IDF soldier shot by Hamas, please pray

August 26, 2021

“The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” Proverbs 15:29 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. As I write to you this week, my heart is heavy with the loss of life and the escalation of hostilities with Hamas in Gaza, and the violence and uncertainty in Afghanistan. But the one thing that remains clear for every single Believer in Jesus: We must pray. So please join me and all of us here at Jewish Voice in watching the situation unfold in the days and weeks ah...

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Operation 1226 Day 1

August 26, 2021

Thank you so much for participating in Jewish Voice’s Operation 1226 this week. As you join with us in praying for Jewish people, Israel and the work of Jewish Voice, know that your prayers truly matter, and we are grateful. Please watch a short video message from Jonathan Bernis, President and CEO of Jewish Voice, as he shares what the Lord has placed on his heart.

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The Fall Feasts are for you too

August 23, 2021

Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish Fall Feasts, begins September 6 at sunset. This feast is widely celebrated among the Jewish people as the Jewish New Year. It is also called the Feast of Trumpets, where the blowing of the shofar signifies a wake-up call for repentance and restoring our relationship with God. After Rosh Hashanah, there are other important Jewish Feasts on the calendar: Yom Kippur: The holiest day on the Jewish calendar — a day of somber reflection in which we seek ato...

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Prayer Points: Operation 1226 is fast approaching

August 20, 2021

As you receive this email, we are on the threshold of our Jewish Voice Ministries staff Week of Prayer and Fasting, August 30 to September 3. This year, we have invited you to join us by participating in Operation 1226, an initiative to fill the week not only with our staff’s prayers but with those of our partners as well. You can learn more and sign up to participate. Each year, our staff takes two weeks, one in the fall and another in the spring, to spend extended time together in worship a...

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Hostilities against Israel are growing

August 12, 2021

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure.’” Psalm 122:6 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. Because you’re a true friend and partner who is willing to pray fervently and give generously in support of Israel and the Jewish people, I’m hoping I can count on you again. As I write, we’re seeing a significant escalation of tensions in Israel – with hostilities from Hezbollah along Israel’s northern border, and more activity from Iran. Please join with me and all of us at...

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Prayer Points: Supporting the Zehra program

August 10, 2021

In the last Prayer Points, we shared some encouraging updates and new prayer requests regarding the Zehra drop-in program for children, which took place during our Dawro, Ethiopia, Medical Outreach in May. The Zehra (“seed” in Hebrew) program is working toward blessing children in several other ways as well. In addition to the Outreach drop-in program – where children can play and learn while their parents and families make their way through the Medical Clinic – there are other “Zehra seeds” (mi...

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Israel’s historic diplomatic announcement

August 04, 2021

“I will bless those who bless you [Israel] . . .” Genesis 12:3 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. Thank you for your love and compassion for Israel and the Jewish people. I’m so grateful that you are willing to stand with her through your ongoing prayers and financial support. And I pray God’s richest blessing on you for your faithfulness for His people. As you pray please keep in mind the news from Israel: new COVID-19 rules and restrictions, two historic diplomatic announcements in Israel,...

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Elul: Preparing Your Heart for the Fall Feasts

August 03, 2021

What is Elul? Elul is a month on the Jewish calendar preceding the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are about repentance and right standing with the Holy God of Israel, and one doesn’t enter such a season lightly. Engaging well with the Lord on these matters requires preparation. That’s how Jewish people and Messianic Jews spend the Hebrew month of Elul. Elul sits on the calendar between the time of year when Israel committed two of her great sins against the Lor...

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Ben & Jerry’s boycott?

July 29, 2021

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7(NIV) Shalom, my friend. We know how much God cares for us. It is such a blessing to know how much you care for Israel and the Jewish people. I am grateful that you stand strong in your support and desire to know what is going on in Israel so you can pray for her people and even speak out on their behalf. This week’s news stories include responses to the boycott announcement by Ben & ...

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Israel restricts travel to fight Delta variant

July 22, 2021

“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Isaiah 12:2 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. I thank God and praise Him for you and your partnership. Knowing how much you support and care for Israel and her people means a great deal to me. As you read through this week’s news stories, I encourage you to be praying for the Jewish people and everything they are facing – whether it be diplomatic ...

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