, you may want to brush up on some of the basic...

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The Mystery of the Megilla

Facts about Purim
March 1, 1993
Author: Jews for Jesus

FACT 1: The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates Esther’s and Mordecai’s defeat of Haman’s plot to annihilate the Jews of ancient Persia. FACT 2: Purim derives its name from the fact that Haman cast lots (purim) to determine the most propitious date...

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A Messianic Look at Purim

A Messianic Look at Purim
Author: Jews for Jesus

(Adapted from an article by Mark Stover) The Jewish holiday of Purim entails an atmosphere of merriment. Plays called Purimspiels enact the story of the book of Esther. Young Jewish girls participate in Queen Esther beauty pageants. During the plays and at the...

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A Letter from Queen Esther
Author: Jews for Jesus

The scene is the bed chamber of Queen Esther on the night before she attempts to approach the king’s throne uninvited. The following letter by Bonnie Wilks is fictitious, yet might well express some of Esther’s sentiments from the background of a Jew, an...

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What the Prophet Said, What the Rabbis Said
Author: Jews for Jesus

What the Prophet Said, What the Rabbis Said What the Prophet Said 8th Century B.C.E. Who would have believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he shot up right forth as a sapling, and as a root out of a dry ground; he had no form nor...

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We’re Glad You Asked…
July 1, 1991
Author: Jews for Jesus

QUESTION: I read in the newspaper that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the revered Lubavitcher rabbi who leads an ultra-Orthodox sect of 30,000, said that the Messiah will arrive before September 9, 1991 (the Jewish New Year). What will the Jewish people do if his...

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An ISSUES Interview with Dr. Hugh Ross
Author: Jews for Jesus

Editor: Dr. Ross, as a scientist and as a seeker after truth, what would you want to tell our ISSUES readers about why you find the Bible to be a reliable source? HR: There is much that I could say, but let me just deal with one area—fulfilled prophecy of the Bible....

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Baptism For New Jewish Believers
January 1, 1991
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus is not a church, but an evangelistic agency that serves various congregations in their gospel outreach to Jewish people. We usually do not perform baptisms ourselves, although we are qualified to do so. When someone comes to know the Lord, we direct the...

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Teshuvah: Repentance in the Right Direction
Author: Jews for Jesus

Teshuvah: Repentance in the Right Direction If you wish to come back, Israel – it is HaShem who speaks – it is to Me you must return. (Jeremiah 4:1)1 And one of them, an authority on the Torah, put a test question to Him. Rabbi, which is the greatest commandment in...

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Passover Seder
Topics: passover, poetry
Author: Jews for Jesus

We prayed with our feet,” Gramma said every year at Passover, remembering her flight from Russia. (Snow. Cold. Running in woods, Romanian border. Run. Run. Run.) Young spring has given the first violet hyacinths. White lace drapes the table. Our ancestors live...

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Don’t Forget the Autumn ’89 Israel Trip!
April 1, 1989
Author: Jews for Jesus

An excellent tour has been arranged at the great price of $1,499 U.S. The dates are November 5-14, with an optional trip to Egypt that would cost an additional $578 to $748 U.S. and bring you back on November 17. For more information, write to: Rev. Lon Solomon c/o...

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Do We Need a Mediator?
Author: Jews for Jesus

“Between God and man stands no one—not God-man, not angel, not advocate. Nor is intercession or intervention required. As nothing comes between soul and body, father and child, potter and vessel, so nothing separates man from God, soul of his soul, his Father...

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Our Felt Needs and How to Meet Them Through the Bible
Topics: bible
Author: Jews for Jesus

1. The Scriptures teach that God created man and woman in his image. From the very beginning, there was community: community between man and woman, between man/woman and God, and for that matter, community within the very fabric” of God himself. (See...

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Unconditional Love (A Word Study)
August 1, 1988
Author: Jews for Jesus

1. Charity never faileth. Fail — ekpiptei (Greek) to fall off or away” — Young’s “to lose or become inefficient, have no effect” — Strong’s (doesn’t die out) 2. Does not behave unseemly Unseemly — aschemonei (Greek) “behave...

