JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Medical Outreach in Ambo Meda, Ethiopia

February 12, 2019

God is opening doors. So much so, that “Open Doors” has become this year’s Global Outreach theme at Jewish Voice. One of the doors opening to us is in Ambo Meda, Ethiopia. We first learned of this area during last year’s Medical Outreach to Enfranz, Ethiopia, when several hundred people from Ambo Meda were bussed in to receive care at that Clinic. Our Global Outreach Director and others noted that the need for medical care among the people of Ambo Meda is even greater than that of neighboring ar...

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A Perfect Storm Building Against Jewish People

February 08, 2019

Anti-Semitism isn’t new to the U.S. But a recent Anti-Defamation League annual report says it’s rising at an unprecedented rate. “Data released in November and presented to the Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee last week show a 67 percent increase in antisemitic incidents across the U.S.,” reported The Jerusalem Post in early January. The article further quoted FBI data showing that more than half of “anti-religion incidents” in the U.S. targeted Jewish people, despite ...

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New JVMI Bible Full of Exciting Features

February 07, 2019

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Messiah.” ―Romans 10:17 With many of today’s Bible translations, readers have no idea how much they’re missing. That’s why Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) is pleased to introduce the new Jewish Voice TLV Bible. The Tree of Life Version (TLV) of the Bible is a ground-breaking translation in a Jewish-friendly voice – much like that of the Bible’s authors themselves. The Scriptures through a Jewish Lens During the cen...

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Can Russia Quell Further Aggression?

February 01, 2019

As a skier in a blue jacket and red pants slalomed down Mount Hermon in northern Israel, two vapor trails and a blast lit the sky. Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system had intercepted a medium-range surface-to-surface missile that Iran had fired into the popular ski resort from Syria. The missile had been fired from a location where Syria had promised not to host Iranian military personnel. Israel contends the missile aimed at Israeli civilians was a message from Syria and Iran: A ...

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This is a choice no child should ever have to make!

January 30, 2019

She doesn't know it, but her next drink could literally be the death of her. If only Naomi was not so terribly thirsty. Maybe then she'd think twice before she dipped her plastic drinking cup into the reddish-brown mudhole at the edge of her village. But she can't. She won't. It's her village's primary water supply… and one of the few sources of water for miles around. Naomi has no choice but to drink. Her thirst always wins. Before long, she could be dreadfully sick. With cholera. Or i...

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Prayer for Israel – February

January 30, 2019

February 1‒7 Prayer for Israel Believers in Israel Of Israel’s 8.5 million people, only about 2 percent are Believers in Yeshua (Jesus). Approximately 20,000 of those are Messianic Jews (Jewish Believers in Yeshua). Gentile Believers in Israel are frequently viewed there as dangerous missionaries, while Messianic Jews are often believed to have betrayed their Jewish faith. It can be challenging. Lord, please strengthen the Body of Messiah in Israel. Encourage these Believers – both Mess...

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How the Iran Nuclear Deal Sparked a Landmark Arab Alliance with Israel

January 25, 2019

The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory. - Isaiah 62:2 When the Palestinian Authority saw Arab nations publicly warming up to Israel late last year, President Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League of States (ALS). The 22 ALS members had agreed not to normalize relations with Israel until the 70-year-old Palestinian cause was resolved. Opposition Crumbles Six nations formed the ALS in 1945 to buttress Arab prosperity and security...

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He Hid in the Only Safe Place

January 25, 2019

Holding what meager possessions he’d been allowed to carry with him, Bart Stern adjusted to having just been shoved inside a small railroad car for cattle. It was the summer of 1944 in Hungary, and Bart was just 17 years old. He and his three brothers sang songs to lift their spirits as they watched more people herded inside the small car. They must have wondered how things had deteriorated to this. Eleven years earlier, in 1933, Adolf Hitler had been appointed Chancellor of Germany and began...

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Pray with us for wide-open opportunities

January 24, 2019

“For a great door has opened wide for me, though many are in opposition.” ―1 Corinthians 16:9 TLV This is an important verse to us at Jewish Voice, and we refer to it often. The English Standard Version (ESV) says it this way: “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” In this new year, we are looking at the many doors of opportunity that the Lord is opening for us. We are asking Him to open them wide and that, as we step through, our minis...

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Why Messianic Judaism is Good for the Body of Messiah

January 22, 2019

Since Yeshua’s (Jesus’) first disciples, there have always been Jewish Believers in Him. Even so, what today is called the Messianic Movement is relatively new. Its beginning is intertwined with the Jesus Movement of the 1960s. Messianic Judaism comprises identifiably Jewish Believers in Jesus, worship observances and lifestyles. It has much to offer the Body of Messiah and is having a valuable impact within the Church in several ways. Messianic Judaism fits Jewish Believers Mark grew up ...

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