Community Blogs

Blog articles written by Israeli believers, and sometimes guest contributors from other countries, related to a variety of topics such as world events, Israeli politics, life in Israel, family and children, tourism, and biblical teachings.

The source of reaction

"People are wired to respond to their environment. This trait is natural and has benefits for our preservation. But ... we discover that there are also ways that we react that are not beneficial and that we need to learn to control those reactions."
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Parashat Pinchas: Good jealousy and bad jealousy

"This covenant of peace was God’s response to Phinehas’ act, it was actually a demand for the zealot to move over to a heritage of peace and acceptance of those different from him forever."

Commentary on Parashat Pinchas

Moran writes, "I am amazed again and again by the faithfulness of our LORD and the consistency of His Word! Let this encourage you in your walk with Him today."

G-D’s irrevocable covenant

Eric writes, "However, many times in the midst of sharing about the miracle of a talking donkey, we miss a much deeper lesson that is shared in the story of Balaam."

Humility and spiritual warfare

Asher writes, "The first principle of spiritual warfare is humility. Whenever we notice we are in a situation of spiritual warfare, the first thing we need to do is to humble ourselves."
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Parashat Balak: Prophecy is worthless without love

"This approach is not so distant from us. Sometimes we too think that we can “buy” a blessing from God, we think we can make “give and take” deals with the Almighty."

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."

Parthenogenesis: Virgin birth

Elhanan writes, "A professor of a Southern California university informed me recently that the idea of a virgin birth is not entirely scientifically impossible."

Graduation Day

Aaron writes, "One of the chief reasons the Church of Jesus Christ is so ineffective in much of the world is that it has become a place where most of the people in it stay in spiritual pre-school, or at most kindergarten, all their lives."