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Stand with us in 2021!

January 08, 2021

The new year is upon us! After all we have experienced in 2020, I imagine you might feel like me – thankful for a fresh start. I believe because of everything that took place this past year – from the coronavirus pandemic to political turmoil to numerous natural disasters and more – 2021 will be a crucial year of ministry. God is using all of these challenges to open the hearts and minds of many, including Jewish people in Israel and around the world. That’s why we need you now more than e...

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Potential for another strict lockdown in Israel

January 07, 2021

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) As we leave behind a tremendously difficult year, we look to 2021 with expectation and hope. While 2021 hasn't gotten off to the best start in the U.S., we know that as we move into this new year, we take God’s promises with us – He has a hope and a future for each one of us! I am encouraged that coronavirus vaccines are being ...

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Clara: A Holocaust Remembrance Day Story

January 06, 2021

“She’s not my daughter; she’s an orphan. Will you take her?” Clara’s mother lied to the Catholic priest overseeing an orphanage. She also pretended she and the three-year-old girl weren’t Jewish. The priest, already looking after 12 Jewish children, had compassion and took Clara in. Her mother continued the pretense of being Catholic to work at the orphanage and be near her. Sometime later, the Gestapo came looking for Jewish children. They killed the priest, and Clara ran into the restroom a...

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Entering 2021 with Thanksgiving and Praise!

December 23, 2020

We’ve come to our last “Prayer Points” for 2020, and we are ending the year with some wonderful praises. After having to cancel or postpone several Outreaches and congregational trips in 2020, we were finally able to visit both Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in the last months of the year. What a blessing it was to minister in person! Please join us in these celebrations and ongoing prayer requests: Medical Clinic in Dawro, Ethiopia This small Medical Clinic was like a family reunion as our U...

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We are so grateful for your support!

December 22, 2020

We are so grateful for your support and feel blessed to have you as part of the Jewish Voice family. Please watch this special message of thanks from Jonathan Bernis, President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries, and Ezra Benjamin, Vice President of Global Ministry Affairs. May the Lord richly bless you in the coming year!

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God made the way

December 22, 2020

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to disrupt the best-made plans. We had scheduled four Medical Outreaches for 2020. Our first was cut short by local opposition, and then, coronavirus struck. Throughout the months of travel restrictions, we turned our focus more to the Israel ministries that your gifts to Jewish Voice support, helping them address the increased ministry demands there. With your help, we were also determined to do what we could in Africa amid COVID’s complicating fac...

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YOU can make a difference!

December 18, 2020

With just two weeks left in 2020, I’m praying you are able to reply right away. It’s been quite a year, but God has carried us through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. He has brought blessings — including historic peace deals for Israel with Arab countries. And I believe in all that is happening, God is showing us the End Times are near. I feel greater urgency to fulfill our vision “to transform lives and see all Israel saved.” Please partner with us one last time...

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Give the gift that gives back

December 18, 2020

This holiday season, when you shop the Jewish Voice gift catalog, you provide Jewish people and their neighbors with gifts that make a radical difference in their lives. And that gives YOU an incredible feeling of knowing you’re the reason why someone’s life was transformed. You can give that kind of life-transforming gift to a Jewish child, woman or man right now. You can even give a gift in honor of a loved one. You’ll be able to print and fill out a special card you can present to th...

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The latest country to normalize ties with Israel is...

December 17, 2020

“The people walking in darkness will see a great light. Upon those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death,     light will shine.” (Isaiah 9:1 TLV) As Chanukah comes to a close, I pray you have had moments to celebrate the miracle of light that is our promised Messiah. It’s so good to focus on God and His blessings in our lives. Whether you celebrate Chanukah or Christmas, I hope this special season sets your heart and mind on our Messiah and all He has done for us. N...

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Chanukah Night 8: Rededication – Living Out Our Faith

December 17, 2020

On this eighth night of Chanukah, we reflect on rededication in a way that calls us to live out our faith in the Lord in such a way that serves others and glorifies Him. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place eight candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandmen...

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