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Planted on the Mountains of Israel

Unless you have visited Israel, you may not be aware of the nation’s vastly diverse landscape. Israel is a land of beauty, full of mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, canyons, rocks, trees, plants, and foliage of all kinds. The earliest Zionist pioneers in the 1800’s participated in preparing Israel for her future children.

23 hours ago

Calendar

Behold the Spring

Tu B’Shvat is the Israeli Arbor Day! Environmental awareness is promoted and celebrated around the country and, on Kibbutzim, it is celebrated as an agricultural holiday with hay rides given to kids and families.

3 days ago

Israel News

A Crucified Ronald McDonald Controversy, Israel Strikes Damascus Airport

A sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald on display in Haifa has deeply offended the Christian population. In the meantime, Israel claimed responsibility for a strike on Iranian targets at the Damascus airport and declared a successful conclusion to Operation Northern Shield after finding a sixth Hezbollah tunnel.

Jan 14

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-minute read

In the News

Messianic Synagogue Targeted Second Time

Windows smashed by bricks and spray paint vandalism are only the latest Anti-Semitic attacks on Messianic Synagogue Sha'arei Shalom. Earlier last year a man also made threats over an intercom after being motivated by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

4-minute read

Israel News

Knesset Dissolves, Early Elections Triggered, and 2018 by the IDF numbers

Israel’s parliament dissolved triggering early elections, Israel in 2018 by the numbers, Palestinian political divisions flare, rocket alert apps disabled and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Torah

Parashat Bo: Tefillin and the Four Houses of Israel

The “house of Israel” refers to the regular Israelite, the “house of Aaron” refers to the priests, the “house of Levi” refers to the Levites, and those “who fear the LORD” refers to those from the nations who have joined themselves to the God of Israel, the God-fearers, the strangers who dwell among you (gerim).

6-minute read

Calendar

The Rain Came Down

Moses passed away on Adar 7, so Jewish tradition teaches that he spent the month of Shevat to give his last instructions and warnings to the people. He also is said to have translated the Torah into seventy languages during Shevat.

3-minute read

Messianic Lifestyle

What Makes Us Weird?

Following Yeshua while practicing Judaism is weird. It’s OK to be weird for the right reasons. But unfortunately, our communities are often also weird in other, needless ways. And this inhibits our ability to function in a way that reflects positively on either Yeshua or Judaism. Let’s imagine what Messianic Judaism could be.

5-minute read

Vision and Mission

Become a Giant-Slayer

You will be shocked as you watch our 45-minute review of Andy Stanley’s new book, Irresistible. Stanley is one of the most influential Christian leaders in our day. If you wish to stand against supersessionism and replacement theology, it is important that you are aware of the contents of this book and its implications.

3-minute read

Reviews

A Response to Andy Stanley's 'Irresistible' Replacement Theology

Those of us who are supportive of a Messianic Jewish viewpoint could respond to Pastor Andy Stanley's book by dismissing it as irrelevant to our world. But I don’t think we can do that. Watch Ryan Lambert, Toby Janicki, and Damian Eisner discuss and review the book and implications of his supersessionist viewpoint.

9-minute read