Arnold Fruchtenbaum was born in 1943 in Siberia, Russia after his Jewish father — falsely accused of being a Nazi spy when he fled Poland from Hitler — was released from a Communist prison. With the help of the Israeli underground in 1947, the Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to Germany, where they were confined to British Displaced Persons’ camps. There, Arnold received Orthodox Jewish training from his father before the family finally immigrated to New York in 1951. Before their release, however, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister; and it was this contact that eventually led Arnold and his mother to the New York headquarters of the American Board of Missions to the Jews (ABMJ). Five years later, this same meeting brought Arnold, at age 13, to saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah. – See more at: http://ariel.org/ariel-fruchtenbaum.htm
I heard and was impacted by Dr. Fruchtenbaum’s testimony years ago as a college student at UNC-Chapel Hill. I remember his statement that the paper carried in his mother’s handbag said more to him about predestination than Paul’s letter to the Ephesians!
Praise the Lord!