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Jews don't do that

I've been asked lately more often than usual about Jewish culture. Do Jews believe this.... do Jews think that... do Jews act like... and so let's ponder this for a bit.

What Jews do is really an accumulation of what some Jews do and some other Jews don't do, but there are fewer of them who don't do it. In other words, there is not a universal rule of law for all Jews to which all Jews are compliant. But GENERALLY, most Jewish people ...

1) are kind and gentle and don't want harm to come on others. The value of ethics is high.
2) are generous with resources. The value of money is regarded as high.
3) are studious and want to learn about things. The value of books is high.
4) care about family almost more than any other relationships. The value of loyalty is high.
5) have a hard time thinking about Jesus because it SOUNDS out of the Jewish box. The value of social maintenance is high.
6) make great followers of Jesus because they are so loyal to things which they find TRUE…

Media gone wild

Today's Herald Sun in Melbourne wrote a fairly pathetic article filled with misinformation. Have a read, and hey, why not write a letter to the editor?,5478,15094523%255E2862,00.html


Sunday Night 1 May in Sydney

Friends, on the radio on 103.2 FM on Sunday night the 1st of May, you can hear for 30 minutes an interview with Phil Lamb and Bob Mendelsohn. It's about the opposition we have been getting of late and the excellent response of the Jewish community in Melbourne and a bit of my own testimony as well. Have a listen!

New Zealand Jews for Jesus

Bob Mendelsohn, national director of Jews for Jesus, will be speaking in New Zealand, South Island, from 1-8 May . All information is on the JFJ Aussie website. (or will be this afternoon). . Christ Church Apostolic, Rangiora Baptist, Faith Family Centre, Timaru Trinity Assembly (AOG), Central Baptist in Invercargill, Gore New LIfe, Ashburton Baptist, among others. Bring a (Jewish) friend, or come along yourself to hear this once in a few years opportunity. Messianic resources like books and videos are available too.

Website of Jews for Jesus


This website has information for anyone who seriously wants to search this issue further. It's informing without being too didactic; it's available 24/7 and it's easy to navigate. Have a go and enjoy.

Korean elephant

Anyone ever had a close encounter with an elephant?



Bob and Patty Mendelsohn
Jews for Jesus, Australia
PO Box 925
Sydney NSW 2001

Phone +61.2.9388.0559 (Inside Australia ring free 1.800.988.077)
FAX 02.9388.0545
Mobile: 0414.754.180

Remember it's 14 hours difference NY to Sydney.

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God bless!
Colossians 3.17

Opposition to Jews for Jesus

Some young vandals have been doing some damage to our vehicles and book store in Sydney. Some different groups have been damaging our sister organization in Melbourne and also damaging our billboards there. May these criminals find God's kindness and also appropriate behaviour in a multi-religious society.

Passover in Sydney

Tuesday night in Ryde, in Sydney's northwest, Jews for Jesus Australia will be conducting a banquet in celebration of Passover. Reservations required. Awesome music and great teaching about Jesus and the Passover. Ring in Aus, 1.800.988.077. Hundreds are already coming, and there's room for you.