bits from the branches

Shamash
November 28, 2008
Author: Ruth Rosen

Hanukkah (which means dedication) is known both as the Feast of Dedication and the Festival of Lights. Mentioned only once in the Bible (John 10:22), it commemorates the victory over the Syrian forces of Antiochus, who had desecrated the Temple and demanded to be worshiped as a god in human form. Much of the Hanukkah…

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Moishe’s Musings
November 1, 2008

What I Found In Christ I didn’t become a Christian because I thought that Christianity was nicer than Judaism. The fact of the matter is that I was far more comfortable with Jewish customs and traditions. I became a Christian because I was convinced that Jesus was true, that He fulfilled the promise of Scripture…

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Moishe’s Musings
September 26, 2008

Lately I’ve been musing over attitudes of worship in churches and synagogues and thinking of how they compare and contrast. For example, In the synagogue, during the holiest part of the service, the Amidah, and the Shema, Jewish people rise. In some churches, Christians rise for the reading of the gospel. Many more rise for…

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Reaching College Students on the INTERNET
August 26, 2008

Reaching College Students on the INTERNET Have you checked out our Jews for Jesus website at www.jewsforjesus.org? 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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Moishe’s Musings
July 28, 2008
Author: Moishe Rosen

In times past, we have sometimes offered advice on witnessing by publishing a “What do I say when they say?” column. We’ve also invited our readers to submit their questions in that form. As Moishe has mused over one reader’s questions, he revised the format slightly in order to give a more meaningful answer. So,…

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freedom in CHRIST
June 26, 2008
Author: Rob Wertheim

It’s easy to take our liberty for granted. Recently, I was reminded how very precious my freedom is to me. A few months ago I presented “Christ in the Passover” at one of the most famous prisons in the United States: San Quentin. I have to confess that I felt uncomfortable when I was first…

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Musing over Moishe’s Musings
May 29, 2008
Author: Ruth Rosen

Editor’s Note: I was getting the Newsletter ready after a two-week speaking tour and realized I had not given Moishe any lead time to write a “Musing” for this month. So I thought as a Pentecost reflection, I would “muse” over a couple of things I’ve often heard him say. Two of my favorite Moishe…

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Why Not Have Your Own Personal Witnessing Campaign?
April 29, 2008
Author: Moishe Rosen

Most of you cannot be with our team in Israel this month, or even in New York City this July . . . but you can still have your own personal witnessing campaign. Hey, if you don’t know any Jewish people, you can look in the phone book for surnames that are always Jewish: Cohen,…

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A Prophet Like Moses
April 1, 2008

As Passover approaches, Jewish people around the world remember Moses and how God used Him to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt, out of bondage to Pharoah. Some do not realize that God promised to provide another prophet like Moses: “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their…

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‘Tis the Season
March 1, 2008

Once again, it is the season when we are so glad to be able to present “Christ in the Passover” in hundreds of churches that are kind enough to receive us. While our Jews for Jesus “Christ in the Passover” presentations acquaint Christians with the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus, they are also wonderful…

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Converting . . .
February 1, 2008
Author: Louise Wright

I was raised in a non-believing family in England. Ever since I can remember, I had a love for things Jewish, but never understood why. I always had a sense that God is real—but nothing I could claim as real faith. In 1991 I moved to Atlanta with my husband and 6-year-old daughter. Without a…

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MOISHE’S MUSINGS
January 1, 2008
Author: Moishe Rosen

A Capsule Lesson on Witnessing 1 Peter 3:15 provides an ideal pattern for witnessing: “. . . sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Sanctify or hallow God…

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Front Row
December 1, 2007
Author: Ruth Rosen

On a clear night Obscure they trudged through miles of layered grains. Shepherds seeking a Bethlehem shed; A hovel housing the promise of glory in straw and precious proximity; A king who would not be piqued by simple society offering rustic reverence. Crossing the sea of shifting sand peripheral people came To gaze at the…

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Moishe’s Musings
November 1, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

If Calvary was an isolated event, it would be an episode of horror in the history of humanity; a shocker and an ignoble end to a noble man. But of course, Calvary is not an isolated event, and it’s certainly not the end, for Christ is risen indeed. Calvary is a picture, a projection, an…

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Moishe’s Musings
October 3, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

Opening the Door to Communication Adapted from one of Moishe’s training lectures. Maybe you can adapt it for your own use . . . How do we open communication on a first-time visit? Salute the other person. The word “salutation” is related to “salubrious,” which means good health, good feelings, good will. Use your opening…

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Moishe’s Musings
September 1, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

In heaven there will be little, if any, preaching. We won’t need admonitions or reproof because we’ll all know the Lord and how to please Him. On the other hand, if I understand the book of Revelation correctly, there will be a lot of singing and praise. I think that music is something God enjoys….

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Authentic Jewish Bubba’s* Honey Cake

*Bubba, also bubbe or bobbe, is an affectionate term for a Jewish grandmother.

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Difficult Professions
August 1, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

When I think about difficult professions, I think about mining. I can’t imagine harder work that an ordinary person could do than mining: going down into the inhospitable Earth; digging deeper and deeper; moving mud and muck; working through stone under hot conditions with bad air . . . but believe it or not, it…

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The Story of the Proposal Statement
June 26, 2007

The Jews for Jesus Proposal Statement Can I ask you something? (wait for response) Who do you think Jesus is? (wait for response) That’s true, Jesus was a (good man, prophet, etc.), but He was much more than that. The Bible says that He is the Son of God. He came to die for your…

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Moishe’s Musings
June 1, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

Question: A Jewish friend who was explaining how Judaism differs from Christianity told me: “Why buy retail when you can buy wholesale at the factory?” She was basically saying that she had no need for a “middleman,” that Jewish people go directly to God and do not need Jesus. Answer: Your Jewish friend holds to…

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Moishe’s Musings
May 1, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

Moishe Rosen continues to do a great deal of musing and we will continue to share with you some of his current thoughts. However, some of his best musings appear in a book titled Witnessing to Jews that he co-authored with his wife, Ceil. Since David Brickner has just finished a series about the Great…

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Moishe’s Musings
March 30, 2007
Author: Moishe Rosen

The following statements and questions are fairly common, especially at this time of year: “At an ecumenical luncheon, the rabbi of a local synagogue condemned Jews for Jesus for ‘misusing Jewish religious symbols.’ He claimed that your organization uses Jewish holidays and symbols to mislead people into believing that you are still Jews when, in…

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About Purim
March 1, 2007

The word “Purim” means “lots,” and it is the plural form of “the lot” referred to in Esther 3:7, “In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast pur (that is, the lot) before Haman to determine the day and the month until it fell…

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Be Equally Yoked
February 1, 2007
Author: Lynn McCoy

Recently, I’ve been very grieved over the number of believers, both Jewish and Gentile, who have told me of problems regarding their relationship with their unsaved spouses. The other day a woman approached me after I spoke at a church, and told me that while she would like to support Jews for Jesus, her Jewish…

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What’s Been Happening in New York Since BYG?
January 1, 2007

Many of you asked over the summer whether there would be any follow-up reports after BYG. Thanks to our New York staff for getting back to us about some of what has been happening with the follow-up. We hope you’ll be encouraged by these reports and that you will pray for our continued ministry to…

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Potato Latkes
December 1, 2006
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