May 2012 Newsletter (5772:9)

Talk of Reconciling
May 1, 2012

Believers in Jesus are bound by the same frailties as the rest of humanity, yet we are not to mirror behaviors that are considered “normal” by the world. We are to reflect a different standard. Yeshua enshrined this expectation when He said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have […]

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Jewish Core Values, Jesus and You, Part Two
April 30, 2012

Jewish Core Value Tzedakah, meaning both “justice” and “charity” Pronunciation Rhymes with “red rocka.” “Tz” is pronounced as in “its.” In Traditional Jewish Life The connection between justice and charitable giving is simple: giving to charity (referred to as “giving tzedakah“) promotes justice. As one pamphlet put it, ” ‘Tzedakah’ is usually translated as ‘charity,’ […]

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Tzedakah Diversified
April 29, 2012

The most common application of giving charity is to offer monetary relief for those in need, as seen on pages 4 and 5. This is certainly necessary, but Jesus gave us additional ways of reaching out to those in need. In Matthew 25:36 the Messiah commends those who not only to clothe the naked, but […]

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Partner with us: Becoming a Co-Laborer in Messiah
April 28, 2012

Are you passionate about Jewish people hearing the gospel? Maybe you can co-labor with us. We need volunteers to help our branches and outposts, but we’d also welcome help in areas where we do not yet have a Jews for Jesus presence. Co-Laborers in Messiah (CLIMs) are specially trained Jewish or Gentile volunteers. Some help […]

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Bits from the Branches
April 27, 2012

“Somewhere in Belarus” Dima reports, “Volunteer Olga and I went to a distant district of (undisclosed location) to do drop-in visits. At first, the result was zero—no one was home. But we continued searching and at last a door opened. We were expecting a young man, but to our surprise we met instead his parents, […]

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Announcements and Prayer Requests
April 26, 2012

This month’s prayer requests from around the world.

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