JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Sukkot – The Feast of Tabernacles

October 11, 2019

Have you ever gone camping – the kind where you sleep in a tent and go without electricity and running water? Close quarters, hard ground, no kitchen – the experience makes everyday tasks a little more difficult. Life while camping is a bit less comfortable, but it’s worth it, right? Getting away from our usual routine and customary conveniences can refresh us. The simplified living can help us return to important thoughts that our regular lives tend to crowd out. We engage around the campfi...

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Iran promises ‘nothing will be left of Israel’

October 11, 2019

Israel prepares for war while the U.N. sticks its head in the sand In the midst of the continued political stalemate in Israel, the region is facing the potential for war with Iran. And if the words of the Deputy Commander for Operations of Iranian Revolution Guards, Abbas Nilforoushan, can be believed, the threat is significant. Speaking openly about the conflict between Iran and Israel, Nilforoushan said: “Iran has encircled Israel from all four sides. Israel is not in a position t...

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Good news from Gutu and excitement for Inchini!

October 04, 2019

Will you pray for us as we go to Inchini, Ethiopia, for the first time? In just a couple weeks, Jewish Voice will be conducting a Medical Outreach there to bless the Gefat Jewish people and their neighbors. “Gefat” means “blowers” and is a reference to the story that centuries ago, when they came to the area, they blew the shofar as they traveled. May the Gefat people hear a sound in the Spirit like a mighty trumpet blast, calling them to come to the Clinic, receive care and life in the name of ...

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We must stand with Israel in this hour of uncertainty

October 04, 2019

No end in sight for Israel’s political stalemate The numbers from Israel’s unprecedented second round of elections are representative of the gridlock and tension the Jewish people in Israel are facing in the weeks ahead. Benny Gantz and his “Blue and White” party won the most seats in Knesset, edging out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “Likud” party by a slim margin of 33 to 31. But the Prime Minister received more endorsements from other lawmakers than Gantz. Both candidates, an...

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5 Reasons to Pray for Israel on October 6th

October 02, 2019

Praying for Israel seems to be either wholly on or completely off the radar of Believers. Here are five reasons we should be praying for Israel and Jerusalem, especially this October 6. 1. It’s “The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem” (DPPJ) The purpose of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) is to draw Believers together to focus on supporting and praying for peace in the Land of God’s Chosen People. According to the organization’s website, their call is for “sustain...

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Yeshua, Our High Priest

October 02, 2019

It is amazing how much depth we can see when we understand the Jewish foundation upon which the New Covenant is built. God is One; He is cohesive and intentional. He communicates it throughout the Scriptures as He ties Old and New Covenants together with His single purpose: the redemption of Israel and all of humanity. When God instituted the Jewish Feast of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), He knew that thousands of years later, His Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus), would perform the duties of a Hig...

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Yom Kippur’s Hope

October 01, 2019

It’s not a day for saying, “Happy Holiday.” Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement – is a serious and solemn day. It is the holiest day of the Jewish year, and its observance includes “afflicting oneself” with fasting. The customary greeting on Yom Kippur is “May you have an easy fast.” It may sound heavy and somber, but on the holy day of Yom Kippur, one can also find hope. In ancient Israel, Yom Kippur was the one day of the year on which the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies. This was t...

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3 Keys to a Spiritual Reset at Rosh Hashanah

September 30, 2019

Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” in Hebrew, and as such, it is a time of year when Jewish people examine their lives and seek God’s forgiveness and blessing for the coming year. For Messianic Jewish Believers, it is a time for reflecting on one’s life, repenting of sinful actions and attitudes, and restoring any broken fellowship with God. REFLECT With the passing of one Jewish calendar year to the next, Rosh Hashanah calls us to check in with God for an examination of our lives wit...

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So much is at risk in Israel, we can’t just watch and wait

September 27, 2019

A second election hasn’t solved Israel’s political trouble. Here’s what’s next, and what you can do to help. A week after the unprecedented second round of elections in Israel in one year, there is no winner. While Prime Minister Netanyahu ran neck and neck with the centrist Blue and White party – neither have been able to secure the 61-seat majority. What happens next? As there’s no majority winner, President Rivlin yesterday selected Prime Minister Netanyahu to form a coalition gov...

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Help unleash the greatest revival in human history

September 27, 2019

As I write, I sense a stirring in my spirit … an anticipation of things to come if only we’ll continue to move forward in faith. Even now, prophetically significant events continue to unfold before our eyes. While I’ll never argue that we can ever know the exact day of Jesus’ return, prophecies are like signposts — indicating the direction God is leading His people. And I believe with every passing day, these signposts will only accelerate until the final moment when Yeshua comes riding...

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