RealTime May 2004

Counting Down
May 1, 2004

A little boy approached me with brightness in his eyes, excitement in his voice and proudly announced, My birthday is next month. I will be five years old!” I smiled as he told me of his much-anticipated birthday. He was counting the days. That’s the kind of enthusiastic anticipation many Jewish people feel about the […]

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Shavuot (Pentecost) Links

For our own Jews for Jesus Shavuot site, see: http://special.jewsforjesus.org/shavuot To learn more about Shavuot from a traditional Jewish perspective, try these sites: Shavuot on the Net: http://www.holidays.net/shavuot/index.htm Judaism 101 on Shavuot: http://www.jewfaq.org/holidayc.htm Test your holiday knowledge with this Shavuot and Lag BaOmer Quiz: http://www.bus.ualberta.ca/yreshef/pesach/shavuotquiz/shquiz.htm (Before you take this quiz, you can brush up on […]

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Pray for These Unnamed Behold Your God Cities

*Behold Your God is our five-year dream of reaching every city of 25,000 or more Jewish people (outside of Israel, where we do have a flourishing work). Sixty-some-odd cities qualify for a BYG outreach by virtue of their Jewish population. Normally, we like to tell you as much as possible in advance of the campaigns […]

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Senior Staff Meets to Discuss Serious Matters and then Celebrate the Apostle Paul’s Birthday

The Jews for Jesus Council (and advisory committee to the executive director) meet for three days, three times a year in San Francisco. Other senior staff, while not voting members of the Council, join for times of teaching and discussion. They review applications for staff positions, discuss policies and events pertaining to Jewish evangelism and […]

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Bay to Breakers 2004: Arrest Averted

The Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco tradition; it’s a seven mile race” that begins at the San Francisco Bay and ends up at the ocean. We use the word “race” loosely, because while there are some serious runners, there are also many who come just to be part of the spectacle. People dress […]

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David Brickner’s Book Review in Christianity Today

In an article titled “Elephant in the Room” David gives a critique of a book titled “Jews and Christians: People of God” by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. David points out some foundational problems with those who purport to engage in spiritual dialogue between Jews and Christians, yet are unwilling to hear from […]

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