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.

“We are all one living human tissue”

Just recently, Israel’s National Insurance institute published the annual poverty report (for 2015), which discloses that almost every fifth family in Israel is below the poverty line, and every third child lives in poverty. These are very disturbing facts.

God’s kind of religion

"In today’s culture, we are taught to care for the nature around us, but not to care for the stranger. In a capitalist society, we learn that the strong ones survive but the weak ones perish... But the way of our God takes us on an entirely different course."

Hanukkah in Israel

K.J. writes, "Those of us who are parents and teachers know that we are responsible for kindling the light of hope in others."

It won’t be cold forever

K.J. writes, "It's cold! Winter has arrived in Israel. I look out on my porch and I see the wind whipping the leaves on the trees... Why don't I turn on the heat, you might logically ask?"

‘Pagan’ Customs and Holidays

"When sharing with others, we often have to make difficult decisions. One example that comes to mind this time of year is Christmas. Every year, we get tons of email asking about Christmas. People want to know if it is okay to celebrate this holiday with their families. After all, Christmas isn’t in the Bible."

When the death of an “unknown” touches us all

Jane writes, "It’s not unusual to recall exactly where we were, in the light of the death of a well-known public figure... But how about the death of an 'unknown'?"

Let us not wander from home

K.J. writes, "don't try to pull, manipulate, or slowly open something that you know is closed for a reason. You will get into trouble and perhaps get others in trouble, as well."

Scaling the Impossible

Eddie writes, "Twenty seven years ago, our destiny was transformed when God placed a passionate desire in our Jewish hearts to carry the Gospel to Israel. In those early days I prayed and sought God as to how we could possibly leave our home and all those we loved, leave the congregation we had birthed, our language and our financial base for the unknown in Israel."

Inclusion: Awareness of challenges must precede change

"I randomly came across the fact that yesterday Dec. 3, was International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Who knew there was such a day? I did not."

Some thoughts on Christmas, Jesus, Lucifer and the Bible

Aaron writes, "The issue of Christmas is highly divisive in the Hebrew-Roots and Messianic Jewish communities around the world... But Titus 3:9 says; 'But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless'."

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