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.

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."

Pressing on

Simcha writes, "I hate cheesy New Years blog posts that try to convince you that the passing of a new day will somehow magically cause a reset in our lives, and that we get to start again come 00:01 on January 1st."

Who gave the rabbis authority to decide who is a Jew?

Benjamin writes, "The question "what is truly Jewish?" needs to be asked. Is rabbinical Judaism the true Judaism for the Jewish people? Has rabbinical Judaism given itself divine authority that God never gave rabbinical Judaism?"

Howard Bass responds to Jpost article about Messianic Jews

Howard writes, "The battle is spiritual, not logical/carnal. And, yes, it is the spirit of the antichrist and false prophet, so we continue to pray and to preach the gospel to our people that they might repent and believe, calling on the name of the Lord for salvation."

What a great 2018 would look like for me

Adam writes, "Do you know why you live where you live? Can you point to one motivating reason? If you can get there, you can set yourself up for a great coming year."