Last week, the Ministry of Interior invited the Stutz family to come and finally receive the Israeli identification documentation for his wife. Excited, the Stutz family went to the Ministry of Interior, only to find out that once again, their request had been rejected, and no reason was given.
Sukkot (see Leviticus 23:34-43) is a festive, family holiday. Many Israelis erect a temporary booth (sukka) where they eat their meals and sometimes even sleep in them. It's traditional to invite friends and family to share a meal in the sukka.
The Ministry of Interior is playing a dangerous game, both morally and legally. The Law of Return categorically states that individuals who have one Jewish parent or grandparent are eligible for citizenship.
If you have visited the Alliance Church International Cemetery on Emek Refaim Street in Jerusalem’s German Colony in the last fifteen years, you were probably greeted by Meir Aharoni, its hospitable volunteer caretaker who also conducts informal tours and provides insight and information to visitors while he works “among his friends.”
Reuven writes, "The nation of Israel is about to enter the most solemn day on its annual calendar, the Day of Atonement, and we wanted to share that special sense with our friends from the nations."
After several years of being a “good neighbor” the Israeli army has announced that it is ending its humanitarian mission of supplying food and other goods to Syria during its civil war.
Since 2011, Israel Pochtar, congregational leader in Ashdod, has become accustomed to the hundreds of ultra-orthodox Jews who would systematically harass, bully, shame and threaten the 300 believers who would attend Shabbat services in their hometown.
A 17-year-old Palestinian from a town near Hebron stabbed Fuld in the back then fled. Fuld chased his assailant and opened fire before succumbing to his wounds. The attacker was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
Cookie writes, "A recent Jerusalem Post article entitled, “The Faith Crisis of American Jewry” (9/12/18) caught my eye, citing the devastating rate of intermarriage, lack of synagogue attendance and even a considerable amount of those who have no belief in God."
Ron writes, "I love the morning. There is something new, fresh and amazing about a new day. It is a gift from God. I want to share with you three awesome things about morning."
Simcha writes, "I think for many of us, we don’t really think about being fruitful as we go about our busy lives. This evaluation comes more as a result of hindsight."
D’VARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 32:1–52 Our weekly portion opens with the word, “הַאֲזִ֥ינוּ” “Ha’azinu” (listen or give ear to). This is a word that I believe we...
Ron writes, "So, if Israel already provides for an Orthodox religious court system, why are these men seeking to re-establish the Sanhedrin? And why would all of this be of interest for Bible-believing Christians?"
Cody writes, "As a young believer, I sometimes felt frustrated by the vagueness of the Great Commission. Why couldn’t Yeshua go into more detail of the ‘how to’ for His global discipleship initiative?"
At no point does the writer mention the words “Day of Atonement”, but the point is clear – he is drawing the parallel between Yeshua and the priest going into the holy of holies on Yom Kippur.
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Orna writes, "Stunning! This was our first impression when we looked from Mount Nebo in the direction of Israel and started recalling the stories that took place in that region."
Katherine Snyder talks about the work of Anchor Of Hope and the role God plays in counselling.
Noa proclaimed that she was dedicating her life to the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua. She thanked God for her new salvation and went into the water. It was a powerful and holy moment, and there was a strong presence of the Holy Spirit at the time of her immersion.
The VFI celebration of Sukkot will take place at The Pavilion, an auditorium in the Clal Building in downtown Jerusalem, from Sept. 25 to 27. An emphasis this year will be placed on the Body of Messiah in Israel.
Reuven writes, "Adoption was Israel’s first experience as a new nation. The people now belonged to someone: a great and awesome someone – the creator Himself. The Apostle Paul recognized this foundational position when he wept for the people of Israel thousands of years later crying out..."