Moishe Rosen, the “Jews for Jesus” founder died.

Christianitytoday“Cancer didn’t kick me and I didn’t kick the bucket”—a blog entry, September 10, 2009. Moishe Rosen died May 19 in San Francisco of prostate cancer at 78, leaving behind a wife, two daughters, a controversial parachurch organization, and more than a bucketful of quips.

As the Founder and first Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, Rosen, who is listed in Who’s Who of the West, was raised in Denver, Colorado, where he, his parents and his brother attended an Orthodox synagogue. When they were both twenty-one, he and his wife Ceil (who is also Jewish) each came to a personal relationship with God through Y’shua. 

Four years later, in 1957, he was ordained to the ministry. Moishe has spent the following 53 years making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to his Jewish people worldwide.  Dr. Vernon Grounds, noted evangelical and President Emeritus of Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary said of Rosen, “He was a dynamic and creative witness! When Moishe Rosen came into a city there is either a revival or a riot.”

Moishe Rosen is considered by leading missiologists to be the key strategist and tactician in our field. For more details on his life and ministry  click here to go to the Moishe Rosen Tribute Web page.


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