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TikTok Impacts Israel

TikTok Impacts Israel

As Israel moved into its first of three lockdowns last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jews for Jesus, an organization that was founded upon the core belief of social contact and personal connections, had to think outside the box and become creative with social...

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Beyond phone apps and deep breathing

Beyond phone apps and deep breathing

  The day after Israel’s third coronavirus lockdown ended we got a call from our good friend Eli. Eli had worked for years in Israel’s booming tourist trade but is now completely out of work. “We’re not far from your place,” he said on the phone. “We have the...

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Americai?

Americai?

  A Russian-born Israeli friend asked us recently, “Is there going to be civil war in America?” As odd as that question seemed to my wife and me, two American expatriates living in Israel whose entire childhoods passed under an umbrella of seemingly unshakeable...

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A Persian Purim

A Persian Purim

The story of Purim dates back to the 4th century BCE during the Babylonian exile of the Jews from Israel. Most people are familiar with the dramatic tale of Queen Esther and how she and her Uncle Mordechai rescued the Jews from imminent destruction under King...

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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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