The Names of Temple Mount

On two occasions, God spoke through the prophet Ezekiel, declaring Jerusalem the center of the world. (Ezekiel 5:5 and 38:12) Temple Mount is the focal point in Jerusalem, and is perhaps the most hotly-contested 36 acres on planet earth. But did you know it has not always been known as Temple Mount? What was it …

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Counting the Costs: Christians in Israel and the Middle East

Though Israel is a democratic state with freedom of worship, there remains challenges for believers there. For Messianic Jews, the challenges sometimes become very difficult. Meanwhile, Christians throughout Muslim-dominated countries in the Middle East often face even greater challenges. Muslim families often ostracize or disown family members who turn to Jesus Christ as Savior. You …

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Honoring an Auschwitz Survivor

One of the most moving experiences I've had in Israel is meeting Holocaust survivors and hearing their stories. There are many ways in which survivors of the horrific mass genocide at the hands of Nazi Germany are honored. In fact, I came across a moving picture of such an occasion: To celebrate her 104th birthday, …

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Israel Mourns a Loss

Just days from turning 19, a Yeshiva student, officially in the military, but not armed or in uniform at the time, was stabbed to death late Thursday night by Palestinian terrorists. He was the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. He didn't riot.He didn’t throw rocks or firebombs.He didn’t send incendiary kites and explosive balloons.He wasn't …

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