Scattered and targeted for destruction

April 02, 2019

Hilina’s* tragic story will shock you. It begins with her scars. The flames have left their mark all along her right side. It was only by God’s grace that she escaped with her life. No one even remembers anymore why the mob was so angry. The reason was probably trivial. But Hilina was an easy target. They surrounded her house. And then, they set it on fire — All because she is a member of the Beta Israel, or House of Israel, a descendant of one of the “Lost Tribes of Israel.” Because, t...

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Zimbabwe’s cyclone devastation: How you can help

March 26, 2019

Last week, Cyclone Idai slammed into eastern Zimbabwe killing at least 31 people and devastating homes and communities. As you read this, our staff team is right in the middle of the crisis preparing for our first Zimbabwe Medical Outreach of the year, from March 28‒April 8. Although we’ve been to Masvingo, Zimbabwe, twice – and to the country numerous times – we have never held an Outreach there amid the challenges of a natural disaster on top of the existing social and economic condition...

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"I hope my child lives"

February 21, 2019

For four long years, an Ethiopian boy named Ballet suffered from a distended abdomen, much like you see in famine victims. Malnutrition from a poor appetite meant he was often too exhausted for school or to help with chores. When Ballet was 9 years old, his father brought him to our Gondar Medical Clinic saying simply, "I hope my child lives." Our doctors examined Ballet and what they discovered will shock you. Watch the video below for the rest of this incredible story. Then learn how ...

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Thank you for your partnership in 2018

January 02, 2019

The New Year is upon us, and we want to take a moment to let you know how much you’ve meant to us this past year. Your partnership with Jewish Voice Ministries International in 2018 had a powerful impact on the physical and spiritual lives of people all around the world. Along with sharing the love and Good News of Yeshua (Jesus), your gifts restored eyesight, brought healing and gave clean drinking water to hurting Jewish people and their neighbors in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Through your supp...

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Your year-end gift will bring healing and hope to Jewish people!

December 18, 2018

You’re probably as astonished as I am. The end of another year is already here. I hope you have experienced God’s love and blessing in 2018. I’m writing in the midst of the holiday season to ask if you’ll prayerfully consider a year-end gift of $15, $25 or even $50 or more for Jewish Voice Ministries. Many worthy ministries seek your support, I realize. You’d be right to ask, Why Jewish Voice? And, why now? Here’s why I hope you’ll give generously now… What God has accomplished in 20...

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Get a FREE chapter from Jonathan's new book!

December 18, 2018

It’s one of the most controversial topics of world politics. And one of the most important. The Middle East conflict: So complicated, who can understand it all? Jewish Voice Ministries International is pleased to announce the latest book by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis: Finally, there’s an easy-to-understand overview that sorts out the complexities of issues in the Middle East. A Lasting Peace offers you a simple overview of the history, key players and why the matter is relevant to you, now m...

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Eulogy For Gerald Gotzen

December 14, 2018

Memorial Service December 14, 2018 I want to begin by apologizing to all my friends, co-workers and esteemed leaders for not being there in person for such an important gathering….but due to health reasons, I was not able to make the long journey. I’ve asked our dear brother Ezra to officially represent me as well as our Jewish Voice U.S. leadership and staff. Gerald was my dear friend and I, like all of you, feel a great sense of loss. From the day we first met here in Addis Ababa over...

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Farewell to a Beloved Friend

December 10, 2018

It is with great sadness tempered with grace and hope that we share with you this report. At about 5pm Sunday, December 9, Ethiopian time, our beloved brother, Gerald Gotzen went home to be with the Lord. He was in Ethiopia returning to Addis Ababa from a meeting in Hosanna when the car he was riding in collided with a truck. It is our understanding he died on route to the hospital. His body was then transported to Addis Ababa. Just 10 weeks ago, on September 22, his beloved wife, Elly, passe...

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