June 2009 Newsletter (5769:10)

June 1, 2009
Author: Avi Snyder

Are you familiar with the word in the title of this article? HaTikvah is the contemporary Hebrew for the hope.” It is also the title of the Israeli national anthem. Ironically, these days don’t seem very hopeful to many Israelis, or to many others for that matter. These are perilous times. War in the Middle…

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Promises of Hope in the Bible
Topics: hope

The Bible pulls no punches in describing the state of hopelessness that our sin causes. But neither is it stingy in making promises to those who take hold of the hope God has offered. Below is a small sprinkling of the promises that God has made to us in His Word. He tells us how…

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Ruth’s Ramblings: thoughts on supporting terminally ill people and their families
Author: Ruth Rosen

Since Moishe wrote the cover article for this month’s newsletter, I hope you don’t mind if I take the column usually reserved for Moishe’s Musings.” I wanted to write to you, not so much as the Jews for Jesus Newsletter editor, but as Moishe’s daughter. I think Moishe was pleased that David Brickner asked him…

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Bits from the Branches

Israel  Yarden has been meeting with a woman named Ruth, a contact from last year’s Tel Aviv Behold Your God campaign. Ruth is from an Orthodox background and has been searching for the truth for a long time. Yarden studied the Scriptures with her and Ruth began to see that the only way one can…

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Adversity Brings Opportunity
May 30, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Now that I am 77 years old, I think it is safe to say that my lifelong belief that I would die young was an illusion. When I was 15 I knew I wouldn’t reach 20. When I was 20 I knew I wouldn’t make it to 25, and so on. Some might think it…

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Featured Broadsides
May 28, 2009

Broadsides Please find of our broadsides (gospel tracts), written by Moishe Rosen, who created this form of gospel literature in the late 1960s. We hope this broadside will be a fun reminder for you to pray for our summer witnessing campaigns in New York City, London and Paris. We will be handing out hundreds of…

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Jewish Factoids: The Yarmulke Or Kippah
May 1, 2009

People often ask us the reason behind the traditional Jewish yarmulke (skull cap), also called a kippah (Hebrew for covering). The following information comes from a catalogue that sells a variety of kippot (plural for kippah): The sources for wearing kippot (Jewish skullcaps) are found in the Talmud [rabbinical commentary, also known as the Oral…

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