As I read through the Bible this year, I am seeking to better understand God and His character. What does He love? What does He hate? What is important to Him? How does He respond? As you read Isaiah, keep these questions in mind. Jesus (Yeshua) told us to love God with all our heart,Continue Reading »
Often when discussing Israel, speakers remark that the tiny nation is in the news, on the airwaves and visible in cyber space no matter where you might travel. For those who recognize the biblical and prophetic significance of what God is doing in Israel, it comes as no surprise. However, another country is finding aContinue Reading »
Despite the serious issues today’s world is constantly facing, 2017 is proving to be quite the amazing year. A close look at this year’s calendar reveals over two dozen anniversaries of historical events that have significantly impacted civilization in one way or another. And there really is something for everyone. For the lighthearted among us,Continue Reading »
Friday, 12 May 2017 | Last week, Uri Biv, 31, a son of immigrants from Ethiopia and a member of the Nazareth Illit city council, left on a campaign to encourage immigration to Israel (and to Nazareth Illit in particular). Biv’s destination was Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Biv was born in Kfar Saba toContinue Reading »
Jerusalem! The very name evokes an emotional response. Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jerusalem for nearly three decades, once said, “Everybody has two cities, his own and Jerusalem.” No one is indifferent to Jerusalem—one loves her, hates her, or is fascinated by her. No matter where I travel, I meet people who ask what it isContinue Reading »
Recently we sent out an urgent request for funds by email and telephone. Without our help the entire aliyah (Jewish immigration) from India was at risk. An ultimatum was issued from the Ministry of Interior: “Bring the next group by the middle of February or we will stop the entire aliyah.” Our friend, Michael FreundContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 February 2017 | Scripture contains many references to aliyah, or the immigration of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. Today we are seeing prophecy fulfilled as Jews from the four corners of the world are returning to the land of their inheritance. Deuteronomy 30:3–4 anticipates this day as we read theseContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 February 2017 | They are known as Bnei Menashe (sons of Menashe). This small community living in north-eastern India, on a patch of land pocketed between Myanmar and Bangladesh, has been exiled from Israel and separated from their people for nearly three millennia. Yet their faithful Judaism is not the result of adoptingContinue Reading »
Friday, 20 January 2017 | A new study published by the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (IJPR) concludes that although some European countries had witnessed a significant rise in the number of Jews making aliyah to Israel there is no “exodus” of Jews from Europe. According to a report by the Guardian the IJPR comparedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | According to data compiled by the Jewish Agency for Israel, some 700 immigrants from Brazil will arrive in Israel by the end of 2016, more than three times the annual average of approximately 200. This marks a 45-year record in Brazilian aliyah, which last reached similar levels in the 1970s.Continue Reading »
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