I wanted to thank The Messianic Times for including Jonathan Roush and myself in the March/April 2013 article on Messianic Jewish worship leaders. I thought the whole Messianic Times team did an excellent job at capturing the ethos of what we do at Beth Messiah. Yahnatan Lasko
From beginning to end, each issue of The Messianic Times keeps me informed and lets me know what’s happening in our faith community. Furthermore, as an author, I was delighted to discover how simple it was to advertise.
Having written a column for a local newspaper and having written an article for The Messianic Times, I know how diligently each person involved in the reporting process as well as those behind the scenes labors to make sure that readers/ writers/advertisers and our mishpachah receive what is good and profitable.
As a member of Messianic Congregation Ben David in Santa Ana, California, I especially liked the article about my Messianic rabbi, Doug Friedman, that appeared on page 16 in the September/ October 2012 issue.
Paula Rose Michelson
Laguna Woods, California
On behalf of the community and myself, I would like to express my thanks for the beautiful article you wrote in the September/October 2012 issue of The Messianic Times (page 7). It has been a wonderful experience to find Messianic brothers elsewhere united in one spirit, exalting the name of Yeshua. To all who made this article possible, a thousand blessings. May the Lord bless the team at The Messianic Times. Please know that you have good friends here in Bogotá, Colombia. In the love of Yeshua,
Pastor Raul Rubio Kehilat Yovel
Please share this letter with Stan Levy, who thinks that Obama is “doing a decent job.” Levy is the Californian transplant from Brooklyn who was interviewed by Doug Patton, who wrote “Obama and the Jewish Vote” (Page 1 and continued on page 13) in the September/October edition of The Messianic Times.
When will the Jewish population wise up, especially those who believe in Yeshua, and start adhering to the Biblical world view? If the Sunday-observing believers, Messianic Jews, and traditional Jews—be they secular or religious—would at least live the Torah response, this country would be a certified Judeo-Christian nation in one national election.
Dirk J. van Dalen Royal
Palm Beach, Florida
I deeply appreciate your uplifting newsletters. The Messianic Times is very informative and educational, and helps us to learn more about Jewish history.
I pray many blessings for you, your fine staff and newspaper.
Mrs. Angela Painter
Mission Hills, CA
Thank you for the article about Esther Rosenberg [The Messianic Times, May/June 2012]. She’s a very special lady. Having attended Temple Beth Emanuel, I can still hear her wonderful testimony of how she got saved and healed. I became a believer in New Mexico, then came to Beth Emanuel as an ex-hippie and a relatively new believer. Esther and her husband Moses were used by the Lord to ground me in Messianic Judaism. Such a lovely Jewish couple—on fire for the Lord, gentle and kind. They served as a beautiful example of what I wanted to become in Him. There were a number of people at Beth Emanuel that had a great impact on my life as a Jew who believes in Messiah—but none more than the Rosenbergs. Esther looked great in the recent photograph. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
The latest [May/June 2012] edition of The Messianic Times was my favorite for as far back as I can remember! Everything came together with incredibly good content. I really appreciate the great testimonies, such as Sid Roth, and the report on “Christ at the Checkpoint.” Also, kudos for the handling of Eric Tokajer, the new guy on the website. The Messianic Times is a powerful evangelistic tool, even in the prisons. These testimonies are very positive and powerful. Keep up the stories of the pillars of the community!
San Diego, CA
I appreciate reading the Messianic Times and it does help me to be a better follower of Yeshua. I like the articles on Israel and other related stories about Jewish history, both political and religious. Thank you for making the Messianic Times more affordable for inmates ($5). Please accept the extra postage [stamps] I am including as a gift to help you to reach others with your publication. It really means a lot to me to be able to assist, as I can.
Thanks again, and shalom!
Jerry Stiles Winfield, LA
I really enjoyed the March/April 2012 issue of the Messianic Times, in which the articles were interesting and insightful. I particularly liked the story about Ahavat Zion Messianic Synagogue, where one of the previous rabbis had sought to disguise their congregation’s allegiance to Yeshua. The rabbi at that time was convicted about how wrong this was, and how it had blighted his congregants. He preached a sermon about it, and had everyone rededicate the congregation to Yeshua. I have seen this blind spot played out in many congregations and organizations. It has grieved me, because Yeshua has often been a made into a side issue at best, rather than the focus of our worship and teaching. He said, “You won’t see me again until you say, Baruch ha ba b’shem Adonai.” (Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord). Is He welcomed, high and lifted up in our gatherings? If not, He should be!
I am so glad that the Messianic Times put into words what was already in my heart. You conveyed a great truth that could bring anointing and power in our midst.
For Yeshua’s Honor,
Marlene Rosenberg Howell, New Jersey
Regarding the November/December 2011 issue of the Messianic Times, the picture captioned “Down and Out—Living on the Streets in the Promised Land” in the front page article, “For Richer, for Poorer,” is so shocking, it must galvanize people into action. It made me realize, as I never did from reading about it, the reality of poverty in Israel. I would have thought the photo was from a so-called Third World country, and would never have believed it was Israel, if I had seen it anywhere else other than The Messianic Times.
I now have my write-in U.S. presidential candidate next election: Stephen Harper.
Lynne Plunkett Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It saddens me that such a God-fearing paper would endorse a secular Jewish dating site as JDate [“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Part 2,” May/June 2011 issue of The Messianic Times].
— Evan Arden Land
Quotes and opinions offered in articles belong to those who are interviewed. The Messianic Times made no attempt to endorse JDate, or any other website.
In seeking to vet what was available, we discovered a lack of Messianic Jewish dating sources on the Internet. As such, Messianic singles, if they are looking for match- ups on the Web, may already be using JDate, and other services. For now, available sites often offer free text and essay boxes for those who would like to indicate a specific denomination or religious preference—also specified in the article. The more people who request a Messianic Jewish denomination site, the more likely it will happen.
A significant reason for researching this story was Internet security. We prefer being ahead of the curve, and believe readers need that information now. An entire sidebar was devoted to “Rules of Engagement (for Cyberspace).” The necessity for this is real: On May 11, just weeks after the article went to print, a man was murdered in San Diego when he responded to an ad on craigslist.com.
We hope our readers enjoyed the two-part article, and wherever the search for one’s beshert leads, as any Messianic Jewish mother will tell you, “Darling, trust God—and stay safe!”