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Israel Under Fire

Hamas sent out a warning: if Israel didn’t stop attacking Gaza, it would send a barrage of rockets against Tel Aviv. All eyes were glued to the TV on Tuesday evening and at 9 pm, it began. Hundreds of rockets were set off towards Tel Aviv. I could hear what seemed like endless “BOOMS” as… Read more »

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Shavuot and Pentecost

Jewish tradition marks the holy day of Shavuot (Weeks) as the time of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Christians mark the holy day of Pentecost as the time of the giving of the Holy Spirit on Mount Zion.  Of course, these are the same day, one by the lunar calendar and one… Read more »

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Marriage as the Key to Discipleship 

Many years ago, Bob Wright, an apostle leading a network with which we were close in the 1980s, gave some profound insights into training people for congregational leadership.  Previous to this time, I had come to the conclusion that I Timothy 3 and Titus 1 standards for elders required them to have a good marriage and… Read more »

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Blessing the Mothers Among Us

In Jewish households around the world, there is a tradition on Friday evening as families welcome in the Shabbat after lighting the candles. The father speaks a blessing over his sons, daughters and wife. The blessing often involves reading Proverbs 31:10-31 in praise of the virtuous wife. This is also a way of showing appreciation… Read more »

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Discipleship Program Report

Dear Friends and Family, We just completed this 8 week session! The mighty Hand of God was working all the time, in ways none of us ever anticipated, even in the midst of severe challenges, including one member contracting Covid19, which meant the rest had to go into quarantine. How could we continue the program?… Read more »

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Uncomfortable Kingdom

In Israel, we are finally coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. Less than 0.0006% of the population is currently infected as of this writing. Of those roughly 5,000 infected, only 319 people are in serious or critical condition. That’s ten times LESS than the average number of people killed in car accidents worldwide … in… Read more »

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Problem Solvers

One of my favorite things to do is … grocery shopping! Such a straight-forward solution to basic problems: toilet paper all gone, olive oil almost out … I love the satisfaction of identifying the need, making a grocery list – and then solving the problem at the supermarket. Admittedly, I come from two list-loving parents,… Read more »

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God Who Humbles Himself

It is astonishing that the all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal Creator would be willing to humble Himself on our behalf. Why? Because He loves us. The fact that someone so great would be willing to make Himself so small on our behalf makes His greatness even greater. That He did this for us while we were sinning… Read more »

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Evil Tongues

Shalom! Blessings to you in Yeshua the Messiah, and thank you for standing with us! Evil Tongues and the Apostle Jacob (James)! In these weeks’ Torah portion, traditionally chapters 12-13 of Leviticus are being studied. They speak not only about the cleansing of women, but also a strange skin disease – “Metzura” in Hebrew. This… Read more »

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The Bible Doesn’t say God will “MAKE” a New Covenant

The Bible doesn’t actually say in Jeremiah 31:31 that God will make a new covenant with Israel. I was reading the verse in Hebrew expecting to see the word לעשות l’asote, which means make or do. I will MAKE a new covenant…but the language is much more graphic. In ancient times, you did not merely… Read more »

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