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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 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
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 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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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: 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 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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Adversity Brings Opportunity
May 30, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Now that I am 77 years old, I think it is safe to say that my lifelong belief that I would die young was an illusion. When I was 15 I knew I wouldn’t reach 20. When I was 20 I knew I wouldn’t make it to 25, and so on. Some might think it […]

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Moishe’s Musings: on Empathy
April 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Empathy [from the Greek empatheia, affection, passion, from en-, in, and pathos, feeling.] I received a phone call from Dr. Earl Radmacher, former president of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, telling me that the February More than a Musing” about loving one’s enemies meant a lot to him. He wanted me to write a follow-up on […]

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Moishe’s Musings
Author: Moishe Rosen

There’s an old saying I just made up: When you try to kill two birds with one stone, you might just make them both angry and drive them to flight.” Some people do try to “kill two birds with one stone.” They plan visits to out-of-town relatives or friends mainly when such opportunities coincide with […]

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Moishe’s Musings on Relating to People
March 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Try to give others more than you receive from them. Be suspicious of flatterers. Smile at people as much as you can, but never allow yourself to be disarmed by someone else’s smile, or salubrious words. Always help people appreciate their proper relational commitments. Help a husband to love his wife, and vice versa; encourage […]

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Moishe’s Musings
January 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Jewish evangelism is important to God, so it is no wonder that the Opposer, or Adversary (Satan), inspires many myths to frighten people away from witnessing to Jews. One of his strategies is to convince you that Christians have no right to speak to Jews because of past atrocities committed in the name of Christ. […]

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