Saudis, Rose Gardens and Genesis 12:3 – an update on 9/11

Nineteen years ago jihadi terrorists attacked America. Four jet-liners rammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field murdering 2,996 civilians. Fifteen of the nineteen Islamist hijackers were Saudis. At that time Saudi official sources denied any Saudi involvement. Instead they blamed Israel and the Zionists for the 9/11 attacks: On June […]

Rachel Boskey: the letter I didn’t want to write – August 30 2020

  August 30 2020 Shalom dear friend, This is a letter I didn’t want to write.  Composing this letter over the last few weeks has been difficult.  Yet I am compelled to tell you what I sense, writing as carefully as I can.  For many years of our marriage and ministry Avner has been the […]

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 […]

Strange bedfellows in the Middle East

“The longer a blind man lives, the more he sees,” said Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem. Grandiose plans can lead to folly, and the blindness of politicians and kings may lead to disaster. The recent peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) surprised the world’s media. Only the third country to enter into […]

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 […]

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