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Chanukah, the Festival of Light

December 10, 2020

When you think of Chanukah, it’s almost certain that a Chanukah menorah comes to mind. This iconic candle holder is actually called a chanukiah and is different from a menorah. A menorah has seven branches, while a chanukiah has nine candle holders, including one set apart from the others. While a Gentile may not know where their Christmas tree’s tradition came from, Jewish people and Messianic Jews know exactly why they light their Chanukah candles. Chanukah and its candelabra are load...

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Eight ways we are thanking the Lord for His provision this year

December 09, 2020

It’s time for the Festival of Lights – Chanukah! Chanukah commemorates the victory God gave the ancient Jewish people as the brave Maccabees resisted Greek efforts to force them into idol worship. The chanukiah – the nine-branched candelabra specifically used during this eight-night festival – reminds us of how one day’s supply of oil miraculously lasted eight days. This provided enough time to make a fresh batch of the special oil suitable for the newly rededicated Temple. Each ...

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Walk where Jesus walked

December 07, 2020

It was one of the most pivotal conversations Jesus had with His disciples. He began by inquiring who people believed Him to be. Then, He asked them directly, “Who do you say that I am?” “You are the Messiah,” Peter declared, “the Son of the living God!” From that moment on, things changed. While Jesus told the disciples not to tell anyone else that He was the Messiah, He began sharing plainly with these chosen few that He must suffer, die and be raised on the thir...

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Was assassination carried out by remote-controlled machine gun?

December 03, 2020

“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11 NIV) I pray that you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. Even though we’re surrounded on every side by events and circumstances that can steal our joy, we can remain confident in God’s continued presence and blessing. I know that I spent time this long weekend being reminded that God is in control in circumstances that feel shaky at best, and overwhelming at times. I’m so tha...

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Last chance to double your gift!

December 02, 2020

I’m writing to ask you to prayerfully consider a generous gift before 2020 comes to a close. I know it's been a difficult year, but by remaining faithful to the Lord I believe God will turn what the enemy meant for evil into a season of victory and harvest. I also want to remind you about the special $47,500 Year-End Matching Challenge that will DOUBLE your gift — up to the $47,500 match amount. This is your last chance to take advantage of the match! It’s a wonderful opportunity — your...

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More Holiday Gift Savings for You!

November 30, 2020

More Holiday Gift Savings for You! Jewish Voice’s Cyber Monday Sale! If you thought our Black Friday Sale was great, check out these additional, Cyber Monday savings! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or others, you’ll save on these fantastic packages loaded with valuable resources. Many individual items are on sale too! And while you check off boxes on your holiday gift-giving list, you’ll be helping meet essential needs and share the Gospel with Jewish pe...

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Make Your Holiday Shopping A Breeze

November 27, 2020

Make Your Holiday Shopping A Breeze Jewish Voice Black Friday Specials! We have assembled special packages of some of the most-asked-for resources we have available! These special Black Friday packages are stuffed to the brim with books, DVDs, journals, jewelry, decorative items and more – centered around what matters to you. Order for yourself. Give a whole package as a gift. Or separate it out for multiple people on your list. No matter how you divvy it up, it all a...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2020

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name O Most High. ––Psalm 92:1 NKJV Happy Thanksgiving It’s the time of year when we give extra attention to gratitude to the Lord. Giving thanks is always good – even amid trials and troubles like this year has brought so many of us. It is perhaps in such times that thanksgiving returns the greatest blessings to us and is why He commands it of us. This Thanksgiving, may your heart overflow with peace and joy a...

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“We will honor the right to defend your people.”

November 25, 2020

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.” (Psalm 95:2 TLV) I love Thanksgiving in the U.S., and not just because of the meal with family or the whole week of leftovers. I love it because it gives us a scheduled opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings God has given us. This year, especially with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, the U.S. election, and plenty of other challenges, we need to remind ourselves of God’s bl...

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At Last! Ministering to Congregational Leaders in Africa

November 25, 2020

Have you heard of our Congregation and Leadership Development (CLD) Department? That’s a long name, but it does identify what this team does – develops congregations and their leaders. One way we do this is through visits to the countries with the most Jewish Voice-affiliated Messianic congregations. Currently, those are Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Generally, we conduct Messianic Leadership Trainings (MLTs) in both nations every year, with Rabbi Jonathan Bernis and several of our other leader...

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