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The Benefits of Praise: A Procedure for Problem Solving
July 1, 1988
Topics: depression, praise
Author: Jews for Jesus

If it gave no other benefit, the praise of God would still be a most worthy worship endeavor. Nevertheless, aside from the spiritual advantage of enabling us to relate to the Lord in a proper way, praise provides certain psychological side benefits” in the midst...

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We’re Glad You Asked…
June 1, 1988
Author: Jews for Jesus

QUESTION: I have a question about the Jewish Messiah. I understand that the Old Testament made numerous prophecies regarding the Messiah—such as the fact that he would be a great prophet like Moses; wonderful counselor, sacrificial lamb, etc., etc. However, nowhere...

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Witnessing to Russian Jews
February 1, 1988
Author: Jews for Jesus

In recent years this country has had a new influx of Russian Jewish immigrants. They have settled in several of the metropolitan areas of this country. At our encouragement, Revs. Max and Marge Doriani initiated the Dawn of Freedom outreach to Russian-speaking Jews....

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Yeshua: The Jewish Word for Salvation
December 1, 1987
Topics: salvation
Author: Jews for Jesus

In today’s society many people have names that were chosen for them because they sounded pleasant to their parents’ ears or because they represented an idea of some aesthetic significance. Out of the late sixties we have names like Moonbeam and Summit. One...

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Siddur Vs. Scripture
July 1, 1987
Topics: siddur
Author: Jews for Jesus

While Jewish people regard the Torah or Five Books of Moses as the most holy portion of religious literature, the book closest to the heart of a religious Jew is his siddur, the prayer book. Except for the weekly synagogue readings, the Holy Scriptures may be...

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What One Rabbi Discovered
Author: Jews for Jesus

In a small town in eastern Hungary, young Leopold Cohn lost both of his parents at the age of seven. His life became a struggle for existence, and he learned to trust in God with all of his heart. At 13 he decided to study to become a rabbi, and when he graduated from...

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My Identity as a Jew: An Interview with Jodee Steiner
Author: Jews for Jesus

Editor: When did being Jewish first hold meaning for you? Jodee: I can’t remember it not meaning something to me, so I guess it always did. But I think it started causing problems when I entered school. When I was at home with my mom and dad, I thought everybody...

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Unsung Heroes
June 1, 1986
Author: Jews for Jesus

In reading through the Bible, we see how God used the lives of certain people as examples of faith. Most believers have at least one favorite Bible hero, but they usually think, That could never be me. I am not a king or a prophet or a great warrior. I could not be...

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A Deliberate Mistranslation?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Judaism, as practiced today, is sacrifice. The siddur emphasizes this fact and offers an explanation: Lord of the universe, Thou has commanded us to sacrifice the daily offering at its proper time and manner… Now, through our sins the Temple is destroyed, the daily...

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The Authority of the Torah and the Authority of Jesus
Author: Jews for Jesus

Sholem Asch stated (see Jesus in Jewish Art) that in his view, the authority of Yeshua was only for the gentiles because the Jewish people were already under the authority of the Torah. The dogma that the Torah is unchangeable, and forever binding to the Jewish people...

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The Genealogy of Messiah, Son of David
December 1, 1985
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some have raised the question: “If, as the New Testament declares, Yeshua was born of Mary while she was still a virgin, how could he inherit the Davidic line from Joseph, who was not his physical father?”

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An Interview With Holocaust Survivor Dr. Vera Schlamm
Author: Jews for Jesus

An Interview With Holocaust Survivor Dr. Vera Schlamm Ed. note: Dr. Vera Schlamm spent her childhood in Nazi Germany and Holland. Her early youth—the days when most girls are beginning to date—was spent trying to survive on tiny morsels of food while in Bergen-Belsen....

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Is Faith Possible Today?
Author: Jews for Jesus

The evil of this world challenges the possibility of a faith in a God who cares. How can we have faith when big corporations make decisions which turn our back yards into toxic waste dumps; when we have to worry about whether the water we drink, the air we breathe or...

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A Comparison between Joseph and Jesus
July 1, 1985
Author: Jews for Jesus

Discover the many parallels between Joseph (the son of Jacob and Rachel) and Jesus.

