June 1995 Newsletter (5755:8)

Crusade or Campaign?
July 1, 1995
Topics: shavuot

Some Christian organizations like to describe their evangelistic efforts as crusades,” but we Jews for Jesus can’t use that word. Its origin is obscure enough that most Christians have forgotten, but those early crusades were a religious war against Turks and Jews. The Turks were well able to defend themselves, and eventually, after five crusades,…

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From Passover to Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday falls on June 4 this year. Though various Christian denominations commemorate Pentecost, many forget that it was a Jewish holiday before the Church was established. The name Pentecost comes from the Greek word for fifty, but the Jewish name is Shavuot (meaning weeks or sevens). Traditional Jews of Jesus’ time celebrated Pentecost (or…

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A Long Journey: Slave or Servant
Author: Ron Levin

My father, Meyer Levin, was born at the turn of the century in a small Russian village. Not long after, to avoid the pogroms, my grandparents took little Meyer and his brothers and made their way across Europe and eventually to Philadelphia. Meyer married his high school sweetheart, Minerva, and spent the following years working…

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Wanted: One Armadillo

Wanted: One life-size armadillo to be used as a prop at our Jews for Jesus Ingatherings. Events Coordinator Dave Garrett’s current mascot, Tex, is loved by young and old, but he has two broken legs and a broken tail. Poor Tex needs to retire. Dave says that armadillos can be purchased south of the border…

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Campaign, Then and Now
Author: Moishe Rosen

Seven weeks after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, a great event took place in Jerusalem. You might call it the first-ever Jews for Jesus Witnessing Campaign. The Holy Spirit came upon the first Jewish believers with such great power (Acts 2) that they went out into the streets to tell everyone they met about Yeshua, their…

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Bits from the Branches

A Missionary Candidate Learns An Important Lesson All Jews for Jesus missionaries have weekly goals to help us use our time wisely and to keep us accountable to God and to our supporters. New York missionary candidate Lev Leigh (from South Africa) learned an important lesson about ministry early in his training. He said, The…

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A Training Lesson: It Pays to Ask!
Author: Karol Joseph

Preparing for our annual Summer Witnessing Campaigns is no easy task. After we’ve identified those Jewish believers God has raised up for the outreach and helped them raise their missionary support, there’s still the matter of training them—getting them ready for the streets. For three years I have had the privilege of training new campaigners…

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Six Campaigns and Still Going
Author: Mitch Forman

Almost my whole life as a Christian has been centered on coming to New York for Summer Witnessing Campaigns. It’s one of the things I love doing most. I don’t think I would be so strong in my walk today if it were not for Campaign. Even though last summer was my sixth time on…

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