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One Body?

You have surely heard about the events that took place recently in Israel. I am not referring to the rockets which Hamas was shooting into Israel, but rather to our Arab neighbors (mainly from Muslim backgrounds) who suddenly took to rioting in usually quiet Israeli towns and neighborhoods. Those involved in the riots and violent… Read more »

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What Messianic Judaism is and is Not 

Messianic Judaism has to maintain five foundational foundations.  One of the five is a negative point that keeps us from aberrations.  Messianic Judaism is based on these foundations.  The basic points are in bold.  Jews who come to faith in Yeshua are called to identify as Jews, and live as Jews – as part of… Read more »

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Sons and Daughters of the Covenant

This weekend was very special for us. We celebrated the Bar Mitzvah* of our third child and first son, Mattan. Truthfully, after the crazy year we have had, we weren’t sure if or how we would be able to celebrate. By God’s grace, the last of the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted just in time to… Read more »

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Joint Destiny of Arab Christians + Messianic Jews ?!

A Personal Perspective In the 1980’s there were a series of meetings between Arab Christians and Messianic Jews to express our unity as believers in Yeshua. In the 1990’s, after the First Intifada and Gulf War (1991), Arab Christians and Messianic Jews in Israel began to deal with some more difficult issues in the light… Read more »

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I.D.ENTITY

Who am I? Most people ask this question at one time or another. We hide behind a fence that builds a ghetto around us. Moroccan, Yemenite, Brazilian, Argentinian, Ethiopian, American, Afro-American and so on. These associations come from the areas where we grew up and the culture within them. Even in the time of Yeshua… Read more »

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Be Not Unequally Yoked

A few days ago in my devotions, I was reading II Corinthians 6. These verses were highlighted to me by the Holy Spirit. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness. Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What harmony does Messiah have with Belial? What… Read more »

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A Sign of Hope Amid Smoldering Israeli Cities

From the moment I walked into the Arab man’s car repair garage I felt like a welcomed guest. Yousef* waved me over to a chair next to his. “Come. Drink some coffee.” This was before any discussion of the repair I came for. But Yousef was clearly not in a hurry.  As the morning progressed,… Read more »

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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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