JEWISH VOICE BLOG

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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This Is Nothing Less Than Raw Hatred

June 16, 2014

Have you heard about the BDS movement? It’s global. It’s growing. It’s insidious. And it’s a direct threat to Israel’s security. “BDS” stands for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. The aim of the rapidly spreading movement is to pressure institutions to stop investing in Israeli companies or companies with a significant Israeli presence, and to encourage consumer boycotts of such companies’ products. The BDS movement represents a new and destructive tactic in the war on Israel’s legitimacy a...

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How Israel is Improving Aid to Holocaust Survivors

June 13, 2014

Israel’s Knesset (legislature) approved a new plan that will increase support to poverty stricken Holocaust survivors. Approximately 193,000 Holocaust survivors remain in Israel, with some 50,000 of them living in poverty. Every year an estimated 13,000 of these special people pass into eternity. New funding allocated this week comes none too soon. Under the new plan, Israel is stepping up their assistance by about one billion NIS (New Israel Shekels). Holocaust survivors who arrived after 19...

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God's Promise Happening Before Our Eyes

June 13, 2014

In the next few weeks, the Israeli cabinet is expected to approve a special plan aimed at encouraging Europe’s Jews to immigrate to Israel. The plan is a project of Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption. It would allocate a total of $29 million over the next two years to financial incentives and outreach efforts targeting Jews who are feeling less secure and considering relocation because of rising anti-Semitism and the economic downturn in Europe. The goal is to persuade ...

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This is Why We Remember D-Day

June 06, 2014

Seventy years ago today, “the bravest men America and our Allies had to offer stormed the French coast of Normandy. They did it to defeat the cruel and evil Nazi tyranny. They did it not to conquer but to liberate.” June 6, 1944 dawned on one of the boldest, most courageous, and unimaginably formidable of assignments. To land on a beach overlooked by cliffs from which the enemy hurled bullets, grenades and death. To scale the sheer cliffs, overtake the enemy, and thereby initiate the dism...

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Suits in the Front - Terrorists in the Back

June 06, 2014

This week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new unity government ending the seven-year-old rift between rival factions PLO/Fatah and Hamas. Not surprisingly, Iran has been supportive of a Fatah-Hamas reunion because it provides Tehran with greater influence over the Palestinian issue and another pressure point against Israel. More surprising has been how quickly the international community has been to welcome and support this new unity government — this in spite of the fact...

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Avinu: Experiencing the Heart of God

June 02, 2014

Join us for Jewish Voice Ministries’ June Prayer Event AVINU: Experiencing the Heart of God! Thursday, June 12th at 7pm Understanding the heart of God matures us in relationship, authority, and accuracy in prayer. Join us for an anointed evening as we WORSHIP our Heavenly Father (“Avinu”), RECEIVE fresh assurances of His love; and fervently INTERCEDE for His Kingdom to come, through the salvation of the Jewish People and the Nations! Don’t miss this key time of worship, intercession...

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Prayers for Salvation at Shavuot

June 02, 2014

Jewish Festivals and Feasts are always a wonderful time to lift up prayers for Jewish People in Israel and around the world to come to know Yeshua, as many of them will be focused and attuned to the same thoughts, themes and even scriptures. Shavuot, falling 50 days after First Fruits, is no exception. It is purposefully connected to Passover, and has no set date of its own. Passover determines when First Fruits will be and First Fruits in turn determines when Shavuot will be. You cannot set t...

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