In Memoriam: Marv Rosenthal
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Upfront-header Marv Rosenthal, Executive Directorand President Emeritus, Zion's Hope

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Remembering Marvin J Rosenthal: 1935 - 2022

It is with a deep sense of loss that we announce the passing of Marvin J. Rosenthal, the beloved founder and President Emeritus of Zion’s Hope. At the age of 86, Marv graduated to glory, stepped onto celestial shores, and entered the gate of Heaven to meet His Lord and Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).

Marv and his wife Marbeth, along with godly ministry colleagues, founded the ministry of Zion’s Hope in 1989. The following year, Marv and Marbeth’s son, David, joined his parents’ ministry endeavors at Zion’s Hope after his graduation from Bible college.

If ever the name of a ministry organization matched its focus, then “Zion’s Hope” fit perfectly. This name ideally reflects the ministry’s purpose and encompassed Marv’s passion to fervently, yet graciously, share the Good News of Jesus the Messiah with Jewish people in Israel, the United States, and around the world. The name “Zion’s Hope” comes from Psalm 53:6, which states: “Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!” It was Marv’s heartfelt belief that the only true hope of Zion is salvation through her Messiah.

In God’s strength, and by His grace, Marv led Zion’s Hope through three decades of dynamic and impactful ministry initiatives. Marv was uniquely gifted by His Creator to teach Scripture through both the written and spoken word. For nearly 50 years, his in-depth and insightful writing has touched countless lives through the pages of Zion’s Fire magazine, in books, through letters, and in various publications. His love for the Savior, his warmth with people, his heart to reach the unsaved with the Gospel, and his passion to boldly proclaim the truths of God’s Word without compromise were the hallmarks of his life and ministry.

Marv was deeply devoted to his immediate and extended family. He was a faithful husband, loving father, and special friend to multitudes across the United States, Israel, and around the world. Marv will be deeply missed by his family, by all of us at Zion’s Hope, and by many other special friends who knew him.

A Memorial Service in honor of Marvin Rosenthal will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 10 a.m. The event will be live-streamed for all who would like to view it online. More details and a link will be provided in a separate forthcoming email which will be sent out in a few days.

The Rosenthal family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ongoing ministry work of Zion’s Hope in Israel. It was Marv’s desire to see the work in Israel continue to grow and flourish in the days ahead. Your donation for this cause will be a wonderful means to honor Marv and his legacy. Thank you.

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Please join our ministry partners to lift the Rosenthal family and Zion’s Hope staff colleagues in prayer during this time of personal loss.

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