JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Terror attack in Israel could lead to this historic decision

August 16, 2019

Jewish teen stabbed, murdered in a violent act of terror Nineteen-year-old Dvir Sorek, a Jewish student enrolled in the Hesder military program, was found murdered outside the gate of the settlement of Migdal Oz in the West Bank. According to reports, Sorek was unarmed and studying. I can’t begin to imagine the anguish Sorek’s family must be feeling right now – the shock, grief and even anger at such a violent act. The initial investigation claims Sorek fought for his life before his...

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Gutu 2019 Prayer Points

August 13, 2019

When we first visited Gutu, Zimbabwe, in 2014, 75-year-old Mandinyenya spent five hours waiting to get into the Clinic and said it was well worth the wait. He also said, “I want the people in America to pray for us. And I want the Clinic to come back again!” We did return to Gutu, and, now, we are going again. It’s been three years since our last visit. The fact that Jewish Voice is bringing another free Medical Clinic to the area is, no doubt, good news to the people of Gutu. However, we des...

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End-times signpost: Israel surrounded by conflict

August 09, 2019

Israel threatened on all sides … a signpost of end-times prophecy coming true Late last week, in less than 24 hours, two brief attacks erupted along two separate border areas in Israel: One attack targeted Israel Defense Force (IDF) troops stationed in the south along the Gaza strip. An attacker, identified as a Hamas terrorist, armed with grenades and a military grade assault rifle, infiltrated the southern border in Israel and injured an officer and two soldiers before being killed...

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Why We Mourn at Tisha B’Av

August 08, 2019

The Temple – it was the focal point of Israel and Judaism. It was where God dwelled. It was the embodiment of Jewish people’s relationships with God. It was where they brought their offerings and where their sins were covered. And it was in the location where the Lord chose to put His Name (see Deuteronomy 12, 14, 16). Three times each year, Jewish men came from all over the Land and the world to present their harvest offerings at Firstfruits, Shavuot and Sukkot. The Temple brought the wides...

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Israeli forces strike against Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq

August 01, 2019

Israel defends herself in targeted, strategic strikes against Iran and Hezbollah Since the eruption of conflict began in 2011, Israel has defended itself by carrying out hundreds of airstrikes targeting Iranian and Hezbollah forces entrenched in Syria. Many of Israel’s strikes are in an effort to prevent weapons from being transferred and distributed among Iranian-backed terror organizations that seek to utterly destroy Israel. In mid-July, it was reported that the Israeli Air Forc...

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Prayer for Israel – August

July 31, 2019

August 1‒7 Prayer for Israel Border Communities On all sides, Israel faces people who resent her existence. The Golan Heights in Israel’s northeast is critical to her defense, and Syria wants it back. Syria’s civil war and Iran’s meddling presence there brought fighting dangerously close to the Golan border. Hezbollah in Lebanon to the north and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip to the south are consumed with eliminating Israel. Israeli communities in these boundary regions are vul...

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Current political movement says Israel has no right to exist

July 26, 2019

Does Israel Have a Right to Exist? Current Political Campaign Against Israel Says, "No!" Over the past few years, the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has spread and thrived on college campuses, and in companies, local organizations and local governments across the U.S., Canada and Europe. More recently, supporters - which includes some newer members of the U.S. Congress - are campaigning to see it enacted at national levels. So far, BDS proponents have yet to ...

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We’re in a race against time to reach Emma and other Jewish Holocaust survivors

July 26, 2019

Emma was just a little girl when the bombs of WWII started falling. She wasn’t much younger than my own daughters. And I can’t imagine the fear and confusion she experienced… She was hated simply because she was Jewish. After hugging her papa for the last time, she rushed with her mama to catch the train that would get them out of her home country of Belarus. And even as she boarded the train, the alarms were going off, blaring a warning in the distance. Hitler’s hoard had arrived, ...

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Pray for the upcoming ministry in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe

July 25, 2019

Just a few days after this email arrives in your inbox, a very exciting trip will take place. From July 28 through August 9, Jonathan Bernis and two members of our Congregation and Leadership Development team will be traveling in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Together they will meet with local congregational leaders for times of teaching, equipping and laying on of hands for the work of ministry. Over the years, JVMI’s ministry expression has grown by leaps and bounds. Along with sharing the Gospel,...

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