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PrayerAaron Eby

The Midnight Visitor

The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” So what is “daily bread” really?

2 days ago

Prayer

The Heartbeat of the Whole Earth

Prayer and sacrifice go hand in hand. The sacrificial service in the Temple somehow caused the Presence of God to connect with a physical place on earth. Prayer has the same effect, except instead of drawing the Spirit of God into a courtyard or building, he takes residence inside our hearts.

4 days ago

Life in Israel

Blenders and Neighbors

People in Israel live closely. We have to stand together and help each other. Life is often like living in a dormitory, where we are into and out of each other's homes all the time. We have to be able to laugh at our mistakes and form friendships, so that when things get rough, we can support each other.

5 days ago

Israel News

Iranian Protestors Refuse to Trample Israeli Flag

Protestors in Iran refused to trample an Israeli flag, Netanyahu is debating his immunity plea, torrential rain douses Israel and damages fighter jets and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-min

Jewish History

The Chosen People

The Chosen People are a somewhat battered and afflicted race of oft-scorned and rejected Semites, historically outcast and nationless, despised, persecuted by their hosts in a Diaspora of nearly two millennia, and cursed before being expelled or killed. Yet from within that fraction-of-a-fraction of humanity has arisen the solution of the great mysteries of the universe.

7-min

Torah

VaYechi: Rav Kook on the Blessing of Fish

The phrase “Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth” can be better translated as “Let them increase like fish in the land.” If this is correct, this seems like a strange blessing. Yes, fish multiply and grow abundant but so do many other species. And why say “in the land” when fish live in the water?

5-min

Israel News

Netanyahu Seeks Immunity, IDF 2019 Report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won his party’s primary election and is seeking immunity from corruption indictments. The Gaza protests are likely to wind down in March, and the annual report from the IDF paints the most violent year since 2014. This and more in this week’s Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-min

Jewish Customs

Asarah B'Tevet: The Fast of the Tenth Month

The siege was headed up by the notorious Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and eventually led to the total destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. Therefore a fast takes place every year in the tenth month (Tevet) on the tenth day.

3-min

Yahrzeit

Remembering Simon Peter

Simon Peter holds a special place in the hearts of many believers. We find camaraderie and consolation in a man who could sail from the highest points of discipleship to the lows of denying his Master. His struggles are our struggles; his challenges are our challenges, and, with the help of Heaven, his triumphs are our triumphs.

15-min

Didache

The Didache and Chasidus: The Long but Short Way

What the Didache and Chasidus both teach us about the two ways is that it takes hard work to reach our full spiritual potential. The choice is ever before us and as disciples of Yeshua we must choose the more difficult path, for it is only on it that we will reach the destination of the kingdom.

9-min

Hanukkah

Those Days at This Time

Josephus knew of Hanukkah by the name Festival of Lights, but he seems to have hidden the reason why it is called by this name. Perhaps the Hanukkah lights do not just commemorate a past event, but for those who are willing to see it, they provide a glimpse of a far larger revolution.

6-min