Beth Yeshua International
Born in the Bronx section of New York City in 1959, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President, the L.A. Dodgers won the World Series, Ben Hur won a record 11 academy awards, and everyone loved Lucy.
I grew up in a low income housing project where although we struggled financially, we were rich in so many other ways. I had two hard-working, loving parents as well as three sisters; I was the youngest. As a child, on Shabbat, my family and I attended an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue called Anshe Emet (People of Truth), where I learned the tenets of Judaism. At thirteen I was Bar Mitzvahed, and sadly enough we began to stray from attending synagogue.
Two years later, my father who was my protector, passed away. Without his influence, I turned my sights to the world. After graduating college in 1980, I began my career at an international accounting firm in Manhattan, and climbed the ladder of success, begging the question, “Is this all there is to life?”
In September 1989, I married and was off to honeymoon in Israel. It was on Mount Tabor, aka, the Transfiguration Mount, where I saw a vision of the Messiah and heard His voice as well. I never looked back, and praise God, I have been walking with the Lord ever since. It was amazing that Yeshua (Jesus), who I thought was the leader of Christianity would be the one to lead me back to Torah, Shabbat, the Feasts of the Lord, and “true” Biblical Judaism!
I guess you could call me a “one thing” person. In John 9:25, the blind boy said, “One thing I do know, I was blind, now I see.” In Philippians 3:13, Paul said, “One thing I do, forgetting what is behind me and straining forward toward what lies ahead.” In Psalm 27:4, King David said, “Just one thing I asked of the Lord; only this will I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to see the beauty of the Lord and visit in His temple.” In a nutshell, this is who I am–a one thing person.
So who is Greg Hershberg? Bottom line, I am a nobody telling everybody about a somebody who can change anybody!
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.