Eyes of Violet: A Mudanda, Zimbabwe, Story

October 25, 2018

“Wear your purple shirt today.” It wasn’t an audible voice Rachel Benson heard that morning in Mudanda, Zimbabwe. She heard it in her spirit. Since Rachel isn’t one to draw attention to herself, most everything she brought on the Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) Medical Outreach was in subdued tones, blacks and khakis – except for the purple t-shirt with two words in sparkling rhinestone script across the front. A mentor friend had encouraged her to bring it along. In her tent ...

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See how YOUR partnership has transformed lives!

October 23, 2018

When you bless God’s people, you’ll be blessed in return! You provided lifesaving treatment for an Ethiopian Jewish boy. Here’s what happened … You can imagine … desperation can drive sick and injured people to do just about anything to get treatment. And desperate certainly describes many of the Jewish people (and their neighbors) we care for at our Medical Clinics. Sadly, many struggle mightily just to survive in the most poverty-stricken lands of Africa. They often have no access...

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A Chorus of Condemnation

October 19, 2018

As we pray for the peace of Israel, we must bear in mind that Iran remains possibly the greatest threat to that peace. While Iran’s goal remains to destroy Israel, its tactics toward that end extend far beyond the Middle East. For example, French authorities in June foiled a plot to bomb an annual Paris rally attended by tens of thousands of people who are opposed to Iran’s current anti-Israel regime. Among those in attendance were Jewish people living in France. The gathering’s sponsor was t...

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Helping Holocaust Survivors in Israel Today

October 18, 2018

The Holocaust officially ended with World War II in 1945. The average age of remaining Holocaust survivors in Israel today is 83. There are nearly 180,000 in Israel, and approximately a third of them live in poverty. Many live alone and have no family. These precious people survived the Holocaust as children living in ghettos, concentration camps, on the run or in hiding. They endured hunger, sickness, cold and, in many cases, abuse or even torture. But impoverished Holocaust survivors in Isr...

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'Like stepping back in time...'

October 16, 2018

Our team reports it was like stepping back in time. Our first Medical Clinic this year in a new village in the Gondar Province of Ethiopia was a shock. Most of the Jewish descendants of ancient tribes in that area, along with other local people, live in small, one-room huts made from sticks plastered with mud and animal dung. The floors are dirt. And many of the people cook over wood fires insidetheir huts – which leads to serious respiratory problems from smoke inhalation. What was mos...

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Make 2019 Your Year to Visit Israel!

October 15, 2018

Celebrate a special holiday or anniversary with this trip of a lifetime! Experience the wonder of the Holy Land! There really is nothing like it. When you visit Israel, it awakens something in you that deepens your faith and feeds your spirit. You’ll stand in ancient places described in the Bible, walk where Yeshua (Jesus) walked, and see unearthed artifacts and architecture. “I was amazed at how many archaeological sites there are. There is so much evidence for the Bible! The Bible ...

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Alamata, Ethiopia – Medical Outreach Report

October 12, 2018

This week we’re conducting two back-to-back Medical Outreaches in Ethiopia – one in Alamata and another in Jijiga. Late last week, the team of Outreach Partners met stateside and enjoyed getting to know one another over dinner at a nearby restaurant. After a good night’s sleep, they were off to Ethiopia. Everyone was excited to see what God had in store for them as they would serve the people of Alamata with much-needed medical care.

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Powers striving to annihilate Israel must be stopped

October 12, 2018

Russia retaliated against Israel and the U.S. last week in response to the deaths of 15 Russian airmen, who died when their aircraft was shot down the week prior. While Syrian forces destroyed the plane, Russia cast blame on Israel, citing Israel’s air strike in another part of Syria a short time before the incident. Russia’s action was to provide Syria with several S-300 surface-to-air missiles and start electronic jamming along the Syrian coast to hinder the operation of Israeli and Western...

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Serving the ‘Lost Tribes of Israel’

October 09, 2018

For more than 2,000 years, the world knew little about what happened to the “Lost Tribes of Israel.” In the past century, many have, seemingly, been “found” – and those still very much identify themselves as Jewish in the lands to which their ancestors migrated centuries ago. In 1998, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI), found them too. During a trip to Gondar, Ethiopia, he saw firsthand the poverty in which the Beta Israel Jewish people li...

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5 Ways to Pray for the “Lost Tribes of Israel”

October 08, 2018

The “Lost Tribes of Israel” have captivated biblical scholars, historians and rabbis for centuries. When Assyria invaded the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C.E., roughly 80% of the Jewish population of ancient Israel disappeared from recorded history. While some members of the Northern Kingdom’s 10 tribes fled south to Judah, most were taken captive or dispersed to other nations where they assimilated into the various cultures. Due to persecution in their new lands, many of them hid thei...

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