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Yeshua and the Shema

December 01, 2015

By Jack KinsellaThe Shema is the central prayer in the Jewish prayer book. It is generally one of the first prayers a Jewish child learns. The Shema defines what it means to be Jewish as it has since the days of Moses: Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad—“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4). It is upon this central truth that Judaism was founded as the world's first uniquely monotheistic faith, surrounded as it was by a world of polytheistic paganism. The...

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A Solemn Warning

December 01, 2015

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. In recent days, Iran has repeatedly flouted the terms of the agreement through continuing their uranium enrichment, buying and selling prohibited weapons, and testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to strike Israel. Mr. Netanyahu’s remarks were direct and blun...

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The “Lost Tribes of Israel”: One of the Greatest Mysteries of History Revealed

December 01, 2015

For centuries, explorers, historians, archaeologists, and researchers studied and debated the fate of the fabled “Lost Tribes of Israel”. Following the conquest of the Northern Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians, most of the members of the ten tribes were scattered throughout the empire. That was followed by the Babylonian captivity, and then still later the Roman dispersion that left few traces of a once great nation God had blessed. Through the years, the fate of the “Lost Tribes” has been ...

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The Bnei Menashe of Northeastern India

December 01, 2015

They have ancient traditions handed down orally from generation to generation, honoring the Patriarchs Abram, Moriah (a reference to Isaac and Mount Moriah, where Abram was called to sacrifice his son), and Jacob. To this day, they conduct a sacrificial ceremony on an altar reminiscent of the ancient Temple altar. Their priest uses the Hebrew name of God as it appears in the Bible, and also speaks of Mount Sinai, Mount Moriah, and Mount Zion. When discovered by Christian missionaries, they were ...

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Challenging Outreach, Unheard of Persecution, Miraculous Breakthrough

December 01, 2015

The view was spectacular. Reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, the spacious expanse of Tach Gayint, Ethiopia spread out in front of us. We were 8,500 feet above sea level, and it was breathtaking in every way. Yet in the midst of this incredible beauty were broken hearts and desperate souls. There were families in need of clean water and urgent medical care. There were Jewish communities being persecuted in ways we, at Jewish Voice, had not witnessed on any recent outreach. This outreach did n...

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Transforming Thousands of Lives, One Soul at a Time

December 01, 2015

One of the hallmarks of Yeshua’s ministry on Earth was His compassion for the broken. Wherever He went, He healed diseases, cast out demons, and set captives free from both physical and spiritual bondage. Through your partnership with Jewish Voice, you are offering this same hope to impoverished Jewish communities in Africa through free medical, dental, and optical clinics, plus the distribution of LifeStraws (individual and family water filters), life-saving vitamins, medicines, and nutritio...

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When Will the World End? Just How Close Are We?

December 01, 2015

Revived Roman Empire, the Mark of the Beast, the Sixth Seal, the Ten Horns, Gog and Magog, the Twelfth Imam, the Antichrist, the Abomination of Desolation, the New World Order, 666 . . . Does all of this confuse you? If it does, you’re not alone. End-Time prophecy is a virtual bubbling caldron of strange symbols, odd numbers, mystical concepts, and hidden revelation—all of which can be very confusing. Everyone wants to know the answer to one burning question: When will the world end? And w...

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What is Messianic Judaism?

December 01, 2015

Messianic Judaism is the name given to New Testament faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah by those who are of Jewish heritage. Perhaps in the past you’ve heard it called Jewish Christianity. It also invites into fellowship Gentiles who wish to embrace the full expression of faith in Yeshua and the God of Abraham as revealed in both the Old and New Testaments. One of the most disconcerting things about the separation that has grown between Christianity and Judaism is the belief by Jewish People tha...

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UN Accepts Iran Deal | Congress and Israel Not Happy

December 01, 2015

July 20, 2015 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday. The deal appears to grant Iran generous concessions without, as many believe, enough accountability, and it has garnered great concern both in Israel and among the United States Congress. Iran remains Israel’s biggest threat, and the anti-America language frequently spoken in Tehran gives evidence that the nation is a threat to the U.S. as well. It is not surprising, then, tha...

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The Israeli-Palestinian Question

December 01, 2015

July 2015-- When the Arab nations invaded Israel in 1948, they instructed Palestinians living in the newly created Jewish state to flee their homes to neighboring countries. Most expected Israel to be quickly defeated. “You’ll be home in a week,” many were told. When the war to destroy Israel proved unsuccessful, tens of thousands were left as refugees. Rather than absorb them into their own populations, Israel’s Arab neighbors maintained these people in perpetual refugee status. Seven decade...

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