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Moishe’s word of thanks still true
October 4, 2013
Author: Moishe Rosen

The following is excerpted from an article that Moishe Rosen wrote for our November 1994 newsletter.  Nearly 20 years later, these words ring just as true, and so does our appreciation for each one of you who has or who will stand with us with your prayers and your support. By the time this issue […]

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Sneak Preview
July 19, 2013

That’s Just Moishe: Collected Wisdom, Wit and Whimsy from the Founder of Jews for Jesus It’s almost here! Our 40th year anniversary begins September 17, so for the next twelve months you’re invited to join us in celebrating four decades of God’s goodness to Jews for Jesus. We’ll be rolling out all sorts of new […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Pentecost: Go Power
April 26, 2013
Author: Moishe Rosen

The following is excerpted from an archived reflection by Moishe Rosen. You can read the full article here. “[Today’s] church tends to regard its congregations and religious gatherings the way the ancient Hebrews regarded the Temple at Jerusalem—as God’s official headquarters. This inaccurate interpretation leads to ineffectual methods of evangelism. No church building or church […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Thanksgiving
October 30, 2012
Author: Moishe Rosen

Acts of true thankfulness transform us. No matter where we are in our walk with God, they dramatically change us. How? Thankfulness brings us face-to-face with grace. To be truly thankful, we have to acknowledge the source of every good thing. Each gift, whether it is a new house or a new friend, shows that […]

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Moishe’s Musings: Did Jesus Prey on the Vulnerable
August 5, 2012
Author: Moishe Rosen

This article is in response to requests from readers following Moishe’s homegoing, asking that we continue to include his writings from time to time. A longer version of this article originally appeared in our newsletter in March 1996. Those who stand against the gospel often appear very concerned for the welfare of others. Some who […]

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Moishe’s Musings: On Friendship Evangelism
March 2, 2012
Author: Moishe Rosen

This article is in response to requests from readers that we continue to include Moishe’s writings following his home-going. This article originally appeared in our newsletter in November, 2000. Far be it from me to disparage any kind of evangelism. But I have noticed that in some circles, “lifestyle” or “friendship evangelism” has become a […]

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Moishe’s Musings
December 1, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

Excerpted from Moishe’s December 1995 newsletter article, “The Reason for the Season.” God did not win the destiny for Abraham’s offspring through the might of armies or by the securing of Israel’s borders—but by the birth of a baby. Such a fragile thread from which to hang the heavy hopes and dreams of a people! […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Thanksgiving
November 1, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

Excerpts from Moishe Rosen’s lead article in the Jews for Jesus Newsletter, November 1987 Only a person who eats regularly and well learns to be picky about food. Those who don’t eat as regularly are never indifferent to food. They are usually thankful in direct proportion to their deprivation and hunger. People who are blessed […]

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Fear Versus Concern
September 9, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

*Thanks to our readers who’ve requested that we continue to publish articles by Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen. The following was originally printed in our Newsletter in 1986, fifteen years before the 911 attacks. Ten years after those attacks, these words still ring true. During the dark days of World War II the free […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Faithfulness
August 3, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

(Excerpted from some of his leadership lessons) Being faithful is taking a direction towards a destiny; it is trotting a path directed towards God’s will and God’s ways. Cynicism is the enemy of Faith and Faithfulness. It’s not enough to have the brilliant flash of doing something right in a moment. It is necessary to […]

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Moishe’s Musings
July 1, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

The Fourth of July is always a great time to meet crowds of people with tracts about real freedom and dependence on God. It can also be a time to ponder issues like ‘rebellion versus revolution’ and to consider such things as conflict for Christ’s sake. The following “musings” are excerpts from some of Moishe’s […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Community
June 1, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

Editor’s note: Thanks to those of you who have written in asking that we continue to publish Moishe’s Musings. We are celebrating Shavuot, (Pentecost) this month, and one of the themes of Pentecost is community. The following are extracts on community from some of Moishe’s leadership lessons. Community involves commitment. It touches every aspect of […]

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Sneak Preview: taken from the final chapter of Moishe Rosen’s yet-to-be published* biography
May 3, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

