Samuel Rood | New York


Sam Rood is a missionary at the New York branch of Jews for Jesus. Sam received his theological training at Biola University. He and his wife, Rebekah, live in Brooklyn and serve together as Jews for Jesus missionaries.

The Israelites Blew It—and So Do We
Topics: moses, golden calf
Author: Samuel Rood

I remember watching the closing moments of The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Spielberg’s animated telling of the Exodus story. Moses descends Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets, and uplifting music plays as the movie ends.

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Lag BaOmer – A great day for a Messianic wedding!
May 5, 2015
Author: Samuel Rood

Growing up in a Messianic Jewish family, I knew all about Passover, Hanukkah, Purim and Sukkot. But I didn’t hear about Lag B’Omer until I moved to New York City and took a Hebrew class.  There I learned that for many religious Jews this holiday holds deep significance. 

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Yizkor for Bonhoeffer
April 9, 2013
Author: Samuel Rood

We recently observed Yom Hashoah—a day set aside to remember the 6,000,000 victims of the Holocaust. IIn Jewish practice, it is important to remember (yizkor) the dead on the date of their death and to say Kaddish, a traditional Hebrew prayer, in their memory. Today...

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Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
November 27, 2012
Author: Samuel Rood

Une bouteille à la mer (A Bottle in the Gaza Sea) was shown at the recent Other Israel Film Festival sponsored by the Manhattan Jewish Community Center. It is a film about the friendship between a young Jewish woman living in Jerusalem and a young Palestinian man from...

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