Category Archives: Disasters

The Jewish Exile and the hidden face of God

As a little Jewish boy growing up in Montreal I used to sing a Yiddish Purim (Feast of Esther) song: “Haynt is Purim, kinder; S’iz der yontif groys!” (‘Today is Purim, children! It’s the great holiday!’). And once again, according to the Jewish calendar we have arrived at the yearly celebration of the Feast of […]

Ezekiel 37 Institute – video teaching on the Minor Prophets – Habakkuk

We’re delighted to announce that our new twelve-part video series – teaching on the Minor Prophets – is being released on our YouTube channel. Once a week, we are releasing a new episode from this series. Eight of the Twelve Minor Prophets will be presented by Avner Boskey from a Messianic Jewish and Israeli viewpoint. […]

Putting together the jigsaw puzzle

There is something inside of man that delights in solving problems. For example: in a marriage, when a wife shares with her husband about a problem she’s having,  the husband immediately tries to solve the problem for her – though she may be looking for something more relational than his proffered solution. Some people have […]

Sapphire foundations

One of God’s most precious promises to the Jewish people is found in Isaiah 54. Israel will undergo a process of  metamorphosis which will transform her from shame and humiliation, from barrenness and desolation, from being considered a rejected wife and a reproached widow. She will morph into a gloriously married woman, filled with joy […]

When fire consumes the cedars of Lebanon (Judges 9:15)

At 18:08 local time on August 4, an apocalyptic explosion mushroomed over the Port of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. The official explanation for the cause of the blast is that the port’s Warehouse #9 (chock full of Chinese fireworks) somehow had caught fire and that within minutes the blaze jumped across to Warehouse #12, where 2,750 tons […]

Discerning our future

It’s ‘time out’ on Planet Earth. Trains, planes and automobiles have ground to a screeching halt. The pause button has been hit on Hollywood, rock concerts and fancy weddings for right now. How long will this go on? Will society be able to endure? Scripture verses which we’ve used countless times all of a sudden […]

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