“Hear the Word of the LORD, O nations…‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’” Jeremiah 31:10 Roman and Svetlana came to Israel from Ukraine one year after retiring from their careers. They love life in Israel, especially the vibrant Jewish community. Svetlana loves to open theContinue Reading »
Ruth, the Moabite woman, entered the land of Israel with her mother-in-law Naomi at the time of the barley harvest. I have always loved the biblical story, showing God’s great provision for these two destitute women who were without hope. Today many immigrants arrive in Israel much like Ruth and Naomi—with very few belongings, veryContinue Reading »
We all want to enjoy a happy and blessed life! If you Google the phrase “be happy,” you will find 109 million responses. The world wants to be happy! The Bible has the recipe for being blessed and happy. One of the Hebrew words for this concept is esher (אשר). When it is found inContinue Reading »
Many have been looking for a sign from God. We look in the biblical calendar and find out about the shmitah and Jubilee years. We gaze at the heavens and see blood moons and solar eclipses. We watch Russian actions in Syria; we shudder as we observe the nations turning against Israel. But, His greatestContinue Reading »
Every day we learn of new anti-Semitic actions, which threaten Jewish communities in widely diverse places. Very recently we read on the Arutz Sheva website about a small town in Guatemala whose mayor has required the small Jewish population to register as Jews. It has escalated from there, as quotes from one Jewish resident show:Continue Reading »
Every month Jewish people arrive in Israel to start a new life. Some come with resources and are able to finance their new life. Others need help in order to survive and thrive in their new land. I know how it feels. My husband Tom and I also left our home country when we movedContinue Reading »
“Behold I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labors with child, together; a great throng shall return there. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them…ThereforeContinue Reading »
In Jeremiah, He says of this day, “‘I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more,Continue Reading »
The Jewish people have been coming back “Home” to the Promised Land since the 1880s by the millions…and they are still coming. Sometimes they don’t really know why. It’s like a great shofar (ram’s horn used in Bible times to assemble the people) has been blown by God in the heavens, and His peopleContinue Reading »
Olga made aliyah (immigration to Israel) from Charkov, Ukraine. She was invited by the Israeli government to participate in the SELAH program (SELAH is a Hebrew acronym for students before parents). This Jewish Agency program seeks out the best Jewish students throughout the former Soviet Union and invites them to make aliyah to study inContinue Reading »
Scripture is full of God’s promises to bring His people home to the Land He promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They include promises of joy with no more sorrow (Isaiah 35:10), hope for the future (Jeremiah 31:17), prosperity, health (Ezekiel 34:16), emotional healing (Psalm 147:3), ownership of land (Amos 9:15), peace (Isaiah 14:2), restoration (ZephaniahContinue Reading »
A Miracle of Biblical Proportions I believe that the establishment of the State of Israel and the return of the Jewish people from the four corners of the earth is one of the greatest miracles of all time! Never before in recorded history has a people group been dispersed for 2000 years to over 100Continue Reading »
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