Tell her the doctors said it’s cancer,” I heard Dad coaching Mom from the background, but instead of repeating the news, Mom simply handed him the phone. “It’s cancer that’s spread to my bones,” he announced. After a brief pause I managed to say: “I’ll be right over.” When I was in my twenties and […]

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Moishe’s Musings
March 6, 2011
Author: Moishe Rosen

The following are just a couple of extracts from some of Moishe’s leadership lessons. They are part of a collection that will probably appear as an index in the above mentioned biography. Competition If I’ve had any success in life, it’s that I’ve refused to compete with other people.  I’ve competed only with myself, because […]

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Moishe’s Musings: Getting a Faith Lift
November 1, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

Editor: Thanks to those of you who have responded with so much enthusiasm to the excerpts from Moishe’s yet-to-be published biography. I’m encouraged that so many are looking forward to reading the book (as I write this I’m on the very last chapter.) I’ve received many other beautiful notes saying how much that Moishe’s Musings […]

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“Goodbye Already”*
July 1, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

  In loving memory of Moishe Rosen, born April 12, 1932, and received into the eternal presence of his Lord, May 19, 2010. Yes, God does miracles, but I have no reason to expect that He’ll do a miracle in my case. I was talking to a friend who heard that my own days were […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Gospel Resistance
May 6, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

When it comes to relationships between synagogues and churches, rabbis and pastors, it will help to understand the Jewish position. Rabbis think that it’s fine for Christian friends to be evangelical, as long as you’re not evangelistic.  In other words, it’s all right for you to believe that everyone needs Christ in order to have […]

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Moishe’s Musings: The Missing Ingredient
March 1, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

The elements of what makes a thing to be what it is can’t be compromised.  Bread without yeast becomes matzoh.  Oceans without water become very long, very dry valleys of sand.  Marriages without love become a version of Hell. A church with a missing ingredient becomes a social club. The ingredients of a church might […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Labels
February 1, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

I must be obsolete, because I like labels. After I became a Christian, through my early associations and through study, I decided that what I believed put me in the Baptist category. I’ve also belonged to churches that were known as Community Church, Presbyterian Church and Covenant Church.  So if you want to put me […]

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Moishe is continuing to muse on the quality of “Christ-likeness”…
January 1, 2010
Author: Moishe Rosen

 “Oh, to be like Him,” those of my generation sing in the hymn, and our most earnest prayer is that we find within ourselves that quality of Christ-likeness. But I ask myself, how often do we wonder what it is that makes a person to be like Christ? When we think of being like Christ, […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Christlikeness
December 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Did you ever think you knew something … but when you thought about it more, you had to wonder? What about being Christlike? I’ve prayed that the Lord would help me to be Christlike. I’ve admonished people to be Christlike. Yet, I never asked myself, What does that word Christlike really mean?  How would I […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Wrong Ways to Witness
November 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

When I graduated from Bible school, my first assignment with the American Board of Missions to the Jews (now Chosen People Ministries) was in Los Angeles. We had a mission house at 5020 Pico Boulevard. I lived there with my family, and I also had a small office there. We had Bible studies and fellowship […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Serving the Lord
October 1, 2009

Serving the Lord is not a job,” yet some people seem to go about it as though they were wageworkers.  They give as much of themselves as they believe the “job” requires and don’t expect a whole lot in return—just enough to keep them going.  Others enter the ministry with a far more zealous but […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Eccentricity Versus Convention
September 1, 2009
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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Moishe’s Musings: Childlike versus Childish
August 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

I hope it’s alright to say: I like myself.” At least I like some things about me. I like that I enjoy being around people who are having fun, even if they’re doing something I can’t do. I like it that I feel especially good when I tell a good friend about a restaurant, and […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Nuclear Christianity
June 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

The first time that I heard the term Evangelism  Explosion,” I was confused. It seemed to me that  explosions cause destruction. Then, I pictured another  kind of explosion: that which takes place in the motor  block of a diesel engine or a gasoline motor. The explosion  in the chamber pushes a piston, thereby moving a […]

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