JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Prayer Points: Official permission granted – Zimbabwe, here we come!

October 27, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to visit this land and its people as often as we would’ve liked over the past two years. But now we have a great opportunity and are asking for your fervent prayers. We have permission to hold a Medical Outreach from November 7 through 11 in Zimbabwe. It will be on a smaller scale than the large ones we typically hold, but we know, by God’s grace, it will hugely impact the people of a rural region in southwestern Zimbabwe. We first visite...

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You have a special opportunity to share the Gospel

October 25, 2021

God is always faithful. I can say that with faith and confidence — even after the adversities we’ve faced these last 18 months. As you know, the pandemic created many challenges for our ministry over this past year and a half — especially in Africa. But COVID-19 doesn’t stop our God! During this time, He has opened up new opportunities to meet needs, offer encouragement and share the Good News with Jewish communities. A recent trip to Zimbabwe is a perfect example of this. We typically hol...

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Israel explores “Plan B” for Iran amidst threats

October 22, 2021

“The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. As I write to you today, my attention is turned towards the words of the Psalmist who acknowledges the reality of God strengthening His people — and blessing them with peace. There’s an underlying tension in the above verse. We will face circumstances that will require a supernatural measure of strength to endure and overcome. But in the midst of it all we’ll experi...

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Good News - Quarter 4, 2021

October 15, 2021

From drugs and violence to hope for a better future You helped a young family make it through the pandemic Kalia has three young children and is doing her best to raise them all by herself in a country that is not familiar to her. When Kalia and her husband moved from Ukraine to Israel, they just had one child, Daniel. Her husband was in recovery for his drug addiction. Subsequently, the couple had another child, Vivian. She is severely disabled because of her father’s drug abuse. It...

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Prayer Points: Prayer moves mountains...

October 13, 2021

“I thank my God at every memory of you, always praying with joy in every prayer of mine for you all, because of your sharing in the Good News from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5). We thank God for you and are so grateful for your prayers. Prayer moves mountains, opens doors, and prepares hearts to receive the Good News. Each time you pray, the Lord uses those prayers to further accomplish His plans and purposes for Israel and the Jewish people through us together. Here are som...

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Iran claims war with Israel has started

October 08, 2021

“The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. In whatever you’re facing today, I pray God’s strength and peace for you. I’m reminded, that no matter what we face – no matter what God’s Chosen People face – He’s close at hand to bring strength and peace. That’s why I’m hoping you’ll join with me and everyone at Jewish Voice as we pray for Israel. The conflict with Iran continues to fester. There’s unsettling...

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Families in Israel need your help

October 08, 2021

When Neviah (we have changed her name to protect her privacy) and her husband immigrated to Israel from Azerbaijan with their two sons, she had hope for a brighter future. Unfortunately, not long after their daughter was born, Neviah’s husband turned violent. He was an alcoholic and began drinking more. Neviah feared for herself and her children. After a particularly violent attack by her husband, the neighbors called the police, and he was arrested and put in jail. Neviah worked two jobs ...

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The Jewish Calendar

October 04, 2021

Why do Jewish holidays change dates every year? Actually, they don’t. They just follow a different calendar. Most of the world uses the Gregorian calendar, which is based on the solar year. The Jewish calendar is called lunisolar, meaning it is a combination of the lunar and solar cycles. The lunar cycle is the time it takes the moon to orbit the Earth, which happens monthly. The solar calendar is based on the time it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun, which is one year. As a lunisolar cal...

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Iron Dome controversy and the U.S. relationship with Israel

October 01, 2021

“I will bless those who bless you.” Genesis 12:3a (NIV) Shalom, my friend. I’m thankful to God for partners and friends who are eager and generous in their support for Israel and her people. Please know you are valued and your prayers are deeply appreciated. That’s why I wanted to make sure you saw the anti-Semitic sentiment in the words and actions of some of America’s elected representatives last week regarding the U.S. providing critical funding for the Iron Dome Defense System....

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Simchat Torah – The Joy of My Heart

September 27, 2021

It is good and just. It is trustworthy and faithful. It is firm. Boundless. Eternal. It is true and right, thoroughly tested. It is wonderful and delightful. It is sweeter than honey. It is more precious than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. So says the writer of Psalm 119. What does he speak of? The Word of God. Simchat Torah means “Joy of the Torah.” It is a holiday set aside to celebrate the gift of God’s Word. Jewish people stay up through the night reading the...

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