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 »


Asher’s Harvest

In the golden twilight of a May evening, under stately eucalyptus trees, the dream of Gamliel Asher—to establish a Hebrew-speaking Messianic congregation in the city of Akko—became a reality. The name of this new congregation is “Harvest of Asher” and the meaning of this name is two fold. Akko is in the territory allotted to… Read more »


Rabbinic Literature

Over the past 2,000 years a vast sea of literature has developed in traditional Judaism, starting with the Mishna (codified in the early 3rd century AD) and the Gemara (mid 5th century AD). (Note: The New Covenant was written by the end of the 1st century AD – which means that it far precedes these… Read more »


Hope Is Not Lost – Tikvah’s Testimony

Raised in a Traditional Orthodox Israeli Jewish family, Tikvah’s parents divorced when she was 5 years old, after many years of strife in the marriage. The youngest of 11 children, Tikvah was always praying for peace between her parents, always searching for spiritual truth, for as long as she can remember. Tikvah’s name means “hope”… Read more »


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