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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.

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Rose of the Galilee

Cliff writes, "Marcia discovered Yehuda’s life’s work in routine fashion while browsing Booking.com, attracted by its enticing photos and numerous plus reviews."

Anti-Semitism: A Messianic response

"Whether Jewish people have assimilated into the culture or kept themselves to themselves in their own communities, they have been hated and persecuted wherever they go, and whatever they do."

Disenfranchized by Believers

It’s been said that if you have been a believer for more than ten years, it’s more than likely that you have suffered hurt...

Surrender to Grace: Understanding the 12-Step Process

Katherine writes, "I didn’t know it then but I perfectly fit into the addiction cycle pattern. I would go through a painful situation that would trigger all kinds of uncomfortable emotions such as anger, rejection, hurt feelings and so on..."

Bitter or sweet

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."

Dare to stand – A shift in posture

Simcha writes, "Stepping out and taking new ground requires obedience, determination, persistence in prayer and a grit to be able to stick to what you’ve heard God say."

What status for Messianic Jews in Israel?

Eitan writes, "What is the place of Messianic Jews in Israeli society? When a Jewish believer in Yeshua applies to become an Israel citizen under the “Law of Return,” is he or she received as any other Jewish person returning to our biblical homeland?"

Three weeks to wake up

K.J. writes, "Are we prepared? Perhaps not. Can we get prepared? Again, perhaps not but there are still things we can do so that we aren't blindsided by the uncertainties and tragedies of life."

Rough stones

Avi writes, "I took this photo as my wife and I are celebrating 12 years of marriage. The stones represent what we looked like as we entered our marriage – uncut and rough at the edges."

Dare to dance

Simcha writes, "When we are intentional about dancing on our disappointments, we risk causing those around us offence or disgust at how we haven't held it together in the appropriate manner!"