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Jamie Cowen

Jamie Cowen
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Jamie Cowen is a Partner at Cohen, Decker, Pex, Brosh Law Offices, Petach Tikvah, Israel; Former Rabbi, Tikvat Israel Congregation, Richmond, Viriginia; Former President, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations; Former Chief Counsel, US Senate Subcommittee 1978-1986 Jamie Cowen is a Partner at Cohen, Decker, Pex, Brosh Law Offices, Petach Tikvah, Israel; Former Rabbi, Tikvat Israel Congregation, Richmond, Viriginia; Former President, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations; Former Chief Counsel, US Senate Subcommittee 1978-1986

The good and bad of Israel’s Nationality Law

Jamie writes, "For Messianic Jews this new law could prove highly problematic. Messianic Jews are already discriminated against with respect to immigration."

Temperatures are rising in the Middle East

Jamie writes, "After several years of relative quiet on Israel’s borders, things are heating up. There are three separate issues that are converging now that could lead to serious violence or possibly war."

An amazing seventy years, but challenges remain

Jamie writes, "Following the vote of Independence, and with that lengthy sentence above enshrined in the Declaration, the State of Israel became the world’s only Jewish and democratic state. Sadly, however, that democracy is now threatened."

An historical perspective of the mess in Gaza

Jamie writes, "The Gaza situation seems like it has no good solution. With Hamas in power, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. In the meantime, please pray for wisdom and restraint on the part of Israel’s military leadership. Finally, pray that Hamas would be exposed to the Palestinians in Gaza as the primary source of their misery."

Israeli Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians discuss social justice

Jamie writes, "For the fourth year in a row, the Lausanne Congress on Reconciliation sponsored a forum on Israeli Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christian reconciliation, this year held in Cyprus. The topic was social justice issues in Israel."

Would Yeshua have used social media?

Jamie writes, "Did you ever wonder if Yeshua would have a Facebook page, and, if so, what photo he would use as his profile pic? How about him walking on the water or multiplying the loaves and fish...?"

It’s time for a change – Messianic Jewish immigration to Israel

Jamie writes, "Now, whether applying for immigration to Israel questions are asked whether the applicant is a Messianic Jew or attends a Messianic Jewish congregation. If they answer yes, they are blocked from immigrating... It is shocking discrimination."

Trump’s trip to the Mideast – Fraught with pitfalls

Jamie writes, "Now, the self-proclaimed deal making president is about to launch another attempt. Unlike previous presidents, this one could actually do serious damage."

American and Israeli exceptionalism

Jamie writes, "Being exceptional means exhibiting traits and treating others in ways that others desire to emulate. As followers of Yeshua, when we do these things, it brings glory to God. For nations that have been called by God, it means acting in ways that lead to a better world."

Experiences from reconciliation conference in Greece

Jamie writes, "For the second year in a row I was invited to a reconciliation conference between Israeli Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians... The purpose this year was to listen to one another’s stories with the hope of building relationships and even working together on projects."