December 2006 Newsletter (5767:4)

The Christmas Latke
December 1, 2006

I like the Food Channel on television. The pleasure of watching the exquisite art of preparing a meal is almost equal to the pleasure of consuming it. Please indulge me on this score as we contemplate the holiday season. Many Christmas customs include food. It may be fruitcake or pfeffernusse, roast turkey or standing rib…

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Not Everyone Rejoiced When Jesus was Born
Author: Avi Snyder

I have been exchanging e-mails with an Orthodox Jewish man named Mikhail, who regards my faith in Yeshua as blasphemous. He sees Jesus as a false prophet, and he looks upon me as one who worships other gods.” By way of contrast, I’m also e-mailing another Jewish man named Nathan, whom I first met during…

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Moishe’s Musings: Friends for Life, or Friends for LIFE?
Author: Moishe Rosen

Some people hesitate to witness because they are afraid they will lose friends. Maybe they don’t know that witnessing is not an attempt to press someone into belief, but rather to announce something that applies to everybody and anybody. When we say, All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” it is…

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Bits from the Branches

  Johannesburg Teresa Sischy reports, A Christian named Bernice called our office, asking me to pray for her son and his Jewish fiancee. Her desire was for both of them to love and serve Jesus as their Messiah and Savior. I maintained contact with Bernice over the following months, giving her pointers on sharing Messiah…

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Is there any place in the Old Testament that clearly teaches that the Messiah is God incarnate?

Yes! There are many places in Tanakh (the Hebrew Scriptures) that establish the fact that the Messiah must be no one less than God Himself who has come to us in the flesh. As the Son of Man, He is humankind’s representative before a holy and righteous God. As the Son of God, He’s God’s…

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Did you know that Christmas can be a very lonely time for us Jewish people? All the advertisements, shopping, decorations and caroling remind us that we live in lands whose cultures are not our own. And so, as we watch our non-Jewish friends and neighbors immerse themselves in all the customs and traditions of Christmas,…

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