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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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'."

Brave New World Redux

Elhanan writes, "Perhaps the admonition in that 1931 classic, Brave New World, has been forgotten, and needs to be again popularized in our time for the new generation to gain some much needed perspective."

The challenge of the Messianic youth inside the liberal education system of Tel Aviv

Moti writes, "In the last few years, Tel Aviv has become more and more liberal in its way of thinking, where its main value is the egalitarianism of genders... I'd like to present to you something that happened a few months ago to a Messianic family who lives in Tel Aviv."

Israel on fire; restoration and recovery now begins

"Although the fires are now under control, the hard work of restoration and recovery now begins. In times of need, Israelis are great at helping one another, and believers joined many other volunteers who were ready to do what they could."

On the death of Fidel Castro

Reflecting on Castro's death, Bess writes, "I have lived my whole life in the shadow of this man's brutality. He shaped my family's history and my future. I will always be an exile and an immigrant."

For those who speak, as oracles of God

Howard writes, "We are called to have a prophetic voice, to be light and salt, to be witnesses of the truth of Messiah in Jesus. We are also called to strive to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace – love – with all who call upon the name of Yeshua/Jesus from a pure heart."

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