Josh Turnil | Paris

Branch Leader

Joshua Turnil is the leader of the Paris branch of Jews for Jesus. Josh will fill you in on what is happening in Jewish evangelism in France. Joshua was born in New York and has a bachelors degree in French literature. His wife, Delphine, who is French, has a degree in American literature. He has three children, Ilan, Lilya and Levia. Josh has also produced a music album, “Praise and Glory,” and several evangelistic videos.

Anti-Semitism in France: Where Ancient History Meets Modern Rhetoric
Author: Joshua Turnil

What is it like to be a Messianic Jew living in Paris during this time of heightened anti-Semitism? Here is a sobering look at it and an exploration of what’s at the root of this problem.

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It Could Have Been Me
November 24, 2015
Author: Joshua Turnil

It could have been me. Right there next to the bullet-ridden door and behind the police tape that now decorates what was once the Bataclan café. 

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An Open Letter to Christian Friends from a Jew in France
Author: Joshua Turnil

Anti-Semitism threatens the foundations of the Christian faith and undermines the saving message of the gospel.

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Jesus and Jewish Suffering: a Perspective from Paris
Author: Joshua Turnil

If one were to give a hard and honest look at the heritage of Israel’s heroes, one would be forced to concede that it is not a triumphant past. Moses, at his apogee, came down from a holy mountain experience only to be “welcomed” by collective and...

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Yartzheit for the Cardinal
Author: Joshua Turnil

Jean-Marie Lustiger walked nervously up to the dais to preside over his first mass. The church was packed and the silence palpable. Just as the young priest was about to speak, someone from the crowd yelled, “Get the Jews out!” Lustiger’s reply broke the stunned...

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