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The Nuclear Family, Critical Race Theory and Black Lives Matter

I was quite pained when a professing follower of Yeshua pushed back on me and questioned my support for traditional marriage and family values and its importance to lifting people from poverty.  The arrogance of some of the young woke so-called Evangelicals is quite astonishing to me.  They asked what is a traditional family?  It was as if… Read more »

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How Long?

When we were living in Israel I could not escape the constant reminders of eternity looming just over our horizon. Every day as I drove to the Ohalei Rachamim building I could see Mt Carmel, an igneous reminder of God’s covenant faithfulness to unfaithful Israel. Cana, where Yeshua first “manifested His glory” is just over… Read more »

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Three Dimensional Meaning of Passover 

There are three dimensions of meaning to the Passover (Pesach) story: Exodus from Egypt Gospel of Yeshua End Times Paradigm 1. Exodus The story of the Passover and Exodus from Egypt plays a dominant role in the Law and Prophets. The God of creation intervenes in human history to rescue an oppressed people, to bring about… Read more »

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Wrestling With Tisha B’Av

How does God redeem tragedy? Is there a higher plan? Can terrible events and situations ever contain the seeds of a greater good? How can we respond so as to move forward with God’s work in the earth? How can we guard against disillusionment? How can we encourage others who are walking through nightmares of… Read more »

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Watch: The Funniest Thing About Passover!

Watch: The Funniest Thing About Passover!

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Howard Zinn’s, People’s History of the United States

Not long ago, I reviewed the A Young Peoples History of the United States.  This was the short simpler version.  Now I have finished reading the long and very tedious full history.  My reason for reading this was that my daughter told me that his young people’s edition was being widely used in high schools.  This would explain the anti-American… Read more »

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“Cave of Horror” yields new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Archaeologists with the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced last Tuesday the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments from the Book of the 12 Minor Prophets, including Zechariah and Nahum. Believed to have been hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome about 1,900 years ago, this treasure of First Temple period Biblical text in… Read more »

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CANCEL CULTURE, Will the Bible Be Canceled?

David Weinberg, the Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, writes some very good columns most weeks in the Jerusalem Post.  This week’s column entitled Is Banning the Bible Next? The Terror of “woke” Cancel Culture that Knows no Bounds, is an excellent column.  In it, Weinberg notes the power of the easily offended, who are also… Read more »

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A New Season!

This promises to be an exciting few weeks in Israel as the country gears up for its fourth election in two years on March 23rd. In the early morning hours of March 26th, we will be moving our clocks ahead which is always a welcome and refreshing time as we put the darkness of winter… Read more »

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New Year and the Glory of God

Here is a thought for this week of the biblical New Year, which is not in the autumn as Jewish tradition says, nor in January as secular tradition says; but this week, the first day of Nisan, the first month (Exodus 12:1). On this very week, in the weekly Torah portion in Jewish tradition, the… Read more »

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