• Torah Club

    Torah Club and Passover

    To say the least, I was super impressed with how many of our leaders went about doing Passover. Many folks hosted Seders. Some were large, and some were small. However, the pictures and stories that I heard indicated that the seders held by our Torah Club Leaders were a profound blessing to those who attended.

    2-minute read

  • Messianic Luminaries

    Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

    What is Lag Ba’Omer, and why would a Messianic Jew care? Meet Rashbi (Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai), a second-century hero of the Jewish people and a favorite subject of legend. Messianic Jewish pioneer Theophilus Lucky believed that Rashbi was inspired by the Holy Spirit and the teachings of Yeshua.

    14-minute read

  • Israel News

    Iceland Snubbed for Palestinian Flag Stunt at Eurovision

    Iceland is snubbed for a Palestinian flag stunt at Tel Aviv’s Eurovision event, Ramadan and heat subdue weekly border protests, a small exodus from the Gaza Strip in 2018, unreported archeology in the West Bank. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

    8-minute read

  • Cheshbon Nefesh

    We Have Only Done Our Duty

    When the servant is done working in the field, why does the master impose another phase of work on him? Yeshua’s parable demonstrates that visible observance of the commandments is only part of our duty before HaShem. Our full obligation runs much deeper.

    8-minute read

  • Israel News

    Netanyahu Needs More Time to Form Government, Gaza Ceasefire Holds

    After being reelected, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he needs more time to form a coalition government after holidays in Israel and conflict with Gaza. Plus, Israel celebrated its 71st anniversary last week and is hosting the acclaimed Eurovision music competition this week. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

    8-minute read

  • Calendar

    Sparks of Light in the Exile

    Our beloved modern Israel was founded during these days. We celebrate that modern miracle for the Jewish people each year, during these days, on Yom Ha’atzmaut. But we are told to mourn during these days. Really? What’s the significance of that? Where is Yeshua in all of this?

    7-minute read

  • Calendar

    A Window in Time

    We have not truly left the slavery of Egypt until we have received God’s instructions and his Holy Spirit dwells within us enabling us to perform his will. In that sense the Counting of the Omer is a count that should count for something. This is not a passive count but an active count.

    5-minute read

  • Messianic Lifestyle

    Dag BaOmer: A Fishy Holiday

    Why was the precise number of fish noted in the narrative of John 21:11? Surely it would have sufficed to say “many fish,” or at perhaps “more than 150.” The mention of the exact number seems to imply that there is something significant about that number, especially in such a symbolic and mystical book as John.

    14-minute read

  • Israel News

    Israel, Gaza Fight Leaves Dead on Both Sides

    Deadly clashes between Israel, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad has left four dead Israelis and more than twenty dead Palestinians in the deadliest bout of fighting since 2014. Rumors of a ceasefire float around, but both sides are poised for further action. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

    8-minute read

  • Calendar

    I Am the LORD, Your Healer

    The people who left Egypt were broken and battered victims of appalling abuse. The people who stood at Mount Sinai were regenerated, both physically and spiritually whole. Whether the cure comes in a miraculous way or through medical treatment, we must never forget that all healing comes from God who created us and keeps us alive day after day.

    7-minute read

  • Holocaust

    We Pause to Remember

    I looked at the faces of my students and I prayed. I prayed for a world in which they can be proud and unafraid Jews. I prayed for a world in which my children and my students can live in peace. I prayed for a solution to the protracted and relentless conflict with the Palestinians.

    7-minute read

  • Holocaust

    Son of a Nazi

    The son of a Nazi war criminal grew up plagued by demons, found redemption in Messiah, and now brings a message of love and hope and a warning about the satanic roots of anti-Semitism. Watch the new First Fruits of Zion documentary film: Escape from Nazi Demons.

    7-minute read