Letter from Glenn and Alexandra Harris
December 1, 2003
Author: Glenn Harris

Reflections on a Decade with Jews for Jesus My name is Glenn Harris, but I have been called a lot of other names, particularly since I am Jewish and have been a follower of Jesus for twenty-two years now. For a little over ten of those years I served on the staff of...

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The Only Real Failure Is Not Trying
August 1, 1994
Author: Glenn Harris

We Jews for Jesus have found that a bold witness will reap results. We always look forward to street evangelism with great expectation. We expect to be exhausted. We expect blistered feet and sore muscles. We expect some rejection and unpleasantness and the testing of...

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The Birth Pangs of the Messiah
January 1, 1994
Author: Glenn Harris

Gershom is a young Israeli I visited during our 1993 Summer Witnessing Campaign in New York City. He perfectly fit the stereotype of many Israelis who live in Manhattan. He was in the United States temporarily in order to earn enough money to return to Israel and...

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Campaign Training
June 1, 1989
Author: Glenn Harris

I found my two weeks of Campaign training in Chicago quite rigorous but very enjoyable. I appreciated most the lasting things I took with me from that experience. I came away with friendships. As we all strove to meet deadlines, memorize Scripture, and write papers as...

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My Questions Were Answered
March 1, 1988
Author: Glenn Harris

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In my sunny southern California” home Jewishness was very important, especially to my grandfather. He was very religious and extremely committed to giving me a thorough Jewish education. Besides my public school attendance,...

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Parsha: Bereshit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)
January 1, 1970
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Bereshit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8) A Level and Firm Foundation B’resheet בְּרֵאשִׁית‎ (“In the Beginning”) Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 This Shabbat marks the beginning, the starting again of the yearly cycle of synagogue readings. Genesis is called in Hebrew...

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Parsha: Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32) The Urgency of the Task Noach נֹ֫חַ (“Rest”) Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 This week’s Torah portion is entitled Noach, covering Genesis 6:9 to 11:32. It tells us about the catastrophic world-wide Flood which destroyed...

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Parsha: Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27) Go… Now! Lech L’cha לֶךְ-לְךָ (“Go forth!”) Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 The Torah portion this morning is entitled Lech L’cha (“Go forth!”) and spans Genesis 12 through 17. Let me invite you to open your Bibles to Genesis...

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Parsha: Vayera (Genesis 18:1 – 22:24)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayera (Genesis 18:1 – 22:24) Heaven’s Laughter Vayera פרשת וירא (“And He Appeared”) Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 This week’s parasha is entitled Vayera, meaning “and He appeared” and spans Genesis 18 through 22. Our focus is on Avraham. In chapter 18 God...

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Parsha: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18) Lives Well Lived Chayei Sarah חַיֵּי שָׂרָה (“The Life of Sarah”) Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 This week’s parasha, Genesis 23:1 to 25:18, is Chayei Sarah, meaning “The Life of Sarah” the title of which is a little ironic,...

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Parsha: Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9) Trust and Obey Tol’dot תּוֹלְדֹת (“Generations”) Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 The parasha for this week is entitled Tol’dot, which means “generations” and takes us from Genesis 25:19 to 28:9. To the careful reader of...

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Parsha: Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3) Wheeling and Dealing Vayetze וַיֵּצֵא (“And he went forth”) Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 The parasha for this week is named Vayetze, which means “and he went forth”. Jacob has to flee from Be’ersheva to escape the wrath of...

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Parsha: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43) Unfinished Business Vayishlach וַיִּשְׁלַח (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach which means “And he sent” and covers Genesis 32 through 36. It seems to me the theme in this...

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Parsha: Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23) What Dreams Portend Vayeshev וַיֵּשֶׁב‬  (“And he dwelt”) Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 This Shabbat’s parasha is entitled Vayeshev, meaning, ‘and he dwelt’. Jacob is again living in Canaan. Our focus turns to Joseph, Rachel’s...

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Parsha: Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17) The Reallocation of Assets MiKetz מִקֵּץ (“at the conclusion”) Genesis 41:1 – 44:17     The parasha for this week is entitled MiKetz, meaning “at the conclusion” and covers Genesis 41:1-44:17. Joseph has been in...

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Parsha: Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27) The Unveiling! Vayigash וַיִּגַּשׁ‬  (“And he drew near”) Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 The parasha for this week is entitled Vayigash (from the verb meaning to draw near) and covers Genesis 44:18-47:27. Judah, completely unaware that...

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Parsha: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26) A Good End Vayechi וַיְחִי (“And he lived”) Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived“, referring to Joseph, and completes the book of...

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Parsha: Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1) Being on the Right Side of (Repeated) History Shemot שמות (“Names”) Exodus 1:1 – 6:1 Our Torah reading this Shabbat bears the same name as the book it introduces: Shemot meaning “names”. The English name for the book, Exodus, is...

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Parsha: Va’eira (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Va’eira (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35) Lying Lips and a Hard Heart Va’era וָאֵרָא (“And I appeared”) Exodus 6:2 – 9:35   The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Va’era, meaning “…and I appeared” and covers Exodus chapters six through...

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Parsha: Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16) 
Topics: passover, parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)   A Flawless Lamb Bo בֹּא (“Go!”) Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus chapters 10 through most of 13. Despite God’s repeated...

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