I recently visited the street in Bucharest where Richard Wurmbrand lived, right next to the Synagogue which is now the centre for Holocaust documentation. The streets remain the same – the legacy lives on – Wurmbrand’s life, ministry and books are as vitally needed today in a world that needs hope for Israel and all nations – “Christ on the Jewish Road” is an eye-opening revelation of what it means to be a Jewish disciple of Rabbi Yeshua.
Richard Wurmbrand, the youngest of four boys, was born on March 24, 1909 in Bucharest in a Jewish family. He lived with his family in Istanbul for a short while; his father died when he was 9, and the Wurmbrands returned to Romania when he was 15.
As an adolescent, he became attracted to communism, and, after attending a series of illegal meetings of the Communist Party of Romania (PCdR), he was sent to study Marxism in Moscow, but returned clandestinely the following year. Pursued by Siguranţa Statului (the secret police), he was arrested and held in Doftana prison. Wurmbrand subsequently renounced his political ideals.
He married Sabina Oster on October 26, 1936. Wurmbrand and his wife became believers in Yeshua in 1938 through the witness of Christian Wolfkes, a Romanian Christian carpenter; they joined the Anglican…
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