Guilt, Action and Human Nature: Lessons from the Holocaust
Author: Moishe Rosen

What lessons can we learn from the Holocaust? Is guilt good enough? Human nature, history, the capacity for evil, and the ability to fight it. Read on here.

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Jews for Christmas: Paradox, Propaganda or Perhaps a Legitimate Choice?
Author: Moishe Rosen

When people call themselves Messianic Jews, or Jews for Jesus or Jewish believers in Jesus, it has to do with culture and ethnicity. It is the way they identify themselves and their people.

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Israel and the Church – A Replacement?
October 1, 2006
Author: Moishe Rosen

Every serious Christian needs to ask, “Who and what is Israel? What should it mean to me?”

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Moishe Rosen’s Story
May 2, 2006
Author: Moishe Rosen

Moishe Rosen’s Story I wasn’t looking for Jesus or God or anything ontological. I kept my nose to the grindstone. My goal in life was nothing big: I wanted to earn a good living and be able to afford a middle-class lifestyle. But even if I wasn’t...

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Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be)
December 14, 2005
Topics: christmas
Author: Moishe Rosen

Christmas Is a Jewish Holiday (or at least it should be) If Christmas isn’t exactly a Jewish holiday — then it ought to be Jews should be able to join in with others in celebrating the birth of the greatest Jew that ever lived maybe some of us Jews...

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Lessons from Leaven: A Message from Moishe
April 1, 2003
Author: Moishe Rosen

God uses everyday items, the familiar and mundane, to teach many truths. Throughout the Old Testament we see how He gave the Hebrews symbols and metaphors to make something small mean much. For example, leaven or hometz was forbidden from most sacrifices, and it was...

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The Universe is Broken… Who on Earth Can Fix It?
Author: Moishe Rosen

If the creation story is true, then should God and the Bible hold power in our lives?

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Resurrection Reflections
April 1, 2001
Author: Moishe Rosen

If you want to worship a dead Jew, that’s up to you. The man’s glib remark passed without malice, indeed, without thought. I couldn’t blame him—a reasonable, Jewish man—because he didn’t know what I know: it’s true that Jesus is a Jew,...

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Jewish Spirituality and the Holy Spirit
Author: Moishe Rosen

A look at the Jewish yearning for spirituality questions whether increased spiritual practices will provide a real connection with God.

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Excellence Is Better Than Success
April 1, 1999
Author: Moishe Rosen

In recent months, we have been looking at our list of Jews for Jesus Core Values, examining them one by one. These values are fundamental to the identity, actions and commitments of our ministry. This month’s core value is: striving for excellence in all that we...

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A Prophet Like Unto Moses
Author: Moishe Rosen

When we see Yeshua in heaven, certainly Moshe Rabeynu will be there too, because he was the one who knew and foretold his coming and trusted in him.

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Judaism Teaches that … or Does It?
Author: Moishe Rosen

The teachings of Judaism contain a variety of viewpoints and cannot be looked upon as a monolithic explanation of what Jews believe.

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Moishe’s Musings on Leadership
Author: Moishe Rosen

As you read this, Jews for Jesus is in transition. In May, David Brickner was elected the new Executive Director of Jews for Jesus! David decided to remain in New York until after the Summer Witnessing Campaign since he was slated to lead the Campaign before he was...

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God Appreciates Us
November 1, 1995
Author: Moishe Rosen

When I say God appreciates us, I mean something more than just the common usage of the term. For example, I might say that I appreciate the extra cup of coffee in a restaurant or my wife’s patience with me when I’m late for dinner, and often I write to...

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Come Aside and Rest a While
August 1, 1995
Author: Moishe Rosen

In my early days as a Christian, we often sang a hymn at church called Work, for the Night Is Coming.” It was based on the passage where Yeshua (Jesus) told His disciples, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when...

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The Fear of the Lord
June 1, 1995
Topics: fear
Author: Moishe Rosen

Generally fear is not considered a virtue. Fear leads us to avoid what we ought to face, hide from what we ought to confront and deny what we need to affirm. We often link fear with cowardice, timidity and weakness. Yet one kind of fear is a strength rather than a...

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Politically Correct Words That Obscure the Truth: Some Politically Incorrect Observations
April 1, 1995
Author: Moishe Rosen

Sometimes reality is harsh. The truth often hurts. To soften the abrasive nature of certain truths, we invent euphemisms to avoid thoughts of what is unpleasant to us or to others. Sometimes these euphemisms or politically correct” terms are harmless; at other...

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The Value of Prayer
August 1, 1994
Topics: temptation
Author: Moishe Rosen

Are things going easy for you in your life as a believer in Jesus? If they are too easy, you might be headed downhill. In the journey of faith, there is no such thing as “front sliding!” Easy coasting will only move you backward because moving forward takes effort....

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Am Yisrael Chai
Author: Moishe Rosen

Despite the Holocaust, the God and people of Israel live.

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We Should Apologize to Jacob
February 1, 1994
Author: Moishe Rosen

In the forty years that I’ve been listening to sermons, I have been amazed at the extent that Bible expositors tend to repeat one another. They do it continually, and if they were aware of it they might be embarrassed. Maybe preachers repeat one another so much...

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What Does It Take to Get Your Attention?
September 1, 1993
Author: Moishe Rosen

Moses was startled! He had spent forty years shepherding. He knew each rock and rill, each barren spot and where the grass grew tall. As shepherds do, he knew each of his sheep by name, and probably had named some of the predators as well. Not much happened during...

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You Cannot Harvest What You Have Not Sown
August 1, 1992
Author: Moishe Rosen

Summertime is a gift from God. We enjoy long sunny days, flowers, delicious fruit and well-earned vacations, with time to relax in a shaded hammock and sip lemonade. People in the northern hemisphere are enjoying summer right now, while those in the southern...

