JEWISH VOICE BLOG

What Purim Holds For You

March 14, 2019

Purim is one of the most festive Jewish holidays. It includes rejoicing, costume parties, reenactments, giving to charity, and sharing food gifts with friends. But other than the festivities, what does Purim hold for us today, removed as we are from the ancient times when the story took place? What kernels of spiritual nourishment can we glean from this holiday? First, let’s refresh our memories with the story. The Purim account In the 5th century B.C.E., the Jewish people were under ...

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Medical Outreach in Masvingo, Zimbabwe

March 13, 2019

It broke our hearts when we arrived in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, for the first time and found so many in line for treatment. They’d spent the night there, sleeping on the cold hard ground, waiting for us. We saw so much poverty and sickness at that Clinic that we can only imagine what we might encounter now given Zimbabwe’s current turmoil. May this next Medical Outreach bring hope, life, and health – both physically and spiritually – to each one the Lord brings our way. At that time, we saw much p...

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The Passover deliverance they long for

March 13, 2019

Hani isn’t her real name, but her experience is real. She was just 17 years old. Our hearts were broken, because there wasn’t a thing we could do for her medically. But we did the one thing we can always do -- we prayed that God would heal her. Hani and her father prayed a simple prayer too, placing their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah. We weren’t sure we would ever see them again. That was troubling. The seizures were taking a toll on Hani. They came at the worst possible times. Each ...

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US-North Korea Summit Sends Iran a Message

March 13, 2019

If you’ve watched news coverage from last week’s US-North Korea summit in Vietnam, you may have concluded that President Trump failed to meet his objectives. A closer look suggests an unmistakable message the president sent to Iran – and how it benefits Israel. “It could put more pressure on Iran,” wrote Yonah Jeremy Bob, the intelligence, terrorism and legal analyst for The Jerusalem Post. “Many thought, going into the summit, that Trump was so desperate for a deal that he would sign almost...

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Britain Upholds Conviction for Holocaust Denial

March 13, 2019

‘Other anti-Semites should take note.’ The alarming swell of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in Europe received a blow this month when the British Crown Court reached a landmark decision to uphold the conviction of Alison Chabloz. Chabloz was convicted last May of violating Britain’s Communications Act of 2003. The law stipulates that it is a criminal offense to send a message on a public network “that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.” A singe...

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Messianic Judaism Glossary: The Spring Feasts and Holidays

February 25, 2019

Messianic Judaism infuses Judaism with New Covenant faith in Yeshua (Jesus). Messianic Jews have placed their faith in Yeshua as God’s promised Messiah and continue to observe the celebrations, traditions and culture of their Jewish heritage. If you’re new to Messianic Judaism, you may be unfamiliar with some of the terms commonly used among Messianic Jews. The holidays, in particular, include many customs and Hebrew words you may not recognize. To help you, we’ve created this glossary of som...

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Historic Turning Point in Middle East Peace

February 22, 2019

Netanyahu and Arab leaders agree confronting Iran is key to Middle East peace Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with representatives of more than 60 countries last week at a summit co-sponsored by the U.S. and Poland. It was the first time an Israeli leader and senior Arab officials attended an international gathering centered on the Middle East since the 1991 Madrid peace conference, reported The Times of Israel. Speaking to reporters in Warsaw, Netanyahu called the meetings...

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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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Prayer for Israel – March

February 20, 2019

March 1‒7 Prayer for Israel Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel Air Forces (IAF) Military service is mandatory in Israel for both male and female citizens over 18. Manning checkpoints on borders between Israeli and Palestinian areas are among the typical military functions, and these are often the sites of violent terror attacks. God, thank You for the men and women in Israel’s armed forces. Please protect them as they guard the people and Land of Israel. Give them courage and disce...

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Will the U.S. Congress Follow Israel’s Successful Model?

February 15, 2019

Israel’s Defense Ministry began the final phase of its border fortification project along the Gaza border with an above-ground, 20-foot-high smart fence in late January. Building on the effectiveness of the Israel-Egypt fence, Israel has been fortifying its border with Gaza because of Hamas infiltration through terrorist tunnels and from the Mediterranean Sea. The fencing is similar to the successful fence on the Egyptian border, “but it has significant improvements and includes innovative ...

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