為何以及如何為納坦亞胡的聯合政府禱告? 十項禱告重點:

上週,以色列投票選出有史以來最傾向右翼政黨的政府。雖然我(珊蒂)並未親自投給任何一個有機會執政的政黨,但是我們相信選舉的結果是神的慈愛回應了我們的禱告。這一次不僅是以色列的信徒,還有全世界的基督徒都為這場選舉齊心合一地積極代禱,感謝神,因祂的憐憫和慈愛,天父果真垂聽祈禱。...

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Why and How We Should Pray Now for Netanyahu’s Coalition Government: 10 Target Prayer Points

Earlier this month, Israeli voters cast their ballots to elect the most right-wing government in our country’s history. While I did not personally vote for any of the parties likely to form that coalition, I do believe the election results reflect God’s gracious answer to our prayers. Much fervent and…...

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Meditation for Yom Kippur (and Beyond) 5783

“We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Messiah Jesus once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10) The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) falls this year on October 4-5. It is the holiest Levitical feast in the biblical calendar. Yom Kippur is the day on which Israel’s high priest…...

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爲什麼大多數的美籍猶太人在政治上和思想上是自由主義的?

現在我們常常被成熟的美國的基督徒問到這個問題。他們通常都會以一種憂傷的口吻承認他們無法理解爲什麼那麼多美籍猶太人支持的意識形態和運動看起來都是與猶太人的價值觀相牴觸的,而且可能會對猶太人帶來傷害。雖然這個提問是針對住在美國的猶太人,但是這也關係到少數以色列的猶太人和居住在其他國家的猶太人。...

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Why Are So Many Jewish People in the West (and Some Israelis) So Liberal?

Regularly I am asked by Christian friends why Jewish people, especially in America, are often so liberal in their ideology and politics. Gentile believers in the nations tell me they cannot understand why so many Jews in the West support philosophies and movements which not only seem fundamentally contrary to…...

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In the Matter of Jerusalem July 2022: Response to Directive for Execution of Judgment of the High Court of Heaven

(This post is offered as a suggested template for intercession concerning US President Biden’s visit to Jerusalem and the Middle East July 13-16. It can be modified as may be appropriate for different prayer styles and as the Lord leads.) In the unity of one accord, we, a remnant of…...

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What Really is Lag b’Omer?

Tomorrow, May18-19, 2022, the annual holiday of Lag b’Omer will be celebrated in Israel. Lag b’Omer, which is neither directly nor indirectly referenced in the Bible, literally means the 33rd day of counting the omer. According to Jewish tradition, this minor festival commemorates an ancient mystical sage, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, and…...

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猶太人大屠殺紀念日: 從五個方面禱告

“我想起這事,心裏就有指望。我們不致消滅,是出於耶和華諸般的慈愛,是因他的憐憫不致斷絕。每早晨這都是新的,你的誠實極其廣大。”(耶利米哀歌3:21-23)...

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COUNTING THE OMER: Israel’s Independence Day and Memorial Day

Blessings of the season to you as we commemorate an often overlooked, minor festival on God’s biblical calendar, Counting the Omer. Counting the Omer (in Hebrew, “Sefirat HaOmer”) lasts 49 days, beginning with the Sabbath of Passover. The 50th day is celebrated as the Feast of Weeks (in Hebrew, “Shavuot.”) During…...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Five Ways to Pray

“This I recall to mind; therefore, I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed because His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:21-23) Today, April 28, is a sober day in Israel as the nation observes Holocaust Remembrance Day (“Yom…...

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