April 1991 Newsletter (5751:6)

Independence Day in Israel
June 1, 1991

Yom Ha-Atzmaut (pronounced ‘ahtzma-oot‘) is a national holiday in Israel commemorating the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. The document, officially dated to coincide with the termination of the British Mandate on May 15, 1948, was proclaimed by the Israeli government on the fourteenth because the fifteenth was a Sabbath day. Israel’s Declaration of Independence […]

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War and Peace in the Middle East
Author: Lori Baron

I stood next to the radio, listening to news about the Persian Gulf War. Scud missiles had just landed in Tel Aviv. My heart began to pound and my mind raced as I tried to absorb the facts. I had taken part in a recent month-long evangelistic campaign in Israel. The sights and sounds of […]

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He Said, I’m Starting My Journey Now
Author: Steve Cohen

What a remarkable ending to a fifteen-year story! When I joined Jews for Jesus back in 1976, I wanted everyone to know about Yeshua. But of course like any Jewish believer, I had an even deeper desire to see my own family come to faith. At first I urged my parents to read the evidence […]

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We’re Glad You Asked…

QUESTION: Why does Jews for Jesus call its tract-passing expeditions sorties”? Isn’t that a military term? It seems to me that as God’s people, Christians should be peaceable. After all, Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the sons of God.” ANSWER: You are correct in both statements. God does […]

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Another Unjust Arrest
Author: Mark Landrum

On my way to one of our usual broadsiding locations in downtown Chicago, I noticed a large number of people coming toward me. I was in an area where I had not broadsided before, but it looked like a good place. Our ministry policy encourages us to use every opportunity, so I decided to start […]

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The Mission of Israel in the Old Testament
Author: Rich Robinson

God destined Israel to be a nation with a mission, to be a blessing to all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:1-3). For Israel to fulfill that mission, she had to: Repudiate all that was contrary to God’s truth; Remember that she had embarked on a new life with God; Reflect, through her history, […]

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It Was…A Real Sign!
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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Jewish Proverbs

An old Jewish proverb states: If you want your dreams to come true, don’t sleep. A new Jews for Jesus proverb states: If your dreams are in line with God’s promises you can sleep, because he who keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4).

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Surprise—It’s GOD!
Author: Moishe Rosen

Many Jews from distant lands had come up to Jerusalem for the Pilgrim Festival. Their custom was to celebrate Passover and stay on until after Shavuot (the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost). Those fortunate enough to afford the pilgrimage knew what to expect. They would fulfill their religious responsibilities at the Temple. Then they would […]

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