Jews for Jesus will bring 600 volunteers to the Washington area to win converts. The 220,000-member local Jewish community recoiled at the timing and intent of the “Behold Your God” campaign, which begins Saturday and will not end until after Rosh Hashanah. Jewish leaders have held meetings to warn of the missionaries, who will work at area subway stops. Since 2001, Jews for Jesus’ campaign has targeted 38 other metropolitan areas worldwide with Jewish populations larger than 25,000.
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