Category Archives: Abraham

The Israeli elections – casting lots and ballots

King Solomon said it first: “The cast lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between the mighty ones” (Proverbs 18:18). Yet modern political developments indicate that elections don’t always put an end to quarrels. Another Solomonic gem wryly notes that “the first to plead his case seems right until another comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17). Both the USA and Brazil […]

Two new videos from our new CD – ‘SHTETL DREAMS’

We are pleased to present two new videos from our our newest musical project ‘SHTETL DREAMS’ They are now available for your enjoyment and encouragement on YouTube at the following links: Every Tribe   —  https://youtu.be/9tewW2506FI                  In The Middle of The Road —  https://youtu.be/cHL8RNfrlTU               […]

Two trees, two cities, two choices

The Maccabees were mightily used by the God of Israel to bring military deliverance to Jacob’s children. From weakness they were made strong, they became mighty in war and put foreign armies to flight (Hebrews 11:34). Barely two centuries later Messiah Yeshua walked the thorn-covered trails of Galilee, bearing chain-breaking gifts of light, healing, deliverance […]

In every generation they rise up to destroy us

Hamas’ Ramadan war has bled over into Pentecost (Sunday evening May 16), the Jewish feast known as Shavuot/Feast of Weeks in Deuteronomy 16:10: “Then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks to YHVH your God.”  This is the third time Hamas has initiated rocket attacks on Israel’s civilian population during a Ramadan season, considered in classical Islamic sources […]

Passover – the waters of death and the waters of life

  Passover is here. Jewish homes are gathering for our yearly seder, the recounting of God’s deliverance from the hands of our enemies in Egypt. This is the Jewish family celebration par excellence. I have cherished childhood memories of my Ukraine-born bobbeh (Jewish grandmother) bringing out culinary masterpieces, one after another, to the festive table. […]

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