Our Russian Ministry in New York
December 1, 1993
Author: Mitch Glaser

Three years ago I was asked to move from San Francisco to New York City to take charge of the New York Branch as well as train all new Jews for Jesus staff missionaries. I came at the beginning of a great influx of Russian Jews. Such a high level of immigration, which last year…

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A Brighton Beach Memoir
September 1, 1993
Author: Mitch Glaser

It was a beautiful summer Saturday. I approached Brighton Beach along Coney Island Avenue, stepped up from the pavement and began walking along the boardwalk. I was greeted by two or three smiling people who were standing near a large sandwich board that read Jews for Jesus.” As I turned toward the steps that led…

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High Holiday Contacts
September 1, 1992
Author: Mitch Glaser

I first met Steve when he and his wife Janet attended our High Holiday services in September of 1990. I had not noticed them, as there were more than 100 people at each of the services. My father, who is not yet a believer, talked to Steve. Then he pulled me aside to tell me…

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Argentina: A Personal Note
July 1, 1992
Author: Mitch Glaser

In 1977 my wife Zhava and I took our first trip together to Argentina. Born in Argentina, Zhava came to the United States when she was 9. Her family continued to speak Spanish and to identify as Argentines, and for me visits to her mother’s and uncle’s houses felt like being in a little Argentina….

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It Was…A Real Sign!
June 1, 1991
Author: Mitch Glaser

Sal is Jewish. Originally from Brooklyn, he now lives in suburban New Jersey. He is married to an Italian woman who converted to Judaism prior to their wedding. They have two small children. Sal has a responsible job with a large New York City bank, and from all outward appearances is successful. He is certainly…

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The Land Still Flows With Milk & Honey
May 1, 1990
Author: Mitch Glaser

As the Jewish people prepared to take the Land of Promise , twelve spies crossed the Jordan River on a fact-finding mission. Two of the twelve, Joshua and Caleb, returned with a good report about God’s faithfulness concerning his promise. The others, and the Israelites who heeded them, never inherited it. Thousands of years later,…

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Prayergate–Exposing the Cover-Up
Author: Mitch Glaser

I quickly scanned the waiting area at the gate to see who else might be boarding the plane and noticed an Orthodox man across the room. This would have been a common sight in New York City, yet in San Francisco it was unusual, even exotic. How strange—it just might be that the Lord arranged…

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Still Burning Brightly
Author: Mitch Glaser

…And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved

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Indeed My Heritage Is Beautiful To Me
Author: Mitch Glaser

I can’t give my name and I want to see Moishe Rosen immediately!” The receptionist at the Jews for Jesus Headquarters in downtown San Francisco was startled but remained outwardly composed. The stranger was well-dressed, clean-shaven with an air of dignity…and deep distress. God’s timing was evident. Moishe was in town and though he doesn’t…

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Should Jewish Believers Make Aliyah to Israel?
Topics: aliyah
Author: Mitch Glaser

Some Jewish believers we met told my husband and me that it is our duty to make aliyah, since the Bible says all Jewish believers in Jesus should live in Israel. We feel drawn to Israel but are confused about this teaching and whether or not we now have the option not to make aliyah….

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Raising the Children of Jewish Believers with a Jewish Identity
Author: Mitch Glaser

We attend a great church; our pastor cares about Jewish people and genuinely appreciates our desire to live as Jews. My two children are involved in the church’s youth ministry and both have accepted the Lord. The problem is, there aren’t many Jewish believers in our community and I am really worried that the children…

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How to Engage in Inductive Bible Study
November 1, 1988
Author: Mitch Glaser

I. Examine the Data (see the whole unit). A. Unit—read the entire book. (Read at one sitting or as quickly and uninterruptedly as possible.) B. Epitomize the book. (State the theme in one sentence.) C. Compartmentalize the book. (Break down into study-sized segments—See how they relate to the theme.) D. Determine the style of the…

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Silence Is Golden
Author: Mitch Glaser

We piled out of our cars then prayed in the parking lot that God would bless our efforts. We walked around the comer to where we could see hundreds of people pouring from the movie theaters while hundreds more lined up for blocks waiting to pour in. The aroma of pizza and pastry was everywhere…

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A Messianic Progress Report
Author: Mitch Glaser

These are exciting days for Jewish believers in Jesus…perhaps the most exciting since the first century! The Messianic movement has made tremendous headway in dispelling the myth that developed—the myth that Jews cannot believe in Jesus. The dynamic growth which has taken place in the last twenty years is not merely the work of gifted…

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The Egg and Miriam or: A Post-Easter Assessment
Author: Mitch Glaser

So I’ve mentioned my children in past Mishpochah Messages; please, bear with this Jewish father. I couldn’t expect you to recognize the fact that our two are the brightest, most intelligent children in the world, but the doctor’s name is Miriam and the lawyer is Jenni. They are wonderful kids who do not make it…

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What’s Behind the Chopped Liver Swan? OR, Lifestyles of the Messianic
Author: Mitch Glaser

Stuart Dauermann walked into what he thought was a kosher delicatessen and saw what he thought was a Jewish counterman putting together what he thought was a ham sandwich with mayonnaise on white bread. With astonishment he stared at the apparently Jewish proprietor and said, Isn’t that a ham sandwich?” To which the answer came,…

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Lights: Blinking or Blazing?
Author: Mitch Glaser

What do Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Mitch Glaser have in common? We’ve all been on the road to Singapore.” Only I wasn’t singing and dancing and ogling Dorothy Lamour. Well, actually, I did do some singing and just a little dancing…but the only thing I ogled was some magnificent scenery. I was just one…

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Anti-Missionary Mischief
Author: Mitch Glaser

Received any harassing letters lately telling why you should reject faith in Jesus? The Jews for Jesus staff have been receiving unwanted and unwelcome mail. Some letters and literature are to annoy us, other communications are designed to dissuade us from our faith. Perhaps you won’t be bothered with such mail, but it’s good to…

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Acceptance: The Jewish Dilemma
Author: Mitch Glaser

What does it mean to be Jewish? The answer evades us. Rabbis are less than unanimous in defining what a Jew is. For some, being Jewish means a lifetime of wandering through the Sinai wilderness of identity. I remember a major debate that I shared with other young Hebrew school students my age. The question…

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The Crisis of Christmas
Topics: christmas
Author: Mitch Glaser

One of my first real jobs was working for one of my mother’s friends, named Morris. Each November Morris’ Christmas store would reopen and I would busy myself with stocking the shelves. I saw to it that the brightly colored balls, the tinsel, the lights and the ceramic angels were all in their places. All…

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