September 2008 Newsletter (5769:1)

Happy New Year!
September 26, 2008

Happy New Year! The Jewish New Year, that is. It’s September, the end of summer, the beginning of school, and— according to the Jewish calendar—the 5769th year since God created the heavens and the earth. On the Gregorian calendar, Rosh Hashanah (literally head of the year”) spans 24 hours, commencing at sunset on September 29….

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Why Faith Isn’t Fashionable
September 1, 2008

by Iris Adler As a Messianic believer at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology, I sometimes struggle with tensions that arise between my love of fashion and my faith. A summer internship with Jews for Jesus gave me an opportunity to reflect on this (among other things) and to share my thoughts with you. Fashion reflects…

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Agreeable Disagreement
August 26, 2008

The political season is now in full swing here in the United States, and "civil discourse" is fast becoming an oxymoron. I suppose it is human nature to view disagreement as a zero-sum game. There are winners and losers; everything else is just spin. This attitude even finds its way into the church, and often…

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College Outreach

Jews for Jesus began with Moishe Rosen and a handful of creative college-age Jews who wanted to make a difference for the Lord. Many of our activities took place on, or close to, college campuses, like UC Berkeley and UCLA. These were areas where Jews in their late teens and early twenties were desperately searching…

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Moishe’s Musings

Intelligence is knowing; wisdom is knowing how to apply what you know, and applying it properly. We have too many people who are educated and yet are not wise. This is one reason we (Jews for Jesus) continue to emphasize training and not just education. Education is only a part of training. Training is teaching…

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Reaching College Students on the INTERNET

Reaching College Students on the INTERNET Have you checked out our Jews for Jesus website at It’s full of resources for believers in Jesus interested in reaching out to Jewish people, but the overarching purpose of our site is to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide. In…

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Bits from the Branches

Essen Yuliya Hennenberg reports, "Lyudmila is a ‘good Jewish girl’ who believes in God but doesn’t recognize Jesus as Messiah. I visit her occasionally and when she invited me to meet her fiancT, who is also Jewish, I gladly agreed. "Lyudmila described me to her fiancT, Stiven, as being ‘like a rabbi’ to her, which…

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