April 2005 Newsletter (5765:8)

Bits from the Branches
April 1, 2005

Los Angeles Cyril Gordon reports, A young Jewish man named Jonathan received the Lord as a child, but fell away in his teens after immersing himself in rabbinic Judaism. I began meeting with him, as I had practiced religious Judaism for about four years and could understand some of the struggles Jonathan was having with…

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Two Sides of the Street
Topics: passover

I was standing on the corner of Powell and Market Streets at the top of the escalator leading to the subway in downtown San Francisco. It was hot. I had been standing there for nearly two hours and it was nearly time to go, but I stayed just a few minutes more. That’s when Sam”…

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Passover Notes
Topics: passover

Passover begins at sundown on April 23. Jewish people often refer to Passover by its Hebrew pronunciation, Pesach (pay-sockh), and it is also known as the Feast of Redemption. Passover commemorates the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, and is named after the paschal lamb. It was the blood of that lamb on the doorposts that…

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Passover Praises

It is too early to report on this year’s Passover tours, though if you have e-mail, we are able to give more up-to-the-minute reports through our Real Time e-letter. However, we can tell you some of the things that happened last year, to inspire you to pray for the gospel seed that has been sown…

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An Excerpt from Renee and Richard: A True Love Story
Author: Richard Abend

The following are excerpts from an article that appeared in the February edition of ISSUES, our bimonthly publication for Jewish seekers. I never thought I’d get married, for the simple reason that I never thought I would ever meet someone who would love me just for who I am, faults and all. And then I…

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Why Passover and Easter are a Month Apart This Year
Author: Rich Robinson

To paraphrase the First Question asked each year at Passover: Why is this year different from all other years?” Or most other years, anyway. Answer: in most other years, Passover and Easter fall within close proximity of each other, but in 2005 they fall a month apart. The reason for this divergence is found in…

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