Name Written in Book of Life

The Hebrew month of “Elul” comes in late summer and is a month of repentance leading up to the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah; See Leviticus 23) and the solemn Holy Days at the start of the following month (Tishrei). According to Jewish tradition, God opens the Book of Life and judges the world during… Read more »

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Name Written in Book of Life?

The Hebrew month of “Elul” in late summer is a month of repentance leading up to the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah; See Leviticus 23) and the solemn Holy Days at the start of the following month (Tishrei). According to Jewish tradition, God opens the Book of Life and  judges the world during this season…. Read more »

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Will We Stone those Sent to Us?

God sent Elijah the prophet to Israel, but King Ahab and his pagan queen killed the other prophets of God and honored the idol Baal. The “prophets of Baal” felt protected, became brazen and continued to present a false view of the divine.  This was the atmosphere in which Elijah lived! Elijah confronted the idolaters… Read more »

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Do You Want to be Shot?

After Yeshua’s resurrection from the dead, He appeared to the eleven disciples and said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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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Turning Good Things Into Idols?!

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul addresses believers who “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thessalonians 1:9). Idol worship takes on many forms. All too often at one point or another we may cross the line and find ourselves making an idol out of something. One… Read more »

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