The Temple Mount—where Solomon first built a “house” for worshiping the God of the Bible, where Jesus (Yeshua) walked, where the biblical book of Isaiah says there will be a house of prayer for all nations—is the holiest site in all of Judaism. Yet access to the Temple Mount today is restricted for Jews, andContinue Reading »
Situated next to the Jerusalem Forest on the western side of the city stands a hill—Har (Mount) Herzl, the site of Israel’s national cemetery, where the bodies of fallen soldiers and prime ministers are buried. It is a peaceful oasis within a vibrant and bustling city; a place where one can come and reflect onContinue Reading »
The historic signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain on the White House lawn on September 15, 2020, ushered in a new era of peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors that in the year since has continued to grow and flourish. In the precarious neighborhood of theContinue Reading »
On July 7, 2021, Israel bid farewell to the tenth president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, affectionately known as “Ruvi.” As the bronze likeness of the former president was officially unveiled at Beit HaNasi, the presidential residence in Jerusalem, across town at the Knesset (Parliament), preparations were already underway to usher in the eleventh president ofContinue Reading »
Crowning the ridge overlooking the Hinnom Valley is a white-sailed windmill called the Montefiore windmill, a seemingly out-of-place landmark near Jerusalem’s center and directly across the valley from the Old City and Mount Zion.At its base lies one of the oldest and loveliest residential neighborhoods in the city: Yemin Moshe. Next door and considered partContinue Reading »
It is a privilege for Bible-believers to visit Israel, the Land of the Bible, and watch the black and white pages of their Holy Book transform into color before their very eyes. Not only are they reading the ancient accounts on the pages, they are now seeing the land and scenery up close, experiencing itContinue Reading »
To Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Congratulations on forming a government. I want to assure you both that Bridges for Peace will pray for you daily, for wisdom, strength, courage and the ability to bring unity to a hurting nation. As a Christian leader who has lived in Israel for moreContinue Reading »
Throughout the 11-day conflict in May when Hamas fired more than 4,300 rockets in nearly uninterrupted volleys on Israeli civilians, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) retaliated to protect its people from the deadly attack. Like nearly all military operations in its 73-year history, Operation Guardian of the Walls unleashed a floodgate of condemnation, accusation andContinue Reading »
It’s the rare parent who doesn’t long for their children to receive a good, solid education that will be their pathway to a brighter future. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” Ideally, those placesContinue Reading »
What comes to mind when visualizing the City of the Great King? Do you see images of the iconic stones of the Western Wall that have withstood centuries of conflict? Do you see the narrow streets of the Old City zigzagging through a maze of diverse cultures? Or perhaps you see the upscale Mamilla Mall,Continue Reading »
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