Declare your support for Israel and the Jewish people

April 07, 2021

The United States has an established history of standing with Israel. Since President Truman supported the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, the U.S. has been a staunch ally of the Jewish State. One of the biggest moments in recent memory happened three years ago. On May 14, 2018, in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, the new U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem. This was after spending decades in its temporary home in Tel Aviv. I’m so thankful that even in the midst of the sweeping chang...

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Sharing Israel’s Joy and Sorrow this April

March 29, 2021

Israel has three national holidays within one week of each other in the Hebrew months of Nisan and Iyar. This year, they all land in April. The apostle Paul urges us to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15). We believe that’s part of what standing with Israel means. Yom HaShoah – Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day The Holocaust is also known as the Shoah, which is the Hebrew word for “catastrophe.” Yom HaShoah (YOHM Ha-SHO-ah) then means “Day of the ...

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Visit the Garden of Gethsemane

March 26, 2021

“…For the joy set before Him, He endured…” —Hebrews 12:2 Imagine the sound of gravel beneath your feet as you walk in the place where Jesus spent His last hours before He was arrested. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed that if there were any other way, He’d rather not go through what lay ahead of Him – and then He relinquished His will to the Father’s. Hebrews tells us He laid down His own life “for the joy set before Him.” That joy was you. He knew that His death m...

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Israel needs YOU

March 25, 2021

A year ago, our world seemed to turn upside down. Life as we knew it changed dramatically because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, Jewish people around the world were preparing to celebrate Passover, which brought to my mind some parallels to the first Passover. We were — and still are — experiencing a plague. Leading up to that first Passover, there were nine horrible plagues. And then the tenth, and worst of all, the death of all the firstborn in Egypt. Passover and all ...

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See where Jesus washed His disciples' feet

January 29, 2021

You can imagine the disciples’ confusion – their glances around the room and the unspoken question in their eyes. “What is He doing?” Jesus had taken off His outer garment and wrapped a towel around His waist. He filled a basin with water, knelt before His disciples – and began washing their feet. How could this be? This was servants’ work. Yet here was their Rabbi, the Messiah of God, humbling Himself to serve them in one of the lowliest ways. After He finished, He explained many th...

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Two great reasons to visit Israel with us

January 11, 2021

The Dead Sea Relax on the beach that’s more than 1,300 feet below sea level, the lowest point of dry land on Earth Float on the salty water that won’t let you sink Enjoy the acclaimed medicinal and beauty benefits of its mineral rich mud Masada Marvel at the fortress symbolizing the determination of the Jewish people to live freely in the Land God gave them and die rather than become slaves of the Roman Empire Take in the stunning panoramic view of the Dead Sea far below ...

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Walk where Jesus walked

December 07, 2020

It was one of the most pivotal conversations Jesus had with His disciples. He began by inquiring who people believed Him to be. Then, He asked them directly, “Who do you say that I am?” “You are the Messiah,” Peter declared, “the Son of the living God!” From that moment on, things changed. While Jesus told the disciples not to tell anyone else that He was the Messiah, He began sharing plainly with these chosen few that He must suffer, die and be raised on the thir...

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