September 1993 Newsletter (5753:11)

The Tallit and Tzitzit
January 1, 1994
Author: Rich Robinson

Learn about the history, significance and traditions of the Jewish prayer shawl.

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What Does It Take to Get Your Attention?
September 1, 1993
Author: Moishe Rosen

Moses was startled! He had spent forty years shepherding. He knew each rock and rill, each barren spot and where the grass grew tall. As shepherds do, he knew each of his sheep by name, and probably had named some of the predators as well. Not much happened during those shepherding years—a birth here, a…

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Summer Campaign Statistics

Praise God! We have had another series of successful summer witnessing campaigns, and here are the statistics. In New York, 25 campaigners hand-delivered 1,132,065 gospel tracts. Responses to indicate more interest were 6,969, and of that number 414 prayed to give their hearts to Yeshua. In Canada, where we had only five campaigners for three…

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Send Your Jewish Friend a New Year’s Greeting

Relate and show friendship to your Jewish friends and neighbors by letting them know that you understand and respect their religious holidays. Send them a card or a few words of personal greeting. This year the Jewish High Holidays are: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year, 5754): September 16 Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement): September 25

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Hearing the Sound of the Shofar

The ritual most frequently associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (in most English translations of the Bible called the Feast of Trumpets*), is the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) in the synagogue. By Jewish tradition, a person who has not listened to the shofar has not observed the day. Hearing the shofar…

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A Brighton Beach Memoir
Author: Mitch Glaser

It was a beautiful summer Saturday. I approached Brighton Beach along Coney Island Avenue, stepped up from the pavement and began walking along the boardwalk. I was greeted by two or three smiling people who were standing near a large sandwich board that read Jews for Jesus.” As I turned toward the steps that led…

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The Offense of the Cross
Author: Lon Solomon

Albert Schweitzer was born in Germany in 1875. By the age of 21 he had become a brilliant organist, an international authority on organs and organ construction, and an expert on the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Schweitzer’s future looked settled, secure and comfortable. But at age 30 he decided to go back to school…

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Lost and Found
Author: Stephen Pacht

One day I received a phone call from Sarah, one of our Jewish contacts. (She says she thinks that she believes—but she has not actually accepted Jesus into her life yet. She stalls each time I press her on the subject.) Sarah said a French Jewish friend of hers, a retired university professor, had found…

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We’re Glad You Asked…

Question: I have heard some people accuse Jewish believers in Christ of neo-Galatianism” because you talk about celebrating the Jewish holidays. What, exactly, is neo-Galatianism, and how would you answer such a charge? And why do you Jewish believers continue to celebrate Jewish holidays anyhow? Answer: In Paul’s letter to the Galatian Christians he told…

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Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah: What Could It Mean to a Jewish Believer?

In the Jewish community, young boys learn to read Hebrew so that at the age of 13 they will be able to become a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment). The bar mitzvah is a liturgical rite of passage when Jewish boys publicly read for the first time from the Hebrew scrolls in the synagogue…

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An Apology

In Volume 9:5753 of this Newsletter we defined the word cult” and defended Jews for Jesus from that false designation by pointing out among other things, we do not live communally, as cults often do, but in individual homes. Nevertheless, we do not believe—nor was it our intention to imply—that all those who live communally…

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Happy Anniversary to Us

In September, 1973, Jews for Jesus became an independent evangelical ministry. The articles of incorporation were drawn up at Moishe Rosen’s kitchen table in Terra Linda, California by Byron Spradlin, chairman of our board of directors. As we go into our 21st year of service to the Lord, we rejoice in how He has prospered…

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