April 2006 Newsletter (5766:8)

The BYG* Pic
April 1, 2006
Topics: passover, poetry

*Behold Your God is our dream of reaching every city outside of Israel with a Jewish population of 25,000 or more. This month we come to Lyon, France, the second to last city slated for a Behold Your God campaign. The city of Lyon is approximately two hours south of Paris. According to the Jewish…

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A Haiku for Passover

The following haiku” is also a riddle for Passover. To what do you suppose it refers? Fish that cannot swim— Balls that should not bounce, On our Passover tables. ANSWER One traditional “starter” dish before the Passover meal is gefilte fish. Gefilte fish don’t swim because they are not an actual species of fish; they…

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Meet Our New Missionary Trainees!

My name is Sara Herr. I am 23 years old, was born in California, raised in Las Vegas and I am the only child of Jewish parents who both believe in Jesus. Growing up I attended Hebrew school and learned many things about my Jewish identity, but I also learned who Jesus is and what…

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Missionary Seasons
Author: Stephen Katz

One thing people might not realize about being a missionary is that it has its seasons—and like most walks of life, it has accompanying ups and downs. For the missionary in training, everything is a combination of nervousness and excitement. But in time, that passes. A sense of confidence and greater trust in the Lord…

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Back to Berlin: Reflections from Behold Your God

I had never been to Berlin before August 2005, yet I felt as though I was returning. Thoughts of Berlin have occupied much thought, study and yes, anguish in my life as a Jew. This was the center of the Nazi war effort. This was where Adolph Hitler gave orders in his attempt to take…

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Moishe’s Musings: The Missing Ingredient
Author: Moishe Rosen

The elements that make a thing to be what it is can’t be compromised. Bread without yeast becomes matzoh. Oceans without water become very long, very dry valleys of sand. Marriages without love become a version of Hell. A church with a missing ingredient becomes a social club. The ingredients of the Church may not…

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Bits from the Branches

New York These are the kinds of stories we remind ourselves of when we find it tough to hand out tracts: Gregory Furman reports, One Saturday after services at my congregation, a gentleman named Anatoly approached me and said, ‘You don’t remember me but about two years ago during the summer you were handing out…

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Jewish Roots, Jewish Savior

This month marks a timely convergence of important Jewish and Christian celebrations. Passover begins at sundown on April 12 and continues for a week that includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday. Passover does not always overlap with the holidays commemorating Christ’s passion but when it does, it raises an important and controversial issue…

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Jewish Holidays This Month

Passover, the festival of redemption begins at sundown on April 12. It is appropriate to send greeting cards to Jewish friends for this holiday. It would also be wonderful if you were able to invite a friend to a Christ in the Passover presentation by one of our missionaries. To see if anyone is speaking…

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