October 2011 Newsletter (5772:2)

We Plan, God Laughs
March 20, 2012
Author: Karol Joseph

The old Yiddish adage, “We plan, God laughs” is a great reminder of His sovereignty. So much so that I have the saying posted on a refrigerator magnet in my kitchen. Many have commented on the truthfulness of that saying when they visit my home; often they themselves laugh when they read it, or at […]

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Serving Behind the Scenes
October 1, 2011

It takes some courage to stand out on the street corner to proclaim the gospel. But there is another kind of courage that enables people to sit at a desk day to day, making sure the bills are paid, and keeping us in communication with friends like you, as well as with Jewish seekers who […]

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Switzerland Outpost

While only 30,000 Jews live in Switzerland, Geneva is the hub of a region where some 70,000 Jewish people reside. That region includes the communities of Lyon and Grenoble (the Rhone Alpes region of France). And so the Pacht family moved to the Geneva area to start up our outpost there in August 2010. (Previously […]

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Bits from the Branches

London Kata Tar reports, “I used to play in a Klezmer band in Hungary. The other Jewish musicians knew about my faith in Jesus. Recently Judith, one of the band members, contacted me. Her mother had become really ill; she had already been through a surgery but her pain soon returned and she had to […]

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Announcements and Prayer Request

Moishe’s Musings* One reason why God gives us holidays is to help us navigate through our own forgetfulness. Certain events remind us that He is real during the ordinary or even disappointing moments of our lives. Apparently, God does not want the kind of relationship where He must prove Himself to us every minute of […]

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Fall Forward*

The rule often cited for how to change our clocks for daylight savings time is “spring forward, fall back,” but when it comes to God’s timetable, as taught through the Jewish Festivals, it is always “fall forward.” Of each of the seven Feasts of Israel, the most often overlooked aspect of their rich symbolism is […]

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