JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Israel’s sharp words to Iran to begin nuclear negotiations

December 02, 2021

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Psalm 122:6 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. As a partner of Israel who loves the Jewish people, I’m sure you’ve been watching and waiting for this week’s start of nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna. It’s no exaggeration to write that the safety of Israel, and even the world, is at stake in these discussions. But the truth is … all of this is entirely out of our control. The only thing you and I can do – the only thing we can control – is how we ...

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8 Things You Should Know About Chanukah

November 26, 2021

Here are eight things to help Believers in Jesus understand and appreciate this meaningful Jewish holiday. 1. Chanukah lasts eight days Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish holiday, which occurs in November or December each year. It commemorates a victory, a miracle and the rededication of the Temple after it had been defiled. 2. The Maccabees made Chanukah possible In the second century B.C.E., Antiochus IV ruled the Jewish people. He persecuted them intensely, forcing them to worshi...

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Prayer Points: We are full of thanksgiving to God

November 24, 2021

We are full of thanksgiving to God, not just because of a holiday but also because of you. We are so grateful to each of you who earnestly sows prayers into Jewish Voice Ministries International. Some of you tell us how you faithfully pray for us daily. Others recount to us the many years you have covered us in prayer. We thank all of you who: Pray through our Prayer Points emails (or read the blog posts) twice each month. We love when you tell us the specific ways you have been praying...

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Without Chanukah, there would be no Christmas story . . .

November 22, 2021

I believe the miracle of the Chanukah season has never been more important . . . It’s the miracle of a single night’s supply of oil that burned for eight days so the temple in Jerusalem could be rededicated more than 2,000 years ago. God had preserved His people from complete destruction as the Greco-Syrian Emperor, Antiochus IV, choked the Jewish people with an iron grip. In his zeal for total control, Antiochus sought to obliterate the religious liberty of God’s people — prohibiting the...

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The Role of Gentiles in the Church as It Relates to the Jewish People

November 19, 2021

Scriptures show us that God set apart the Jewish people. He chose them as the people to whom He would reveal Himself and give His Word. He charged them with obeying and preserving His Word throughout all their generations. The Lord selected the Jewish people to be “a light unto the nations” (the Gentiles), bearing testimony of Him to the world (Isaiah 42:6). It was from Israel that God sent the Messiah for all mankind – to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). That’s quite a role for the Jewish people in...

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U.S. abstains on U.N. Palestinian vote

November 19, 2021

“From the LORD comes deliverance. May Your blessing be on Your people.” Psalm 3:8 (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. I pray God’s blessing on you and His presence with you for your faithfulness toward His people. And I pray that, no matter what you may be facing today, you’ll embrace the Truth of the Scriptu...

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Prayer Points: Please pray for an upcoming gathering of Messianic Jewish leaders

November 09, 2021

As a Jewish Voice Prayer Partner, you know that one of the three prongs on our mission statement is to grow the Messianic Jewish community. Strong, healthy leadership is vital for the growth of the Messianic Jewish Movement! Today, we’re focusing our prayers on Messianic Jewish leaders in Israel, the United States and globally. Please pray for a gathering of Messianic Jewish leaders from around the world that Jewish Voice will host in just a few days. Here are some of the ways you can pray ...

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Please Pray for Ethiopia

November 05, 2021

After a year of escalating violence between warring factions in Northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency this week. The conflict may affect the capital city of Addis Ababa in the coming days or weeks. We at Jewish Voice are deeply concerned for the citizens of Ethiopia in light of this dramatic escalation. On our hearts especially are the many dear congregations and brothers and sisters in the Lord that we know and love there, as well as our NGO staff and in ...

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Islamic Republic casts blame for recent cyber attack

November 05, 2021

““Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Psalm 122:6 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. With so much tension and turmoil stirring against the Jewish people – with Hamas, Iran and those who are eager to see Israel destroyed — we must engage in battle through our prayers by asking God to intervene and accomplish His purposes. And this isn’t just about the global enemies who are surrounding Israel – it’s also about our own lives. We must be a people of prayer. That in every circumstance we face, we’...

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What Was Kristallnacht?

November 03, 2021

Eight-year-old Esther Gever laid hold of her father’s arm in their Vienna home, facing off against the Nazi soldier trying to take him away. “No! You cannot take my father!” she asserted. “Why would you take my father?” The soldier growled back, “Because he is a Jew.” Esther persisted, “You will not take him! He didn’t do anything.” The soldier had had enough of this little girl standing in his way, slowing down his dirty business that night. He grabbed Esther by the front of her shirt and threw...

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