Cliff Keller


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Cliff Keller lives in Jerusalem, Israel with his wife, Marcia after making Aliyah in the spring of 2011 from the United States. He has recently published a three-novel series, historical biblical fiction the theme of which is The Modern Restoration of Israel, based on the life and times of the prophets Elijah, Hosea and Daniel. Cliff also blogs at Standing by the Gate and has a writing website goodStories. Cliff Keller lives in Jerusalem, Israel with his wife, Marcia after making Aliyah in the spring of 2011 from the United States. He has recently published a three-novel series, historical biblical fiction the theme of which is The Modern Restoration of Israel, based on the life and times of the prophets Elijah, Hosea and Daniel. Cliff also blogs at Standing by the Gate and has a writing website goodStories.

Start-up Nation and Silicon Wadi: Israel’s ‘high-tech miracle’

In 2015, Entrepreneur Magazine named Jerusalem as the no. 1 emerging "tech hub" in the world. The Holy City is home to two of the biggest start-up funding platforms in the world.

A new, comprehensive plan to revitalize northern Israel

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced an ambitious new plan to grow the north.
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A hall full of widows and orphans

Cliff writes, "Thanks to my wife, Marcia’s involvement with Yad Rachamim, a charitable organization in Israel, she and I, along with friends Elisheva and Yulia, were blessed to attend one evening of the event while expecting no more than to be guests at a quiet dinner."

After shocking US abstention at UN, where shall Israel place her faith?

Where does the United States' abrupt abandonment—Donald Trump's election notwithstanding—leave modern Israel, a nation which has since its inception seemed to have placed its faith and trust in America above all others, including the God of Israel?

A new investment project may help young Israelis purchase first homes

Thanks to the Israel Investment Project, a new, start-up investment program designed to help young Israelis find first homes, the dream of home ownership may now be less remote.

Comfort my people: US firefighters answer a call from Israel

The Prophet Isaiah inspired at least one Christian American volunteer to come to Israel during the Thanksgiving holiday to assist Israeli firefighters in extinguishing hundreds of fires that raged last week around the country.

A sampling of American-Israeli reaction to the US presidential election

Kehila News Israel interviewed a small number of self-described liberal and conservative Americans now living in Israel to learn their thoughts about the November presidential election.

Imagining Hazor…

Cliff writes, "A fabled center of commerce and influence for over a thousand years, the site where daunting Hazor once stood is now a remote, windblown tel east of Highway 90 between Tiberias and Qiryat Shemona. Although this would be our first visit, I had already spent several years roaming the streets of that ancient city in my imagination."
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The Complete Jewish Study Bible; open your eyes to the Bible as never before…

Kehila News Israel talks with Rabbi Barry Rubin, the general editor of The Complete Jewish Study Bible, about this new and valuable resource.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre

A Jerusalem shrine may reasonably be Jesus’ burial site

The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (from the Latin aedicule, or "little house"), located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City's Christian Quarter, has long been regarded by many Christians worldwide as the site of Christ's ancient burial tomb.