September 1996 Newsletter (5757:1)

Starting Anew in September
September 1, 1996

Why celebrate new beginnings? They offer hope! The joining of two people in marriage or the birth of a baby creates a sense of wonder and anticipation of what might be. New beginnings are promising; they give us something to look forward to. Yet they also help us reflect on the past, to thank God…

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Me, a Sinner?
Author: Mark Landrum

I am not a sinner.” That is a statement we frequently hear when we explain the gospel to our Jewish people. It is not arrogance; it is a common misunderstanding of the meaning of sin. Few Jewish people know the biblical concept of sin as “missing the mark,” that is, anything that falls short of…

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Lightning Rods for Yeshua
Author: Avi Snyder

Not long ago, a pastor from an American church spent two weeks with the Moscow-based Jews for Jesus team. One afternoon while he and I rode the Moscow Metro together, I noticed that he was captivated by the expressions of some of our fellow travelers who had caught sight of the words Jews for Jesus…

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The Liberated Wailing Wall Sees Souls Liberated
Author: Amer Olson

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’” Matthew…

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Jewish New Year Traditions

The Jewish calendar has different months and a different reckoning of time from the Roman (some people call it Christian) calendar. The first month of the Jewish calendar is Nisan, which usually corresponds to March/April. However, the New Year that is more widely celebrated is actually the first of the seventh month, known as Tishrei….

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Bits From the Branches

She Thought She Believed A woman named Shoshanah contacted our office in San Francisco, saying that she was Jewish and believed in Jesus. Missionary Robyn Wilk visited her, and as they talked, Robyn sensed that she needed to ask Shoshanah, If you were to die tonight and God asked you, ‘Why should I let you…

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