When people try to prevent others from hearing a message, it often has the opposite effect . . . and the more so if the message happens to be the gospel!
Many of you have met a Jews for Jesus missionary who spoke with confidence at a local church, or maybe you’ve met one of us handing out our gospel broadsides on a street corner. Did you ever wonder what it takes for a missionary to speak confidently, and (we hope) be a proficient evangelist? It […]
Rachel is a college student at a local university here in D.C. She called our office to explain that she had decided to write about Jews for Jesus for her journalism course. She wanted to attend one of our events that week to observe us as research for her paper. Rachel didn’t have a car, […]
South Florida Chad Elliott reports, “Elaine is a sweet-natured Jewish bubbe (grandmother) who dropped by our office. She had heard enough about Jesus to seriously question whether He might be the Messiah. We set up a time to study the Bible together the following day. “I took her through a series of Old Testament verses, […]
Essen Dina Markova reports, “After seeing a newcomer at the Shalom congregation’s Shabbat service, I asked him our usual question: ‘Who do you think Jesus is?’ I quickly learned that Gregory had heard the Good News at another Messianic congregation. He told me he believed that Jesus is ‘the One you can turn to for […]
Team leaders Leonid Vasserman and Gregory Furman Gregory Furman and Elizabeth T. are both from the former Soviet Union, but have been part of the regular team of Jews for Jesus in New York for some time. This summer however, they were joined by 27 brothers and sisters from Russia and Ukraine in order to […]
Your host, Lon Solomon, is Jewish and has believed in Jesus 35 years; he’s been pastor of McLean Bible Church for 25 years and has served as a valued member of Jews for Jesus Board of directors for 19 years. This will be his 31st tour of Israel. Date: October 23-31, 2006 (Israel portion only) […]
People’s response to that letter exceeded my expectations. So many recognized the importance of this issue and wrote to express their strong support for the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people. Others misunderstood the letter, seeing it as an attack on the evangelical leaders mentioned. That misunderstanding was compounded by a front-page article […]
Most Israelis are required to serve in the Israeli Defense Force for at least two years. After their service in the IDF, many are weary from facing the reality of death every day, so they decide to get away for awhile. The Far East is a popular destination for these young people. They want to […]
Oh, you really are Jewish! But you are a little dark,” the young woman said. I was wearing a Jews for Jesus T-shirt and distributing broadsides while speaking to a woman on the streets of New York. I answered, “I’m from Ethiopia.” And she replied, “Now I understand, yes, I know there are Jews in […]
When I was a child, I once saw a television program in which Gumby got himself into a bit of trouble, and a friend named Jesus came along to help him. I remember wishing that I had a friend like Jesus, but I had been taught that He was not for us Jews. Many years […]
It really happened: A friend in Chico, California told us about a local eatery called the Oy Veh* Cafe—a Jewish deli of sorts. It seems they used to have a controversial item on the menu: the Jews for Cheeses” omelet! Apparently, enough customers complained to persuade management to remove the item from the menu. (P.S. […]
Social concerns for Jewish Americans and how the right-left split ultimately affects Jewish believers in Jesus.
Gregory A. Boyd and Edward K. Boyd. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1994. 264 Pages. $9.99, cloth. This is a book for those looking for answers to life’s tough questions. These might be the issues of suffering and pain: Where was God when the six million died? Or they might be issues of philosophy: What room […]
Edited by Torleif Elgvin. Jerusalem: Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies, 1993. 167 pages. $15.00, paper. For one brilliant nineteenth-century Jewish rationalist and disciple of Moses Mendelsohn and Immanuel Kant, proof of the historical reliability of the New Testament came in a most surprising way. When Carl Paul Caspari read the Book of Acts […]
No one on this earth has seen anything like the great and awesome day that is about to come. The world, as we know it, will come to a screeching halt. In an instant, all that matters to our daily lives will matter no more. In my imagination it begins as a distant sound that […]
By Michael Pollak. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1980. 440 pages. $12.95 paper. Jewish people in China? The notion will strike most American Jews as strange. But now in Mandarins, Jews, and Missionaries, Michael Pollak has given us a scholarly yet accessible overview of the history of China’s indigenous Jewish population (which is […]
He shook his head slowly, sadly. How could you do that?” he asked. “How could you believe in Jesus?” The man was staring at me with remorse and bewilderment. So I stopped handing out my literature for a moment, paused and said, “He’s the Messiah, I ought to believe.” He shook his head. “So much […]
According to the Official Sage Handbook, sages should be skinny. Not only that, but a sage (especially when functioning as a prophet) should wear uncomfortable clothing and pursue a lifestyle of conspicuous self-deprivation. Many of you know that Moishe Rosen doesn’t exactly fit this description. Some of the mishpochah who know Moishe as a preacher, […]
It wasn’t until after I had handed David a gospel broadside tract that I noticed his yarmulkeh (skull cap worn by Orthodox Jewish people). Not that it mattered. We Jews for Jesus don’t go out of our way to give or avoid giving our broadsides to anyone. And since it was noon at the corner […]
Two in one day! It doesn’t happen very often that I get a chance in one day to pray with two Jewish people who want to receive Yeshua as their Messiah. Recently when it did happen, it was something to shout about. A few weeks earlier, one of our missionaries had led a young Jewish […]
Greetings in Y’shua! I hope you all had a joyous holiday. What a terrific season to rejoice in our messianic Jewish heritage! What other time of year do we witness a more magnificent display of the melding of our Jewish identity with our faith in Y’shua than at Passover/Easter time? And all that good food! What a shame that Passover only comes once a year!