In that day, I will restore David’s fallen sukkah. I will repair it’s broken walls and restore it’s ruins. I will rebuild it as in the days of old.

– Amos 9:11

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Mourning at Megiddo

Mourning at Megiddo In ancient times, the death of a Jewish leader brought on intense national mourning. Jeremiah describes it, “Focus in and call for the professional mourning women, that they may arrive. And send out for the skilled wailing women, that they may come … Yet listen, O women,

Does anybody really know what time it is?

In the late Sixties the rock group Chicago recorded a lovely jazz-swing hit. The song asks if people are truly aware of what is happening in the world around them: “As I was walking down the street one day, being pushed and shoved by people trying to beat the clock…People

“Render unto Caesar” – Seismic shifts in post-Nazi Europe

There are between seven and eight major tectonic plates within the bowels of this planet. Held in place by the sustaining power of God, their slightest movement blasts volcanoes into being, throws jagged mountains into the skies, and spins out shuddering earthquakes. The Jewish people’s state strategically sits between two

Eating grass and drinking wine

The last three months have seen elections in America, Israel and Jordan. The results have for the most part not brought healing, satisfaction or decisive change. Re-interpreting the Founding Fathers At the U.S. Inauguration (www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/21/inaugural-address-president-barack-obama) President Obama boldly advocated for homosexual marriage, placing it on an “Olympic podium” along with

Obstacles to world peace

On November 30, 2012 (one day after the world upgraded the PLO’s status at the UN),  the government of Israel declared its intention to move ahead with planning, approval and construction of 3,000 housing units in the suburban Jerusalem area known as Ma’ale Adumim, Mevaseret Adumim or E-1 (over twenty

Why do the nations rage? – UN Resolution 67/19

On November 29, 2012 a grand total of 138 nations of the world passed Resolution 67/19 on “The Question of Palestine” (www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/67/L.28) at the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. What does this resolution say? What does this resolution mean for the Middle East? What does

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