JEWISH VOICE BLOG

It’s love. It’s hate.

June 25, 2020

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him; to the one who seeks him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV) I pray God’s faithful goodness for your life this week, as the above Scripture in Lamentations promises to those whose hope is in Him. In recent news, it seems to be a love-hate relationship between Israel and Jordan. Publicly, Jordan is pushing for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. However, back-channel con...

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Lord, please visit the congregations when we cannot!

June 24, 2020

The many congregations we either help support or partner with are on our hearts at this time. Two members of our Congregation and Leadership Development team were scheduled to make congregational visits in Africa in May. As you might guess, their visits had to be canceled this year due to COVID-19. We are in ongoing contact with these leaders and congregations and are also staying up to date as to how the coronavirus is impacting their nations and communities. We missed seeing them this ...

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How will Israel respond to second wave of virus?

June 18, 2020

“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace” Psalm 29:11 (NIV) Do you get the sense the world is spinning out of control? I know it feels that way to me. Every day a new crisis or reason for worry seems to spring out of nowhere. That’s why I’m so thankful we know God is in control. He isn’t taken by surprise or overwhelmed by circumstances. Even when we are surprised or overwhelmed, the Psalm above says that He gives us strength and peace. I don’t kn...

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Look at all the lives you touched!

June 15, 2020

You made an incredible difference in 2019. You helped provide medical care to more than 90,000 people in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Through your generosity, you also helped transform thousands more lives in Israel, Poland and around the world. You brought life-giving humanitarian aid, clean water and, most of all, the Good News that Jesus is the Messiah to Jewish people and their neighbors all across the globe. Take a look at our full 2019 Impact Report for stories and details Thank yo...

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Meet critical needs for Holocaust survivors isolated because of coronavirus

June 12, 2020

I believe, like me, you have a special place in your heart for the brave and resilient men and women who survived the Holocaust. And with all that is going on in our world because of coronavirus, you recognize this pandemic is an even heavier weight on these precious Holocaust survivors. Because of their advanced age and pre-existing medical conditions, they are among the most vulnerable in Israel. You may not be aware of this, but Israel has been hit hard by the virus. As of May 1, the perce...

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What’s happening with the West Bank?

June 11, 2020

“Likewise know that wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off” Proverbs 24:14 (TLV) I am focusing us on wisdom because with all that is going on in our world today, wisdom is something we can all use more of, don’t you agree? Look at the verse above from Proverbs – wisdom is linked to having a future and hope that will last. Certainly something we all desire. And if we pray for wisdom earnestly, God will grant it. When y...

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Night of Promise Update

June 10, 2020

In our last Prayer Points, we asked you to pray for our NIGHT OF PROMISE event, which premiered May 29. At that time, we were feverishly completing last-minute details and eagerly anticipating what the Lord would do through this special broadcast. Now we want to bring you a brief update on this wonderful event so we can praise the Lord together. We will also include some ongoing requests around which we can unite in further intercession as we move ahead. PRAISES: We have heard great ...

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Statement of Solidarity

June 05, 2020

The statement below is from Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, an affiliate organization of Jewish Voice. Our organization agrees with the statement made below, and adopts it as our stance. On behalf of the UMJC, its member congregations and ministries, We are grieved and outraged by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and the deaths of many other victims of racially motivated violence. We are moved to declare our solidarity with brothers and sisters in the black community. You...

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Tikkun Olam - Ben Weisman

June 04, 2020

Long ago, if you asked a Jewish mystic about tikkun olam, he might tell you stories – beautiful stories of an inverted tree, suspended between heaven and earth, its roots drawing God’s goodness like sap that flows through the trunk and into the branches that stretch into our world. He might tell you a story of vessels so full of divine light that they burst and spread sparks across the earth. The mystic might say that it is up to each of us to repair the world (tikkun olam) by gathering these sp...

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Is Saudi Arabia pro-Israel?

June 04, 2020

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” Acts 1:8 (NIV) Last week was Shavuot/Pentecost – a time of celebration and a time to reflect on our faith. At the same time, we continue to deal with the pandemic and other tragic events that are headlining the news. We need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit across Israel, the United States and our world. So many are hurti...

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