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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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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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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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Preparing for Passover

Greetings of grace and peace to you today, April 1, at the start of Israel’s biblical new year! In Exodus 12:1-2, God sets apart the month of Nisan, corresponding usually to April, as the first month of the year for His covenant people. As we’ve shared in the past, the…...

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Global Antisemitism and What You Can Do About It

Amnesty International is an international NGO consisting of 10 million members from dozens of nations. Since 1964 it has had special consultative status at the UN. This has allowed it to shape crucial developments — and unprecedented redefinitions — in the area of human rights. Two weeks ago, it issued…...

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What Might this Gregorian New Year’s Parasha Prophesy for 2022?

For over a thousand years, observant Jews have read through the Hebrew Bible according to a cycle of weekly Scripture portions laid out by our ancient rabbis. We are personally amazed at how often God speaks to our circumstances through the weekly portion (parasha) set in place so long ago.…...

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