Isaac Feinstein – A Martyr for Christ in Romania

Isaac Feinstein
Isaac Feinstein

Isaac Feinstein – a martyr for Christ in Romania

Kai Kjær-Hansen, International Coordinator of Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE)

Jewish believers from the past

Tonight it is going to be about Isaac.

The first Isaac, the Isaac in the biblical story, was spared by God. In Isaac’s stead was sacrificed a ram. When it comes to this evening’s Isaac – Isaac Feinstein – God did not spare him.

Isaac Feinstein, a Romanian Jesus-believing Jew, breathed his last in the summer of 1941 in a cattle car outside the town of Jassy in north-eastern Romania, together with about 140 other Jews. He literally expired, the cause of death being suffocation due to lack of oxygen in the overfull cattle car. He had not yet turned 40 and he was the father of six children with his Lydia, whom he had married in 1928. She was Swiss and had worked as a teacher in one of the English mission schools in Bucharest. Continue reading “Isaac Feinstein – A Martyr for Christ in Romania”