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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Here They Come...

In a follow-up to these two posts, I guess Jews for Jesus really is stepping up its New york Metro area proselytizing campaign. This bus, packed to the gills with what I have to assume were missionaries, pulled up next to me at a red light while I was on my way to work in the city.

In other J4J news, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has ordered the group to cease-and-desist from using a logo on t-shirts that too similarly mimics the MTA logo.

20 Comments:

Blogger Scraps said...

I've seen them all over the subway and the streets. They're certainly trying...my patience.

10:25 AM  
Blogger FrumWithQuestions said...

When i went to the Yankees/Mets game last sunday night at the stadium they were all over the place before and after the game handing out stuff to people. There was also a full page ad in the New York Post by them yesterday.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Lion of Zion said...

I see them every morning when I get off the train for school at Dekalb Ave.

12:47 PM  
Blogger have popcorn will lurk said...

Ugh. http://www.jewsforjudaism.org/ needs to rent a billboard on a flatbed truck to follow them around or something!

http://www.jewsforjudaism.org/web/byg/NewYork2006Load.php?mod=jta1

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are also giving out hebrew/english brochures on kings highway on erev shabbos.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Somewhat Anonymous said...

Am I the only person not to run into these guys? And I go through Penn Station twice a day too. Not really sure what I'd do anyhow if they approached me - I'm not really interested in debating them, and I get the idea that saying nasty things to them is unlikely to be productive, even if I was the type to do that.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Lion of Zion said...

I've posted on this topic at http://agmk.blogspot.com/2006/07/jews-for-jesus-in-new-york.html

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a call at home from J4J dinnertime Sunday. Thankfully we were out. Shouldn't proselytizing be against the "Do not call" regulations?

4:15 PM  
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8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were 4 men from the group in their green T-shirts stationed on Main St. (right in Ezzie's neighborhood) on Monday. I took one of their pamphlets so that I could throw it out, leaving one less for their distribution.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Heh. I love how in the article about the MTA logo thing the Jews for Jesus talk about "pounds of flesh" :-P .

6:36 AM  
Blogger FrumWithQuestions said...

Today while i was getting on the subway, there was a JFJ girl dressed up like a clown signing and dancing and handing out these rediculous flyers asking if you want to hear a Jewish joke. Most of the fliers were on the floor or in the garbage. The subway station at 71st and continental is a huge station for Jews of all affiliation and i am hoping they did not get anyone today

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found this posting on j4j ripping off of apple & other trademarks...

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