October 2006 Newsletter (5767:2)

“Kathy” Draws Close to the Kingdom
October 1, 2006
Topics: sukkot
Author: Rob Wertheim

I’ve served with Jews for Jesus for over 18 years. Like my brother Steve, I appreciate our brothers and sisters in Christ who entrust their Jewish friends to us for ministry. Mel Hellman’s The people we work with or live next door to have the same deep spiritual need for the Lord that you and…

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This month
Topics: our stories

Every year on December 9, Steve Wertheim receives a phone call, a welcome interruption from the usual hustle and bustle of his day. (Steve assists David Brickner at our San Francisco headquarters.) The call is from a Jewish man named Mel who thanks Steve for introducing him to Jesus

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Mel Hellman’s Story
Author: Mel Hellman

… My name is Mel Hellman. I was born in Akron, Ohio to a Jewish family and began religious training at an early age. (My parents were not very religious but they thought it would be good for me, and there was a temple quite close to our home.) But when we moved to California…

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Moishe’s Musings: The Courtesy Quagmire
Author: Moishe Rosen

Politeness is not always such a good thing. Sometimes, courtesy can be confusing. I recall inviting a British friend to my home. We were having a meal together, and were down to the last piece of the main course. He said to me, “Would you like to have that?” pointing to what I remember as…

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Two Bits from Two Branches

Boston Garrett Smith reports, “When a young man left a threatening message on our office answering machine, we reported it to the police. Before long, the officer traced the call to a cell phone registered to a man in upstate New York. It was pretty obvious that the call came from his 16-year-old son. My…

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Identity Confusion
Author: Moishe Rosen

Every serious Christian needs to ask, “Who and what is Israel? What should it mean to me?” The answer to those questions and the drawing of a proper distinction between Israel and the Church is important to one’s spiritual life and understanding of the Bible. Many people in the Church use the approach, “Every promise…

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