moishes musings

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June 1, 2010

Last month we showed you a bit of Moishe’s soon-to-be-completed biography. This month, we offer you excerpts from a deeply difficult episode of the Rosens’ lives so that you can get a glimpse of how God brought them through: In late summer of 1961 the couple [Moishe and Ceil] were surprised to find out that…

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We’re So Thankful…
October 1, 2009

For friends who give us the joy of knowing that we’ve had a part in helping them share their faith with Jewish people. About a year ago we told you about Marilee from Michigan. Marilee responded to one of Moishe’s Musings by calling all 77 Rosens in her phone book. She received contact information from…

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What the Destruction of the Temple Reveals
July 28, 2008

I remember the first time I ever handed out Jews for Jesus gospel literature. It was the summer of 1977. I’d only been a believer for a few months, and Mitch Glaser, who led the Jews for Jesus work in Los Angeles at the time, regularly met with me for discipleship lessons. One day after our lesson together, he asked if I’d like to accompany him as he handed out tracts.

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Should I Not Have Compassion
Author: Avi Snyder

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, instead of “What do I say . . .” we’ll look at “What should I understand when my friend says . . .”

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WANTED! Trained Volunteers to be Co-Laborers in Messiah!
June 1, 2008

Do you have a burden for the Jewish people to know their Messiah? How about an opportunity to help Jews for Jesus reach areas where we do not have a regular branch or outpost? If that catches your attention, we’d like you to prayerfully consider joining our special band of friends known as Co-Laborers in…

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Behold Your God Israel Campaigners Enter Into Holiday Celebrations with Smiles and Gospel Tracts
May 1, 2008

The inspiration for the tract our Israeli staff wrote for Israel’s Independence Day is the International Bible Quiz. The quiz is held annually and takes place the morning after the big Independence Day celebrations. It includes winners of national Bible quiz contests from Jewish youth around the world as well as Israeli contestants. While the…

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Chicago Views: Dolphins, Loops and the Blues
April 1, 2008

We’ve occasionally written about our witness at “Taste of Chicago,” but the Windy City hosts a variety of other festivals as well. We hope you enjoy these reflections from three of our missionaries who wanted to give you glimpses of three venues where we had a witness. Festival Of Cultures by Lyn Rosen Bond Our…

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A Double Blessing
January 1, 2008
Author: TeresaSischy

About a year ago, a Jewish believer named Stanley asked me to phone Rose, an older Jewish woman who might be open to hearing about Jesus. I telephoned Rose and was delighted when she readily agreed to meet with me. However she had one condition, and that was that her best friend, Gerty, could also…

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NEW STUFF: Please Pray!

New Outpost: We’ve had a work in Tel Aviv since 1994, but in August 2007 we opened a new outpost in Rishon L’Tzion, a coastal city with a beach on the Mediterranean Sea, just about seven miles south of Tel Aviv and half an hour from Jerusalem. With almost 200,000 people, Rishon L’Tzion (literally “First…

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Test Your Yiddishkeit* (*Jewishness)
December 1, 2007

What does the word Hanukkah” mean? Why are there so many ways to spell it? (Hannukah, Hanukkah, Chanuka, Chanukah, etc.) What are Maccabees? (rhymes with whack-the-knees) What are dreydels? (rhymes with grey-gulls) What are latkes? (rhymes with not-guss or got-keys, depending on how you were raised) Why does Hanukkah last for eight days? Where in…

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Meet Our Trainees
November 1, 2007

Each group of trainees is unique, just as any person is unique—but this semester’s trainees perhaps more so than others. We have two couples from three countries, all of whom speak fluent Hebrew and have lived in Israel. They present quite a mix of cultures and personalities! Here’s a chance for you to get to…

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Meet the Liberated Wailing Wall
September 1, 2007

