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Israel Lives!

I remember writing in February and expressing optimism about the upcoming season that seemed to be activited in my heart with the warmer temperatures and the first spring flowers budding in my garden. Looking back, my optimism was well founded! Two months since then and Israel has experienced a radical decline in the virus with… Read more »

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Israelis Find Possible COVID-19 Treatment in a Cup of Yogurt

Should it surprise anyone that Israel is on the forefront of finding treatments for the COVID-19 virus? Check this out! The “cytokine storm” that can be fatal in some patients with COVID-19 could be calmed with molecules found in kefir, according to a team of researchers in Israel. A study published recently in the peer-reviewed… Read more »

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Growing Faith from Generation to Generation

I followed my father down the long flight of wooden stairs that led from the back porch of our house into the yard. The stairs may not have been as lengthy as I remember, but I was small and everything in a grownup’s world seemed big. (I often dreamed of taking off from about halfway… Read more »

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Because You Asked…My Opinion on the Vaccine—It’s Romans 14, Not 13

We connect with a ministry in Africa called Tikkun Africa. One of their leaders asked several Tikkun Global leaders (our global family of ministries), if he should take the vaccine. His board has requested this of him to continue his work with helping children in need. I wrote him a response, and several of the… Read more »

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A Restoration Journey Tikkun & Revive Israel – Origins, Vision and Values

Some of you have asked me to tell my version of how the journey of “Tikkun” began. After Patty and I got married and served initially in the Chicago area, we were called to Beth Messiah Congregation just north of Washington D.C. (the congregation that gave birth to Tikkun). I became the senior leader of… Read more »

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Tikkun Origins: Rediscovering a 1st Century Way of Life- Part 2

For more on this Origins Saga, See Part 1. Even if your exiles are at the ends of the earth, from there He will gather you and bring you back (Deuteronomy 30:4). In the early 90s, both Asher Intrater and I were being pulled to Israel, to play a small part in the fulfillment of… Read more »

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Turning Good Things Into Idols?!

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul addresses believers who “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thessalonians 1:9). Idol worship takes on many forms. All too often at one point or another we may cross the line and find ourselves making an idol out of something. One… Read more »

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Two Protected Species

Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me (Psalms 40:11). Protecting the Red (Wildflower) Although I can’t remember the first time someone told me as a new immigrant, still EVERYONE in Israel knows, you are forbidden to pick wildflowers, especially the bright red poppy anemones. Israelis are completely infatuated with the cheerful red… Read more »

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“Breaking the Vessels” “Repairing the World”

How could a good and all-powerful God, who has a covenant with the Jewish people, allow for such disasters to occur? The history of the Bible swings at various times in two opposite directions for the nation of Israel: dispersion and regathering. This is a very prominent aspect of Jewish thought, that is not found… Read more »

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Near Death Experiences: Resurrections 

The last issue of the Jerusalem Post Weekend Supplement contained a full spread on near-death experiences with a minor theme on those who experience realms beyond this life.  It also touched on reincarnation and the memory of past lives.   David Brinn was the author.  The article in general was quite open and did not deny the possibility that… Read more »

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