December 1998 Newsletter (5759:4)

Bits from the Branches
December 1, 1998

This bit isn’t exactly from a branch, but we knew you’d want to rejoice with us: Fred”* was one of the first unbelieving Jewish doctors to respond to our testimonies book, Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician. Fred was intrigued enough to contact Jack Sternberg, one of the believing doctors from the book (his Christian […]

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Christ in the Feast of Hanukkah

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the Temple, in Solomon’s porch” John 10:22-3 That is the only biblical reference to a well-known winter holiday that Jesus celebrated, a holiday many will celebrate this month. You know it by another name, (hint: it’s not Christmas!). […]

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Gospel Ads
Author: Susan Perlman

If there is one time of year when the hearts of Jewish people seem to be softened to spiritual things, it’s during Advent. Perhaps it has to do with the positive message” specials on television, the carols on the radio or the plethora of Christmas theme films in the theaters. Even the joy that goes […]

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Christmas Presence
Author: Ruth Rosen

God’s gift was wrapped without paper or bows just swaddling clothes and all His glory. God’s gift unwrapped one day would be hung on a tree— no decoration just liberation for those who believe. But for now no danger just peace in a manger. Shepherds held rapt without paper or bows gazed at swaddling clothes […]

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December Decisions

We always see the Lord touch many Jewish hearts at this time of year. Unfortunately, we have to prepare this newsletter before December in order for you to receive it on time. Since we can’t report holiday news that hasn’t happened yet, we wanted to give you a sprinkling of true stories from Jews for […]

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Glad You Asked

Several readers have asked us, What is that game that Jewish people play with that spinning top at Hanukkah?” Well, the game is dreydel, and if you have children or are a kid at heart, why not learn to play? What you need: A dreydel (four-sided Hanukkah top). Each side is decorated with a Hebrew […]

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Car-Jacked in Johannesburg

Jenifer Leigh stands just about 5 feet tall. She is quiet and soft spoken but not lacking in boldness. Jenifer came to us from Colorado (where she used to scale mountains in her spare time). Through her missionary service, Jen met and married Lev Leigh, who was training with us in New York City to […]

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