August 2008 Newsletter (5768:12)

Tisha B’Av: Why are Some Jews Mourning this Month?*
July 28, 2008

If you have ever been to Israel (or looked at photographs for that matter), chances are you have seen the familiar view of Jerusalem from the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. There, glistening in the sun, is the golden Dome of the Rock, and just to the south sits the plainer looking El-Aksa…

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Tisha B’Av. The Saddest day on the Jewish Calendar
Author: Rich Robinson

In her article titled, “Four Startling Facts About the Identity of the Messiah,” author Susan Perlman* shows that, according to Jewish prophecy, the Messiah has already come.

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What the Destruction of the Temple Reveals

I remember the first time I ever handed out Jews for Jesus gospel literature. It was the summer of 1977. I’d only been a believer for a few months, and Mitch Glaser, who led the Jews for Jesus work in Los Angeles at the time, regularly met with me for discipleship lessons. One day after our lesson together, he asked if I’d like to accompany him as he handed out tracts.

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Should I Not Have Compassion
Author: Avi Snyder

In times past, we have sometimes offered advice on witnessing by publishing a “What do I say when they say?” column. We’ve also invited our readers to submit their questions in that form.

As Moishe has mused over one reader’s questions, he revised the format slightly in order to give a more meaningful answer. So, instead of “What do I say . . .” we’ll look at “What should I understand when my friend says . . .”

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Moishe’s Musings
Author: Moishe Rosen

In times past, we have sometimes offered advice on witnessing by publishing a “What do I say when they say?” column. We’ve also invited our readers to submit their questions in that form. As Moishe has mused over one reader’s questions, he revised the format slightly in order to give a more meaningful answer. So,…

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Bits from the Branches

Get a real job!” I’ve heard this countless times while handing out tracts on the streets.

The “suggestion” to get a real job is intended to denigrate the proclamation of the gospel as lacking authenticity or importance. Many Jews for Jesus staff and volunteers will hear similar remarks as they labor on our summer witnessing campaign in New York City. After spending hours passing out tracts in the hot sun or an even hotter, muggy subway station, the idea of doing something else somewhere else is certainly appealing. But in my heart I know that nothing is more real than Jesus, or more important than letting people know about Him.

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