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The New Moon

Happy Rosh Chodesh, everyone! If you know what I’m referring to, you probably also know this post is a few days late. Rosh Chodesh is Hebrew for “Head of the Month” or New Month. It is also known as the New Moon because the biblical calendar is lunar based. The…...

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A BLESSED NEW YEAR AND FEAST OF TRUMPETS TO YOU!

  The Alarm is Sounding The Feast of Trumpets foreshadows the heavenly trumpet heralding Messiah’s return (see 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17). It ushers in the Ten Days of Awe, a period of sober prayer and repentance, culminating on the Day of Atonement (September 14). It is a time…...

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Israel’s Messianic Jews at Rosh HaShanah 5774

  “…Come from the four winds, O breath…” (Ezekiel 37:9) I’ve watched and prayed over the Israeli Messianic community for more than 30 years. My first time in the land in 1982, I could find only a couple hundred struggling believers scattered across the land. But in 2013 I see…...

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Aligning with God’s Calendar: After the Resurrection

“Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32) Yesterday the Body of Messiah around the world celebrated the incomparable and triumphant majesty of His Resurrection. I love re-engaging each year with the glorious fulfillment of the…...

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Counting the Omer and Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. … Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul. ‘Therefore I hope in Him.'” (Lamentations 3:22-24) Tomorrow, April 19, Israel will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. Sirens will wail across the country, summoning…...

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During the Omer Count: Israel Independence and Memorial Days

“I am alert and active, watching over My Word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:12, Amplified Bible) The State of Israel will celebrate its 64th birthday on April 26. By law, Memorial Day is always observed the day before. Fallen soldiers are honored, as well as police and fire fighters whose…...

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Tisha B’Av Repentance 2012

This weekend Jews around the world, and an increasing number of Christians, are reflecting with fasting and prayer on the historical tragedies that befall Israel on Tisha b’Av (the 9th day of the 5th month).  Looking at current events, it’s unsettling to see the potential for tragedy on our watch. However, God…...

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Levitical Feast of Shavuot–May 26-28, 2012

This weekend we celebrate the biblical feast of Shavuot (Weeks), gloriously fulfilled on Pentecost with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. According to rabbinic tradition, God gave Israel the law from Sinai on Shavuot, thus birthing her as a nation. On Pentecost, He birthed One New Humanity, the international Church…...

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Reclaiming Passion For Truth: Curing the Global Obsession Against Israel

“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:4-5) From our place on the walls…...

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Between the Straits: September, Statehood, and Survival

The three week period of the Hebrew calendar between the 17th of Tammuz (July 19) and the 9th of Av (August 9) is known as Bein HaMetzarim, or “Between the Straits”. For thousands of years it has been a time of warfare and danger for the Jewish people. Repeated tragedies…...

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