Remembering Jhan Moskowitz

Today we put ideological differences aside and remember fellow Jewish believer, Jhan Moskowitz, one of the founding members of Jews for Jesus. He was committed to our Messiah, Yeshua, and spent his life furthering the message of Yeshua to the Jewish people. His sudden passing today is a real loss for the entire body of Jewish believers in Yeshua – no matter what ideological side you are on. His sudden passing is a difficult reminder at just how fragile life is. One day you are here and the next day gone. Everything is truly in the hands of HaShem.

I first met Jhan back in 2007 at the first Borough Park Symposium and I was impressed by his laid back personality and friendliness. At the second Borough Park Symposium I had the honor of being a respondent to a paper he presented. My wife, Monique, has known Jhan even longer and grew up going to Summer camp with his daughters.

For another post remembering Jhan Moskowitz, check out the blog of my friend, Rabbi Matt Rosenberg.

May his memory be a blessing and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moskowitz family and all who knew him.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Simchat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in West Haven, CT, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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4 Responses to Remembering Jhan Moskowitz

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  3. Sad to hear of his passing. Moshe Rosen last year, Jhan Moskowitz this year. Changing of the guard.

    My condolences to his family and loved ones.

  4. Dvora says:

    Thank you, Rabbi Joshua, yes what a mensch, Jhan!!! He and Melissa are the cutest pair, and such a close and loving family!!! Jhan lived the love of Adonai with a fervor! His Hivrit death date is 18th Elul, chai – life!!!! th Jhan’s big heart for his people, could it be in the plan of ha-Borei that it’s yet the month of Elul, the time for searching our hearts, and now soon the Holy days are upon us!!! Come back people of Yisrael, your Yeshua comes on the clouds at the shofar blast!!!!

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