6 Things Christians Should Know About Hanukkah

Whether you're new or old to the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah, there are a few things you should know. 1. First of all, no one can agree on how to spell it! There's only one spelling in Hebrew (חנוכה) but how do you write that in English?…

Alarming Times for Jews Worldwide

“Many of my Jewish friends are terrified about what’s happening. My daughter is nervous to speak Hebrew in public. I have been afraid to speak out for fear of censure from my own Left community. But after I learned about Corbyn’s Doha trip…

The Rich Meaning of Immanuel

The word Immanuel gets banded around a lot at this time of year due to one of the most startling Messianic prophecies there is: Therefore Adonai Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive. When she is giving birth to a…

Encountering God’s Glory

Then Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:18) By this point, you might have thought that Moses had seen quite a lot of God’s glory. Almost certainly more than you and I at any rate. He’d seen the devastating plagues God had…

2 Lessons From Gideon and His Army

It's almost as if the angel was being sarcastic. “Adonai is with you, O mighty man of valor.” (Judges 6:12) Pfffff! Mighty man of valor indeed. Gideon was not an obvious candidate to be a hero in God's army. He was secretly threshing…