Messiah Magazine #16

Messiah Magazine 16

Messiah Magazine #16

Spring 2017 (Apr 2017)

Jerusalem’s Jubilee Year

The liberation of Jerusalem and the miracle of the Six-Day War fifty years ago.

FFOZ Turns 25

Jerusalem’s Jubilee year marks twenty-five years of FFOZ. Take a trip with us down memory lane.

Literal Symbolism

“A sign on your hand … between your eyes … on the doorposts of your house.”

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Boaz Michael, founder and Director of First Fruits of Zion, tells us what we will find in this special anniversary issue of Messiah Magazine.


This month we are introduced to Father James Bernstein who first came to Israel in 1967 following the Six-Day War.

Connecting: Encounter Awesome Places in Israel

Come with us to the Kotel—the focal point of Jerusalem.

Miracles of the Six-Day War: The Reunification of Jerusalem

D. Thomas Lancaster documents the day-by-day events that occurred in Jerusalem over the course of the Six-Day War. God performed many miracles to rescue his people and reunite Jerusalem.

Camp Tzadi — WISCONSIN DELLS, WI, August 10-20, 2017

Our new ten-day summer adventure is an opportunity for you to join with other like-minded youth sharing life-changing experiences. Camp Tzadi will encourage a deep spiritual focus in every camper.

Jubilee in Jerusalem

This year both Jerusalem and First Fruits of Zion celebrate important anniversaries. It's been fifty years since Jerusalem was fully returned to Jewish control for the first time in almost two thousand years, and twenty-five years since the founding of FFOZ. Boaz Michael tells us the story of the early years.

Hananya Naftali

Sometimes all it takes is a passionate heart and a video camera to impact the world for good. Meet this pro-Israel YouTuber who is making great strides in getting the truth about Israel to the masses.

None Greater Than John

How is the least in the kingdom greater than John? This and other difficult sayings of Jesus in response to questions posed to him are explained from their original Jewish context. When read in that light, the meaning of those passages snaps into focus.

Jewish Ritual Symbols: Mezuzah and Tefillin

What are those strange little boxes that Jews put on their doorposts and strap to their arms and foreheads? Jeremiah Michael introduces us to the reasons and meanings behind these symbols.

Two Paths: The Power of Choice

We define ourselves by the choices we make. Our lives are deeply affected by even one of those choices. Camp Tzadi director, Shayna Michael, discusses the implications of chosing the Way of Life or the Way of Death.

The Keys to the Kingdom

What does it mean that Jesus gave Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven? Does heaven really have locked gates? And did Jesus really give Peter the keys? Are they real keys? Interpreted outside of a Jewish context it's easy to make assumptions.

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