JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Matching Challenge Doubles Your Impact: Details Inside

September 11, 2019

I’m so grateful for your partnership in ministry. God is using your prayers and generosity to reach, save and support countless Jewish people – in Israel and around the world. But we must do more. Next year's Medical Outreaches are already in the planning stages, and we need your help. There’s too much at stake. These Medical Outreaches will mean healing for tens of thousands of Jewish people and their neighbors. But more than that, they also open the door to sharing hope – the Good...

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Sound the Shofar – It’s the New Year!

September 10, 2019

While it may be a few months off on the Gregorian calendar, the New Year is almost here on the Jewish calendar. Jewish tradition teaches that God created the world on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. This Jewish New Year is called Rosh Hashanah (Roshe Hah-SHAH-nah), which means “head of the year.” This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on September 29 and ends at sundown September 30. This date is also the day God appointed as the Feast of Trumpets, or in Hebrew, ...

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Israel Defense Forces thwart Iranian-backed drone attack against Israel

September 05, 2019

IDF thwarts attack against Israel. What’s next? Late last week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), launched a preemptive air strike on targets in Syria after uncovering intelligence of an imminent Iranian-backed drone attack against Israel. According to intelligence, each of the multiple drones, operated by Iranian pilots, had the capabilities of carrying several kilograms of explosives. Reports of the targeted, preemptive air strikes indicate the presence of Iranian Forces and Shiite mi...

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Israel’s right to defend herself against anti-Semitic rhetoric that has the potential to lead to bloodshed

September 03, 2019

No doubt by now you’ve heard about the firestorm of controversy surrounding congresswomen Rashida Talib and Ilan Omar … Talib is an American lawyer of Palestinian descent who serves as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan. Omar is an American of Somali descent elected to the United States House of Representatives for the State of Minnesota. For weeks, they’ve been spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric and vitriol against Israel and Israeli Prime Minister, ...

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Jewish visitors attacked on the Temple Mount

August 23, 2019

Violence erupts on the Temple Mount, and what it means The Temple Mount is unlike any other holy site in the world … And there’s no other place on the planet that holds more meaning and sacred significance to the Jewish people – at the base of which the Western Wall of the old Temple courtyard still stands. The Temple Mount is where Abraham prepared to offer his son Isaac in obedience until – foreshadowing the eventual coming of Messiah – God stopped him and provided a substitute sacrif...

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A Priceless Gift

August 21, 2019

She was fine for the first three months of her life. But at six months, the baby started showing signs that something wasn’t right. By 18 months, it was clear to everyone that something was wrong with the little girl from Kechene in Ethiopia. Her father thought she was cursed. So, he left, washing his hands of any responsibility to love or care for the girl and her mother. Desperately poor after he abandoned them, the mother had no choice but to seek work in the greater Addis Ababa area, of ...

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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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