JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Your Action Today Can Save Many Tomorrow

April 30, 2019

If you look into the eyes of Ze’ev, you can almost see the horrific images that have etched themselves deeply into his memory. Ze’ev was just 14 years old when World War II broke out. He and his family were dragged from their home by the Nazis - and confined in a Jewish ghetto. That wretched place can only be described as a death trap. Still barely a teenager, Ze’ev witnessed executions, brutal torture and many other things that are simply too terrible to write about. That wretched pl...

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Passover Gifts for Holocaust Survivors

April 30, 2019

Holidays can be especially lonely for Holocaust survivors who have no relatives nearby. But many members of this unique generation have found a family in the community of fellow survivors brought together by JVMI’s ministry partners in Israel who conduct Bible studies, home visits and special events for them. Recently, one such event took place when Holocaust survivors were invited to a Passover Seder. They enjoyed a delicious Passover meal and dined to live music performed by a Messianic wor...

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Common Heroes

April 30, 2019

Remembering the Holocaust with Israel on Yom HaShoah One way each of us can fight anti-Semitism is to make sure the Holocaust is not forgotten. The generation of people who survived the Holocaust more than 70 years ago is dwindling. What will happen when they are gone? Many of them fear that the very real and horrific things they went through will fade from public awareness after they are no longer around to remind us. We must make sure that doesn’t happen. That’s why we join with Isr...

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The future of Israel's government remains uncertain

April 26, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu survives tight election, but the future of Israel’s government remains uncertain. Last week Israeli voters reelected Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. After an election cycle steeped in controversy and a victory of slim margins, Israel – and even the world – is watching as Prime Minister Netanyahu builds his new coalition and what that may mean for the future of Israel’s government. Many in Israel are predicting a similar coalition as the Prime Minister’...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotion, Day 7

April 25, 2019

God Gives Us Hope for Today On Passover night in Egypt, the Hebrew slaves were told to eat their meal in haste. They were to be dressed and ready to go, with shoes on and staff in hand. They were to expect God to show up for them at any moment. God wants us to live with that kind of expectancy of Him every day. He is always reaching out to us, always giving, always ready to interact with us. How do we live with expectancy for this day? Remembering how God has “shown up” for us in the past...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotion, Day 6

April 24, 2019

God Sets Us Free Passover freed the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Each one among the Children of Israel was born a slave to Pharaoh. They knew nothing else until God stepped in and delivered them. The Bible tells us we were formerly slaves to sin (Romans 6:6 NKJV). But now that we have placed our faith in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), we no longer need to serve the master of sin. We have been given a new nature, the nature of Messiah. Though Yeshua died to set us free from this slaver...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotion, Day 5

April 23, 2019

God Gives Us Landmarks to Remember When Israel was coming into the Land He gave them, they faced much opposition, and they were often afraid. Over and over, God told them not to fear but remember what He had done as He freed them out of Egypt. Each of us has landmarks in our personal histories. Some milestone moments relate to the physical world, while others pertain to our spiritual lives. God is intimately involved in our spiritual journeys. As we follow Him, we can look back on particu...

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32 Minutes in Israel’s History

April 22, 2019

.declaration figure{width:30%;} It was supposed to be a secret. Three hundred and fifty invitations had been sent for the momentous occasion held at a Tel Aviv museum. But word spread, and crowds gathered outside, singing in the streets. They sang words written some 70 years before, words that had become a part of their very lives and were the passion of their hearts. They sang of a specific hope. Hatikvah (The Hope) As long as in the heart within The Jewish soul yearns And toward t...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotion, Day 4

April 22, 2019

God Rescues and Protects With 10 incredible plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, God intervened to deliver Israel from their bondage to Egypt. He stepped in and saved His people, pulling them out of a bad situation and freeing them to live on for Him. In various ways, He does the same for us today. Most likely, each of us can think of a time when God rescued us from trouble and protected us from harm. Some may have dramatic stories, like coming through an auto accident without injury or...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotion, Day 2

April 20, 2019

God Hears and Understands In the Passover Seder, the unleavened bread is called The “Bread of Our Affliction.” It is to remind us of how the people of Israel suffered during their slavery in Egypt. They bore painful sorrows in their hearts and heavy burdens on their backs. Today, our physical burdens may not be as substantial as those of Israel in Egypt, but each one of us bears burdens of the heart. Loss, illness, rejection, physical pain, sorrow – there are plenty of “afflictions” to go ...

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