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“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

“We Have this Treasure in Jars of Clay”

By Elisabeth Hinze And so it happened that I attended an Orthodox Jewish wedding for the first time. No, I wasn’t invited. But a friend more »

Exodus: Gods and Kings by Ridley Scott

Re-thinking Moses

By Tom Brennan Ridley Scott’s new movie introduces some thinking about a standard view of Moses. Moses looked lot like Charlton Heston, or was it more »

Yom Kippur War

The 1973 Yom Kippur War

By Nicole Sivan We recently observed the holiday of Yom Kippur, the most holy day in the Jewish year. Much has been discussed about the more »


Dreams and Visions (Part 2)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part 1 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will more »

Israeli Navy Submarine

Take Her Down

By Tom Brennan Israel’s latest sub and a brief history of the Israeli Navy. Except for the friendly Nations of Jordan and Egypt, Israel’s back more »


Social Media Battlefield

How to Win the Social Media War for Israel

By Tom Brennan How to avoid being the guest of honor at a social media dogfight. Picking your social media battles and winning them for Israel. The number of social media pages seems to increase and decrease almost daily. Facebook's … [Read More...]

Ebola Outbreak

Ebola and Israel

By Tom Brennan The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is having a serious effect on the rest of the globe. This usually fatal disease has gone beyond its home ground in Africa to appear in Spain and the United States.  The news reports are … [Read More...]

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Israeli Life & Culture


Akko, Historic Port on the Coast

By Tom Brennan If you have seen the 1960 movie Exodus you will recognize Akko or Acre. It is the scene for a historic Irgun-led prison break from a forbidding fortress/prison where the British kept prisoners they regarded as dangerous to … [Read More...]

Having a Yom Kippur Break in the Middle of the Road

A Secular Yom Kippur

By Nicole Sivan For religious Jews Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most holy day of the year, but for secular Israelis this is perhaps the best Jewish holiday of all. Yom Kippur is the conclusion of the High Holidays in Judaism, … [Read More...]


The Rosh Hashanah Feast

By Nicole Sivan You can feel Rosh Hashanah in the air this week. The season is beginning to change and the first hint of autumn crispness is blowing in on the evening breeze. The beach and pool season is still open but the swimming days for … [Read More...]

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Dreams and Visions (Part 2)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part 1 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.’” (Acts 2:17) The primary function of … Read More...

Festive Meal Inside the Sukkah

The Season of Our Joy

By Elisabeth Hinze Sukkot is the seventh of the seven festivals we read about in the Bible. It’s a happy festival. I mean seriously happy. So happy in fact, that 1 Kings 12:32 tells us that the Israelites simply referred to Sukkot as “The … Read More...


Dreams and Visions (Part 1)

By Barry Rosenfeld “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” (Joel 2:28) Prophecy plays a major role in the Bible. … Read More...


Yom Kippur is for Jews and Christians Alike

By Tom Brennan The Covenant given to the Israelites through Moses included only one day of fasting. That day was to be the most solemn and ritualistic day of the year. It is a day when the whole assembly comes together to remember their sins … Read More...

Judean Hills2

I Will Bring Them Home to This Land Part 2

By Elisabeth Hinze Part 1 Some days I’m not too sure about the benefits of me having free will. Usually, those days come right after I’ve used said free will to make the wrong choice. And I’m left in the aftermath of that choice, pensively … Read More...

View of Judean Hills

I Will Bring Them Home to This Land

By Elisabeth Hinze After travelling the land of Israel in 1867, Mark Twain described it as a bleak wasteland. “A desolate country, a silent mournful expanse. We never saw a human being on the whole route, hardly a tree or shrub anywhere.” … Read More...

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