“The modern idea of a Great Man is one who stands at the lonely extremity of some single line of development” -C.S. Lewis (Paradise Lost)
I often thought about and prayed specifically for the tremendous responsibility Moishe had on his shoulders, running a ministry, representing the Lord here on Earth. When I was 13 JFJ was something he ran out of his house. Growing up, I watched with awe and joy as the Lord took Jews For Jesus all around the world! That invited its difficulties as much as its delight. Filled with humility, Moishe was a courageous giant of our faith. Much of the time he was “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” -Is. I pray we who are left behind will remain the same sort of bold but loving witnesses of Jesus Christ until we too are called Home.
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
(Special love to Ceil & Ruthie)
I am thankful to have known Moishe.
Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
To the staff and family of Moishe Rosen, I am sorry for your loss. I know this man’s work will carry on.
May God comfort you all in this time!
Love from the Shue family!
Charlotte, Mark, Andrew
Thank you Lord for giving us Moishe Rosen for a time. Thank you for the influence he had in my life over the past 20 years. Thank you for his words of encouragement and how they helped me know You better. Thank you for the doors Moishe opened for me. Thank you that Moishe’s pain has ended and bless Ceil and the family during this time.
Moishe was one of the great mission leaders of the 20th century. Over the last forty years, thousands of Jewish people have found life in Y’shua through the vision and ministry of this remarkable man. My prayers are with Ceil and the family and with Jews for Jesus.
Marky Lynn Quayle Moishe, you got your promotion! You are so blessed now: you’re in heaven! WOW! I can’t imagine how glorious/what it’s like for you up there! I’m happy for you, only selfishly do I regret you are gone! love to you and mostly to your beloved Ciel who’s left behind. God bless her! I know you’re alllllllright! xx00 Marky 😉 “To be absent from the body is to be PRESENT WITH THE LORD!” Great is His Name and His Love! AMEN!
For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Messiah, yet you do not have many fathers. (1 Cor. 4:15
From the first time we met Moishe he was like a father, instructing us how to be more effective at Jewish evangelism. Whenever we had the blessed opportunity to be with Moishe he would always show a fatherly interest in our lives and our growth in Messiah.
We were truly blessed to have him present at our yourngest son’s Bar Mitzvah. And when our congregation was being harrassed by false prophets, Moishe came and threw down the gauntlet and encouraged both the leaders & the congregants, bringing great stability in the L-RD.
One of our favorite memories was when we were given an unexpected opportunity to visit San Franciso and Moishe & Ceil were in the midst of prepaqring a meal for the Jews For Jesus Council, yet they invited us into their home and of course had to tkae us out for some Dim Sum. Moishe asked Ed to drive his brand new humungus, intimidating, black Lincoln Navigator, and he sweated bulltes, lest he scratch or dent the MoisheMobile. He then asked us to join him in his computer room and we got to see the Master Minister reach out in love, sharing Y’shua with people from around the world on the Internet.
We have been incredibly privilged to know Moishe and be influenced by his life. To be included among those multitudes of sons & daughters throughtout the Body of Messiah, whose lives were blessed by the unique gift of Moishe Rosen, as a father in the faith. We will be better equipped in Jewish ministry and in our lives from having known Moishe as our friend & mentor.
May G-d comfort Ceil & her family with all those who mourn in Zion & Jerusalem. Messianic Rabbi Ed & Rebbetsen Alberta Rothman
“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Messiah, yet you do not have many fathers.” (1 Cor. 4:15)
From the first time we met Moishe, he was a loving father instructing us how to do Jewish evangelism correctly and more effectively. And every time thereafter that we had the privilege of spending time with Mosihe, he again was like a father, taking interest in our lives and our growth in Messiah.
Our favorite memory is when we were afforded an unexpected visit to San Fransico and Moishe welcomed us too spend a day with him & Ceil in their home during the midst of hosting the Jews For Jesus Council for a special meal. Of course they had to take us out for Dim Sum, and Moishe asked Ed to drive everyone around the city in their brand new humungus, intimidating black Navigator, and Ed was sweating bullets, lest he put a scratch or dent in the MoisheMobile. We spent hours schmoozing in his computer room, watching him in his element, witnessing online with people from around the world.
When our congregation was being harrassed by false prophets, Moishe came and laid down the gauntlet and brought great stabillity and encouragemnt to both the leaders & the congregants.
We count it an incredible privilege to have been one among the multitude of sons & daughters that Mosihe & Ceil welcomed into their lives throughout the Body of Messiah. We will forever be better equipped in Jewish ministry as well as better people becuase of the gift of having known Moishe Rosen as a mentor & a friend.
May G-d comfort Ceil & her family with those who mourn in Zion & Jerulsalem. Messianic Rabbi & Rebbetsen Ed & Alberta Rothman
Love, strength and (through all the sadness) joy to the family.
One of many memories: I was with Moishe at an art supply store. He walked up to the cashier and said in a playful voice, “Do you have any discounts for religious fanatics?” The cashier said, “What religion?” Moishe responded, “Uh, no particular religion, we just love Jesus.”
