Happy Birthday Israel: Many Jewish Views
Author: Matt Sieger

Whether it is the threat of nuclear attack or terrorist bombs, it is no wonder that many Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora question if there is any hope for peace in the Middle East or survival at all.

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Can Israel Survive ISIS
Author: David Brickner

Today’s threat from ISIS is not the first time Israel has faced radical fundamentalism from Syria. The modern-day fundamentalism is a flash forward of what the prophet Daniel predicted (and which came to pass in the second century b.c.). But today’s existential threat to Israel is building to a far greater crisis.

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Life in Israel: I Will Fear No Evil
Author: Shimon Eitan

In these times of stress and uncertainty, many people rely on one another to feel supported, holding onto each other for strength. But it is difficult to grip the arm of your friend when the ground seems to be shaking underneath your feet. For the few of us in Israel who believe in Yeshua, we know that the only thing reliable and strong enough to hold us is the Lord.

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An Israeli Soldier and a Believer in Jesus
Author: Yoel Bernstein

Afer Yoel and his five siblings, all born in the U.S., made aliyah with their mom and dad, he and his brother Dan served in an elite unit in the IDF, where both have narrowly escaped death in combat. Yoel, a Messianic Jew, shares his story and reflects on the difficult subject of God’s protection in battle.

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Movie Review: Flipping Out
Author: Gefen Skvortsov

Review of a 2008 documentary about Israelis who travel to India, get involved with the drug scene, and “flip out.”

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Missiles, Messiahs and Maccabees
November 20, 2012
Author: Rich Robinson

A Hanukkah Meditation It’s Almost Hanukkah Hanukkah will soon be arriving (December 8, 2012 to be exact). The erev of the holiday falls on the night of December 7 — which happens to be the “date that will live in infamy” when Pearl Harbor was...

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An Excerpt: Bound for the Promised Land

Prologue The air was heavy and hot. A thick, drowsy calm engulfed us. Scarcely a sound broke the monotony of the languid Sabbath afternoon. My husband and I were resting in our small apartment facing an empty courtyard. The rows of sleepy blocks of flats behind us...

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You Are Home
February 1, 2010
Author: David Brickner

My responsibilities with Jews for Jesus have me traveling approximately 125 days a year. As I write to you, I have just begun an eight-day trip that is taking me first to Dallas, then to London. I am grateful to God for giving me this opportunity to serve Him, yet I...

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A Persecuted Church in Israel?
February 1, 2009
Topics: israel, persecution
Author: David Brickner

A strange phenomenon is occurring. Despite a growing awareness of the persecuted church around the world, it seems like the plight of the church in Israel is practically off the radar.” I happened to be a guest at a good evangelical church on the International...

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Prominent evangelical backs out of pro-Israel event over proselytizing disclaimer
April 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

Prominent evangelical backs out of pro-Israel event over proselytizing disclaimer Reported by Jim Brown for One News Now. Copyright 2006, 2007 American Family News Network Christian radio talk-show host Janet Parshall, a high-profile American evangelical known for her...

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Test Your Yiddishkeit
March 1, 2007
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Festival of Purim is on March 4 this year. Let’s see how much you know about this Jewish holiday: The word “Purim”...

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“The Best of the Holy Land” Tour
Topics: israel
Author: Jews for Jesus

Your host, Lon Solomon, is Jewish and has believed in Jesus 36 years; he’s been pastor of McLean Bible Church for 26 years and has served as a valued member of the Jews for Jesus board of directors for 20 years. This will be his 31st tour of Israel. Date: October...

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Bits from The Branches
November 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Essen Irina Ryvkina reports, “Natasha had attended a Messianic congregation over a long period of time, though not regularly because she is very ill. After she was recently hospitalized, I decided to visit her with a brother in Christ who lives in her city. Natasha...

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Christianity studies introduced into Israeli schools
October 11, 2006
Topics: israel
Author: Jews for Jesus

Do you think Jewish students in Israel should be able to study the life of Jesus in school? According to an October 7th article in Ynetnews, “Starting from this school year, high school students will be able to take matriculation exam in ‘Christian...

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Postcards from Israel
September 1, 2006
Author: David Brickner

Collective National Depression Israel has just come through a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon and no one there seems to think it went well. There is no confidence that any lasting peace will result from this war. Israelis prefer peace, but most felt that this fight was...

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Omission: The Sin Against Israel
May 1, 2006
Author: David Brickner

Good deeds sometimes do more harm than good. That’s right. If we busy ourselves with doing good while omitting what is best, then what is good eventually shrivels into a sorry substitute for what is best.

Author Robert Stearns has written a compelling cover story for this month’s edition of Charisma Magazine, titled “Why Israel Matters.” He urges Christians to support the nation of Israel, using both a theological and political perspective. But he leaves out the most important truth for Christians to understand about Israel

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Talking with Tass: A Palestinian who Loves the Jewish People
Author: Jews for Jesus

  As we reflect on the issue of reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian believers, we thought you might appreciate reading a bit from Tass Abu Sadr, a Palestinian who was raised as a Muslim and has been a believer in Jesus since 1993. Tass spent many years as a...

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Running Away
Author: Aaron Abramson

I was camped with my paratrooper unit in the desert surrounding the Dead Sea when I recognized the name Joshua Friedberg on the front page of an Israeli newspaper. Ne’dar, missing. Before I had time to process what was happening, I was on a bus heading back to...

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Resources to Consider: Why Care About Israel by Sandra Teplinsky and Arabs in the Shadow of Israel by Tony Maalouf
Author: Ruth Rosen

Book Title: Why Care About Israel Arabs in the Shadow of Israel Author: Sandra Teplinsky Tony Maalouf Date Published: June 1, 2004 November 10, 2003 Publisher: Chosen Books Kregel Academic & Professional Genre: 1. Pentecostal & Charismatic2. Judaism3....

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Alarmist Bells in Israel
February 1, 2006
Topics: israel
Author: David Brickner

It is the nature of the media to zero in on drama — so it is no surprise that reports on the Middle East always emphasize whatever is most volatile in this troubled region. It is difficult, even for Christians, to avoid being caught up in the hyperbole and...

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