My search for truth – Moshe Elijah

I am a member of a fairly religious orthodox Sephardi Jewish family who keep to some degree the Kosher food rules, and light the candles on Friday nights, and go fairly frequently to Synagogue on Friday nights, etc. The male members of the family, including myself, wear the Tephillin daily, as this is usual according […]

Born to love – Glenn Osher

Deprived of the love he needed as a child, Glenn learned to provide for and satisfy himself,  and doing so at the expense of others did not trouble him. When the love of God dawned on him at the age of twenty-nine, Glenn’s perspective on life changed. When we are truly loved, we too can […]

Dr. John Goldstein

My Conversion Dr. John Goldstein MRCS LRCP Foreword John Leopold Goldstein was descended of Polish Jews who fled the pogroms and settled in Germany in the mid 1800s. He was the grandson of rabbi Maushe Thorner, who sat under rabbi Akiba Eger in Berlin and Posen and founded the Danzig academy. Dr. Goldstein spent his […]

Jewish linguists contribute to the King James Bible translation

When a new translation of the Bible was commissioned in 1604 by King James the First of England, no fewer than twenty-five of the men chosen to translate the Hebrew scriptures were from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The high standard of Hebrew linguistics at these universities was attained partly through the contributions Philip Ferdinand and […]

The Living Messiah

Elias Newman was born in 1888 in Poland to orthodox Jewish parents. His family moved toEngland where he was converted in 1903 through the work of the Mildmay Mission. After believing in secret for three months, he told his parents and was promptly disowned. He studied with the Lutherans in Germany between 1908 and 1909 and migrated to the USA in 1912. […]

Dr. Joseph Schereschewsky

Adapted from a biography published in Aaron Bernstein’s anthology “Some Jewish Witnesses for Christ”. First published in 1909. An edition of 1999 is available from Keren Ahvah Meshihit, P O Box 10382, 91103 Jerusalem. When David Aikman’s ‘The Beijing Factor’ was published in 2005, it was subtitled “how Christianity is transforming China and changing the […]

Report on Jewish Missions 1922

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich In 1922 the Reverends L. Zeckhausen, David Baron and Dr. Arnold Frank reported to the United Free Church of Scotland on ‘the success of Jewish mission’. They argued persuasively against the perception that the Jew is more difficult to bring to Christ than any other, and consequently dispelled the myth […]

Meta Neumann (1859-1943)

This biography was produced by Rivka Nessim from two eulogies written independently by Fritz Majer-Leonhard and Karin Schimmelpfennig. The earlier of these was published in German in ‘Christuszeugen aus Israel’ (1955). The copyright in that work is held by the Evangelisher Missionsverlag GmbH Stuttgart.  When Meta was a child, she passed by a crucifix and […]

From Judaism to Christ – Bernhard Angel

This testimony first appeared in the January 1928 edition of Zions Freund. We are most grateful to Rivka Nessim for translating it from German into English. I was born in Bucharest, the beautiful capital of Romania, on 5 September 1860. [1]  My first impressions of Christianity led me to believe that the persecution of the Jews must be […]

Professor August Neander

Dies auch in Deutsch erhältlich This biography first appeared in the Zions Freund of December 1934. Johann August Wilhelm Neander was born to Jewish parents at Göttingen on 17 January 1789, as David Mendel. At an early age he came to the Johanneum in Hamburg, where he obtained a brilliant matriculation and gave his farewell […]