Liberated Wailing Wall | Albums | Downloadable Music Any casual onlooker can see that at six feet, five inches tall, Liberated Wailing Wall team leader Josh Brodt towers over his teammates. Those who have been around since the 1980s or earlier, however, will inform you that Josh stands out from his peers in a more significant…

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June 1, 2007

You don’t have to be a Jews for Jesus volunteer to offer one-on-one Bible studies to an unbelieving friend. Here are some guidelines that can help you as you study with someone who is spiritually seeking. If possible, meet in your home. You have several resources close at hand in your own home (such as…

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From the Moose’s Mouth (Dave Moose” Garrett reflects on Camp Gilgal.)”
May 1, 2007
Author: David Garrett

I came to faith in Christ at camp when I was 18 years old—so I was thrilled when, in 1991, I was given the opportunity to lead the Jews for Jesus Camp Gilgal program. The purpose of Camp Gilgal is to raise up new generations of Jewish believers in Messiah. Most of our campers are…

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Jewish Diaspora Missiology
March 30, 2007

Last November I went to Taylor University College and Seminary in Edmonton, Canada to participate in a consultation on the subject of Diaspora Missiology. Dr. Enoch Wan, a mentor and missiologist from Western Seminary, had invited me as a specialist in Jewish missions. The conference was sponsored by the Filipino International Network, and was titled,…

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Help Me Understand, Please!
February 1, 2007

Have you ever been angry at a television commercial? Many commercials manipulate people’s emotions and make misleading promises. It is easy to become desensitized to this. However, when I see commercials that make something that is meaningful and noble into a sales pitch, it arouses my sensitivities. The loftier the sentiment the more upset I…

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Not Everyone Rejoiced When Jesus was Born
December 1, 2006
Author: Avi Snyder

I have been exchanging e-mails with an Orthodox Jewish man named Mikhail, who regards my faith in Yeshua as blasphemous. He sees Jesus as a false prophet, and he looks upon me as one who worships other gods.” By way of contrast, I’m also e-mailing another Jewish man named Nathan, whom I first met during…

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Mel Hellman’s Story
October 1, 2006
Author: Mel Hellman

… My name is Mel Hellman. I was born in Akron, Ohio to a Jewish family and began religious training at an early age. (My parents were not very religious but they thought it would be good for me, and there was a temple quite close to our home.) But when we moved to California…

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Long Island Campaign . . . Jewish Dentist Meets the Great Physician
September 1, 2006
Author: Anne Elfbaum

One thing we hear on the streets and see in the Jewish newspapers is “Jews for Jesus is deceptive. They are not Jewish, their founder is a Baptist and Jews for Jesus was founded and continues to be backed by Baptists.” Geoff Robinson, one of our favorite Gentiles for Jesus, asked Moishe to comment on this. Here is what he said:

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Special Note
June 1, 2006

If you loved the graphic on the cover of our April newsletter, great, so do we. BUT we cannot give anyone permission to use it. You see, our artist, David Yapp, inadvertently re-invented the logo for the American Messianic Fellowship International! Seriously, it is almost identical to their copyrighted symbol. Thanks to AMF for being…

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Prayers of Three Daughters
May 1, 2006

One of the most heartbreaking things for most Jewish believers is the thought of losing our parents before they know Jesus. It is a matter of continual prayer. We hope you will be encouraged to see how God has answered the prayers of three daughters. The first daughter is not on our staff; but the…

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Back to Berlin: Reflections from Behold Your God
April 1, 2006

I had never been to Berlin before August 2005, yet I felt as though I was returning. Thoughts of Berlin have occupied much thought, study and yes, anguish in my life as a Jew. This was the center of the Nazi war effort. This was where Adolph Hitler gave orders in his attempt to take…

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The BYG* Pic
March 1, 2006

*Behold Your God. Those of you who have been around long enough will remember that we announced a list of BYG cities where we planned, by God’s grace, to have outreaches. We have two cities remaining, Lyon, France and New York City. We have reported on most of the campaigns, primarily through our e-publication, RealTime,…

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