JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Some good news on the coronavirus front

July 16, 2020

Even when you and I are going through difficult times, we can have hope. Because of God’s great love, we are not consumed. His compassion for us never fails. He is faithful. This is a great promise we can hold on to no matter our circumstances. This week there is some good news on the coronavirus front in Israel – the government just approved a new plan to help financially support Israelis who have been hit the hardest. The leaders are learning from past mistakes as they make decisions regard...

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Long-time rivals unite against Israel

July 09, 2020

I am grateful we can turn to our Lord for our every need because He genuinely cares for His children. I pray that you know you can trust Him today, in the midst of this difficult season. Despite the lockdown procedures taken earlier this year, Israel is seeing its highest rate of coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The Israeli and Palestinian governments are both working to institute and enforce new procedures quickly in order to curb the spread of the virus. Here’s the lat...

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Join us as we pray over our Medical Outreaches

July 08, 2020

You may not be surprised to hear that we will not be going to Zimbabwe in July. We were continuing to pray and prepare, but due to COVID-19 and Zimbabwe’s phased approach to “re-opening” their country, we will not be able to hold a Medical Outreach there this month. However, we have not completely cancelled this trip, but instead are trusting the Lord to enable it later this year. As you can imagine, this is a time for incredible grace and flexibility, especially pertaining to internatio...

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The Potential Annexation of the West Bank

July 02, 2020

With the calendar turning to July this week, the discussions concerning the potential annexation of the West Bank and the need for peace have heated up and everyone has something to say – from leaders in Israel, the United States, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to those who are part of terrorist group Hamas. NETANYAHU CALLS ON PALESTINIANS TO "SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH" Sunday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a virtual summit of Christians United for...

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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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