August 2000 Newsletter (5760:12)
From Los Angeles, missionary Larry Dubin asks prayer for a brand new Jewish believer named Curtis. Curtis is currently in a fire-fighting training rehab center and is set to be released in about a year. He came to faith after reading the Future Hope book. Larry wasn't exactly sure how Curtis had gotten in touch with us, but apparently a rabbi (not a believer) told him about us!
- Written by Moishe Rosen
My Jewish friend asked me why the issue of sacrifice is such a big deal to Christians since it is not a big deal to Jews. Then she quoted Psalm 51:16,17: 'For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—These, O God, You will not despise.' How do I answer her?"
The formation of this mobile evangelistic music team actually predates the official beginnings of the Jews for Jesus organization. Some of you were first introduced to our ministry through one of The Liberated Wailing Wall's presentations. The faces change, but the spirit of this teamGÇ”to serve God while traveling the countryGÇ”is still the same. The new team needs your prayers as they gel" and as they face the challenges of life "on the bus." Pray that the Lord will protect them physically and spiritually, and that He will bless them and make them a mighty blessing to others.
- Written by David Brickner
Tisha b'Av (literally the ninth day of the Jewish calendar month called Av), is a day of remembrance in the Jewish religion. While it is not one of the Holy Days commanded in the Bible, according to tradition, both the first and second Temples were destroyed on the ninth of Av. And so, my Jewish people spend the day fasting, lamenting this great loss and praying for the holy Temple to be restored. This year, Tisha b'Av falls on August 10th.