The Land of Israel is the stage on which the majority of events in the Bible play out. In June, the first International Bible Study Week brought Jews and Christians to the Land where it all began; to study the Scriptures together in its natural arena of origin. The week, which included a number ofContinue Reading »
An Israeli medical team recently returned home from Tanzania after performing life-saving cardiac surgery on ten children and treating hundreds more, according to The Jerusalem Post. “An Israeli delegation of 20 doctors, nurses and medical technicians has returned from Tanzania after performing lifesaving heart surgery on more than 10 local children and examining hundreds moreContinue Reading »
The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) is one of the only militaries in the world that successfully integrates soldiers on the autism spectrum. When it comes to integrating people with disabilities into the IDF, “we open more and more doors,” says Lt. Col. Rosenfeld, Commander of the Online Recruitment Bureau. The initiative to empower autistic soldiersContinue Reading »
You’re going to need a very advanced microscope to read this Bible, because it’s as small as a grain of sugar. The world’s smallest Hebrew Bible is now on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. A new exhibit, which is part of a program celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary, displays the Bible etched ontoContinue Reading »
When David Barashi heard about the earthquake in Nepal, he filled a suitcase with wigs, face paint and a red clown’s nose, and boarded a plane for Kathmandu. Jaffa resident Barashi, 39, a street theater artist and a medical clown at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, and Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, wentContinue Reading »
Devastated communities. Unimaginable injuries and fatalities. A disaster of unspeakable dimension and magnitude. These are the words that Israel’s Magen David Adom paramedics used to describe the situation in earthquake-ravaged Nepal. Almost immediately after the disaster, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) dispatched a 747 jet carrying medical personnel, search and rescue teams, medical equipment and otherContinue Reading »
The restoration of Israel to its God-given homeland has long since been regarded as nothing short of miraculous. Each year, the Jewish nation marks the day with thanksgiving and praises to God. This year, Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of the Israeli city of Efrat, launched an initiative inviting Christians to join the people ofContinue Reading »
Silvan Shalom of Israel and Hazim el-Naser of Jordan with Dead Sea Agreement Israel and Jordan have signed a historic water-sharing agreement on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. The Jerusalem Post reported that, “According to their agreement, Jordan and Israel will share the potable water produced by a future desalination plant in Aqaba,Continue Reading »
When a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake cut a swath of death and destruction through Nepal, Israel was one of the first nations on the scene to assist. As of this writing, the death toll has quickly skyrocketed to more than 2,500 with tens of thousands wounded or left homeless. Many more remain unaccounted for, sparkingContinue Reading »
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