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.

40 years in the kingdom

Elhanan writes, "There is but one other viable address: in Him who has never failed me, who has tested me in sickness and in health, in war and in peace these past forty years, but has brought me through every struggle, and given me every desire of my heart to this moment."

From the journal of a Messianic soldier in the IDF reserves

Noam writes, "I write this piece as reservist who is serving in the reserves at the moment. I am wearing my uniform and looking at my team... A rare glimpse of the life I had up until just recently, but this time from the side."

Famine in the land – Genesis 12:10

Wendy writes, "We expect, as did probably Abram, that when we are doing God’s work and acting in obedience to a clear word from God that everything will go well for us... After all, we are doing God’s work, why should famine hit right then?"

What can we do to escape the flames?

Aaron writes, "Imagine you’re standing on the banks of a great river. It’s about 2 kilometers across and in the middle, about 300 meters in from the shore on both sides, there’s a current that runs at about 80 kph."

What is necessary for evil to triumph?

K.J. writes, "The world has seen the atrocities of the Holocaust and it has all been documented... How then, is it still possible that the disproportionate response of condemnation toward the Jewish state seems to be a sport and taken for granted by the U.N.?"

Don’t let the light go out

K.J. writes, "January is cold. The winter holidays are over, and there is rain. Many people are suffering from illness, and the joy of celebration can give way to feelings of letdown and loneliness."

“I do not need to be in a congregation”

Daniel writes, "This statement is a representation of not only many young people today, but of even some older people who are in their senior years of disillusionment with congregational life as they experienced it."

The shepherd of Israel

Elhanan writes, "There is a good feeling in the shuk, a sense of our commonality, of our re-gathering to feast and keep the Sabbath again on the mountains of Israel after a 2000-year exile, as promised by the Prophets."

The Turning Point

K.J. writes, "I am not quite sure how it happened, but suddenly one day she stopped complaining and basically changed her mind. She decided that since she had to do this thing called the army for another year..."

Lesbian in a man’s body? Fostering gender distinctions

Daniel writes, "The current issue of "National Geographic" features a transgender child on the front cover. Indeed one of the most amazing phenomena of our day is the movement to destroy gender distinctions."

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