JEWISH VOICE BLOG

“We will honor the right to defend your people.”

November 25, 2020

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.” (Psalm 95:2 TLV) I love Thanksgiving in the U.S., and not just because of the meal with family or the whole week of leftovers. I love it because it gives us a scheduled opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings God has given us. This year, especially with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, the U.S. election, and plenty of other challenges, we need to remind ourselves of God’s bl...

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At Last! Ministering to Congregational Leaders in Africa

November 25, 2020

Have you heard of our Congregation and Leadership Development (CLD) Department? That’s a long name, but it does identify what this team does – develops congregations and their leaders. One way we do this is through visits to the countries with the most Jewish Voice-affiliated Messianic congregations. Currently, those are Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Generally, we conduct Messianic Leadership Trainings (MLTs) in both nations every year, with Rabbi Jonathan Bernis and several of our other leader...

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Without Chanukah there would be no Christmas

November 23, 2020

I’m writing to you because as we enter this season of miracles, with Chanukah quickly approaching, I’m hoping you’ll partner with us to provide the opportunity for more miracles at our Outreaches in Africa. Because of the coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings in the countries where we serve, we have been finding creative ways to serve the Jewish people in need in these areas. I have a story to share with you about one of these miracles, but first let me tell you about Chanukah. Thi...

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Give the gift of encouragement

November 20, 2020

The first waves of the coronavirus in the spring of 2020 seem like forever ago, don’t they? It’s sometimes hard to believe we’re still dealing with this disturbing, disruptive pandemic. Little did we at Jewish Voice know, when we began a blog series to offer hope and encouragement in the midst of the lockdown efforts to curb the virus, that things would last long enough to extend the series to nine weeks. Then, when we realized the devotions are relevant to any tough season of life and d...

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Undisclosed nuclear site, cyberattacks on Israel and more

November 19, 2020

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.” (Exodus 15:13 NIV) As you will see below, there is a great deal in the news regarding Israel. In the U.S., there is also no shortage of significant news stories. While we stay informed about all that is going on in our world, let’s hold tight to God’s unfailing love for us and the confidence we can have knowing He guides us in His strength – not ours. B...

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Make A Difference

November 18, 2020

Have you ever witnessed someone receive a gift that was so needed and so perfect for them that you knew it would change their lives? Have you known the joy and sense of fulfillment from being the person to give such a gift? It’s as if all the happiness of the recipient is given right back to you. You can give that kind of life-changing gift to a Jewish child, woman or man right now. This holiday season, when you shop the Jewish Voice gift catalog, you provide Jewish people and their nei...

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Is the UN anti-Israel?

November 12, 2020

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:11 NIV) I am thankful that no matter what is happening in the world, we know “the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,” as stated in Psalm 33. Our God is at work to accomplish His plan for His glory. As you already know, it was announced that Joe Biden is the president-elect for the United States. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his congratulations and poin...

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Watching God Work in the Nations

November 11, 2020

Now is an opportune time to pray for the Lord’s ministry in Africa among the Jewish people. While we are getting ready to embark on a ministry trip in Zimbabwe, we are simultaneously completing a Medical Outreach in Ethiopia. Please join us in these pressing requests for effective, Spirit-led ministry. ETHIOPIA As we conclude our Medical Outreach to the Dawro people in Ethiopia, please pray for: Effective ministry on the two last days of the Medical Outreach (Wednesday and Thursday, ...

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Behold the Empty Tomb!

November 10, 2020

They came bearing spices. Grief-stricken, the women wished to honor their Lord, Yeshua (Jesus). When they arrived at the tomb, the earth shook and a blindingly bright light appeared. The Roman guards trembled and then collapsed as if dead. “Do not fear,” an angel told the women. “He is not here. He has risen, just as He said.” They looked at the enormous stone that had been rolled away and saw the open chamber. “Remember what He told you,” the angel continued, “When He was stil...

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Riots, Hatred and Complacence – The Kristallnacht Turning Point

November 09, 2020

On the morning of November 9, 1938, Jewish Germans greeted the day, unaware that the coming evening would bring a nightmare. For five years, Hitler had stalked them. He began by infringing on their freedoms but soon moved on to blatantly take those freedoms away. The Jewish people lost more of their rights every year. A strategic propaganda campaign had chipped away at the general population’s sense of decency, and much of the country had begun to despise the Jewish people. First came ...

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