Ruth Rosen | San Francisco

Newsletter Editor, Missionary

Ruth Rosen, daughter of Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen, is a staff writer and editor with Jews for Jesus. Her parents raised her with a sense of Jewishness as well as "Jesusness." Ruth has a degree in biblical studies from Biola College in Southern California and has been part of our full-time staff since 1979. She's toured with Jewish gospel drama teams and participated in many outreaches. She writes and edits quite a few of our evangelistic resources, including many broadside tracts. One of her favorites is, "Who Needs Politics." Ruth also helps other Jewish believers in Jesus tell their stories. That includes her father, whose biography she authored in what she says was "one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life." For details, or to order your copy of Called to Controversy the Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus, visit our online store. Ruth also writes shorter "faith journey" stories in books like Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician as well as in booklets like From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home. She edits the Jews for Jesus Newsletter for Christians who want to pray for our ministry and our missionaries. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys writing fiction and playing with her dog, Annie whom she rescued. Ruth says, "Some people say that rescue dogs have issues, and that is probably true. If dogs could talk, they'd probably say that people have issues, and that is probably even more true. I'm glad that God is in the business of rescuing people, (and dogs) despite—or maybe because of—all our issues." You can follow Ruth Rosen on facebook or as RuthARosen on twitter.

Pre-evangelism: what is it, why is it, and how you can do it too
March 19, 2019
Topics: evangelism
Author: Ruth Rosen

Pre-evangelism really is part of evangelism. Painters know that preparation makes up a big portion of the job and that applies to gospel sharing a well.

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Dog-lovers: canine companions can help you share Jesus!
January 22, 2019
Author: Ruth Rosen

Dogs are wonderful gifts from God, but they also can open doors to sharing an even greater gift – the gospel! Find out how a mutual appreciation for dogs can help you tell a friend (or even a stranger) about God.

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Spiritual but not Religious?
Author: Ruth Rosen

Issues relevant to the “spiritual but not religious” movement are so ancient that the Jewish Bible addresses many of them—and so does Jesus in the “Newer” Testament.

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Truth Hurts
Author: Ruth Rosen

Hearing the truth can hurt. We admit it jestingly, but the old axiom has more meaning than most people want to know. When the truth hurts, one must choose either to endure pain or avoid truth—a distressing choice. What does this mean when we apply it to a spiritual reality?

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Jewish and Christian: Can It Be?
Author: Ruth Rosen

Can I be a Jewish Christian? What makes someone Jewish? What’s the difference between a Christian and a Gentile and a Jew for Jesus? All these answers and more, right here!

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Prerequisites to sharing your faith?
July 1, 2017
Author: Ruth Rosen

When is it okay to share your faith in Jesus? Are there prerequisites? What about earning the right to speak into people’s lives? These are great questions, and we’ve given them alot of thought. Please take a few minutes to check out our point of view.

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Passover—Jews for Jesus style
April 27, 2017
Author: Ruth Rosen

During our series of Passover celebrations in Odessa, 25 Jewish people and sixteen Gentiles prayed to begin a new life with God based on what Jesus did for us through His death and resurrection.

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Who’s your (Bible) hero? A devotional look at Jonathan
June 23, 2015
Author: Ruth Rosen

If you could have any Old Testament hero for a personal role model or mentor, who would you choose? Don’t make up your mind till you read this article!

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So what? The conformity of a non-conformist
May 16, 2014
Author: Ruth Rosen

David’s article about Holy Spirit Revival has me thinking… God’s Spirit will move in you mightily when you accept the conformity of a Christian non-conformist.

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Are you divergent?
March 24, 2014
Author: Ruth Rosen

You’re a misfit. You don’t belong. That’s what it means to be “divergent” in the dystopian world created by Veronica Roth, a world where . . .

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When the Truth Hurts
August 7, 2013
Author: Ruth Rosen

Even if it’s true that Jesus is messiah, what does it matter? Why should absolute truth affect us personally? The following is an excerpt from Ruth Rosen’s article “Truth Hurts,” published in ISSUES in July 2011. Few people would actually...

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Judicious or Judgmental?
May 31, 2013
Topics: ruths ramblings
Author: Ruth Rosen

These two words may sound similar but how we affect others when we are judicious could not be more different than how we affect them when we are judgmental. Who wouldn’t want a reputation for being judicious? Wouldn’t you? On the other hand, I don’t...

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What Will You Be Wearing this Yom Kippur?
September 20, 2012
Author: Ruth Rosen

What Will You Be Wearing this Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is a Jewish holy day that is supposed to deal with our shortcomings and get us right with God and each other. Kippur is literally “covering.” Which is interesting b/c apparently,...

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Shamash
November 28, 2008
Author: Ruth Rosen

Hanukkah (which means dedication) is known both as the Feast of Dedication and the Festival of Lights. Mentioned only once in the Bible (John 10:22), it commemorates the victory over the Syrian forces of Antiochus, who had desecrated the Temple and demanded to be...

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Is Proselytizing Bad for the Jews?
Author: Ruth Rosen

Is proselytizing (presenting the “good news”) bad for the Jews?The answer goes beyond agreeing on the meaning of words, concern for Jewish survival or coming to conclusions based on the misdeeds of some followers. It really depends on whether it’s true.

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Why Words Are Important
August 1, 2006
Author: Ruth Rosen

Do you remember teachers who seemed overly picky in correcting your word choices? You’d ask, Can I go to the bathroom?” and the teacher’s reply would be something like, “Are you questioning your physical ability to get to the bathroom or did...

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Provoking to Jealousy
June 1, 2004
Author: Ruth Rosen

We feel the best way to reach Jewish people is to provoke them to jealousy as the Scripture says.” Recently, we find more and more people quoting this verse as they explain why they would rather not take part in a Jews for Jesus outreach coming to their town....

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The Christmas-Resurrection Connection
March 1, 2002
Author: Ruth Rosen

As I write, it’s December and we’ve barely finished celebrating Jesus’ birth. But in the land of newsletter editing, it’s March—time to think about Jesus’ death and Resurrection. It’s all part of the joy of publications—doing...

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Pigs Off the Altar
December 1, 2001
Author: Ruth Rosen

This year Hanukkah falls on December 10 through 17. Send your Jewish friends a Hanukkah greeting if you can! Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication, also known as the Festival of Lights, reminds us of a time when God fought for His people and how they responded. The...

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Past Oppression, Present Excuse?
Author: Ruth Rosen

What can happen when we take our sufferings out of their historical context.

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