JEWISH VOICE BLOG

URGENT: Israel and Gaza Violence Escalates

July 08, 2014

The situation in Israel and Gaza is getting more volatile by the moment. Hamas has fired 130 rockets into Israel since midnight. Israel has called up 40,000 troops for a possible ground attack on Gaza in what it is calling “Operation Protective Edge.” Exponential violence between Israel and Gaza Israel responds to Hamas rockets from Gaza with an airstrike on Gaza City in rapid escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza. AP Images, July 8, 2014 Recent days have seen an extreme escal...

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A Day of Mourning

July 03, 2014

Last Tuesday was a national Day of Mourning in Israel as grief and anger gripped the nation over the discovery of the bodies of the three young Yeshiva students who had been kidnapped three weeks earlier. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis turned out for the boys’ funeral services. Protests also broke out across the country as many called out for a more aggressive response from the Israeli government. Speaking at the funeral of one of the young men, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said, “To bu...

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This Is a Choice No Child Should Ever Have to Make

July 02, 2014

Eldana is a tiny, fragile part of a “Lost Tribes” community that has been practicing distinctly Jewish customs and traditions for centuries. She faces a terrible decision. The sun has driven her to the reddish-brown mud hole at the edge of her village . . . her family’s primary water source. Eldana must decide if she is thirsty enough to dip her little plastic cup into the chalky brown liquid and drink. At three years of age, she knows the water smells bad. What she doesn’t know is th...

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Heartbreaking Tragedy Confirmed

June 30, 2014

Our heartfelt prayers go out to the grieving families and friends of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers whose bodies have been located today, according to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). A spokesman for the IDF released the heartbreaking news that, after three weeks of searching, a volunteer search team has located the bodies of Naftali Fraenkel, 16, an American-born Israeli citizen, and his fellow classmates, Eyal Yifrach, also 16, and Gilad Shaar, 19, in a shallow grave in an open field ju...

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Pouring Salt in Israel’s Wounds

June 26, 2014

Events are moving quickly in the Middle East, and in troubling directions. The extremist Islamist forces of ISIS have seized complete control of all border crossings between Iraq and Syria, and at least one border post between Iraq and Jordan. This vicious military force is perilously close to eliminating any meaningful border distinctions between those three nations. Even more troubling is the reality that instability in Jordan puts ISIS on Israel’s eastern border. This couldn’t come at ...

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Jonathan Bernis on The Discovery Channel

June 26, 2014

Jonathan Bernis on The Discovery Channel July 2nd • 8:30am ET, 5:30am PT Jonathan Bernis will be the special guest of Sid Roth on his TV show, “It’s Supernatural!” now airing on The Discovery Channel Are we in the End Times? How can I know for certain? What can I do to increase my faith? How can I receive healing? How can the powers of life and health be released for me? Learn the four key indicators that we are in the End Times right now! Jonathan Bernis shares these majo...

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Prayer for God's Plans in 2015

June 25, 2014

If you have been friends of Jewish Voice Ministries for even a short time, through our television program, “Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis,” our magazine, “Jewish Voice Today,” or any of our other broadcasts, publications or ministry expressions, you will no doubt be very familiar with Romans 1:16. This verse, which states, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile," so well encapsulates...

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Two Events Send Ripples Around the World

June 20, 2014

Three teenage Yeshiva students were kidnapped in the West Bank area of Judea and Samaria. Two major events tore through the fragile, volatile fabric of the Middle East this week and sent ripples of alarm around the world. First, the Sunni-Shiite conflict being carried out in Syria with horrifying bloodshed and suffering spilled over into neighboring Iraq. A Sunni military movement called ISIS — an acronym that translates in English to “The Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and the Levant” — is an...

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Extension Granted But Problem Remains

June 17, 2014

Many of you have followed the story of injustice pertaining to a collection of artifacts known as the Iraqi Jewish Archive. You have rallied your support for the rightful return of these historical items to the Jewish People from whom they were stolen. Our collective voices have been heard and they have bought some time. The government of Iraq has granted an extension allowing the Iraqi Jewish Archive exhibit to remain in the United States a while longer. But justice has yet to be won. The...

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Does Your Heart Beat for the Unreached?

June 17, 2014

Of course, it’s not only those in poverty who need Yeshua. That’s why we bring His Good News to large city centers around the globe each year through our Hear O’ Israel! Festivals of Jewish Music & Dance. Known to draw crowds of thousands, our Festivals bring a spectacular evening rich with professional dramatic, musical, and dance performances depicting the nation of Israel’s history. A stirring message is given by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis presenting Yeshua as the Messiah longed for by the Jew...

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