“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” —Matthew 5:10


Notable dates & events

August 2nd is the date of Tu B’Av this year, the 15th day of the month of Av. Valentine’s Day is seen as a Christian holiday, but Tu B’Av, the Day of Love, is the Jewish alternative.   Tu B’av Love Day

August 18th is the first day of the Jewish month of Elul, which is a month traditionally dedicated to repentance in the lead up to the High Holidays. Month of Elul: A Time to Turn

August 29th – 31st 1897 was the historic Zionist Congress Basel in which the call to reestablish Israel in the historic land of our forefathers was declared. At this congress, Hertzl announced that he believed it would happen within 50 years. He was right! Though Hertzl was not a believer, it is interesting to see how God was involved in the life of this famous pioneer. Theodore Hertzl’s Christian Mentor.

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