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Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre

Mourning Your Sons, o Zion

By Lilly Cohen For the residents of Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighbourhood, the day started like many others. Wrapped up snugly against the winter chill, early more »


Sticks and stones: Israel’s Daily Battle Against Violence

By Tom Brennan The Government just announced 20 year prison terms for persons convicted of throwing rocks and bottles in protest related attacks. Street violence more »

Grafted In

Messianics: Who are They

By Tom Brennan Recently the Ministry of Religion recognized a Messianic Congregation. Who are Messianics and how do they fit into Israel’s complex network of more »

Isaiah the Prophet

Isaiah (740 – 681 BC) (Part 4)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part1   Part 2   Part 3 Isaiah’s Character The character of Isaiah ben Amoz is of a prophet who towered above his 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 »


The War of Words

The War of Words

By Tom Brennan The battle of contradictions, threats and propaganda in issues from the Temple Mount to building in Jerusalem is under way.Reading between the lines is essential to countering the propaganda from the Palestinian Authority … [Read More...]

“Comfort, Comfort My People”

“Comfort, Comfort My People”

By Lilly Cohen I was out to dinner with some friends last night when I heard the news:  Sergeant Almog Shiloni had died from the stab wounds he suffered earlier that morning when a terrorist tried to grab his weapon at the Haganah Train … [Read More...]

Remembering Chaya Braun 3 months old

Two Funerals Two Peoples

By Tom Brennan Jerusalem, city of peace sees more violence than almost any other city on earth. Most of it comes from acts of terror, mob attacks and other politically and hate- fueled acts by Palestinian supported and Muslim sponsored groups … [Read More...]

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Israeli Life & Culture

IDF Soldiers - Photo by Ouria Tadmor

For Those Who Stand Guard Over Israel

By Lilly Cohen Late afternoon, just as the last bit of sun paints the white walls of Jerusalem a dusky pink, I make my way to the Kotel (Western Wall). Swaddled in fat layers of winter-wool, tonight I’m one of the few brave enough to face … [Read More...]

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Isaiah the Prophet

Isaiah (740 – 681 BC) (Part 4)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part1   Part 2   Part 3 Isaiah’s Character The character of Isaiah ben Amoz is of a prophet who towered above his contemporaries, a giant among the biblical prophets, one who challenged the nation of Judah to follow … Read More...

Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah (740 – 681 BC) (Part 3)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part 1      Part 2 Readings from the Haftorah In the synagogue service it is the tradition to read from the book of prophets following the Torah reading (the reading from the Five Books of Moses—the Torah scroll). … Read More...

Suffering Messiah

The “Suffering Messiah” (Part 2)

By Barry Rosenfeld Isaiah 52 and 53 describe a “suffering Messiah” who is beaten and disfigured. This is recorded in Mark 15:15-19—“Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed … Read More...

Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah (740 – 681 BC) (Part 1)

By Barry Rosenfeld “See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him—his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred … Read More...

Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions (Part 4)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part 1    Part 2    Part 3 Although God has given us His word the Bible to guide us, He can and does still communicate with His people through dreams and visions. Judaism today stresses the free will of the … Read More...


Dreams and Visions (Part 3)

By Barry Rosenfeld Part 1        Part 2 “When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I … Read More...

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