October 1994 Newsletter (5755:1)

What Do You Do When Your Messiah Dies?
October 1, 1994
Author: Moishe Rosen

On June 12, 1994, the aged Rabbi Menachem Schneerson expired after months in a comatose condition. Rav (Yiddish for Rabbi) Schneerson was a kindly little man who loved his fellow Jews and the Jewish religion. In return, he was greatly loved by his followers and respected by all Jews. He was a paradox of a…

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Bits from the Branches

Boston Two cancelled visits turned into a blessing for missionary Sharon Freeman. She used the time to hand out broadsides at Harvard University where she met a Jewish man who gave her his name and telephone number for further discussion. He already knew Jews for Jesus. He had been at our office last winter when…

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His Coming Changed The World
Author: Susan Perlman

Yeshua made a profound impact on this world. Libraries are filled with books written about Him. Gifted composers were inspired to write music about Him. Works such as Handel’s Messiah and other great masterpieces have been performed and heard by millions. Great painters and sculptors, such as Michelangelo and Botticelli sought to uplift Yeshua, and…

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For Heaven’s Sake: David & Liz Block Meet the Messiah
Author: David Block

David’s Story The year was 1969. The event had been advertised on the radio again and again. I was a high school pupil at Krugersdorp High School, and I arose at four o’clock in the morning to see the comet. I watched the blaze with utter awe as its tail stretched across the eastern skies….

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Faith — A Family Affair
Author: Lynn Wein

At the suggestion of his pastor, Alan, a brand-new Jewish believer in Jesus, called our office. Alan was in need of encouragement, especially in telling his family about his faith. He began a series of discipleship sessions with Rob Wertheim of our Los Angeles staff. It was only a matter days before Alan found enough…

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Tzimmes Shabbat Nachum

Tzimmes is a traditional Jewish casserole of sweet and white potatoes, carrots and dried fruits. Joel named his version Shabbat Nachum in honor of the Scripture reading at a certain Friday night service in Los Angeles. The text that evening was from Isaiah 40:1: Comfort, yes, comfort My people.” In Hebrew the words are, “Nachum,…

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We’re Glad You Asked …

Question: How can I reach someone Jewish who admits that Jesus is probably the Messiah but will not seriously consider it because he doesn’t want to lose his family? How do you proceed when a person claims to be open” to the truth but is overcome by the fear of being rejected by relatives or…

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Wading Into The Kingdom
Author: Peter Rice

Waders and leapers — a person is either one or the other. Some like to wade into a body of water, and some like to leap right in. Most people are waders. Few welcome the shock to the system that leapers experience, yet the alternative is a discomforting journey spread out in time. Sometimes waders…

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