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“I will whistle for them”

  There is faith and there is unshakeable faith. Renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince once said of scripture, “Every word of it is true.” The creation story, the flood, the prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven in a flaming chariot and Zechariah’s apocalyptic...

Reaching the Haredim with the Good News

While COVID-19 has ravaged the world, and has lingered much too long, it has also produced new opportunities and blessings in disguise for many people. In one unique community, the prolonged lockdown has provided a surprising and rare opportunity, the Haredi...

A Collective Obligation

In late January, Israeli media announced Israel’s intent to provide coronavirus vaccines to the world’s Holocaust survivors, including non-Israelis; a special program deemed a “collective obligation” by Diaspora Affairs Minister, Omer Yankelevitch. ***** SUBSCRIBE to...

When the Soup Kitchens Close

Since the beginning of March 2020, Israel has experienced three complete lockdowns due to the pandemic. They have impacted nearly every aspect of our lives.

Feed My Lambs

Every Wednesday morning before dawn, a group of dedicated and hard-working people arise from their sleep, dress, and make their way to seven different locations. Using forklifts, hand trucks, and muscle power, they lift, hoist, and pack boxes, bags, and crates of food...

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Hark! How all the welkin rings

Hark! How all the welkin rings

  Suspiciously Christmas-like decorations have begun to appear again in Jerusalem neighborhoods, parks and malls, though fewer than in the recent past thanks to the world’s most pervasive virus. But one will not typically hear Christmas music in public,...

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Jerusalem Thanksgiving, 2020

Jerusalem Thanksgiving, 2020

  Thanksgiving morning in Jerusalem, 2020, with our turkey properly stuffed and roasting in the oven, Marcia and I got a call from a British expat in town with whom we were doing business. “Good morning!” he began, “why don’t you chaps come down to the office...

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Sleep of Reason

Sleep of Reason

It was encouraging for Jerusalem residents to learn that the Copenhagen contingent of the international protests staged against Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, broadcast live worldwide on Facebook in August, “appeared to be [attended by] just one man.” That factoid...

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A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenlies and those who turn many to righteousness will be like stars forever and ever.” (—Daniel 12:3) Dr. Daniel Nessim is surely one of those of whom these verses speaks as were his parents, grandparents,...

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Timeless Mantle

Timeless Mantle

If a thousand years is as a day to the L-rd, then what is 25 years to old friends? And if that friendship is centered around music, ministry and worship, how then is the time relevance of that friendship and ministry measured? Twenty-five years ago, as a young Jewish...

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Hanukkah in Israel

Hanukkah in Israel

Growing up in an Ashkenazi Orthodox Jewish family in suburban Maryland, and then moving to Southern California, I thought I was the expert on Hanukkah. Then we made Aliyah to Israel nine years ago, and I was totally proven wrong. The eight-day “Feast of the...

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First UAE Article

First UAE Article

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a political magician who has run out of tricks, and his stubbornness is stopping the Israeli right from winning convincingly and governing the country,” wrote Shalom Lipner, Senior Fellow of the Middle East program at the...

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Lockdown, Part 2

Lockdown, Part 2

Israel is locked down again. Some restaurant owners here smashed plates in the streets to protest the nation’s second round of coronavirus restrictions. Other citizens simply went without pizza. Upon learning that just under 12% of recent, ongoing nationwide COVID-19...

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Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man

“The measure of a man is not so much how tall he stands but how low he kneels.” Paul Liberman is the past president of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), the co-founder of Beth Messiah Messianic Congregation in Washington D.C. and Tree of Life in San...

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A Time to Be Silent

A Time to Be Silent

Three thousand years ago King David’s son spoke these words in Jerusalem: “There is a time to be silent and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). The recent murder of George Floyd in the U.S. catalyzed sobering results. It is time to speak out about how America got...

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