Jewish Facts of Life
WHAT DOES ST. PATRICK’S DAY (MARCH 17) HAVE TO DO WITH BEING JEWISH?
Nothing that we know of. Still it made us wonder about the possibility of Irish Jews. Thanks to the Internet we were able to find a couple of sites to tell of this little known community:
- You can read about the Irish Jewish Community including history, communities, genealogy and places of Jewish interest here
- And if you’d like to see the official web site of the film “Shalom Ireland,” a documentary about Ireland’s Jewish community, click here
PASSOVER (“Pesach” in Hebrew) begins at sundown on April 2
We’ll have missionaries traveling all around, presenting “Christ in the Passover” at churches well before that date. To see if one of our missionaries is coming to a church near you, go to http://www.jewsforjesus.org/events
On the right side choose “Christ in the Passover” on the drop down program menu. Then choose your state from another drop down menu. If we are having a program near you, come and see how Jesus used this wonderful holiday to point to His atoning sacrifice. Bring a friend, Jewish or Gentile, who needs to hear the gospel. And please pray for safety and fruitful ministry for our staff as they travel to bring this presentation to some far-flung places.
Jews for Jesus also has articles, poems, and stories about Passover here.
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY is April 15
According to the March 13 report from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a member of the Lower Saxony Regional Parliament of Germany is endeavoring to have German citizenship revoked from the Austrian-born Adolph Hitler. What do you think of that?
Here is what this editor thinks: The leader of the Nazi party continues to cast a dark shadow decades after his death. Revoking his citizenship would be seen by some as a gesture that Germany today repudiates his evil ways. But does this postmortem act border on rewriting the past? It is understandable that the nation wants nothing to do with Hitler. And it would be wrong to blame the German citizens of today for the fact that German citizens of the past embraced him. But it would also be wrong to forget that they did.
When you remember something terrible the way it really was, it doesn’t mean that you’re looking to blame people who were not involved. It means that you want to understand what actually happened, and pray that it never happens again.