It’s hard to imagine the fear and anguish of Israelis in the communities bordering Gaza when 2,000-some terrorists invaded Israel on October 7.
Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
A widespread increase in anti-Semitism in recent days is stirring organizations around the world, such as Jewish Voice Ministries International, to speak out once more condemning dehumanizing hate speech towards Jewish communities worldwide.
God’s love for Israel shows through His favor toward those who love her. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure’” (Psalm 122:6).
I am just a tiny fishing village, but oh, the wonders I’ve seen and heard.
Jesus, the Messiah, spent much of His ministry years with me, and I became His home base during that time.
I heard Him teach in my synagogue many times, and He astounded people because He spoke with authority, unlike any Torah scholar they’d ever heard.
I listened as a demon recognized Jesus as the Messiah, right there in the synagogue. “I know who you are,” it shouted. “You are the Holy One of God!”
The Bible uses the word Israel in different ways. In Genesis, Israel is a person, Jacob, whose name the Lord changed to Israel after he wrestled and prevailed with the Lord all night. He is the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. In Egypt and the wilderness, Israel refers to the large population of Jacob’s descendants. Though they had no traditional leader or government, when they moved into the Promised Land, surrounding kingdoms also called them Israel as if they were a nation.
I am ancient, yet I am new every day. I have been here in Israel for many thousand years.
One day a miracle happened to me – in two places at once. At one spot, across from Jericho, a vast throng of people gathered on my eastern side. My Creator had told them they were to cross me, but my overflowing banks stopped them in their tracks.
When God called Israel out of Egypt to be a people unto Him, He commanded they observe annual “appointed times” before Him. Shavuot, or the Feast of Weeks, is one of them. It’s a commemoration of receiving, offering and thanksgiving.
The United States has an established history of standing with Israel. Since President Truman supported the founding of the State of Israel in 1948...