Jewish Voice Today Magazine
3rd Quarter 2016
Have you heard of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement? If you’re a student on a college campus, or if you’re involved with businesses or organizations doing business with Israel, you may be familiar with BDS initiatives.
Since the dawn of what is known as the Arab Spring in 2011, the Middle East has gone through profound and historic changes, killing hundreds of thousands of people and forcing millions of others from their homes.
On March 3, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a rare joint session of the U.S. Congress. He sounded a solemn warning that day about the intentions of Iran that has, sadly, gone largely unheeded.
When I came to faith in Jesus as a 16-year- old, Jewish, heroin-shooting, LSD- using, hippie rock drummer, my dad was thrilled to see the change in my life, since I was immediately delivered from drugs.
Jewish Voice Connections Newsletter
3rd Quarter 2016
This wasn’t Kris Repp’s first medical outreach with Jewish Voice. The 15-hour flight like the one from New York to Johannesburg was nothing new...neither was the four-hour flight to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, or the bus ride over bumpy, rough roads to Mberengwa. She’d been on van rides like this before, down bumpy dirt roads out into rural parts of Zimbabwe where we made our camp. No running water. Bucket showers. Bucket toilets. As our nursing station director, she was very familiar with how it all worked. She’d seen it all before....or at least that’s what she thought.
On the fifth day of our medical outreach in Mberengwa, Kris wasn’t sure what she was seeing. Off in the distance, a group of five men were approaching our clinic, and they seemed to be carrying something. As they came closer, it became clear. They were each holding part of a pink blanket, carrying a man too sick to even walk.