The Role of the Mediator: Who Can Stand for Us?

An air of intensity hung over the little synagogue. It was stifling as the men of the congregation stood together, solemn in prayer, deep in concentration. Heads covered with tallisim, some of the men took on the appearance of prophets…

Daniel 9 – The coming of the Messiah

More than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the writings of the prophet Daniel confront us with evidence of the time of Messiah's coming—evidence that many people would rather not see. But it is there and cannot be ignored. That…

Judaism – what is it?

Throughout the last several decades, the eyes of the world have frequently focused on the tiny nation of Israel. What is the significance of this nation and her religion? The focus of this article is the religion of the Jews. When…

Why is God so obsessed with the Jews?

This is a frequent question during prophetic forums. The answer is that He loves them, just like He loves all His creation. But there is certainly a sense in which Bible prophecy seems to focus upon the Jewish people. That's because God…

The Promised Land

The Land belongs to God. Leviticus 25:234 states: "The land must not be sold without reclaim because the land belongs to me, for you are foreigners and residents with me." Basic to an understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures with…

Believers Under Pressure

“Messianic Jews? They are like Hitler!” said the Chief Rabbi of Ashdod to the press a few weeks ago. He continued: "Their goal is clear - they want to convert us all and annihilate every trace of the people of Israel ... While Hamas wants…

Take Off Your Shoes

Moses and Joshua had to take off their shoes because the ground was holy, an exchange of footwear sealed the deal in Ruth, and the Psalms talk of tossing sandals at Edom... what is it with the Middle East and shoes? As I struggled to board…

Israel and the Media Spin

It has been interesting and infuriating to see how the media has portayed the latest heartaches in Israel. As so many times before, there has been spinning, slanting, agenda-driven half-truths flying across the internet and news sources.…