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The River and the Sea

By: Rev. Peter J. Fast, CEO-elect

If someone were challenged with the task of choosing the greatest miracle found in the Bible, no doubt many people might settle on the splitting of the Red Sea and the Israelites crossing on dry land. The sheer drama of the miracle is astounding. Estimates easily put the Israelite population at between 1.5 to 3 million former slaves freed from bondage and led out by Moses after God’s ten wonders (plagues) against Pharaoh and Egypt. Upon initial reading, this looks like the end of the story, a happily ever after triumph. First-time readers might be tempted to sit back in their armchairs with a grin and clap their hands together. God had won and delivered His people! Or had He?

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The Quirks of Israel—Swimming in Tel Aviv

By Peter Fast, CEO-elect

If you’re fond of the beach, the place to be in Israel is Tel Aviv. The city features an idyllic stretch of sand where people lounge in the sun, eat ice cream, go for a swim, surf and play matkot, the Israeli version of paddle ball—all while passenger planes fly overhead on their way to land at Ben Gurion International Airport. A bustling boardwalk stretches the entire length of the beach, providing the ideal spot for people jogging, cycling or taking the dog for a walk. It was in this environment that I was persuaded to learn how to swim.

You heard me correctly. I said learning how to swim. It happened while serving as a Bridges for Peace volunteer for the first time. I had befriended a few other young adult volunteers like me, and one day, the topic of an outing to the beach came up. I protested, explaining that I couldn’t swim. One of my new friends didn’t believe me. Everyone could swim, he insisted. Another new friend informed me that she had once been a lifeguard and promised to give me some swimming instructions once we were in the water. Finally, I was convinced. Off to the beach we would go. Click here to continue

Bridges for Peace would like to invite you to enroll in the Institute of Israel Studies 2023. Join us for a combination of curriculum—presented by a lineup of Bridges for Peace senior leaders and prominent Israeli role players in the political, religious, defense, societal, advocacy and historical landscape—and guided visits to sites of biblical significance. The discussions and guided visits have been tailor-made to ensure that every person who completes this program will leave Israel with an in-depth knowledge, understanding and hands-on experience of the Land of Israel and its role in history, prophecy and the future.

Dates: May 28 – June 9, 2023

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