April 1991 Newsletter (5751:6)
- Written by Mitch Glaser
Sal is Jewish. Originally from Brooklyn, he now lives in suburban New Jersey. He is married to an Italian woman who converted to Judaism prior to their wedding. They have two small children. Sal has a responsible job with a large New York City bank, and from all outward appearances is successful. He is certainly the kind of person many would admire, yet there is far more to him than outward appearance.
- Written by Mark Landrum
On my way to one of our usual broadsiding locations in downtown Chicago, I noticed a large number of people coming toward me. I was in an area where I had not broadsided before, but it looked like a good place. Our ministry policy encourages us to use every opportunity, so I decided to start passing out our gospel literature on the spot. It was the afternoon rush hour, and most of the people were on their way to one of two places—their cars in nearby parking areas or the trains.
QUESTION: Why does Jews for Jesus call its tract-passing expeditions sorties"? Isn't that a military term? It seems to me that as God's people, Christians should be peaceable. After all, Matthew 5:9 says, "Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the sons of God."
- Written by Adele Rosenthal
Just as I am, a sinner to the core, yet HE loves me, Even when He knows I will sin again, HE loves me Sometimes when I think HE could not forgive me again HE loves me. Unless I harden my heart and turn from Him I'll always know, HE loves me So even if I turn and run from Him, He waits for my return, because HE loves me
- Written by 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 Y'shua. But of course like any Jewish believer, I had an even deeper desire to see my own family come to faith.
- Written by Lori Baron
I stood next to the radio, listening to news about the Persian Gulf War. Scud missiles had just landed in Tel Aviv. My heart began to pound and my mind raced as I tried to absorb the facts. I had taken part in a recent month-long evangelistic campaign in Israel. The sights and sounds of the Land were still fresh in my mind, as were the faces of the people I had met. I recalled a sea of faces on the beaches of Eilat and in the streets of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem—a multicolored fabric of people from many lands around the world, all of them Jewish, and all of them secure" within the borders of the Jewish homeland.
Yom Ha-Atzmaut (pronounced 'ahtzma-oot') is a national holiday in Israel commemorating the signing of Israel's Declaration of Independence. The document, officially dated to coincide with the termination of the British Mandate on May 15, 1948, was proclaimed by the Israeli government on the fourteenth because the fifteenth was a Sabbath day.
- Written by Moishe Rosen
Many Jews from distant lands had come up to Jerusalem for the Pilgrim Festival. Their custom was to celebrate Passover and stay on until after Shavuot (the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost). Those fortunate enough to afford the pilgrimage knew what to expect. They would fulfill their religious responsibilities at the Temple. Then they would enjoy the camaraderie of friends and relatives, and hear about current events in the nation's capital. But at this Passover season many found the news unique and somewhat disturbing.