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Why Jesus? Because of who he is. Because of what he said. Because his reality transforms lives in the midst of a broken world. Because he fulfills the hopes of our Jewish people, and of the rest of the world. Because he atones for our sins. Because believing in him makes sense. There are as many reasons for “why Jesus” as there are followers of him. Discover what some of them have found.

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Why Melissa chose to believe in Jesus for herself, and not for her parents
June 1, 2017

Melissa Weinisch was born to Messianic parents. Melissa accepted Jesus as the Messiah at age five for herself and not just for her parents. This article and video share Melissa’s journey of not just being a believer in Jesus but rather being pursuer of God, seeking Him with all of her body, soul, and spirit.

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Why David Started His Journey of Faith as a Young Child
April 2, 2017
Author: David Minsky

This Israeli young man grew up with all the right information, but truly discovered God’s presence after his IDF service. Watch David Minsky’s story here.

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Why Robyn did not want to believe in Jesus.
January 1, 2017
Author: Robyn Wilk
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Steffi Geiser Rubin’s Story
June 15, 2015

Steffi Geiser Rubin was commissioned by Jews for Jesus to create the art for “Multitudes.” Originally from the Bronx, Steffi grew up with a strong Jewish background. In January of 1971 she encountered a man named Moishe Rosen at a Bible study on the UC Berkeley campus. “What do you think God wants from you?” […]

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Why Ruth, a holocaust survivor, found hope in Jesus
April 2, 2014
Author: Ruth Horak
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Science & Faith: Dr. James Tour’s Story
September 12, 2013

A focus on scientist Dr. James Tour as featured in the documentary, Science & Faith: A Season for Reason Theme Week
CTS Ontario/CTS Alberta
Saturday Sept. 21/13 9:00pm as part of “The Doc Side”
Dr. James Tour-Most distinguished nanotechnology researchers in the world-Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

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One Way Out
January 2, 2013
Author: Mike Oppenheimer
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Zinaida Abramovna: A Daughter of Abraham
December 2, 2011
Author: Zinaida Abramovna

I was born in 1932 in Belarus. My parents were religious; they knew God. My father was a rabbi and was sent to prison for five years for conducting circumcision rituals. My father always took me to the synagogue, but I did not understand anything there. I only understood Yiddish. My father always prayed before meals, “Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu,” then he dipped bread into salt and then we could eat.

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Why Jhan, a child of Holocaust survivors, journeyed to a place that led him to Jesus.
May 27, 2010

When I was about five years old, I crawled into my father’s lap and touching his arm lightly, I asked, “What is that number?” Without flinching, he explained how he had been marked in the concentration camps, where very bad men treated people like numbers, not human beings. He didn’t offer much more information until […]

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Journeys of Faith: Michael Sischy Feature
April 28, 2010
Author: MichaelSischy

Dr. Michael Sischy qualified as a General Medical Practitioner from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993. He joined Jews for Jesus in January 1999 after being active in the state and private health care sectors for five years. Michael comes from a traditional Orthodox Jewish background. His mother’s death from colon cancer in 1990 […]

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Amer Olson | Journey of Faith | Jewish Artist for Jesus
January 17, 2010
Author: Amer Olson

Amer Olson is the director of the Chicago branch of Jews for Jesus. He grew up in Minneapolis in a family that celebrated Hanukkah and Passover as well as Christmas and Easter — his mother is Jewish and his father is Gentile. Later, while studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Amer began […]

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Josh Brodlt’s Story
December 12, 2007

Josh can hardly remember a time when he was not acquainted with the Liberated Wailing Wall’s music as well as his father’s stories about their adventures “on the road.” When he heard how his dad had been punched in the stomach in South Africa, Josh was deeply impacted. “I thought of the places where Jesus says, ‘Blessed are you when men hate you for my name’s sake.’ I thought, what a privilege to take a punch for Jesus.”

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My Life in Story
May 19, 2006
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Moishe Rosen’s Story
May 2, 2006
Author: Moishe Rosen
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Jews in Pakistan?!
January 1, 2005
Author: Karl deSouza
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Dr. Richard Ganz: The Revival of a Rebel Jew
January 1, 2004
Author: Richard Ganz
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Then I Met Messiah
January 1, 1978
Author: Ceil Rosen
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Shoutout Playlist
January 1, 1970
Author: Jews for Jesus

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