June 19, 2010
Moishe Rosen put Christian belief on the map for American Jews
I was a pastor and religion journalist in San Francisco in 1970 when Martin "Marty" Meyer Rosen, sporting a signature mustache, hit town. He would become a friend for the next 40 years, known all over the United States as Moishe Rosen, founder of Jews for Jesus, a colorful, headline-grabbing evangelical outreach group. Following his death on May 19 at age 78, The Jewish Chronicle described him as the world's "most famous Jewish evangelist."