Monthly Archives: October 2015

21 October 1955 Jakob Jocz follows Morris Kaminsky at Nathanael Institute, Toronto #otdimjh

The Nathanael Institute in Toronto was the centre for Jewish believers in Yeshua in Canada. Set up by the London Societe (CMJ) in the 1920s, it saw a distinguished stream of Jewish believers both come to faith, train and serve … Continue reading

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20 October 1822 Dutch poet Isaac da Costa declares faith in Yeshua #otdimjh

On 20th October 1822 Isaac da Costa, his wife Hannah Belmonte (from a famous related Marrano family) and his friend Abraham Capadose were baptised. Da Costa came from a distiguished Sephardi family, was related to Uriel Acosta (yes, residents of the … Continue reading

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19 October 1878 Haim Lipshytz declares his faith in Yeshua #otdimjh

From Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.,  Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ  (London: Operative Jewish Converts Institution, 1909),  339-341. Online:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37734 (free download) Haim Lipshytz was Director of the Barbican Mission to the Jews, London. Born in 1858 at Warsaw, the capital of Poland, … Continue reading

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18 October 1975 Fellowship of Christian Testimonies to the Jews (FCTJ) condemns Messianic Judaism #otdimjh

On October 18, 1975, the Fellowship of Christian Testimonies to the Jews concluded: “BE IT RESOLVED, therefore, that the FCTJ stand apart from and in opposition to Messianic Judaism as it is evolving today” The following is taken from Yaakov … Continue reading

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17 October 1821 Alexander McCaul calls for establishment of “Judaeo-Christian colony” #otdimjh

Yesterday I showed an Israeli friend the memorial plaques now in Christchurch, Spitalfields, previously at Palestine Place, the large compound of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews [CMJ]). One of them commemorates Alexandander McCaul, Professor of Hebrew and … Continue reading

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16 October 1935 Baptism of Albert Hirschland defended against Nazi propaganda #otdimjh

The right of Albert Hirschland to receive baptism is defended as legitimate by the Council of Brethren in Saxony, despite antisemitic campaign and show-trial against him. Personal note: Albert Hirschland is one of the Hirschland family from Essen. My great-grandfather … Continue reading

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15 October 1906 Death of Bishop Samuel Schereschewsky #otdimjh

From Bernstein, Some Jewish Witnesses for Christ Schereschewsky, Dr. Samuel Isaac Joseph, from 1877 to 1883 missionary bishop of the American Church in China. He was born at Tanroggen, in Russian Lithuania, in the year 1831, and brought up in the … Continue reading

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14 October 1954 Mordechai Vanunu – Israeli Whistleblower- born #otdimjh

Mordechai Vanunu was a technician working at a nuclear arms research project who revealed to the world in 1986 that Israel was secretly producing nuclear armaments. After the disclosure of the affair by the Sunday Times, Vanunu was kidnapped by … Continue reading

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13 October 1977 John Howard Yoder Reframes the Paradigm of the Partings of the Ways #otdimjh

Yoder’s lecture was given on  October 13, 1977  at the University of Notre Dame. He argues for a new way of understanding the Jewish-Christian schism of the early church, and anticipates the more recent “Ways that never parted” positions of … Continue reading

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12 October 1885 Report of dedication of Hebrew Christian Church of America #otdimjh

“The Only One in America: A Hebrew-Christian Church Dedicated Yesterday,”New York Times, October 12, 1885. p. 2. AN EPOCH IN THE HISTORY OF RELIGION IN THIS COUNTRY—HOW THE CHURCH CAME INTO EXISTENCE. On this day the New York Times reported the … Continue reading

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