JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Two Israelis attacked in the West Bank

December 10, 2021

“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (TLV) Shalom, my friend. The words from the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-5), the central command of the Jewish faith, are a tremendous reminder for all of us during this holiday season. There are so many uncertainties that we’re facing in our own experiences and as a global community. It can all feel heavy and burdensome in ...

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Wonders in Wolkite!

December 10, 2021

We’re back from Wolkite (pronounced Wuhl-KEE-tay), Ethiopia, and are excited to tell you about the trip. You were a big part of all that took place there because your generosity and prayers made this Medical Outreach possible. About four out of five patients we treated in Wolkite suffered from ear or hearing issues. The Lord expressed His love for the people by meeting this prevalent need, both in the Medical Clinic and Spiritual Care Ministry. One mother brought her 12-year-old son, who c...

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Prayer Points: We have cause for celebration, but also news on a cancellation

December 07, 2021

We have news on a cause for celebration, and also a cancellation. Will you join us in praise and prayer? PRAISE AND CELEBRATION: In our last Prayer Points, we asked you to pray for a unique gathering of Messianic Jewish leaders recently held in the U.S., with leaders from all over the world, including Israel. THANK YOU for your prayers. This was a benchmark gathering. Although the theme was general, “Healthy Leadership,” the Lord imparted specific and consistent threads throughout the teachin...

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God continues to open the doors

December 06, 2021

As we move closer toward the end of the year, I’m writing to ask for your generous support… I shared recently how God continues to open the doors for our Outreaches in Africa. And in these final weeks of the year, we've set a goal of raising $209,000 by year's end to meet the urgent needs of hurting and suffering Jewish people. The impact for the Kingdom in these areas among the Jewish people — and their neighbors — in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe is nothing short of miraculous. People are ...

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Israel’s sharp words to Iran to begin nuclear negotiations

December 02, 2021

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Psalm 122:6 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. As a partner of Israel who loves the Jewish people, I’m sure you’ve been watching and waiting for this week’s start of nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna. It’s no exaggeration to write that the safety of Israel, and even the world, is at stake in these discussions. But the truth is … all of this is entirely out of our control. The only thing you and I can do – the only thing we can control – is how we ...

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8 Things You Should Know About Chanukah

November 26, 2021

Here are eight things to help Believers in Jesus understand and appreciate this meaningful Jewish holiday. 1. Chanukah lasts eight days Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish holiday, which occurs in November or December each year. It commemorates a victory, a miracle and the rededication of the Temple after it had been defiled. 2. The Maccabees made Chanukah possible In the second century B.C.E., Antiochus IV ruled the Jewish people. He persecuted them intensely, forcing them to worshi...

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Prayer Points: We are full of thanksgiving to God

November 24, 2021

We are full of thanksgiving to God, not just because of a holiday but also because of you. We are so grateful to each of you who earnestly sows prayers into Jewish Voice Ministries International. Some of you tell us how you faithfully pray for us daily. Others recount to us the many years you have covered us in prayer. We thank all of you who: Pray through our Prayer Points emails (or read the blog posts) twice each month. We love when you tell us the specific ways you have been praying...

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Without Chanukah, there would be no Christmas story . . .

November 22, 2021

I believe the miracle of the Chanukah season has never been more important . . . It’s the miracle of a single night’s supply of oil that burned for eight days so the temple in Jerusalem could be rededicated more than 2,000 years ago. God had preserved His people from complete destruction as the Greco-Syrian Emperor, Antiochus IV, choked the Jewish people with an iron grip. In his zeal for total control, Antiochus sought to obliterate the religious liberty of God’s people — prohibiting the...

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The Role of Gentiles in the Church as It Relates to the Jewish People

November 19, 2021

Scriptures show us that God set apart the Jewish people. He chose them as the people to whom He would reveal Himself and give His Word. He charged them with obeying and preserving His Word throughout all their generations. The Lord selected the Jewish people to be “a light unto the nations” (the Gentiles), bearing testimony of Him to the world (Isaiah 42:6). It was from Israel that God sent the Messiah for all mankind – to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). That’s quite a role for the Jewish people in...

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U.S. abstains on U.N. Palestinian vote

November 19, 2021

“From the LORD comes deliverance. May Your blessing be on Your people.” Psalm 3:8 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. Thank you for your love and compassion for Israel and the Jewish people. I’m so grateful that you are willing to stand with her through your ongoing prayers and financial support. I pray God’s blessing on you and His presence with you for your faithfulness toward His people. And I pray that, no matter what you may be facing today, you’ll embrace the Truth of the Scriptu...

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