If you are planning, however, to visit Israel this coming year, here is something for you to consider. “Taglit HaMaayan” is a new program, launched by my local congregation. We are offering a special format that enables tourists to visit the land and study the Bible on site from great Messianic teachers.
Orna writes, "This book provides an interesting example of the way the face of the Messiah is hidden from the Jewish people. The very name of the book testifies to this, as the meaning of the word Esther is derived from the Hebrew root STR."
Orna writes, "I know… there are end time prophecies. There are still difficult and painful days to come. But in the meantime, I will try and do with a bit of satisfaction."
Orna writes, "Sixty eight years ago this was also the festive and exciting occasion, when the Israeli parliament – the Knesset – gathered for the very first time."
Orna writes, "I intercede best for people who are wounded in a similar manner to my past wounds, under one condition: that I allow God to touch that wound and heal it."
Orna writes, "Does God suffer? I was thinking a lot about it during my recent tour in the US. The answer did not come immediately. But eventually I knew: yes, He does."
Orna writes, "Please keep your prayers coming. As people are going back to their homes and discover the vastness of the loss, the trauma they face can become a crossroad: will they look to the mountains and wonder where their help will come from, or lift their eyes up higher, to God, the maker of heaven and earth, who will not allow their footing to slip or be moved?"
Orna writes, "The Mekudeshet festival went on for three long weeks, and had introduced new aspects, that had nothing to do with its previous definition. The name “Mekudeshet” hinted towards holiness, but in reality, what took place was a feast of emptying sacred terms from their true meaning, and contributing to the numbness of the Israeli people to God’s mind."
Orna writes, "Strangely enough, a demonic festival started this week in Jerusalem, which is using this word as its title. This festival is called, “Mekudeshet”, and will go on for three weeks."
Orna writes, " I learned something really interesting about the fast of Tisha B'Av. Apparently, at the end of the fast, orthodox women return home from the synagogue, and start cleaning their homes.. And what is the hope of these women? “The coming of the Messiah,” they say. They clean their homes in preparation for Him, in case He will show up."