JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Chanukah and Enough

November 28, 2018

The Maccabees had withstood all they could. Enough was enough. It was time to act in faith. In the second century B.C.E., Antiochus IV’s efforts to assimilate Jewish culture into his own reign developed into full-scale persecution. He forced idol worship with violent consequences for those who refused. Antiochus further taunted the Jewish people by taking over the Temple, forbidding Jewish worship and sacrificing a pig on the altar which resulted in desecration. A small group of faithful J...

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Change Lives with Clean Water - Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2018

It’s the one day each year that is dedicated to giving. On this single day, the world simultaneously joins together in reaching out. The global event is called Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday follows the two busiest shopping days of the year ‒ Black Friday and Cyber Monday – with a day of charitable giving. This Giving Tuesday, what could be more meaningful than saving lives with the gift of clean drinking water? Water-related disease is the leading cause of death worldwide each year. I...

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A Joyous Holiday to You!

November 21, 2018

Through Yeshua then, let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise ‒ the fruit of lips giving thanks to His name. ―Hebrews 13:15 May your heart be filled with gratitude and overflow with thanks to God ‒ today and every day ‒ for His abundant kindness and love. Always giving thanks for everything to God the Father, in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. ―Ephesians 5:20 A joyous holiday to you!

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Breaking: Israel suffers massive rocket attack, returns fire

November 16, 2018

Breaking Israel News: Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resigned Wednesday over the security cabinet's decision to reach a cease-fire with Hamas Many in Israel say the truce with Hamas is tantamount to surrender to terrorists and point out that rockets continue to fly More than 460 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israeli communities within 24 hours starting Sunday night A 19-year-old soldier was in critical condition after an anti-tank rocket ...

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LAST CHANCE to DOUBLE your gift!

November 15, 2018

IT'S NOT TOO LATE …to DOUBLE the impact of your generosity! A few weeks ago, I wrote you about a rare opportunity to DOUBLE your gift in support of ministry to Jewish people. I’m happy to tell you the matching gift has been extended. So if you haven’t given yet, this is your last chance to take advantage of up to $150,000 in matching funds. When you give now, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. You’ll meet the spiritual and physical needs of TWICE as many Jewish people and their n...

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In times of persecution – pray

November 15, 2018

The recent senseless murder of 11 Jewish people in Pittsburgh continues to weigh on our hearts. Will you please join us in continuing to pray for the Lord's comfort and peace over the 9 families impacted by this tragedy? We see persecution like this also in places where we minister. Shortly after the Outreach team returned from Ethiopia, we received news that Jewish Believers in another area of the country were enduring persecution. They had gathered for a conference (pictured above) where th...

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The Coming War Over Peace

November 09, 2018

With Tuesday’s mid-term elections behind us, many believe the Trump administration is turning its attention to unveiling a proposal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In fact, The Times of Israel reported in late October, “If U.S. President Donald Trump does not present his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan next month, France’s President Emmanuel Macron will issue a proposal of his own.” Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas seems to be indicating that he isn’t listen...

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What is Jesus’ Name in Hebrew?

November 08, 2018

We read “Jesus” in our English Bibles, but what is Jesus’ name in Hebrew? Jesus’ name in Hebrew is Yehoshua (Yeh-HO-shoo-ah), which, over time, became contracted to the shorter Yeshua (Yeh-SHOO-ah). Yehoshua, and therefore Yeshua as well, means “the Lord is salvation.” In the Greek New Covenant, the word used for Jesus is Iesous (ee-ay-SOOS). Iesous is not a translation of Jesus’ name in Hebrew, but rather it is a transliteration. A translation takes the meaning of a word in one languag...

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You touched thousands of lives in Mudanda, Zimbabwe

November 08, 2018

An 86-year-old woman came with her son to the prayer room at the Jewish Voice Medical Outreach in Mudanda, Zimbabwe, this past summer. Members of the prayer team prayed for their needs and then asked them what they knew of Yeshua (Jesus). “We know of Him,” they replied. Outreach Partners told them more about Yeshua and shared the Gospel message. The mother and son understood and made the decision to place their faith in Him as their Messiah. Through the compassionate care they’d received a...

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Pivotal Biblical moments will come alive

November 07, 2018

It was one of the most pivotal conversations Yeshua had with His disciples. He began by inquiring who people believed Him to be. Then, He asked them directly, “Who do you say that I am?” “You are the Messiah,” Peter declared, “the Son of the living God!” From that moment on, things changed. While Yeshua told the disciples not to tell anyone else that He was the Messiah, He began sharing plainly with these chosen few that He must suffer, die and be raised on the third day (Matthew 16:...

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