A Few Lessons I Learned in India

Going Out in Two’s I was still on my vacation abroad after recently finishing my three years of service in the Israeli army. I sat in a plane over India, going from Goa to Bombay, next to a girl my age and I chatted with her during the flight. I wanted to share with her… Read more »


Indigenous Evangelism

One of our core values at Revive Israel is Indigenous Evangelism. By “indigenous” we mean within the local culture. The goal of indigenous evangelism is to reach the local people. To do this in any culture often means discarding ministry methods and structures that were successful in other countries but are not bearing fruit among… Read more »


Living For His Glory

The slender, animated young man standing beside Eitan Shishkoff, translating the Rosh Hashana message into Russian is Sasha Kovnator. We have a number of excellent translators at Tents of Mercy, but probably none are as lively as Sasha. His theatrical delivery and mimicry of both Eitan’s voice and movements convey the heart of the message… Read more »


The Shofar Sounds

The Torah tells us to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to announce a holy day of rest and remembrance (Lev. 23:23); a day set apart for Israel to remember all that God has done. A day when God calls us back to Himself. The shofar’s blast evokes the remembrance of that awesome blast of… Read more »


Facing Adversity With a Smile

Sasha has a twinkle in his eye and a joke for every occasion. I imagine that his mischievous sense of humor and creative approach to life may have presented something of a challenge to his parents and teachers. But there is much more to Sasha than a ready smile and cheerful demeanor. Sasha was born… Read more »


Sukkot – Yeshua’s Birthday?

I was teaching two young ladies in our Bat Mitzvah class and we were studying the yearly cycle of holidays that God has given to us. I asked them if they knew which festival came after Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and one of the girls answered “Chag HaMolad” – literally “Celebration of the Birth”… Read more »


Sarah Urbach

  Sarah Urbach was a pioneer, one of the first Israelis to follow Yeshua in the 1950s. She was resolute, unshakable in the insistence that “the stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” No shrinking wallflower overshadowed by her dynamic husband, Eliezer, Sarah was a fearless and devoted evangelist in her own right…. Read more »


It’s Not The End of The World

The 24th chapter of Matthew opens with Yeshua shocking His disciples with the news that the magnificent Temple in Jerusalem that they admired so much would be utterly destroyed. If this centerpiece of Jewish faith were to disappear, surely it would be the end of the world. Therefore, their logical response was, “When will these… Read more »


Bearing Fruit

We were created to give God glory. Some have the wrong impression that to give God glory is to live passively and unproductively in this world, and then say, “To God be the glory.” One of the primary ways we can give glory in this life is by bearing fruit. Bearing fruit is to produce… Read more »


Out of the Boundaries: How a Moroccan Jew Found his Messiah

When the modern Jewish nation of Israel was born in 1948, the Jewish community of Morocco was 2,500 years old and numbered about 800,000 souls. In the next 20 years, 90% of them moved to Israel due to increasing harassment by their Muslim neighbors resentful of Israel’s rebirth. Tzachi’s parents had already come with their… Read more »


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