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Greg Hershberg

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!

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When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

-Matthew 9:36