April 1998 Newsletter (5758:8)

Don’t Pass Over Israel’s Jubilee
April 1, 1998

This month marks the dual observances of the Festival of Passover on April 14th as well as the 50th year since the founding of the modern State of Israel on April 30th. You may have heard this year’s 50th anniversary described as a Jubilee year. In Scripture, every 50th year in Israel was to be […]

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The Jubilee

Key Old Testament passage: Leviticus 25 Key Concepts: liberty, freedom, justice How: The jubilee was ushered in with the blast of a ram’s horn. In fact, The name jubilee” comes from the Hebrew word yovel meaning “ram’s horn.”* What happened: A fresh start All Israelite bondslaves (those who had sold themselves into slavery to pay […]

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It Started in Israel…

I began my missionary service with Jews for Jesus on February 1, 1974. I was twenty-seven years old at the time. The ministry was little more than a year old, so people kept asking me What will you be doing five years from now?” The question seemed to imply that I was doing a good […]

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Project Joshua—An Adventure Begins
Author: Josh Sofaer

It all started over my Christmas school break in 1991. I was living in Lake Tahoe, a small mountain town in the California Sierras. Jews for Jesus sponsored a trip to Israel for college students—well, not just any college students, but Jewish students who believe in Jesus as Messiah and Savior. When I heard about […]

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Project Joshua: A Little Known Outreach of Jews for Jesus
Author: Stephen Katz

Why Project Joshua? We wanted a vehicle to train Jewish Christian college students in evangelism, get them excited about their roots and acquaint them with the land and the people of Israel. Project Joshua enables us to select fifteen bright and highly motivated Jewish Christian college students to do just that. Our two week program […]

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More Adventures from the Liberated Wailing Wall…

Paula and Daphne were helping people at our materials table after a presentation when a man began asking Daphne about the prices of the CDs, and whether or not we took credit cards since he’d left his check book at home. Paula was shocked when she overheard team leader Joe tell Daphne under his breath, […]

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Passover Ramblings
Author: Ruth Rosen

Growing up in a Jewish Jesus-believing family can make a kid scrappy, especially if said kid inherited scrappy genes from one or both parents to begin with. So if Passover found me patiently munching a peanut butter and jelly on matzoh sandwich (which clings to the roof of one’s mouth like a two-year-old to her […]

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Bits from the Branches

From Odessa, Ukraine, outreach worker Vlad Rechovsky reports, The Lord gave me great joy from my visit with a Jewish woman named Sima. It turned out she lives with another Jewish woman, Sarra—and it happened that when we came they had a visitor named Dina, who was also Jewish! So instead of visiting one Jewish […]

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