JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Prayers in the Face of Hatred

April 25, 2014

It’s happening. Again, and still. And it’s sickening. You have probably already heard the news that Jewish People in the Eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk have been handed leaflets by masked men, and told that they need to register themselves, and include a list of their properties as well as a $50 registration fee. Whether it is real or some kind of stunt, Jewish People are still being subjected to anti-Semitism. It is a time for stepped-up prayers. This comes on the heels of the tragic ...

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Jews Forced to Register... Where?

April 25, 2014

Amid growing conflict between ethnic Russians and ethnic Ukrainians in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, long-buried anti-Semitic sentiments have begun to surface. For example, back on April 8th, Nazi symbols were drawn on a Holocaust monument in Odessa, Ukraine. The symbols—swastikas and the SS Wolfsangel sign—were painted on the memorial site. Swastikas also appeared on a wall surrounding a Jewish cemetery along with messages like “Death to the Jews.” Another incident a week later g...

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Lord, May Your Kingdom Come to Addis Ababa

April 25, 2014

“See, I Am Doing a New Thing!” – Isaiah 43:19 Although we’ve been to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia many times before, the word that keeps popping up in regards to Jewish Voice Ministries’ 2014 Medical Outreach there is new! May the One who makes all things new truly breathe new life into everything we will be doing there this year! SPECIALTY CLINIC: This is our first Specialty Eye and Dental Medical Clinic. Taking place Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2, this is one of the new aspects of this...

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Addis Ababa: Fruit of JVMI Medical Missions

April 24, 2014

The small room cannot contain the music. Nor can hearts contain their worship. It fills every nook of the congregation’s meeting room, surging out into the neighborhood through the open door and small window. Hands. They are raised in praise, folded in prayer, rhythmically clapping, or covering the faces of souls so deeply moved by God they can do nothing else. Bodies. Swaying, moving to the music. Not like we sway, an inch to the right and then to the left. No, this is exuberant swaying, with f...

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Country Boy - A Medical Missions Journal

April 22, 2014

Sometimes on our medical missions we are able to hold a clothing distribution center within the outreach clinic. Such was the case in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2013 when one clothing center volunteer met the sobering face of poverty in a young country boy. A Volunteer's Story "1:30 a.m. in Addis Ababa and I can’t get him out of my mind. I see his face: somber, tired, expressionless. So heavy, his burden. It has drained away any happiness from his face, any smile from his lips and light from...

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Blood Sacrifices and Nuclear Threats

April 17, 2014

In Israel and around the world, a couple of under-reported news stories with prophetic implications unfolded in recent days. On Monday, April 14th, Jerusalem police arrested five ultra-orthodox Jewish Israelis who were attempting to sacrifice a goat at the Temple Mount to mark the Pesach (Passover) holiday. In the modern era, rabbinical authorities from virtually all streams of Judaism have been in agreement that blood sacrifices such as the one attempted are inappropriate and forbidden. B...

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Fear Not - A Medical Mission Story

April 17, 2014

Diane freely admits the last place she wanted to work was the Nurses Station. A Family Nurse Practitioner, she had spent the first three days of the 2013 Addis Ababa medical mission working in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. A bright and faithful woman, she loved serving the desperately poor women of the community. When Thursday came and she was re-assigned to help in the Nurses Station, she quickly overcame disappointment with willing surrender, saying, “Okay,, Lord, wherever You want...

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Have A Joyful Passover!

April 14, 2014

“And the blood shall be a sign for you… and when I see the blood I will pass over you…” Ex 12:42 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" Hebrews 9:22 “for Messiah, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed." 1 Cor 5:7 In Egypt, doorposts of Jewish homes were rubbed with blood from a sacrificial lamb ...and God passed over them, keeping them safe from the last and worst of the ten plagues. Yeshua, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” was sacrificed for ...

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Loaves and Fishes and Medical Missions Supplies

April 14, 2014

Have you heard about the miracle of the medical missions supplies? Okay, maybe not. Most of us are familiar with the story in the Gospels where Yeshua (Jesus) was moved by compassion and reached out to heal and minister to the many thousands of men, women, and children who followed Him. When they got hungry, His disciples suggested Yeshua send the people away so they could go to the villages and get food. Instead, Yeshua told His disciples, “You give them something to eat.” (See Luke 9 12-17.) ...

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Time is Growing Short

April 14, 2014

The US is about to return stolen property to the bully that took it. Will you help us spread the word to stop it? Time is growing short to reach our petition goal for the Rescue Jewish Property project and stop stolen Jewish property from being returned to those who took it. We need your help! If you recall, the collection of documents, books, and possessions known as the Iraqi Jewish Archive encompasses a 2,500 year history of the once-thriving Jewish population of Iraq. During the heig...

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