September 2009 Newsletter (5770:1)

Blow That Trumpet!
September 1, 2009

I am a trumpet player; I grew up practicing, playing and studying to become the best trumpet player I could be. While pursuing a career in orchestral performance at Boston University I was apprehended by God and called into His service. Early on I found many opportunities to play, including my time with the Liberated […]

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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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A Jewish Prayer for Repentance

We thought you might like to see excerpts from the prayer that Stan Meyer mentioned in his article. Jewish people the world over will be reciting this on Yom Kippur (which begins at sundown on September 27). Our God and God of our ancestors! Let our prayers come before You and do not hide Yourself […]

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A Slice of Missionary Life
Author: Lynn McCoy

Everyone has ups and downs, and last fall was like a roller coaster ride in terms of my ministry in D.C.  The week before Yom Kippur, I was happy to receive an email asking me to contact a Jewish woman named Jackie.  Her mother, a Jewish believer in Jesus, wanted us to witness to her […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Eccentricity Versus Convention
Author: Moishe Rosen

For years, people have tried to tame me, and I’ve resisted.  I’m an unashamed eccentric.  I prize this reputation of being eccentric! Conventional behavior might provide some lubricant between persons and peoples, but sometimes that lubricant can reduce one’s personal impact and compromise one’s principals. Conventional behavior also tends to stultify creativity. Convention says, There […]

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Bits from the Branches

Brooklyn Jhan Moskowitz reports, The strangest thing happened in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel as I was on my way to Manhattan. A car caught on fire right in the middle of the tunnel. Rush hour traffic came to a halt as we all waited for the fire department. I offered the Orthodox Jewish man whose […]

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