Our prayers are with the Rosen family.
Praise our Lord for a faithful servant,like Moishe!
prayers for mr moishe’s family
To our friend, visionary leader, mentor and ultimate strategist thank you for everything Moishe.
Dear Ceil, Ruth, Lyn, Alan, Asher and Bethany, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May He sustain you as you mourn and may you find comfort in the memories you share.
David & Michelle Beadle
Moishe – it was an honor to know you, your guidance will always mean a lot to me.
What a glorious moment for Moishe it must have been when he passed into Paradise to be with our Lord. Imagine being there with Abraham and Moses and all those who came before him. I got my first breath of Jewish Evangelism in New Jersey right before the birth of JFJ at a meeting at ABMJ. It seemed after that JFJ was everywhere in my path and I ultimately became completed. He was a wonderful dear man and will be missed by many. My prayers go out to his family and I was asked by the Congregation Leader of Beth Simcha here to tell his family that he (Randy and Elaine Shapiro) are praying for them and Kaddish will be said in his memory at Beth Simcha tomorrow night. Randy was also from Denver and said Moishe really impacted his life.
Moishe appreciated people. He was a godly example of a man who truly loved those the world deems unlovable. Like Y’shua, he spent time with, invested in, and cared for the unpopular, the outcast, and the disenfranchised. He saw what people could become when God got a hold of them. I am grateful to be one of those people. Thank you Moishe for believing in me. As I write this, I can hear you say, go and do likewise!” And I shall.
Boy, I bet Paul,Peter,John and Moishe are sharing some very engaging and humorous stories right now!
What a wonderful blessing to the church Moishe Rosen is.
To the Rosen family: May the God of all comfort keep and strengthen you.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits!
Shalom Moishe, Thank you for reflecting the SON. Till we meet again.
Moishe Rosen was a true blessing and will be greatly missed.
I spent a lot of time with Moishe online in the Jews for Jesus chatrooms first on AOL and later on Paltalk. I came to love and admire him greatly. I learned a lot from him. He was a man of vision, integrity, faithfulness, humility, service, gentleness and wit. My husband and I finally enjoyed meeting Moishe in person when he was in NYC in June of ’04. It was a day I will always remember and cherish. May the Grace and Comfort of God be with the Rosen family, B’Shem Y’shua.
I heard Moishe speak a few times at church, and was always impressed by his passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with his fellow Jews. I know God used him powerfully, and I understand why. There just is no limit to the love of God!
I live not far away from Moishe’s house, and the last time I saw him was grocery shopping in the neighborhood. I said hello and introduced myself. He immediately asked me how he could pray for me. I told him I am a widowed mom of 8 year old twin girls. He immediately put his hands on me and prayed. Then he blessed me.
When I think of Moishe I think of this verse. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Moishe was not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and he took it to the Jews. Amen!
With love to Moishe’s family,
shalom to the entire jews for jesus family and staff, know that here in the midwest we will mourn when you mourn and rejoice when you rejoice. moishe will be sorely missed, but imagine the great joy in heaven upon his arrival. “you shall cry out with joy and be led forth with peace, the mountains and the hills will break forth before you”–i know he is in good company!
May the whole family rejoice in a life well lived and ministry well done.
I will continue to support Jews for Jesus. Yes, Moishe will be missed but it’s only temporary until we meet up with him. God bless the Rosen family at this time.
Well done, Moishe, good and faithful servant! David et al, I will continue to stand with you in your ministry to our people!
He was “Martin” to our family before the birth of JFJ. We have treasured memories (he married Mom & Dad).
As tough as this type (and style – JFJ has their own) of ministry is, God has used Moishe’s mission to touch hundreds of thousands of lives, probably millions.
And, we love you Ceil. You’re a blessed part of a great and Godly partnership with your man, a true leader of our generation.
God’s comfort to you, Ceil; and to you, Ruth and Lyn; and to Asher and Bethany. I know from losing my Dad this past year that even when Death’s arrival is expected, its arrival is shocking, and leaves a gnawing emptiness: “No one ever told me that grief felt so like hunger” (C.S. Lewis). But God is good. And heaven is near. And reunion is sure.
Rest in the shalom of Y’shua dear Moishe. It is an honor to have known you.
I am thankful for how the Lord used Moishe directly and indirectly (through Jews for Jesus) to bring many of our Jewish people to Yeshua!
It is only right that Moishe went home on Shavuot, at the birth of the church, at the date of the giving of the Torah, at the arrival of the Ruakh HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit.
Thank You LORD for this wonderful man of faith, whose legacy lives on. I thank God for his testimony and his love of the Jew, to share Messiah with us. Thank You, LORD , for the promise that is for all of us, eternal life. Comfort the family, comfort those at Jews for Jesus, comfort with the comfort found in Messiah Yeshua, for we pray this in the matchless name of Jesus,
Praise God he finally gets rest after all his pain! Thanks for striving to get out the truth!
I would not be surpized if Moishe is getting hundreds and hundreds of hugs in Heaven, including a special one from the Lord. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of his life on this site, especially the one of him fishing.
