Israel Shuts Down for Yom Kippur

Empty highway during Yom Kippur Yom Kippur (which began at sundown Tuesday, October 8 this year) is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. It follows the 10 Days of Awe in which Jews are particularly focused on repentance, prayer, fasting and acts of charity. According to Jewish tradition, it is believed the righteous (tzaddikim) …

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10 Days of Awe: What do They Mean?

I drive through a Jewish neighborhood each day on the way to and from work. This week, I see many Jewish families walking to a neighborhood synagogue. That is not an unusual scene, except that it is currently happening every single day. What's going on? Jews worldwide celebrated Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) last Sunday …

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For Zion’s Sake – October 2019

Friends, today is first Wednesday, which means our focus turns toward joining believers from around the world to follow the Biblical command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122) Please join the worldwide Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative led by the International Christian Embassy. Specific prayer points for this month are found here. BTW …

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Takes the Podium at the UN

Iran President Hassan Rouhani at the UN Perhaps the biggest hitter of the day (Wednesday, 9/25/19) at the UN General Assembly was Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. In the assembly hall void of Israeli and major US delegates, Rouhani stuck to form in pointing the finger at the US for virtually everything that ails the Middle …

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