Susan Perlman | San Francisco
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Director of Communications, Missionary
Susan Perlman is one of the co-founders of Jews for Jesus. Susan is the associate executive director of Jews for Jesus and also director of communications for the organization. She also serves as the editor in chief of ISSUES, their evangelistic publication for Jewish seekers. She left a career track in New York City to help launch Jews for Jesus in San Francisco in the early 1970s. See more here.
Gedalia was a kid (baby goat) with no future—no future, that is, other than being passed on a platter from one guest to the next at the Passover seder of Yossel and Shayna Rabinovitch.
Heshie thought it was a waste of time to study the Holy Book. Until he was transported to the time of Judah the Maccabee…
When I was diagnosed with cancer, my mother said to me, “Why you, Susan?” I remember replying, “Why not me? Would it be better if it were someone else’s daughter?
A recent controversial decision by the Israeli government will affect men and women who pray at the Western (Wailing) Wall
I discovered quickly, upon our first interaction over thirty years ago, Rose Price was an original. Anyone who knew her would tell you that. And even if you didn’t know her, you’d know it the moment you heard her story…
Anti-Semitism seems to be at a high right now. After the horrific Paris attacks and the general anti-Jewish sentiment throughout Europe, perhaps Israel’s Prime Minister (his country has the largest Jewish population in the world) has concerns that are warranted. Iran (Persia of old) has a long history of looking to get rid of Jews. […]
Who is the One who can unite us during the Hanukkah/Christmas season?
The Jewish Daily Forward, a well-known publication in the Jewish community (117-year-old paper), recently resurrected the issue of Jewish evangelism from a traditional Jewish perspective. Are the Jewish people meant to be mission-minded? Did God choose us for a purpose that we’re to share with others? Read the Answer.
Why all the suffering in the world? Why isn’t there real and lasting peace? Why all the persecutions in the name of Jesus? Why don’t rabbis believe in him? Why doesn’t he say so? There is an answer for each of these questions, if you are interested. Of course, if you’re only looking to disprove […]
When the junk dealer’s goods appeared to be magically restored, the good citizens of Vaysechvoos was sure Messiah was at the door!
Tending the Garden of Life? “Is the environment a Jewish concern?” asks Rabbi Eric Lankin, chief of institutional advancement and education for the Jewish National Fund. “Under tikkun olam, we have an obligation and need to restore the broken world. We have an obligation to love all of God’s creatures. When we endanger something, we […]
Just because the media spotlight is off of Tim Tebow, doesn’t mean that avid football fans who are interested in God, don’t have a story to tell. The NFC/AFC championship games are this coming Sunday. And there are several scenarios that could become reality: There could be a re-match of Super Bowl XLII with the […]
What Hanukkah Has to Show Us If you listen to the Jewish experts, they all seem to agree on one thing: one of the greatest threats to Jewish survival is assimilation. Some say that assimilation is a result of intermarriage and are quick to point out that the rate of Jewish-Gentile marriages is on the […]
Purim is all about survival—the survival of the Jewish people. It is as relevant today as is was in the sixth century b.c. when the story of Purim (recorded in the book of Esther) first unfolded. It remains relevant because, as a people, we’ve faced continual threats to our survival. In ancient Egypt it was […]
Elli met a group of Israelis in Chinatown. They asked him if he spoke Hebrew. Since he did, they proceeded to ask him a very Jewish question: “Where can we find a good Chinese restaurant?”; Elli, hoping to satisfy a different kind of hunger, then asked them a question: “Who do you think Jesus is?”; So goes a typical day in New York on our summer witnessing campaign!”
On December 8, Susan Perlman hosted a special gathering on behalf of Jews for Jesus in celebration of the new book, Jews and the Gospel at the end of History: A Tribute to Moishe Rosen. It was a time for some of Moishe’s friends to come and visit with him, as well as have him […]
In Vaysechvoos, as for Jews everywhere, Pesach was a very special occasion. Each house was made spotless and bright. All chometz was removed and all the special Passover dishes and utensils were brought out. The families eagerly awaited the celebration with its lengthy and elaborate telling of the Exodus story. The youngest sons spent hours […]