March 2012 Newsletter (5772:7)

Judgment Day
March 7, 2012

A little over four months ago the world watched in horror as news reports showed graphic images of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and execution in Libya.  No doubt many felt mixed emotions.  It is hard to find pity for a brutal dictator who enthusiastically sponsored terror and was responsible for the mass murder of so many […]

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Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You
March 6, 2012

Jewish Core Value Avoidance of lashon hara (literally, “evil tongue”) — gossip, “bad-mouthing”1 Pronunciation Rhymes with “The phone – ta da!” In Traditional Jewish Life Speaking evil of someone is clearly forbidden; some rabbis of the Talmud equated lashon hara with murder.2 One story compares lashon hara to the feathers in a pillow which have […]

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Prayer Prompters March 2012
March 5, 2012

Please pray for: courage to tell not only of God’s justice but also of His judgment which makes it so necessary for us to be justified by faith in Jesus those of our branches that will be having Purim parties, and that unbelievers will come and enjoy and get a good taste of the gospel […]

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A Good Word
March 4, 2012
Author: Julia Pascoe

The Bible not only warns against the dangers and consequences of malicious speech, it extols the virtue of a good word:  “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health” (Proverbs 12:18). At times, it takes courage to say the words that God would have […]

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A Different Kind of Fitness
March 3, 2012
Author: Laura Barron

“Chag sameach!” she greeted me as I approached my locker at the gym. I smiled back and wished her the same. (The greeting, pronounced “khog sah-may-ahkh” means happy holiday.) As we chatted, Rachel (not her real name) asked me how I would be celebrating Pesach (Passover) this year. I could have simply replied that my […]

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Moishe’s Musings: On Friendship Evangelism
March 2, 2012
Author: Moishe Rosen

This article is in response to requests from readers that we continue to include Moishe’s writings following his home-going. This article originally appeared in our newsletter in November, 2000. Far be it from me to disparage any kind of evangelism. But I have noticed that in some circles, “lifestyle” or “friendship evangelism” has become a […]

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Bits from the Branches
March 1, 2012

Israel Moti Vaknin reports, “I was driving home at about 1:00a.m. when I stopped to pick up a Hasidic hitchhiker. Soon he asked me what am I doing in my life, so I explained that I am studying theology at Israel College of the Bible. He asked me what theology means, so I said, ‘You […]

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