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Israel Today obtained a letter from Baruch Maoz published on October 21 to a closed Facebook group.

By Tsvi Sadan | | Topics: COMMENTARY
Baruch Maoz
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However, since the letter was addressed to all the “dear brothers and sisters in Messiah,” we assume it was meant to be seen by all Messianic Jews, and as such see no harm in reprinting portions of it here.

Maoz was arguably the most influential Messianic figure in Israel for the better part of three decades–from 1978 until his retirement in 2008. Born in 1943 to a Jewish family in Boston, Massachusetts, Maoz immigrated to Israel together with his mother and brother in 1953. A decade later, in 1963, Maoz “converted to Christ” and went on to study theology in England.

In 1974, Maoz joined the UK-based evangelistic society Christian Witness to Israel, overseen by the Free Church of Scotland, and remained an active representative until his retirement. During his years of ministry in Israel, Maoz co-founded the Grace and Truth Christian Congregation, started a Messianic Hebrew-language periodical, and established HaGefen publishing house. A prolific writer, Maoz authored many books and theological papers. He was among the founders of the national Messianic elders’ forum, which exercised decisive influence over much of the Messianic community...

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