November 1987 Newsletter (5748:2)

Thanksgiving
November 1, 1987
Author: Moishe Rosen

A fourth grade teacher I once had taught me that if I wanted to understand something I should try to think what its opposite was. That bit of wisdom helped, and it has served me well for many years. We understand what a thing is by understanding what it is not. That is, we define […]

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A Tailor-Made Invitation

Every person is unique. Our individuality is not expressed only in how we speak, or what we wear, or even the brand of cola we drink. Perhaps the one thing that most emphasizes our uniqueness is the different way that God uses to bring each of us to faith in Yeshua. The Scriptures do teach […]

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We’re Glad You Asked…

QUESTION: I am wondering about two creatures mentioned in the Old Testament scriptures—Behemoth and Leviathan. Are these real animals, and are there any Jewish teachings that might shed some light on the subject? ANSWER: Where the Scriptures are silent or vague, folkloric explanations abound. Some Bible scholars think that because of its physical description, Behemoth […]

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Not Very Thankful
Author: Moishe Rosen

I am grateful to God for many things—for all he has done for me and all he has given me—and I certainly don’t need to wait for the Thanksgiving season to remember or tell him that. On the other hand, sometimes I don’t quite understand his thinking, and there are just a few puzzling things […]

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She Was Ready
Author: Steven Burg

In my ministry with the Jews for Jesus Boston Branch, I usually pass out our gospel broadsides at least seven times a week. One day I had decided to distribute our tracts at Harvard Square. It seemed to be a typical sortie. Most people rushed by, pretending not to notice me, and just a few […]

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Too Busy Washing Feet?

It was just one of those little conversations that one gets into dozens of times a day, but the impact has stayed with me. I was talking to a gentleman who told me of a conversation he had had recently with the widow of a well-known Christian leader. She hasn’t even been to church since […]

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Pray for My Friend

She appears younger than she actually is. I have trouble believing that she will soon have her 40th birthday. Perhaps it is because she is so terribly thin. The bones in her wrists, cheeks and arms stand out starkly, broadcasting that something is very, very wrong. Despite her gaunt appearance, however, there is still an […]

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Dealing with Tragedy
Author: Dan Strull

Untimely death! Auto accident! Cancer! Life is full of tragedies, but not all of life’s tragedies are of the same magnitude. The failure of a business, the end of a special relationship, a missed opportunity can all be tragedies to those who are directly involved. Large or small, tragedies will come, and we must learn […]

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From Our Mailbag

Dear Moishe Rosen, I am one of the many people who was reached by your ministry in its early days. In my case, one pamphlet of Jews for Jesus was left on the seat of a Boston subway train. Due to my natural curiosity, I picked it up and thus a seed was planted. It […]

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