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Preparing for Armageddon
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following is a true account by an Israeli woman who received a call-up order” from the army. For reasons of security her name has been withheld.   The letter, which had arrived a month in advance, was couched in military terms of “call-up order,”...

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I Escaped From Hitler Twice: The Fred Wertheim Story
Author: Jews for Jesus

“I remember they had us lined up. The Germans were talking among themselves, loud enough for me to hear. Some of my buddies started asking me, ‘What’s happening? How come you’re ready to pass out?’ I told them, ‘This is the way it’s going to be. They don’t know what to do with us and so they’re going to shoot us.’ ”

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The Talmud on Interpreting Dreams
Author: Jews for Jesus

Lord of the Universe! I am Thine and my dreams are Thine; a dream have I dreamed and I know not what it is…If they be good dreams, strengthen and fortify them and may they be fulfilled like the dreams of Joseph; but if they require to be amended, heal them as the...

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Issues and Answers
Author: Jews for Jesus

An Open Letter to the Issues Readership Dear Reader: This may be the first edition of Issues you’ve ever received, or you may be a long-time reader of this publication. To date, Issues has printed a number of articles representing Jewish Christian viewpoints on...

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Why Doesn’t the Messiah Come?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Once there was a poor man who, may God spare us all a like fate, did not have a groschen to his soul. Nevertheless, he sat night and day studying Torah with pure intention, as God has bidden. One Friday morning, when his wife discovered that they did not have the...

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The Parable of the Three Rings
Author: Jews for Jesus

When I was a child growing up in New York City, some of my playmates in the neighborhood were of different religious backgrounds. Some were Protestant; some were Catholic. I wasn’t quite sure what the differences between the religions were. My friends seemed to be interested in the same sports I was, went to the same schools I did, and had the same difficulties in their studies. But, when the holidays arrived, each of us celebrated different ones. So, I approached my father and asked him what the difference was between what we believed and what my friends believed. He began to tell me the story of the three rings.

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A Lesson for My Son… About Sin
Author: Jews for Jesus

A Lesson for My Son... About Sin Back in the days when most New York Jews lived in tenements, they would go to the public baths. However, the children were bathed at home in a small washtub. When they grew too big for the washtub, they too went to the public baths....

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An ISSUES Interview [with Dr. Simon Green]
Author: Jews for Jesus

The following is an interview with Dr. Simon Green, a professor of philosophy at one of the largest state universities in the country. Because the questions are pointed, the answers are candid and his position is sensitive, we have changed his name. Q: As a Jew who...

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Torah, the Best Merchandise
Author: Jews for Jesus

Once upon a time a ship carrying merchants and merchandise sailed over the sea, and among the passengers was a great scholar. The merchants began to converse about the wares which they carried with them, and what they intended to buy. Finally they asked the scholar...

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The Talmud and the Gospels
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Talmud and the Gospels No Jewish scholar can fail to recognize that the teaching of Jesus forms one of the most unique codes in the world. Dr. Joseph Klausner, for many years professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, states in his epoch-making book, Jesus...

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The Book of Life
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Book of Life “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life” is the most common greeting for the Jewish New Year season. From the time of Moses onward, the roll call of the redeemed has been closely linked with atonement (reconciliation with God). The...

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How One Jewish Sage Explains the Lack of Sacrifice
Author: Jews for Jesus

Since the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 C.E.and a place for sacrifice was not possible, rabbis sought to explain away the need for the Biblical sacrificial system. Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) is thought to be one of the greatest Jewish philosophers of all...

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A Yom Kippur Prayer
Author: Jews for Jesus

Synagogue is hardly the scene to begin a story about believing in Jesus, but it was there my questions started. The somber strains of Kol Nidre still lingered in my mind from the night before. Captured almost mystically in the walls and windows, they reminded me of...

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The Seder
April 1, 1979
Author: Jews for Jesus

THE SEDER is the religious ceremony which tells the story of Passover. It’s a family-oriented service which includes a meal. There really isn’t anything comparable to it in modern Christian tradition, so if you’ve never been to one, it might best be...

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Shoutout Playlist
January 1, 1970
Topics: our stories
Author: Jews for Jesus

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