May 1999 Newsletter (5759:9)

Principles Shminciples?
May 1, 1999

A man stood in front of his living room window early one Sunday morning staring out at the torrential rain pouring down. His son asked, Are you trying to decide whether or not we should go to church in this downpour?” “I already decided son,” his father replied. “More than 20 years ago.” A woman […]

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What Do You Say When They Say…

Jews for Jesus founder, Moishe Rosen, has agreed to write a column (probably beginning this July) to help answer sticky questions posed by those challenging the truth of the gospel. If you have been stuck” when witnessing to a Jewish person because they’ve posed a question you don’t know how to answer, please send that […]

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Meet Nici Meyer
Author: Nici Meyer

Would it surprise you to know that all the Jewish families in my hometown are believers in Jesus? Well, my hometown is Swakopmind, Namibia, and ours is the only Jewish family! Still, I find it quite remarkable that so many members of my family have come to faith in such a relatively short time. I […]

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You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Serve with Jews for Jesus
Author: David Garrett

As one of the Gentile members of the Jews for Jesus staff, I appreciate the fact that one of our core values is the deployment of frontline missionaries who are Jewish or married to a Jewish believer. That core value preserves the integrity of our name and provides a distinctively Jewish story where one is […]

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Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks

This year, Shavuot begins at sundown on May 20 and ends at sundown May 22. How to say it and what it means The Hebrew is shah-voo-oat but it is also correct to say Shavuos (shah-voo-ohs). Shavuot means weeks. “The Greek word for this holiday is Pentecost, which means “50th.” Shavuot in the Old Testament […]

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Jewish Evangelism Then and Now part 7
Author: Moishe Rosen

Part seven (the last installment) in a series, condensed from a paper presented to the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism. There’s a tendency for some of us old-timers” to remember the character, qualities and commitments of the past as better than they actually were. When it comes to commitment, we tend to remember great feats […]

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Bits from the Branches

Los Angeles branch leader Tuvya Zaretsky reports, Lawrence is a Jewish attorney who works with families whose children are involved in cult activities. His wife, who is a Christian, keeps leaving an evangelistic book we sent her where Lawrence is sure to find it. When I called to follow up, Lawrence insisted that he was […]

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