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Free at Last! 2 Hostages Rescued by the IDF

Israel finally woke up to some good news: Two hostages were rescued from captivity in Gaza! In the middle of the night, Israeli commandos landed on the roof of a building in Rafah that they had been studying inside and out. They had intel that two Israeli hostages, Fernando Marman

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Daniel and the dream: Feet of iron and clay

It wasn’t Daniel’s dream exactly. The vision of a statue with feet of iron and clay was in king Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, and he wouldn’t tell anyone what he’d seen. Still, he demanded to know what the dream meant. Not known for his reasonableness or good will, Nebuchadnezzar summoned the sages

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Tu Bishvat Israel's tree day

The Timely Message of Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is Israel’s Arbor Day, or day of trees. The days starts at sunset on Wednesday 24th January this year, but on Tuesday 23rd Israel woke up to the horrendous news that 24 more of our young soldiers were killed in Gaza. 24 more families devastated. 24 more empty

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Hanukkah - light overcomes darkness

The Light of Hanukkah

And just like that, it’s time to light the candles of Hanukkah. Israelis, by and large, are still stuck in October 7. Time has lost meaning as it simultaneously stays static, yet flies by. So here we find ourselves in December, or Kislev, as the Jewish calendar tells us. How

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The New Moon and Our God of New Beginnings

Much of the world celebrates a new start as December 31st turns into January 1st, whereas Jewish people now celebrate their new year at the Feast of Trumpets. But according to the Bible, the new year starts on “The first day of the first month”. The ‘first month’ is the

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Dressing up for Purim

Everyone is dressing up in funny outfits here in Israel – it’s Purim! The name “Purim” comes from the lots that were cast in the story of Esther, and commemorates the narrow escape of the entire Jewish race from an annihilation attempt at the hands of Haman. He cast lots

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Bible Teachings

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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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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Why Circumcision?

The ceremony of circumcision for young boys is usually referred to as a “brit milah” or just “brit/bris”, which means “covenant”. In English we talk about making a covenant with someone, but in the Bible, the verb is “to cut” a covenant. And when you think about it, circumcision does

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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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