JEWISH VOICE BLOG

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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You can help Israel in this time of urgent need

June 01, 2020

For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic — and all the changes it has brought to our lives — is one of the most difficult experiences we’ve ever had. But imagine having survived decades of war and terrorist attacks only to now have to live in fear of a deadly virus while on lock-down in Israel. Many enduring this isolation are Holocaust survivors. And because of their advanced age and pre-existing medical conditions, they are among the most vulnerable. In fact, Israel has been hit hard by ...

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Taking Hope with us Every Day

May 31, 2020

For the past nine weeks, as the coronavirus upended the world with fear, stay-at-home mandates, financial loss and isolation, we’ve turned to Scripture for the hope we each need to endure rough times. The world is opening back up at last after the global pandemic. People are emerging to resume life, perhaps somewhat timidly, and wondering how we will fare as things work their way back to “normal” – whatever that will look like now. We still need God’s hope – every day. Some common themes ran ...

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Reflecting on Shavuot

May 29, 2020

Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It was fifty days after God had delivered the Israelites from slavery to Egypt, calling them out to be a nation of His own. When He gave them His Law, He drew them deeper still into relationship with Him. The people of Israel received His Word and committed to following Him. As we receive God’s Word, we receive Him. Scripture tells us that the Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12) and is infused with His Spirit (2 Timothy 3:1...

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Shavuot/Pentecost, Night of Promise and Israel news

May 28, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13 (NIV) This weekend is Shavuot/Pentecost! Historically, this period of time has been one of waiting in hopeful anticipation of what the Lord has in store for the season ahead for His people. I believe God is working in wonderful and amazing ways during this challenging time and will continue to unfold His plan. We just need to wait o...

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The Anticipation of Shavuot

May 28, 2020

Shavuot marks the end of a season of anticipation. It is a harvest festival and one of three pilgrimage feasts of the Jewish year. For such holidays, each physically able, adult Jewish male was to travel to Jerusalem to present his offering. In the case of Shavuot, he offered the first of his barley harvest. Jewish tradition teaches that God gave the Torah (the Law) to His people at Mount Sinai on the date of Shavuot. The Israelites had been freed from 400 years of slavery as a people. They t...

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