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Israel: Terror on Tel Aviv Bus

January 22, 2015

Terror attack in Israel yesterday morning Three weeks ago a terrorist-produced instructional video hit the internet. It taught how to conduct individual acts of terrorism by slashing innocent Jewish People in crowded, everyday settings within Israel. Yesterday morning, a 23-year-old West Bank Palestinian did just that in Tel Aviv. Cartoons quickly surfaced on social media in which Palestinians and Arabs praised the terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv bus January 21, 2015. Sadly, the number of ...

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Jewish Voice Connections Newsletter - 2015 Issue 1

January 20, 2015

CARING FOR THE LOST ONES OF GONDAR When you think of Ethiopia, you might not picture the city of Gondar. A Westerner expecting sun-blasted flatlands finds instead a medium-sized city of rolling hills, trees, and the ruins of past wars. But for the Beta Israel — the ancient tribe of lost Israelites we came to serve — Gondar is a place of unrelieved hardship and suffering . . . at least, on most days of the year. Imagine living as an outcast and a persecuted foreigner, despite the fact that...

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Israel and PA Both “March Against Terrorism”?

January 16, 2015

This past weekend over 1.5 million people joined together for the March Against Terrorism in Paris, the largest demonstration in French history. After last week’s barrage of terrorist assaults on the City of Lights, over 50 world leaders joined the peacefully gathered throngs making the statement that Muslim terrorism cannot be allowed to go on. ( New York Times) Israeli PM Netanyahu (far left) and Palestinian Authority President Abbas (far right) walk in the front row of world leaders headi...

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God is Bringing His People Back to Israel

January 15, 2015

Earlier this week, four coffins arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport. They carried the bodies of four victims of last week’s terrorist siege of a kosher grocery in Paris. That attack coincided with another deadly terrorist assault on the offices of a satirical French magazine. In total, 17 people died in the two attacks. The attack on the kosher market was only the most recent in a long, escalating series of anti-Semitic incidents in France. It’s a pattern that has French Jews leavi...

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Prayer Points: Shalom for Woliso

January 14, 2015

Prayer for shalom Shalom! Yes, that is our greeting to you, but it’s also something we want to highlight in this Prayer Update. Our Global Ministries Team and volunteers will be traveling to Woliso, Ethiopia for our medical outreach from January 30 through February 8. The shalom of Yeshua is a deep need there. What exactly is shalom? It is a greeting that is largely understood to mean peace, but it also signifies a very deep and all-encompassing sense of blessing and well-being. Strong’s ...

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Mberengwa, Zimbabwe Medical Mission - 2015

January 13, 2015

Children with reddened eyes smile, despite the pain. Men and women with leathered faces look out with blank expressions, drained by their poverty. People hobble on makeshift crutches made from tree branches. The elderly, bent over and with cloudy eyes, are helped around by family or neighbors. The sick and wounded line up in the dust and sun, desperate for medical care, hungry for hope. "But, I’m just me," you might say. "Can I possibly make a difference?" You CAN make a BI...

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January 2015 Prayer Event!

January 13, 2015

Join us for Jewish Voice Ministries’ January Prayer Event Fresh Fire on the Altar of Prayer! Thursday, January 15th at 7pm Join us at Jewish Voice Ministries as together we begin a journey into the Lord’s heart to fan the flame of worship and intercession that does not go out – the fire on the altar of prayer. We will have a special and very personal time of reflection and worship as we begin to press in through prayer for what God wants to do this year in the nation of Israel an...

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Is ISIS Coming for Israel with Another Holocaust?

January 09, 2015

This week, the world has seen the viciousness of the Islamic State at work in the cold-blooded assassinations of journalists and police officers, and the deaths of several hostages in Paris. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones, and indeed the whole nation of France, mourning this violent act of terror. The last several months have seen a growing world concern over the atrocities of ISIS with measured military efforts against them. At first, the band of terrorists seem...

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Israel - Troubling Perspectives

January 08, 2015

This has been a tough week. The horrible terrorist attacks in Paris have the world on edge, and our hearts go out to the families, co-workers, and fellow countrymen of those assassinated. The mindset of Islamic terrorists is increasingly disturbing as their violence around the world escalates. Also, increasing around the world is a misinformed perspective about Israel. Palestinian terrorists and leaders continue to shout their tainted, skewed position to a listening world. Take, for instance, an...

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Has the Ultimate Battle for the Temple Mount Begun?

January 08, 2015

Should Jews have the right to visit the Temple Mount in Israel — and perhaps even pray there if they desire? Should Jewish People have the right to buy or rent a home in any part of Jerusalem they choose? You would think that the reasonable answer to these questions would be a self-evident and resounding . . . “Yes.” After all, Jerusalem has been the geographic heart and soul of Judaism for roughly 3,000 years — since the time King David made it his capital city. And no other spot o...

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