Thank you Lord for Moishe, for the salvation and hope You gave him in Messiah, and also for the tremendous ministry You gave him which impacted so many worldwide for Your Name sake. Ruach HaKodesh, please help and be close to his family and friends now.
You taught me much during the times we chatted in the Jews for Jesus Chat Room on AOL. You honored me by staying an extra day in the east to come to my wedding in 2004, even though we’d only met online. I am so blessed for having known you and I know that the Lord’s work, which He started in you, will continue.
To the Rosen family, although I’ve never met any of you, I feel like I know you from reading your writings over the years. My husband, Bill, passed away in July and I”m sure he was waiting for Moishe,for whom he had the utmost respect, to say hi.
Thank You Jesus for putting a man like Moishe Rosen in my life. I know he is Your safe hands now.
The angels are rejoicing! Farewell Moishe..till we meet again in that beautiful Place.
I know that you are enjoying for eternity the reward you have reaped for the work you did in life to build His Kingdom. See you again someday, my friend.
You always made the messiahship of Jesus a priority and unavoidable issue. Thank you. May those who now carry the torch run with endurance and finish as well as you have. Blessings to the family; our prayers are with you.
I thank the Lord for changing my life (and others’) through Moishe. And I pray that those of us who knew him will faithfully continue as ambassadors for Messiah.
“And the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up” (Ex 19:20). Enjoy His glory forever, Moishe!
We will remember you with love, dear brother!
What a race you have run, dear and faithful servant. See you at home, Moishe, where we will bask in His shekinah glory forever! Save me a place at the table. You will be missed.
Whenever I had a tough problem no one could solve, I would seek Moishe’s godly counsel and then benefit from his wisdom. No one can fill his shoes.
Enjoy His peace, Moishe.
Sweet Shalom Brother.
See you at home, Moishe.
You are with the Lord now. You were a faithful servent.
We here at Life Abundant Fellowship in Ontario, Canada join our hearts with yours during this time of grief.
I’m reminded of what Moishe just recently shared through his writings – Adversity Brings Opportunity.
To all of you as a ministry, we pray:
For your time of grief and celebration in the days that follow.
The work continues with fresh focus and anointing.
Your mourning into dancing is a testimony to many.
The Lord be Magnified. (Psalm 40:16)
I never forget his quote to me “Tell Your father, I love you” When he advised me how to convience my late dad to Y’shua (Jesus). Moishe told me NOT too harsh on my dad like witness with the bible since my late dad already heard the Gospel before — FORGET ALL ABOUT THAT! JUST ONE QUESTION. I took his advise then talked to my father through interpreter, “Do you want to be with Jesus?” He said Yes. FINALLLLLLLYYYYYY My late dad got saved. That is so simply – that’s works well!!! I informed Moishe Rosen on phone. He spread the message to everyone at Jews for Jesus offices across USA about my dad got saved.
Last time I saw him in person was 2000 or 2001 when he brought three boxes at airport and gave me all 3 boxes do u know what boxes inside are? TRACT with art of my face. I still have 3 boxes here in my home. Moishe told me to keep running our sorties to anywhere. I will do my sortie soon!
Moishe said to me on AOL instant message several years ago, “You are my favorite people” He believes that I am very strong deaf jewish evangelist to hand out thousands of tracts to people on the street which is my gift of evangelism.
One thing I want to say “Thank to Mr. Moishe Rosen and Jews for Jesus” for helping me with my court case and win the case because Y’shua wanted me to proclaim Good News toward the deaf Jews! therefore my parents were mad at me for calling me to be a missionary by God!
Many Thanks, Jews for Jesus!
When we think of the modern Messianic movement, only two names come to mind: Zola Levitt and Moishe Rosen. Now both are gone. Gratitude doesn’t hardly begin to describe the debt we owe them. My salvation as a JEW was thanks to Moishe and JFJ. Thanks for connecting me with Jewish Messiah.
Dear Jews for Jesus Family and friends,
We are all grieving the loss of our Founder and friend, Moishe Rosen. He died peacefully on Wednesday, May 19th at approximately 7:30pm pst.
In the last few days of his life he was slipping away from us. I saw him on Monday. He opened his eyes and said, “David Brickner.” Then he said, “I think we still have some egg salad.” 🙂 He didn’t have many more lucid moments.
The night of his home going his breathing was more labored and we knew that it was just a matter of time. Ceil, Ruth, Asher, Dave Garrett, Susan and I were together with him in the early evening hours. We prayed for him to be released into the Lord’s presence. I read to him 2 Cor. 5:1-9. There were great hymns of the faith being played in the background. One of them was “Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling.” I found myself singing along, “softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling Moishe Rosen come home.” And that is what the Lord did.
Ceil, Ruth and Asher were able to be alone together by his side as he breathed his last breath. He looked very much at peace in death. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
It was Shavuot when Moishe died. Did you know that Moishe made his profession of faith on Pentecost Sunday?
What an amazing confluence of divine providence. What a rich illustration of the power of God in the life of our wonderful friend.