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Countdown with an hourglass, counting the omer teaches us to count our days!

Sefirat ha Omer: Counting Our Days

There’s a period of time between Passover and Pentecost (the Feast of Weeks) known as “Counting the Omer” when the people of Israel were commanded to count the days. For fifty days after Passover, Jewish families do a countdown to the next festival: The Feast of Weeks, or in Hebrew,

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Iran is the head of the snake in the war against Israel

Iran, Israel, and an Exciting Prayer Request

Israel and Iran used to be friends. It was, after all, the Persian King Cyrus who decreed and bankrolled the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. However, today Iran is using its treasury for the exact opposite end: the Iranian Regime is now the number one sponsor of global

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origins of the keffiyeh

The Origins of the Keffiyeh Headscarf

Some are now calling the keffiyeh a “hipster swastika”, which might seem a little extreme, but it’s worth looking into both the protests and symbolism behind their choice of garb. Those likening the Palestinian-style headdress to the nazi symbol suggest the keffiyeh now carries the same connotations of Jew-hatred. Is

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Upcoming feasts

Lag B’Omer: Playing With Fire

People up and down the country of Israel will light bonfires to celebrate “Lag B’Omer” – the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer. The air will sizzle with sparks and families will gather around a fire with friends, while religious Orthodox Jewish people will flock to a place

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The Biblical Tradition of Counting the Omer

Have you ever counted the days till an event you’re excited about? Time can go so slowly when you’re watching it. They say “a watched pot never boils” meaning that the more we pay attention to the time, the more conscious we are of it going slowly. God, unsurprisingly, is

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The Torah Singles Out Resurrection Sunday!

Guest blog by Jonathan Miles of Shevet Achim The holidays point so clearly to Jesus. His connections with Passover are well-known to most of us. But did we know that the Sunday of his resurrection is also singled out in the Torah? When my family and I first came to

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Bible Teachings

life is in the blood

Life is in the Blood

God could, theoretically, have made blood green, couldn’t He? Or any color, come to that. He is the Creator, it’s all His design, He could do whatever He liked. But He made blood red. Red, sticky, and with a propensity to stain things. God communicates to us through so much

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Biblical Shiloh ruins of historic town in Samaria

Shiloh and the Gateway to God

One of the most famous visitors to the tabernacle that stood at Shiloh was Hannah. Hannah, like Abraham, might have just thought all she wanted was a son. But God had bigger plans. God took Hannah’s heart cry and opened up a whole new era. And it’s not for nothing

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Insights from Hebrew

Psalm 91 – Living Under the Shadow of His Wings

Psalm 91 begins like this: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. יֹשֵׁב, בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן; בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי, יִתְלוֹנָן. Dwelling in the shelter of the Most High, abiding in the shadow of the Almighty. The word “beseter” (בְּסֵתֶר) means in the secret

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Psalm 23, the Lord is my shepherd

Psalm 23, Hebrew Meanings Explained

Psalm 23 is well known and well loved. And with good reason. There are a few words in Hebrew however, which don’t come through in their fulness when expressed in English. I’d like to tell you a bit about what I see in those words. א  מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד:    יְהוָה רֹעִי,

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Reaching our neighbors

John, our Yemeni friend, explains how he now loves Jesus and Israel

Our Yemeni Friend who Loves Jesus… and Israel

A Yemeni ex-Muslim named John Ghanim has undergone the most extraordinary life transformation. So dramatic is his story that it went viral with over 16 million views from Yemenis watching in their dialect. He started life in a simple village in the Yemen, a country known for its deep devotion to

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Israeli Arab has Life-Changing Dream About Jesus!

Nadia is an Israeli Arab from Haifa who has recently accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord. Like many Arab Christians, she grew up with religion, but no real relationship with God through Jesus. Here she tells her remarkable story of how she had traveled halfway across the world before

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Messianic Perspective

Jewish Apologetics

Jesus’ Genealogies: Contradictory or Complimentary?

Jesus’ genealogies are frequently said to be irreconcilable. They are not. They are an invitation to delve deeply into the history of both Israel and her Messiah, intended not to mystify but to edify. Guest blog by James Bejon The New Testament attributes two different genealogies to Jesus. One is

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Why Messiah must be God!

Does the New Testament turn a mere man into God? This is what New Testament critic Rabbi Daniel Asor thinks: “The Bible rejects pagan idolatry that revolves around human-like gods, men as gods.” Correct. In the pagan cultures of the East, gurus climb up a religious ladder until they get to the highest step of becoming a god. This is idolatry without

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Contradictions in the New Testament?!

Over the last years, the rabbis in Israel have been working hard to challenge and attack the New Testament’s credibility.     We decided to collect and summarize for you their ten most famous “contradictions”.     Enjoy!       Contradiction #1:     Rabbi Yossi Mizrahi claims:     “How can it be

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