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Chaim Gurland, from darkness to light (1831-1905)

Rabbi Gurland wrote: “I have lived in two entirely different worlds, first as a Jew, and then as a Christian; first in a limited world of doubt and superstition under the fearful curse of the law; then, by the grace of God, I penetrated from darkness to light, from death to life. Since that time […]

Joseph Zalman found his Saviour (1860-1924)

The Russian born Joseph Zalman fled to the west and waited in Amsterdam for a ship to America. He ended up in a meeting where the Name of Jesus was mentioned. He was outraged, but also fascinated. In time he discovered, in a miraculous way, that He also is his personal Saviour. Pogrom Joseph Zalman […]

Louis Kinsbergen, ‘Apprehended by the Gospel’

Belgian born Louis Kinsbergen was one of the few members of his family that survived the Second World War. As a child he went into hiding in different places. Finally he ended up in a loving God-fearing family, where he was apprehended by the Gospel. In remembrance and as a warning It is 16 September […]

Paul Fodor, ‘I am free’

I have no words to describe the misery of the Holocaust and the suffering of the generation that has gone through the Second World War. No word is able to soften the painful memory in the slightest way. That is why I would like to speak about an experience that is more wonderful than I, […]

Alexei, ‘The real meaning of life’

Alexei was harassed a lot as the only Jewish child in his class. He became disillusioned with people, addicted to drugs and asked himself what he lived for. He ended living on the street and eventually became so desperate that he wanted to jump off a building. Then his life took a turn… One against […]

Paul Liberman, ‘How the Lord led my life’

As a child, Paul Liberman was deeply touched by the words from Psalm 118:22 ‘The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.’ “What or Who can be this Stone?” Paul wondered, “Is it that Jesus of Nazareth against whom the rabbi warns us so much?” No satisfying answer I […]

Ceil Rosen, ‘If I have to choose between God or you’

Raised in a strict orthodox Jewish family, Ceil didn’t want to live under the law any longer and she turned her back on religion. Just then things started to change. My orthodox foster family My twin brother and I were born to Jewish parents in Boston. Our mother died when we were less than a […]