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Yeshua Superstar

[This article was originally written by Eddie Santoro in 2010 and appeared in the October 2010 issue of Israel’s Restoration] “Yeshua Superstar” was the headline of a major article in the magazine section that greeted hundreds of thousands of Israelis when they sat down to read their morning newspaper on Monday, August 16th, 2010. The… Read more »

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When Everything Changed

Guy Cohen and I crossed the busy intersection on Akko’s main thoroughfare. We stood on the corner in front of a local restaurant, the world cup of soccer is on and a few patrons are gathered around a flat screen watching the game. Guy points down at the corner and says, “This is where everything… Read more »

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Watchmen on the Walls

Dear Watchmen on the walls*, Thank you for your faithfulness in continuing to pray “on the walls” and defend Akko, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and all of Israel. Here in Israel we have witnessed in these last few days, darkness and the shadow of death which have overcome hope for many. This destruction has affected the… Read more »

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Why I don’t call myself “Christian”

Not long ago Charisma Magazine posted a blog I wrote on the history of the first congregation in Jerusalem. Someone wrote in the comments: They were Christians. (see Acts 11:26, 26:28-29 & 1 Peter 4:16-17) It didn’t fit the context of the article, as it was merely a blog about history, but it was clear… Read more »

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Israel Under Fire

Hamas sent out a warning: if Israel didn’t stop attacking Gaza, it would send a barrage of rockets against Tel Aviv. All eyes were glued to the TV on Tuesday evening and at 9 pm, it began. Hundreds of rockets were set off towards Tel Aviv. I could hear what seemed like endless “BOOMS” as… Read more »

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Shavuot and Pentecost

Jewish tradition marks the holy day of Shavuot (Weeks) as the time of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Christians mark the holy day of Pentecost as the time of the giving of the Holy Spirit on Mount Zion.  Of course, these are the same day, one by the lunar calendar and one… Read more »

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Marriage as the Key to Discipleship 

Many years ago, Bob Wright, an apostle leading a network with which we were close in the 1980s, gave some profound insights into training people for congregational leadership.  Previous to this time, I had come to the conclusion that I Timothy 3 and Titus 1 standards for elders required them to have a good marriage and… Read more »

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Blessing the Mothers Among Us

In Jewish households around the world, there is a tradition on Friday evening as families welcome in the Shabbat after lighting the candles. The father speaks a blessing over his sons, daughters and wife. The blessing often involves reading Proverbs 31:10-31 in praise of the virtuous wife. This is also a way of showing appreciation… Read more »

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Discipleship Program Report

Dear Friends and Family, We just completed this 8 week session! The mighty Hand of God was working all the time, in ways none of us ever anticipated, even in the midst of severe challenges, including one member contracting Covid19, which meant the rest had to go into quarantine. How could we continue the program?… Read more »

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Uncomfortable Kingdom

In Israel, we are finally coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. Less than 0.0006% of the population is currently infected as of this writing. Of those roughly 5,000 infected, only 319 people are in serious or critical condition. That’s ten times LESS than the average number of people killed in car accidents worldwide … in… Read more »

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