Christian Post on Jews for J New York Jew-a-thon

Here is a view  from the missionary side..
Jews for Jesus Keeps Up with the City that Never Sleeps

By Lillian Kwon

Christian Post Reporter

Thu, Jul. 06 2006 09:48 AM EST

NEW YORK – Often called the city that never sleeps, New York and its busy streets and subways are seeing more of a group of missionaries with backs adorned with “Jews for Jesus” this month.


Clothed in colorful shirts with large writing identifying their Christian group, Jews for Jesus has been keeping up with the 24-hour-running city, handing out tens of thousands of literature and promoting their evangelistic campaign – Behold Your God – through media outlets. This is their largest campaign ever and the finale to their 5-1/2 year effort of reaching cities worldwide with large Jewish populations. [Continuing their age-old attempt to destroy the Jewish people, who do not accept their way of  thinking.]

On Independence Day alone, 60 Jews for Jesus staff and volunteers distributed over 74,500 tracts throughout Manhattan where street fairs, holiday festivities and fireworks shows drew large crowds to the city. A “Happy Fourth of July” was written on the front of the tract with a holiday-specific Christian cartoon.

When asked if the Jewish Christian staff were met with any opposition to their month-long campaign, Dan Sered, campaign leader for the Manhattan borough, said he saw no counter-leafleting or hostile responses from the public. Nevertheless, Sered doesn’t expect it to be an easy ride.

“We’ll probably get them (counter responses) later on but usually on the fourth they have the day off,” said Sered. “They do it more when it’s convenient to them. They’ll have people on the way to work stop and start to counter.” [Thank G

Od for that!]

Jewish opponents to the Jews for Jesus campaign are placing ads in a large media outlet of more than 60 newspapers, according to the New York Times, to counter the evangelistic efforts.

On the other end, Jews for Jesus has invested $1.4 million in a multi-pronged effort including evangelistic ads in newspapers, magazines, subways and the radio.

Despite any opposition, Sered commented, “We’re just out there to preach the Gospel, to lift up the name of Jesus – Y’shua – and we’re just going to do what we’re going to do.” [And that means offending the entire city of New York in the process. But hey, we know we are right, so we get to do whatever the hell we want and the Jews that don’t like it, they can kiss my kosher ***]
Jews for Jesus comes to New York, which has the largest Jewish population in the nation, for a month-long summer campaign after hitting 53 other cities around the world.

3 replies
  1. Ray Duran
    Ray Duran says:

    *sigh* As a Christian there is no word that comes close to the embarrassment that I feel when I hear about this group’s latest exploits. There have been quite enough acts of hostility and bids for power in Christ’s name. The last thing that I want is the image of these people coming to mind whenever someone thinks of Christians as a group, least people think this is how we ALL are.

  2. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    They are an embarrasment to all Jews, everywhere. Half of them aren’t even Jewish. And any Orthodox Jew, who has learned and studied Torah, would know that they are completely wrong. If they want the easy way out, not to have to follow the mitzvos(commandments), then they should join a conservative or reform group. But they shouldn’t give a bad name to all of us Jews. And they shouldn’t call themselves Jews. Cause that’s not Jewish.

  3. Ray Duran
    Ray Duran says:

    Heh, what they are doing isn’t Christian either. Its interesting, they seem to rather confused about both elements about the “two” faiths that they “represent.” =)

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