Tikkun Origins: Rediscovering a 1st Century Way of Life- Part 2

For more on this Origins Saga, See Part 1. Even if your exiles are at the ends of the earth, from there He will gather you and bring you back (Deuteronomy 30:4). In the early 90s, both Asher Intrater and I were being pulled to Israel, to play a small part in the fulfillment of… Read more »

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Up from the Ashes

A quintessentially Israeli public event is the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) ceremony. Held at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, it features the lighting of six torches in remembrance of the six million Jews who were wantonly and brutally executed in the Nazis’ “final solution.” One of the speakers at the ceremony… 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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Driving Through a Storm?

Decades ago, our family drove through a blinding snowstorm at night on an interstate highway in Arizona on our way to a winter-break vacation in sunny California. As the car’s headlights reflected off the barrage of white flakes, we slowed to a crawl, straining our eyes to see the highway markings and not stray off… Read more »

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Tikkun Origins: Rediscovering a 1st Century Way of Life

Forty years ago, in 1981, we were brought into each other’s lives, having no way of knowing that we’d become covenant brothers and still be serving Yeshua together all these years later. Dan Juster, Asher Intrater, and Paul Wilbur were to become enduring friends, loyal partners, and incomparable influencers in my life. How did we… Read more »

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A Plea from Our Father

As a ninth grade student in the beginning of the 1960s, I could see that the world was headed for atomic destruction. The Cold War, between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., threatened to blow up the globe. International tensions became common knowledge with the advent of daily television news coverage. Tragically, our world is still… Read more »

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Hard Times

The World’s in Crisis – So What’s New? The TIME Magazine photo cover for October 13, 2008 was a 1930’s “soup line” with the title “The New Hard Times.” This year’s global economic and virus crises have touched virtually every resident of the planet. The U.S. elections signify a major change in direction. In Israel,… Read more »

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Anchor in the Storm

We find ourselves in a time of isolation and ruptured routine. The world health crisis has affected every one of us. Consequently, something at the core of my being is searching for solid ground. Life’s circumstances have changed radically, in a way that threatens my inner security. Without knowing the ultimate purpose of my life,… Read more »

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Soldiers and Kibbutzniks: Heroes of the Golan

Massive stone reinforced bunkers and metal silhouettes of soldiers greet me, as I arrive at the peak of Mt. Bental in the Golan Heights. Morning wind whips across the top of the hill, while a cool mist surrounds it, gradually being burned off under the August sun. To the north, Mt. Hermon, brown and snowless,… Read more »

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Spirit of Adoption

In a far away land lives a boy of 12 years. He was adopted when only 5 months old by a childless couple, devoted disciples of Yeshua. Here is his parents’ touching description of the adoption process: God’s hand led us to each other. It was supernaturally orchestrated. We chose him. It was intentional. The… Read more »

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