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About 250,000 Jewish people reside in Haifa, Israel. Last February an ad hoc evangelistic committee in that city arranged to have 120 posters put up around town. (See the picture.) The top half of the posters quoted Rabbi Gamaliel’s advice to the Jewish council as recorded in Acts 5:38 and 39: …if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nothing; But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps ye be found even to fight against God.” The quotation was followed by Rabbi Gamaliel’s name. The lower half of the poster, adorned with a seven-branched menorah, simply said, Yehudim Mashichim (Messianic Jews) and gave a telephone number.

The posters must have been considered effective food for thought by many, because a counter-missionary group felt the need to display warning messages beside each one cautioning the public against “increased missionary activities.”


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