January 1988 Newsletter (5748:4)

First Things First
January 1, 1988
Author: Moishe Rosen

I like the New Year because the turning of the calendar always presents a new set of opportunities. Maybe this year I’ll do something I’ve never done before. Maybe I’ll buy my wife a Valentine’s Day present (though in the past I have always resisted being told when and how to declare my affection). Maybe […]

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Jewish Law and the New Testament
Author: Larry Brandt

Christian scholars, ministers and laity have known for a long time that a knowledge of Jewish customs is not only helpful but necessary for a proper understanding of the New Testament. To meet this need, countless books and articles have been written about the Jewish background of the New Testament. These works cover the festivals, […]

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We’re Glad You Asked…

QUESTION: I have a very good friend who is Jewish. We have been friends for a long time. He treats Christians as good people, but just that. How can I approach him about the Gospel? ANSWER: Your friend may merely be using tact to avoid dealing with the issue of Christ. What he may be […]

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The Whole Earth Festival
Author: Susan Smadja

There is an annual phenomenon here in Northern California called the Whole Earth Festival.” This gathering is held at the University of California at Davis, and is attended by thousands of people, not all of whom are students. In a way, it’s something like whole wheat bread—very little, if anything, is missing. Combine health foods, […]

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Thoughts on Sorrow
Author: Moishe Rosen

Most people gravitate instinctively toward the sound of laughter, but it takes a hero of faith to be stirred to action by the sobs of those who are sorrowing. The godly person knows what it means to be filled with joy—the joy of the Lord. But at the same time, the true child of God […]

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You Really Are Jewish!

As believers who want to tell others about Yeshua, we should expect the Lord to bring across our paths those whom he has prepared to hear our message. Yet it still amazes me whenever it happens. As a Jews for Jesus missionary, I don’t always see the fruit of my labors. In fact, sometimes it […]

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Son Tanning

Last summer I got very tan. I had the opportunity to sit and talk with an old friend on the patio of a hotel at which a large conference was being held. While we sat and reminisced about times gone by, the sun started to burn our skins. After about an hour or so, I […]

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