A Day to Remember

January 27, 2020

Why do we mark the anniversaries of horrific days in history? Dates like December 7, June 6 and September 11 mark tragic events that grieve the heart.* Some people may not want to bring the somber past into the present with a day of remembering. Why dwell on it? Why pull from the record books stories of the tragedy and suffering? We – as a world community, as nations, as individuals – commemorate for several reasons: To help ensure such things do not happen again To remember those who...

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Transform more lives in 2020

January 03, 2020

Over the past 35 years, God has given me the opportunity to travel from one end of the globe to the other — to country after country, proclaiming the name of Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jewish people and their neighbors. And one thing I’ve learned in all my travels is … it’s critical to be prepared: whether it’s logistics and itineraries, what to pack or even spiritual preparation. Even our Jewish Voice Medical Outreach volunteers spend a great deal of time praying and fasting before their trip....

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We’re in a race against time to reach Emma and other Jewish Holocaust survivors

July 26, 2019

Emma was just a little girl when the bombs of WWII started falling. She wasn’t much younger than my own daughters. And I can’t imagine the fear and confusion she experienced… She was hated simply because she was Jewish. After hugging her papa for the last time, she rushed with her mama to catch the train that would get them out of her home country of Belarus. And even as she boarded the train, the alarms were going off, blaring a warning in the distance. Hitler’s hoard had arrived, ...

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Your Action Today Can Save Many Tomorrow

April 30, 2019

If you look into the eyes of Ze’ev, you can almost see the horrific images that have etched themselves deeply into his memory. Ze’ev was just 14 years old when World War II broke out. He and his family were dragged from their home by the Nazis - and confined in a Jewish ghetto. That wretched place can only be described as a death trap. Still barely a teenager, Ze’ev witnessed executions, brutal torture and many other things that are simply too terrible to write about. That wretched pl...

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Passover Gifts for Holocaust Survivors

April 30, 2019

Holidays can be especially lonely for Holocaust survivors who have no relatives nearby. But many members of this unique generation have found a family in the community of fellow survivors brought together by JVMI’s ministry partners in Israel who conduct Bible studies, home visits and special events for them. Recently, one such event took place when Holocaust survivors were invited to a Passover Seder. They enjoyed a delicious Passover meal and dined to live music performed by a Messianic wor...

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Common Heroes

April 30, 2019

Remembering the Holocaust with Israel on Yom HaShoah One way each of us can fight anti-Semitism is to make sure the Holocaust is not forgotten. The generation of people who survived the Holocaust more than 70 years ago is dwindling. What will happen when they are gone? Many of them fear that the very real and horrific things they went through will fade from public awareness after they are no longer around to remind us. We must make sure that doesn’t happen. That’s why we join with Isr...

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He Hid in the Only Safe Place

January 25, 2019

Holding what meager possessions he’d been allowed to carry with him, Bart Stern adjusted to having just been shoved inside a small railroad car for cattle. It was the summer of 1944 in Hungary, and Bart was just 17 years old. He and his three brothers sang songs to lift their spirits as they watched more people herded inside the small car. They must have wondered how things had deteriorated to this. Eleven years earlier, in 1933, Adolf Hitler had been appointed Chancellor of Germany and began...

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Unbridled Anti-Semitism

November 06, 2018

The Nazis called them “demonstrations.” But Kristallnacht, “the night of broken glass,” was far more than simple protests; it was a nationwide spate of violent, unbridled anti-Semitism. On November 9 and 10 in 1938, across Germany and in other territories controlled by Hitler’s regime, an estimated 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses were vandalized and looted. Nazi soldiers and Hitler Youth invaded Jewish homes, intimidated and assaulted families, and murdered Jewish men and women who would not co...

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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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