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Israel’s New Prime Minister

On Sunday, we witnessed what most Israelis felt was one of the most bizarre and embarrassing events in the history of Israel’s Knesset (parliament). Naftali Bennett was being installed as our new prime minister, and as he was speaking, sharing his vision for the nation, he was heckled and called names by supporters of outgoing… Read more »

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Toxic Shame 

Recently I read a great book that describes building a truly loving community.   The authors call it a “hesed” community using the Hebrew word that has been translated covenant love, steadfast love, loving-kindness and more.  The book is The Other Half of the Church by Michal Hendricks and Jim Wilder.  They call their vision… Read more »

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The Lion Who Roars

We’ve all had those embarrassing moments when you type out a message on your phone and push send, only to find that the auto-correct has changed the intended message to something ridiculous, or worse, something embarrassing.  The other day, I was typing a message which included a street name. The name of the street translated… Read more »

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Jerusalem: Profound and Problematic

As I write these words, it is Jerusalem Day. It marks the reunification of Jerusalem and the restoration of Jewish sovereignty over the Old City following the Six Day war of June 1967. I am moved to realize this momentous fulfillment of biblical prophecy—the longing of God’s heart for the city He calls His own… Read more »

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An Expectancy of Community

Ever since I became a believer in Yeshua, I have had an expectancy of the community of faith becoming like the first-century congregation in Acts 2. In such a congregational fellowship, the connection between people is not only emotional but also spiritual. There is a lifestyle of giving to, investing in, and building up one… Read more »

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Three Way Joint Effort & Fruit

During the Revive Israel discipleship programs, we bring the discipleship students to volunteer once a week on outreach with Moti Cohen of Tiferet Yeshua Congregation, among the homeless and destitute in south Tel Aviv.  It was the last night of the program, the “last minute.” I was with several of our discipleship participants, walking in… Read more »

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Surprise Encounter at the Supermarket

Sometimes our work serving the homeless in south Tel Aviv can be intense and emotionally challenging, but I have learned that God always gives us grace to continue in the calling He has given us. He repeatedly shows us that what we are doing is making a difference. Here is an example. Each month we… Read more »

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The War and the Dispute Over the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

As you walk north out of the Old City of Jerusalem through the Damascus Gate on Route 1, you see a massive tourist hotel development area on the right side of the road, and the ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim area on the left side.  A little further up the road you see the entrance to Sheikh… Read more »

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Birth Pangs?

Shalom! Nina and I want to thank you for your faithfulness in prayer and for your gifts during the difficult times we are enduring. It is a blessing for us to have you as our ministry partners. Are those labor pains? Those who have given birth or witnessed childbirth know about the ambiguity of labor… Read more »

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Quiet Desperation or Passionate Involvement?

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Though a 19th century man, he could already see the 21st century security guard who never smiles, even when happy little children pass by. He anticipated the wrung-out single mom juggling three kids, a job and an aging mother with Alzheimer’s. The… Read more »

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