“I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water” —Isaiah 41:18


Notable dates & events

August 13this the Gregorian date on which Tisha B’Av falls this year. Tisha B’Av means the 9th day of the month of Av, and is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar from a religious point of view. It is said that it’s the date not only of the second temple in 70 AD but also the first temple in 586 BC, more than 600 years earlier, and that the temples both fell due to a lack of brotherly love, or needless hatred. Tisha B’av: A Day of Crazy Coincidences?

August 19th 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 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.19th

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