The deal of the century

“Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild, he’ll never need to deal another” (Leonard Cohen, Stranger Song, © 1967 Sony/ATV Music Publishing). In 1987 Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal”  was number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for 13 weeks. Some quotes: “I like thinking […]

Dress rehearsal in Jerusalem

At least 47 world leaders are flying into Israel and ascending to Jerusalem. They’re coming to attend International Holocaust Day, the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Red Army liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz/Oświęcim on January 27, 1945. “47 delegations of kings, presidents, and other world leaders” are showing up in the […]

The Messianic movement – the last 50 years

The Book of Judges describes Jewish history at that time as repeating cycles of forty years (Judges 3:11; 5:31; 8:28; 13:1). This newsletter considers some of the major seasons in the Messianic Jewish movement over the past 50 years. There is room for praise to God here, as well as opportunity for thoughtful consideration. What […]

When glory shatters the night

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights. Nine burning candles remind us of the amazing victory of the Maccabees, high priestly heroes of the faith and Special Operations Forces of Israel over 2,000 years ago (see https://davidstent.org/maccabees-wanna-bes-and-fake-news-the-real-story-of-hanukkah/). Many of us think of Hanukkah as a kind of Jewish Christmas, with lights, scrumptious food and plenty of […]

YHVH will have war against Amalek from generation to generation

Edom had a grandson named Amalek (Genesis 36:12) who walked in his grandfather’s spiritual boots. Amalek also had murderous hatred and jealousy against Jacob’s seed (Genesis 27:41). Moses and Joshua had to confront the seed of Amalek on the desert battlefield of Rephidim (Exodus 17:8). Here is where the famous Bible story came to pass, […]

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