October 2007 Newsletter (5768:2)

Where’s the Joy?*
October 3, 2007

The start of this month concludes the eight-day-long Feast of Tabernacles, the yearly festival to be characterized by great joy and celebration. In Bible times, the nations round about Israel served false gods in servile fear. The God of Israel wanted His people to serve Him with great joy. However, this festival has changed since […]

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The Making of a Trainer

Many of you have met a Jews for Jesus missionary who spoke with confidence at a local church, or maybe you’ve met one of us handing out our gospel broadsides on a street corner. Did you ever wonder what it takes for a missionary to speak confidently, and (we hope) be a proficient evangelist? It […]

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On the Importance of Continuing Education

Missionary work is a practice just as the professions of medicine and law are. We are perpetually studying our craft, hoping to learn new and better ways to fulfill the Great Commission. How do we improve the way we proclaim the gospel? How can we more effectively engage Jewish people to help them understand the […]

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Moishe’s Musings
Author: Moishe Rosen

Opening the Door to Communication Adapted from one of Moishe’s training lectures. Maybe you can adapt it for your own use . . . How do we open communication on a first-time visit? Salute the other person. The word “salutation” is related to “salubrious,” which means good health, good feelings, good will. Use your opening […]

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An Ashkenazic Look at Sephardic Sukkot Customs (What one Reform Jew from Brooklyn learned)
September 1, 2007
Author: Rich Robinson

I come from an Ashkenazic family, which means we have an Eastern European Jewish background. Sephardic Jews come from Spain, Portugal, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Iraq. This chart compares the customs our family knew to those of Sephardic Jews who’ve come to North America from Sephardic regions.* Traditions change over time, and also from […]

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Bits from the Branches

Israel Ze’ev reports, “During a sortie in Rabin square, I saw a small group of older men quite a distance away. It was so hot that, frankly, I was not inclined to cross the square just to hand out four or five more broadsides. Thank God, I felt compelled to do so. One of the […]

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