Jewish roots – authentic identity in the midst of broken branches

One of the main deliberations in the Messianic Jewish movement today is, “What is true Jewish identity, and what is authentic Messianic Jewish identity?” Some Gentiles who are interested in things Jewish ask a similar question: “What are the Jewish roots of our faith, and how can Gentile believers embrace those Jewish aspects which are […]

We wish you a kosher Pentecost!

Today is the Day of Pentecost (Greek for ‘fiftieth’). The original Hebrew name is Shavuot (‘weeks’), referring to the waiting period between Passover and Pentecost – seven weeks of seven days each, culminating in the holiday on the fiftieth day (Leviticus 23:15-21).    My Polish Jewish grandfather used to say, “A goat may have a beard, […]

Hansel, Gretel and Cohen

A long time ago, in a German forest very far away, lived a brother, Hansel and a sister, Gretel. Their wicked stepmother decided that there was not enough food to go around, and so she forced her hen-pecked husband into abandoning the two children in the heart of a black forest. Hansel was quick on […]

Israel’s destiny – Two prophetic sons

Over 2,700 years ago Isaiah received an extremely strong prophetic word, “For this is what YHVH said to me according to the great power of His hand” (Isaiah 8:11). This multi-faceted message concerned the agony of defeat and the joy of victory. King Ahaz would refuse to trust in the God of Israel’s prophetic counsel […]

Boskey newsletter May 6 2019 – The Day After

In 48 hours a total of 690 rockets and mortars were fired against Israeli civilians by the Islamist jihadi terror groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). At 04:30 local time on Monday May 6 both jihadi groups unilaterally and anonymously announced a cease-fire: www.afp.com/en/news/717/palestinians-say-truce-reached-israel-end-deadly-escalation-doc-1g68u45 http://english.almanar.com.lb/730072 A third terror group (the Democratic Front for the […]

Mayday in Gaza

  ‘Mayday’ is a synonym for an international distress call. A senior radio officer at London’s Croydon Airport came up with the term based on its phonetic similarity to the French m’aider, which means “to come to my aid.” Over the past few days Gazan Islamist terror groups Islamic Jihad and Hamas have directed substantial rocket […]

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