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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 formed a jagged square. They too seemed to…

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Living on the Edge

There are so many adjectives one could use to describe living in a place that changes daily, if not hour-by-hour. At the risk of beginning on a negative note, let’s just say that great” or “awesome” are not always at the top of the list. When our family moved to Israel in 1994, I was…

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What in Yeshua’s Name Is Happening to the Ethiopian Jews?
Author: Lev Leigh

Between 1984 and 1985, a covert series of airlifts known as Operation Moses” transported more than 12,000 Ethiopian Jews from neighboring Sudan to the State of Israel.1 In 1989, diplomatic relations were restored between Jerusalem and Addis Ababa and, “At the heart of this agreement was a commitment on Ethiopia’s part to allow the Falashas2—all…

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Response to Our Identity–In Crisis or In Christ?

In the last Mishpochah Message we offered a particular perspective on the 1989 Israeli Supreme Court decision and how it affects Jewish believers who want to make aliyah. We viewed this issue within the larger context of our identity as those called to be a story to our people and to the world. The response…

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Our Identity–In Crisis or In Christ?

An article entitled, Israel cracking down on ‘Jews for Jesus’ ” appeared in the February 4 edition of the Chicago Tribune—section 1, page 2, no less. In the article, the sympathetic reporter (Tom Hundley) raises the question: Why should Jews be deported from Israel because they believe in Jesus? He notes, “Israel was created to…

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Should Jewish Believers Make Aliyah to Israel?
Topics: aliyah
Author: Mitch Glaser

Some Jewish believers we met told my husband and me that it is our duty to make aliyah, since the Bible says all Jewish believers in Jesus should live in Israel. We feel drawn to Israel but are confused about this teaching and whether or not we now have the option not to make aliyah….

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Coming Home

Born in post-World War II Germany of Polish holocaust survivors, my longing to find an earthly place I could call home began early in life. My parents, victims of Hitler’s atrocities, had been thrust from their homes and forced to find new ones. Germany was for us a place we were but temporarily transplanted. From…

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