February 2013 Newsletter (5773:5)

Bits from the Branches

The Weight of the Mission
February 1, 2013

I will never forget the first time I handed out gospel tracts on the streets of Tel Aviv some 28 years ago. I was more than a little nervous but gratified that most people were taking the tracts. Suddenly a religious man in typical Hassidic garb stopped, read the first few lines of the tract […]

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Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You Part Four
January 31, 2013
Author: Rich Robinson

Jewish Core Value Honor of parents, called kibud av va’em (“honor of father and mother”) Old Testament Basis The commandment to honor* one’s parents is found in both versions of the Ten Commandments, where it comes attached to a promise from God. (*Some translations say “fear” or “be in awe of.”) Honor your father and […]

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Come volunteer with us!
January 30, 2013

Do you have a passion to see Jewish people know the Messiah? Do you love what we do and wish you could jump in to help? Maybe you can join our team by becoming a Co-Laborer in Messiah (CLIM). CLIMs represent Jews for Jesus in their own communities, often hosting our missionaries as they come […]

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For the Love of God
January 29, 2013
Author: Deb Dubin

Last year, Carlie attended one of our Christ in the Passover presentations at a church in her area. The speaker, Karl DeSouza (branch leader in Montreal), was introduced to Carlie that day and arranged to meet with her the following morning. After learning about Carlie’s Jewish background and reviewing some Bible passages with her, Karl […]

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Bits from the Branches
January 28, 2013

Los Angeles Tuvya Zaretsky reports, “I saw a powerful, poignant Israeli film called The Gatekeepers (Shomerei Ha’saf). It is an eye-opening and extremely thought-provoking look at efforts by the Shin Bet organization to keep peace and provide security in Israel. You can read an excellent review by Kenneth Turan. “After the film, a couple overheard me […]

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Prayer Prompters

Jews for Jesus Prayer Prompters
January 27, 2013

Please pray for: Our upcoming Passover tours next month; that many Christians will bring Jewish friends to hear the gospel; that we will meet new friends to help us lift up the name of Jesus; that our newest missionaries who are on tour for the first time will bless those they meet and be blessed […]

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Purim Quiz
January 26, 2013

Purim is early this year! This “minor” but very fun Jewish holiday begins at sundown on February 23.  Find out how much you know about Purim: Hegai, a less known character of the story, was: a person of strong philosophical leanings; his descendants eventually produced a guy who greatly influenced Karl Marx. a person of […]

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Israel Tour
January 25, 2013

Host Lon Solomon is Jewish and has believed in Jesus for 42 years. He’s pastored McLean Bible Church for 32 years and has served as a valued member of the Jews for Jesus board of directors for 26 years. This will be his 38th tour of Israel! Dates: October 14-22, 2013 (Israel only). The extended tour, […]

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