poetry

Moishe’s Musings
December 1, 2007
Topics: poetry
Author: Moishe Rosen

I must have been four years old; certainly under five. It was the month of December. We listened to the radio in our home, and I heard the songs about a jolly old man. I saw pictures of him too, in the day-old newspaper we got from the neighbors. And I knew his name. Santa….

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Untitled
April 1, 2006
Topics: poetry

     We come into consciousness, we know not from where      And we face eternity, we know not when or how      We come into consciousness, and eventually consciousness ends…      Or does it?      No wonder we are so angry, frightened, confused and depressed      Until we can figure out what it is all about      Or can we?      Why bother?…

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Gospel Ads
December 1, 1998
Topics: poetry
Author: Susan Perlman

If there is one time of year when the hearts of Jewish people seem to be softened to spiritual things, it’s during Advent. Perhaps it has to do with the positive message” specials on television, the carols on the radio or the plethora of Christmas theme films in the theaters. Even the joy that goes…

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Resurrection
November 1, 1997
Author: Jon Isaac

Trojan horse triumph of history Innocence murdered to end tyranny Living Word silenced without a remark Sunlight extinguished to kindle a spark Freedom sold to end slavery Man fed to Death to set mankind free Lamb bred for slaughter; Babe born to die Devourer poisoned by Bread of Life.

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Holiday Hodgepodge
December 1, 1996
Topics: poetry

About the date on this month’s banner: This isn’t really the December newsletter and it isn’t really the January newsletter. It’s more like a combination—a holiday hodgepodge. We hope you’ll like it! —y.a. ed. (your affectionate editor) P.S. Yeshua said that not one jot or tittle will pass from the law until all is fulfilled….

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Jonah’s Prayer
March 1, 1996

In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me….

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Why I Believe
April 1, 1993
Author: Chris Hansen

A friend of mine was worried; he thought I’d lost my head. He came to me one evening, and this is what he said. I know you follow Jesus; your faith is very strong. I think you’ve lost your reason! How could you be so wrong? How can you follow Jesus, when you know that…

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The Christmas Dilemma
December 1, 1992
Topics: poetry, christmas

Why can’t we have a Christmas tree? All of my friends have one! Why do we have to be different?” Every year the Christmas dilemma plagues Jewish families who live in countries that are oriented to Christian culture. Throughout the year Jewish people all over the world struggle with the question of their Jewish identity,…

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He Said, I’m Starting My Journey Now
June 1, 1991
Topics: poetry
Author: Steve Cohen

What a remarkable ending to a fifteen-year story! When I joined Jews for Jesus back in 1976, I wanted everyone to know about Yeshua. But of course like any Jewish believer, I had an even deeper desire to see my own family come to faith. At first I urged my parents to read the evidence…

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A Tale of Two Names
September 1, 1989
Author: Alana Tilles

One of the ways we Jews for Jesus missionaries gain new contacts is by cold calling.” We find Jewish surnames in the local phone book, call total strangers and try to discuss spiritual matters with them. In this way, The Liberated Wailing Wall has had opportunities to approach unbelieving Jewish people all across the country….

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Passover Seder
May 1, 1989
Topics: passover, poetry

We prayed with our feet,” Gramma said every year at Passover, remembering her flight from Russia. (Snow. Cold. Running in woods, Romanian border. Run. Run. Run.) Young spring has given the first violet hyacinths. White lace drapes the table. Our ancestors live as we read. From the ruins of his bent-backed people Moses came pleading….

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Service and Self-Interest
April 1, 1985
Topics: poetry
Author: Avi Snyder

A popular hymn capsulizes the essence of Mark 10:44 by exhorting, If you want to be great in God’s kingdom, learn to be the servant of all.” It’s a lovely song and the words are so true. So why don’t we take them more seriously? Servanthood is such a wonderful word. It conjures up images…

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I Remember
January 1, 1982
Author: Susan Perlman

Birth I remember sitting on daddy’s lap my pretty one” he used to say “give daddy a nice big kiss” I’d smile, put my chubby arms around his neck real tight then plant a big messy kiss on his rough cheek I remember the first day of school, boy was I scared we lined up…

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What’s It To Me?
November 1, 1981
Topics: poetry

So enough already, I don’t want to hear. They say you’ve got answers, well, I just don’t care. You talk about love, forgiveness and faith but what have you done to stop all the hate? What of the sorrow, the pain all around? What have you done to make laughter sound? What about fighting and…

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Where was God When the Six Million Died?
January 2, 1981

God was mourning over the dead, the persecuted, those whose minds were scrambled with the lust for power. God was suffering along with every humiliation and each act of violence. God was weeping over the lost souls who were hurled namelessly into eternity. WHY DID GOD JUST SIT BACK AND LET IT HAPPEN? WHY DIDN’T…

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