September 1992 Newsletter (5753:1)

Truths, Half-Truths and Non-Truths
September 1, 1992
Topics: yom kippur
Author: Moishe Rosen

When I was very young, I always thought that everything I heard on the radio or read in the newspapers was true. I grew up and learned to spell (a little) and to think for myself (a lot), and I became aware of grammatical and factual errors in the media. Then I became a missionary…

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Proclaimed in the Synagogue
Author: Stan Meyer

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, means different things to different Jewish people. Traditional Jews hold the view that during the ten days between the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement record books in heaven are opened and everyone is judged according to their deeds and works. Those who have earned merit have…

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High Holiday Contacts
Author: Mitch Glaser

I first met Steve when he and his wife Janet attended our High Holiday services in September of 1990. I had not noticed them, as there were more than 100 people at each of the services. My father, who is not yet a believer, talked to Steve. Then he pulled me aside to tell me…

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Worst-Case Scenario
Author: Peter Rice

What’s the worst that could happen?” I grew up with variations on that phrase, and I suspect I’m not alone. Now as a parent, I too find myself saying it on occasion. Usually when we contemplate the worst-case scenario, we see that our fears are really unfounded. Other times, when the worst does happen, it…

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Are You Ready to Make Waves?

Jesus taught His disciples much about prayer. He instructed them to ask in faith, believing that God would answer. He said, For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will…

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Jacob’s Journey of Faith

Jacob’s journey of faith began when he was a medical student in Moscow 16 years ago. Odd as it may seem, this Jewish physician began his quest to learn more about Yeshua while he was studying at a university in communist Russia. Jacob’s curiosity led him to attend several lectures by Alexander Menn, a noted…

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Important Dates in September and October

Important Dates in September and October One way of relating and showing friendship to your Jewish friends and neighbors is to let them know that you understand and respect their religious holidays. At those times, a card or a few words of personal greeting are most appropriate. This year the Jewish High Holidays (appointed feasts…

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Teshuvah Means Repentance
Author: Joshua Moss

The weekly sermon by a rabbi to his congregation is a comparatively modern custom. In earlier times a rabbi’s role was not pastor of a congregation, but spiritual judge of the community. He was expected to deliver rulings in Jewish law, not homilies. There were two exceptions—two Sabbaths when the rabbi would address the congregation….

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