JEWISH VOICE BLOG

A Step Toward Lasting Peace?

April 13, 2018

At sundown on April 18, Israel will begin celebrating its 70th Independence Day. But Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gave the Jewish people an early gift this year. In an article published in the Atlantic on Monday, April 2, Mohammed bin Salman (also known as MBS) affirmed the Jewish people’s right to their own state. “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation,” said MBS in an interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. “I believe the Palesti...

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Surviving One of the Holocaust’s Worst Pogroms

April 10, 2018

Night was setting in. Henry Solomon was surrounded by dead and dying Jewish people as he huddled against the back wall of the police station courtyard in Iasi (pronounced Yash), Romania. He – and those around him – had been told to report in to exchange their identification cards for new ones. But when they arrived, they encountered a very different scenario. What Henry found instead when he entered that courtyard was one of the most gruesome pogroms of the Holocaust. It had been planned for ...

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LORD, Move in Chitsungo!

April 10, 2018

The Shona word chitsungo means "motion," and as we head to Chitsungo, Zimbabwe, we are praying for motion – the kind of movement that can only come from the Lord. Join us as we pray for a mighty move of God in this rural area which is a brand-new location for one of our Medical Outreaches. We had hoped to minister to the people of Chitsungo in 2017 but the roads proved too difficult at that time. Now, the way is clear for us to serve the people of Chitsungo, and we are ready to get things mov...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 8

April 06, 2018

Remembering God’s Provision In the midst of a trial, it’s not always easy to see how God is providing and sustaining us. But afterward, when we’re out of the line of fire, many times we can recognize God’s hand turning events in our favor, protecting us and keeping us afloat. The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. They were more than a million strong as a people. In a desolate landscape, God gave daily food and water to their throng – for four decades. In the book of Deute...

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Israel’s Unit 8200 Takes on Global Terrorism

April 05, 2018

In biblical times, communities appointed watchmen to guard the city against impending danger, whether it was thieves trying to make off with a town’s food supply or invading armies seeking to overthrow a kingdom. God has assigned a similar Israeli group today to safeguard the global community against terrorism. Staffed by young cyber experts, Unit 8200 is the largest arm of Israel’s military. According to the British think tank, Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 7

April 05, 2018

Remembering God’s Presence As God called the Israelites out of Egypt, He established His presence with them right way. He assured the newly freed slaves that He was with them to guide and protect them. “Adonai went before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead the way and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. So they could travel both day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night never departed from the people.” ―Exodus 13:21 God...

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Stand with the Jewish People of Israel Against Their Many Enemies

April 04, 2018

Happy birthday Israel! It was just 70 years ago – on May 14, 1948 – that the modern Jewish State of Israel was officially founded. I wasn’t even born yet! But like so many Jewish people the world over, much of the Jewish identity I treasure so deeply is tied to the restored Land of Israel. And next month, Israel will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its restoration. But the celebration must be tempered by the realization that Israel’s founding seven decades ago was only the sta...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 6

April 04, 2018

Remembering Manna and Bread The Israelites spent 40 years wandering in the desert. The land was barren and desolate with scant food or water. But God provided. “Then Adonai said to Moses, ‘Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you….” ―Exodus 16:4 God performed a daily miracle to feed the Jewish people in the wilderness. Each morning, they awakened to manna on the ground. Any leftovers spoiled and were of no use for the next day, so every evening was an exercise in t...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 5

April 03, 2018

Remembering God’s Direction If you look at a Bible map showing Goshen, where the Hebrew slaves lived in northern Egypt, you’ll notice that the Red Sea they crossed is south of Goshen, but the Promised Land is north. So, why did God lead the Jewish people out of Egypt in the opposite direction of their destination? Why not take them across the top of the Sinai Peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea for a direct route to the Land He would give them? “After Pharaoh had let the people go...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 4

April 02, 2018

Remembering Leaven We are in the midst of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days, Jewish people are to eat no leaven, such as yeast. It is a reminder of the Passover in Egypt when, through God’s hand, the Hebrew slaves were liberated and had to leave hurriedly before their bread had risen. Every year, Jewish people are diligent to ensure they consume no leaven, so they remove it not only from their food but also from their homes. The search for leaven before Passover includes the ex...

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