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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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Enduring Friendship

Twelve years ago this coming August, my mother died. She was 87 years old and suffered a massive stroke from which she could not recover. I was able to fly to the States and be with her in the hospital for a few days before she died peacefully in her sleep. In accordance with Jewish… Read more »

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Netanyahu-less Government to Be Announced

Wow! It turned out to be quite a momentous Sunday here in Israel. A few weeks ago, just before the war with Hamas, Yair Lapid was on the verge of forming a government that would include an Arab party, two left-wing parties, two centrist parties, and three clearly right-wing parties—all three led by ex-loyalists to… Read more »

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Gaza Conflict Analysis

There were tensions and conflicts in Israel during the first three weeks of May, including Ramadan fasting, incitements on Temple Mount, the Sheikh Jarrah dispute, the PLO cancelling elections to block Hamas gains, and the lack of a stable government in Israel.   Hamas opened fire, shooting 150 missiles into Israel at 6:02 pm on… Read more »

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