Life & Society

Blog articles written by Israeli believers, and sometimes guest contributors from other countries, related to any social, moral, or other life-related issues.

The parabolic elevator

Elhanan writes, "This daily occurrence of peaceful and quiet coexistence, which occurs in all walks of life in Israel, makes no news, and is seldom reported."

Living in the moment

Eric writes, "The more I thought about the time I wasted doing things in my world, when I could have been devoting all of my time to entering his world, the more I thought about a verse of Scripture from Exodus 24:12..."

The holidays at Yeshua’s house: Passover

"It wasn’t until a few years ago that it dawned on me that Yeshua has an earthly family – with traditions and holidays that God Himself set in place. As much as I loved Yeshua, I had never considered that I had been cordially and biblically invited to celebrate those holidays!"

Searching for questions and finding peace

Eric writes, "My goal as a rabbi is not to provide answers to all the questions people have about G-D, the Bible, and life in general. My goal is simply to help them find questions that will lead them to the One who does know all the answers."

Dare to delight

Simcha writes, "For some of us, waking up and delighting in the Lord comes more easily and naturally than for others. I myself have struggled for years with guilt and a feeling of condemnation that I haven't found it easy to spring out of bed at 5 am in order to spend 2 hours with God."

When one member suffers

Aaron writes, "In the meantime, you can also take a lesson from the Apostle Paul, who made a deliberate point of encouraging support, both practical and prayer support, for the Believers in Israel."

All alone

Orna writes, "I thought to myself: they will most likely feel better once they’re done, believing they did their part to deserve His favor today. Sadness shadowed over me. How remote from Truth!"

The death of innocence

Elhanan writes, "We as servants of YHVH, unpopular like Noah in his day not so different from ours, speak across a widening chasm where understanding is diminished in the increasing distance."

Dare to fight

Simcha writes, "What if we chose to engage with the giants, and stop viewing ourselves as too small? What if we decided to use the 'pebbles' that God has deposited in us?"

Dare to fly

Simcha writes, "A few years back, I went to a women’s meeting where the topic being spoken about was the desert. I remember that the speaker went into great detail explaining the extent of the process that a caterpillar goes through in order to transition into its new form – a butterfly."