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Israel: The Last Refuge of Civility in the Middle East

By Tom Brennan As Christians and minorities face death and brutality in many neighboring Muslim countries, only Israel stands apart as a place that protects more »

Jerusalem Diversity

Temple Mount Battle Ground

By Tom Brennan Israeli police in Jerusalem face a never-ending battle to keep peace at the holiest place to three faiths. Since 1967 the Temple 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

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 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 »

Op-Ed

Billions of Dollars for Hamas

Gaza: The World is Watching

By Tom Brennan Nations pledging financial support should learn from Israel's experience before investing billions in a risky venture. A world conference has been meeting to discuss rebuilding Gaza. World leaders would be wise to learn from … [Read More...]

“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 of mine was. And he made the necessary arrangements, asked the necessary people and got the necessary … [Read 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...]

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Israeli Life & Culture

Akko

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...]

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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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Biblical

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...

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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...

King David

Longing for His Presence

By Elisabeth Hinze When it comes to heroes and heroines from the Bible, King David is one of my all-time favourites. Why? Well, I find him one of the easiest characters to relate to. The book of Samuel introduces him as Israel’s mightiest … 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...

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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...

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