rejection by jewish community

The Cost of Reconciliation
June 1, 2016

Do you know that even today, some scorn Christianity because we are required to forgive our enemies? They just don’t realize that apart from Jesus, we are all enemies of God!

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Those Who Sow In Tears
July 19, 2013
Author: Igor Spivak

To tell the truth, it’s not always easy to sow the gospel, especially in Jewish hearts. When we sow the gospel on the streets, we face opposition in the form of anti-Semites, some of whom are members of the Russian Orthodox Church. We also face opposition from religious Jews. I will confess to you that […]

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Loyal to Whom?
September 30, 2012

My friend and colleague, Jhan Moskowitz has a one-word answer for those who ask, “What is the most difficult obstacle facing a Jewish person considering Christ?” He says, “Loyalty.” He then adds, “Loyalty is a virtue but when employed in the service of a lie, it ceases to be a virtue.” Jhan has put his […]

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Hurdles to Faith
March 2, 2012

Stewart and Susan Weinisch encountered a number of obstacles on their way to believing in Yeshua (Jesus). Here are some of the ideas they had to confront: “Christians hate Jews.” This is what Stewart’s father told him, and many people do point to “Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When our people start […]

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Show Me Your ID
March 6, 2011

Nowadays no one gets too far without personal identification (ID). Imagine if, rather than simply glancing at our driver’s licenses or passports, people in airports, border checkpoints and even the local grocery stores actually scanned our IDs. Now imagine waiting in line for airport security finally getting to the front of the line where you […]

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David Newhan: Nothing to Hide
December 22, 2009
Author: Matt Sieger

Maybe it wasn’t quite Lou Gehrig replacing Wally Pipp, but when David Newhan got a chance to play for the Baltimore Orioles in the summer of 2004, he made the most of it. The left-handed swinging sparkplug belted a 435-foot pinch-hit home run in his first at bat for Baltimore on June 18. Previously a […]

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More than a musing from Moishe
February 1, 2009
Author: Moishe Rosen

Ed note: When I asked Moishe to write a musing for the February newsletter, he was not sure he felt well enough to write much . . . but once he got started it wasn’t long before we had twice the usual column. I didn’t want to leave anything out so . . . enjoy! […]

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That’s Hot! Jews For Jesus In Popular Culture
August 2, 2008
Author: Matt Sieger

Why are there so many references to Jews for Jesus in Pop Culture?

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Mark Greene: a copywriter’s series of extraordinary events
August 1, 2008
Author: Matt Sieger

The concept of Jews believing in Jesus has penetrated the culture in part because Jews for Jesus and other Messianic Jewish groups have made some very public pronouncements of their belief. Jews for Jesus launched its work in the United Kingdom with a full-page ad in The Times (London) in December 1991, which proclaimed, “You […]

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JEWISH BELIEVERS AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY: How do we see each other?
February 1, 2007
Author: Rich Robinson

Looking back on my experience as a new believer and a university student, I remember two distinct Christian groups on our campus: Campus Crusade for Christ and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The two had not so much a rivalry as hermetically sealed lives. Among IVCF-ers, Campus Crusade had a reputation for being too “in your face,” […]

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Campaign Reflections: Troubler of Israel
July 1, 2005
Author: Stephen Katz

Our month-long Annual New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign begins July 1. In order to help you pray for this month’s campaigners, we thought we’d share reflections from a couple of veteran campaigners. These articles share a vulnerable side of our missionaries that we don’t always portray, because we are not looking to throw a […]

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Why David Klinghoffer Rejected Jesus: A Book Review (of sorts)
May 1, 2005

Christians often ask why Jewish people don’t believe in Jesus. Author David Klinghoffer offers his answer in a polemic against Christianity entitled, Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History.” Published in March of this year, the book has captured the Jewish community’s attention as the most current and comprehensive Jewish answer […]

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Not Half and Half, But Whole
December 1, 2004

When my sister and I talked about getting tattoos, and my father asked us not to, at first I couldn’t understand why. After all, he’s the laidback, ex-hippie type, so I couldn’t see why he would be so against it. It is only recently that I realized why. The first tattoo my father ever saw […]

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Tolerance, Schmolerance!
March 1, 2000
Author: David M.

How today’s re-definition of tolerance enables us to avoid important truths. Is tolerance acceptable when truth is on the line?

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Taking the Plunge
February 1, 1999
Author: Stephen Katz

A Jew who lived in a Catholic neighborhood drove the neighbors crazy with the smell of barbecue every Friday night. The neighbors went on a campaign to persuade him to convert, so that like them, he would be constrained to eat fish on Fridays. He agreed. Surprised at how easy the conversion was, he asked […]

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Becoming a Reproach in the Land of Israel
September 1, 1998
Author: Paul Liberman

Book Title: Strategies for Today’s Leader Author: David Brickner Reviewer: Paul Liberman Review Date: Sep 1, 1998 David Brickner’s article Becoming a Reproach in the Land of Israel” resonated with truth. As part of the Body of the Messiah living in the Land, some of it was difficult to hear. Yet, its clarity was arresting. […]

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Opposition and Response
July 1, 1993

The Jewish community’s opposition to our ministry stems from the refusal of its leaders to accept the fact that a Jew who believes in Jesus can and does remain Jewish. Jewish leaders feel threatened by our efforts because they equate our success with pro-moting the destruction of the Jews. This is a fallacy, because believing […]

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Response to Our Identity–In Crisis or In Christ?

In the last Mishpochah Message we offered a particular perspective on the 1989 Israeli Supreme Court decision and how it affects Jewish believers who want to make aliyah. We viewed this issue within the larger context of our identity as those called to be a story to our people and to the world. The response […]

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Our Identity–In Crisis or In Christ?
April 1, 1993

An article entitled, Israel cracking down on ‘Jews for Jesus’ ” appeared in the February 4 edition of the Chicago Tribune—section 1, page 2, no less. In the article, the sympathetic reporter (Tom Hundley) raises the question: Why should Jews be deported from Israel because they believe in Jesus? He notes, “Israel was created to […]

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When Opposition Knocks
July 1, 1992
Author: Rich Robinson

We need to think about opposition to the gospel. Though there is diversity within the messianic movement, we are united and can express our unity. We need to do things together. Facing our opposition can be a very positive thing if we are willing to look, learn and be led together by our Messiah. Efforts […]

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A Failure to Understand
September 1, 1989
Author: Joshua Moss

The Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar year. If Jewish people ever think about the issue of sin and reconciliation to God, they will think about it during this season. Therefore, the few weeks before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a […]

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Promoters of the Silent Witness
April 1, 1988
Author: Ruth Rosen

A growing number of unbelievers have become more committed to stifling the gospel than believers are to telling it. When we accept the idea of a silent witness as the proper way to do evangelism, we fall into the very hands of those who want to neutralize our story. This should come as no surprise, […]

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Anti-Missionary Mischief
February 1, 1987
Author: Mitch Glaser

Received any harassing letters lately telling why you should reject faith in Jesus? The Jews for Jesus staff have been receiving unwanted and unwelcome mail. Some letters and literature are to annoy us, other communications are designed to dissuade us from our faith. Perhaps you won’t be bothered with such mail, but it’s good to […]

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An ISSUES Interview [with Dr. Simon Green]
May 1, 1981

The following is an interview with Dr. Simon Green, a professor of philosophy at one of the largest state universities in the country. Because the questions are pointed, the answers are candid and his position is sensitive, we have changed his name. Q: As a Jew who does not believe in Jesus and is oriented […]

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