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Teshuvah Means Repentance
September 1, 1992
Author: Joshua Moss

The weekly sermon by a rabbi to his congregation is a comparatively modern custom. In earlier times a rabbi’s role was not pastor of a congregation, but spiritual judge of the community. He was expected to deliver rulings in Jewish law, not homilies. There were two exceptions—two Sabbaths when the rabbi would address the congregation. […]

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Heaven, Our Precious Inheritance
July 1, 1991
Author: Joshua Moss

1 Peter 1:4 says that we who belong to Christ have an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled, and that does not fade away, reserved for us in heaven. What is this precious inheritance? 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things […]

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The Prayer That is Not a Prayer
September 1, 1990
Author: Joshua Moss

Perhaps the best known of all the High Holiday synagogue melodies is the haunting Kol Nidre that ushers in the Day of Atonement. Yet in reality this most significant passage of the Jewish High Holiday liturgy is not a prayer at all. Kol Nidre marks the performance of a Jewish legal ceremony performed in the […]

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An Open Letter To A Doubter
June 1, 1990
Author: Joshua Moss

Recently I spoke with a man who had professed to be a Jewish believer in Yeshua but now was faltering in his faith. It was partly due to his being influenced by anti-missionary literature he had received. He gave me the pamphlet and asked me to answer the points it raised. I am opening my […]

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Moses: Defeat And Deliverance
April 1, 1990
Author: Joshua Moss

As a child of God, has serving him ever brought you into conflict with those you loved most? Have you ever felt discouraged that what God called you to do was beyond your ability? Have you ever felt that life as a believer was not getting any easier, and that victories too quickly gave way […]

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A Failure to Understand
September 1, 1989
Author: Joshua Moss

The Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar year. If Jewish people ever think about the issue of sin and reconciliation to God, they will think about it during this season. Therefore, the few weeks before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a […]

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Bible Twisting?
January 1, 1989
Author: Joshua Moss

Jews for Jesus often encounters accusations from the Jewish community. Aside from the favorite argument that we are no longer Jews, they say that in our attempts to prove that Jesus is the Messiah, we twist the meaning of passages from the Tanach, the Hebrew Bible. It is easy to level the accusation that a […]

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Why I Aspire To Be A Missionary
August 1, 1987
Author: Joshua Moss

After a year of service with our Jews for Jesus Los Angeles branch, I rejoined the Liberated Wailing Wall, our mobile evangelistic team. Looking back on that year’s experience as a branch missionary and looking ahead to my future, I have what seem to be conflicting feelings. I found my time in Los Angeles to […]

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Siddur Vs. Scripture
July 1, 1987
Author: Joshua Moss

While Jewish people regard the Torah or Five Books of Moses as the most holy portion of religious literature, the book closest to the heart of a religious Jew is his siddur, the prayer book. Except for the weekly synagogue readings, the Holy Scriptures may be unfamiliar to him, but the prescribed prayers of the […]

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Waves of Transition (Part Two)
March 1, 1987
Author: Joshua Moss

About a year ago, Gina and I had a picture from our wedding printed in this Newsletter. We have been married for a year now, and our ministry and marriage are going through a major change as we leave the Los Angeles branch to join the Liberated Wailing Wall music team for another tour of […]

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Discipleship, What Is It?
July 1, 1986
Author: Joshua Moss

The New Testament is a Jewish book! With one possible exception (Luke, who may have been a Gentile proselyte) every author is Jewish. But more than that, the very structure and flavor of the New Testament reflect the Jewish culture of its time. As I studied Judaism for the purpose of witnessing more effectively, I […]

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Smoke Screens
April 1, 1986
Author: Joshua Moss

As we in Jews for Jesus present the gospel to Jewish people, we often encounter various objections to our message. An objection is really different from a question. A person sincerely seeking to know the truth and willing to believe in Christ would logically ask questions to clear up whatever part of the message he […]

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The Genealogy of Messiah, Son of David
December 1, 1985
Topics: christmas
Author: Joshua Moss

As we open the pages of the New Testament, the very first words we read deal with the genealogy of Yeshua. Matthew begins: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” The Apostle goes on to present a lengthy record that spans the generations from Patriarch Abraham […]

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Shovuos: Two Kinds of Glory
May 1, 1985
Author: Joshua Moss

On the second night of Passover, Jewish people begin the counting of the omer, which means sheaf.” In Temple times the first sheaf of the barley harvest was offered on the 16th of Nisan. Then began the counting of 50 days as the Israelites waited to see whether God would bless their wheat harvest. Shovuos […]

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Emotions Run High at Easter
April 1, 1985
Author: Joshua Moss

Last year during the final week of Lent, I visited a certain large church to present Christ in the Passover. It was their custom during this season to read a relatively long section of the Passion narrative before the sermon, and I sat alone on the platform as the pastor read from the Gospel of […]

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