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If God Lived on Earth, They Would Break His Windows
January 1, 1991
Topics: purim
Author: Moishe Rosen

There’s an old Yiddish saying: If God lived on earth, they would break his windows.” As believers we know that God does live on earth. As we receive him and yield ourselves to him, he walks where our feet walk and touches what our hands touch. But it was...

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In Appreciation Of Music Ministers
February 1, 1990
Topics: music, worship
Author: Moishe Rosen

Suppose someone had a great asset for achieving an important goal but seldom used it. Suppose this person was failing to accomplish by other means what the unused asset could achieve. The Body of Christ possesses such a God-given asset which it repeatedly neglects and...

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The Holy Spirit
November 1, 1989
Topics: trinity, holy spirit
Author: Moishe Rosen

Before they become believers, Jewish people cannot understand the Trinity. Some think that Father, Son and Holy Ghost means the Creator of the universe, a human hero to whom the Gentiles have attributed kind of “junior deity” status, and finally the...

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A Story for Passover
Author: Moishe Rosen

My hobby is photography. One of the photos I value highly is no prize-winning snapshot; I couldn’t exhibit it or sell it for publication. But I cherish it because it has special meaning for me. It was taken in the Egyptian room of the Museum of Natural History...

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Who Is the Adversary?
April 1, 1989
Author: Moishe Rosen

Passover is here again, the time we commemorate Israel’s redemption from Egypt and remember the sorrow that turned to joy. Surely at some point in their enslavement the Hebrews must have tried to resist Pharaoh’s tyranny, yet history makes no mention of it...

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Advent Rage
December 1, 1988
Topics: christmas
Author: Moishe Rosen

Kettle bells jingle. Toes, ears and noses tingle. Carols waft , through the air, and everyone is trying to project joy, peace and goodwill. The spirit of the Advent season is upon us, and most people are enjoying it. Once again it’s time to extend our gospel...

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Merry Christmas—Jewish Style: How to Include Jewish Friends and Neighbors in Your Celebration
Author: Moishe Rosen

Christians can use this special season to share the good news of Messiah in a sensitive manner. Here are some answers to the most frequent questions concerning the Christmas season and the Jewish people.

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Why Does Our Team Have All the Wimps?
November 1, 1988
Author: Moishe Rosen

Last summer in New York for the Summer Witnessing Campaign I was wearing a Jews for Jesus T-shirt and distributing tracts at the public library on Fifth Avenue. A man approached me and said, Christianity is for weaklings and wimps. You go to the average church, and...

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God Doesn’t Make Excuses
September 1, 1987
Author: Moishe Rosen

God doesn’t make excuses, give excuses, nor does he need to be excused. People, on the other hand, seem to need excuses for what they do—or fail to do. Some of the excuses we make represent a great deal of creativity in the field of cosmogony (the branch of...

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Images
July 1, 1987
Author: Moishe Rosen

We just got a Macintosh computer. In fact this article is being typed on it. Learning how to use it was filled with all kinds of little surprises, including the unique use of certain words. One of those unusually used terms is icon.” In “computerese”...

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Israel
May 1, 1987
Author: Moishe Rosen

Hammer blows of terrorist episodes and the Israeli response have sensitized the world to an awareness of that tiny bastion of democracy” at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. Israel is many things to various people. During the Jesus Revolution, there was a...

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Blood Sacrifice
September 1, 1986
Author: Moishe Rosen

I had been a believer in Jesus for just a few weeks when a church member asked me, Since the Temple has been destroyed and the priesthood has been dispersed, what do Jews do for a blood sacrifice?” I didn’t know how to answer that question. I thought it...

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The Holocaust, Forgiveness and Evangelism
April 1, 1986
Topics: passover
Author: Moishe Rosen

The furor of spring 1985 has died down, but the injuries have not healed. President Reagan laid hold of a veritable hornet’s nest last year when he announced his impending visit to a German military cemetery to honor those killed in World War II. Shrill sounds...

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Fear Vs. Concern
January 1, 1986
Topics: satan, fear
Author: Moishe Rosen

During the dark days of World War II the free world was on the edge of panic. Hitler seemed invincible. Through the blitzkrieg technique, he amassed victory after victory until his vaunted might seemed a fact instead of a mere boast The blitzkrieg worked—not because...

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Church Giving vs. Missionary Giving
November 1, 1985
Author: Moishe Rosen

The time of year has come when we begin to be inundated with appeal letters from Christian and not-so-Christian organizations, all dramatizing their needs. This can become a bewildering and even disillusioning experience for those who really want to serve God and...

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A Calendar That Tells More Than the Date
Author: Moishe Rosen

The central theme of the message which brought Jewish people together and bound us to one another is Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one God.” In this affirmation, there are many inferences to be understood. Some would look no further than the interpretation...

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A Calendar That Tells More Than the Date
Author: Moishe Rosen

The central theme of the message which brought Jewish people together and bound us to one another is Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one God.” In this affirmation, there are many inferences to be understood. Some would look no further than the interpretation...

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Conversion of the Gentiles—The Modernist Way
January 1, 1980
Author: Moishe Rosen

And the sons of foreigners shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee; for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favor have I had mercy on thee. -Isaiah 60:10 The Rabbi said to me, Why do you find it necessary to proselytize us?” I think my...

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Old Leaven In The New Lump
April 1, 1979
Author: Moishe Rosen

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us…” – I Corinthians 5:7 At this Passover time, we should all be mindful of the leaven that must be removed from our lives. The...

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