Let’s Go to the Galilee!

Hi friends!  Some of you have been to Israel…many of you have not.  So, let’s take a very quick trip together!  Close your eyes and imagine the Sea of Galilee, around which over 75% of Jesus’ ministry took place.  Can you picture it?

Now, get a glimpse of that place and imagine Jesus teaching parables, healing people and walking on water:


Enjoy your weekend!  Shabbat shalom!

“Christ Revealed” – #1 Rated Christian Documentary Available Online

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Hi everyone!

I am anxious to view Christ Revealed, a 9-part documentary filmed primarily onsite at many locations in Israel.  The film will take you on a faith-building journey through the land, with some of the world’s foremost experts on Israel’s history, her hidden treasures, and of course, astounding evidence about the validity of Christ and the resurrection.  (For example, Episode 1 promises to take you inside the Garden Tomb, where Jesus was buried!)

Over 20 highly-acclaimed experts will guide us on this spiritual journey.  Though I have not seen it yet, I am familiar with most of those associated with the project and trust that it will be Biblically accurate.  Some of those involved are:

  • Mike Huckabee – strong Christian conservative, former Governor of Arkansas, former Presidential candidate and one of our nation’s foremost supporters of Israel.
  • Amir Tsarfati – world-renown Messianic Jew and founder of Behold Israel, ranking IDF reservist and arguably Israel’s premier tour guide.
  • Randall Price – theologian, archaeologist and author, holding advanced degrees in Jewish studies and Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University.
  • Tisha Michelle – Director of Exodus Israel (serving under-privileged children) and Welfare of the Israeli Soldiers, as well as a highly sought after Christian Israeli tour guide.
  • Hermana Viljeon – Christian guide and prayer leader at Magdala, a newly-excavated site in the Galilee region.
  • …many, many more!

Christ Revealed is available for free…but only for 9 days.  (Each episode is available for 24 hours and the first went live at 9:00 pm tonight, Eastern time.)  So, if you’re interested, act quickly!  (An email address is required.)

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Is it Safe to Visit Israel?

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Does this look dangerous?  (Photo credit: Alamy/Daily Mail)

I hear it all the time!  “Isn’t it dangerous to go to Israel?”  My response: the most dangerous part of going to Israel is the drive from your house to the airport to catch your flight to Israel!  Seriously!

Despite “terrorist nuisance” emanating from the Gaza border, Israel is safe to visit!  If necessary, Israel could destroy the Gaza Strip in a matter of minutes.  They simply don’t want to attempt to rule unruly people.  Besides, most tourist don’t go anywhere near the Gazan border where the activity takes place.

But, allow me to defer to Susan Michael, Director of the US branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem to answer the question, Is it Safe to Visit Israel?


Jews and Arabs Leaving Peacefully Side-by-Side!

I recently read an article entitled, Biblical Shomron: Israel’s Strategic, Peaceful and Beautiful Heartland.  In it is the story of the Shomron Regional Counsel’s success in developing areas where Jews and Palestinians work peacefully side-by-side.  The area is called the West Bank, but in Biblical terms, it is Samaria.

This area is targeted by the BDS movement, an effort to boycott, divest and sanction Israeli companies for the purpose of “helping” the Palestinians.  But the truth is, if these companies were shut down, more Palestinians would be out of work than Israelis!  That’s one of the things that makes the BDS movement so ridiculous!

I have been to this area and I have seen Jews and Palestinians working peacefully side-by-side and it is such a refreshing sight!  Peace is possible when left to the citizens themselves.  It is when the Palestinian Authority and/or Hamas get involved that things turn south, as they have in the ongoing conflict at the Gaza border.

If only the citizens were allowed to seek a better living, Israel would give them that!  Those who do have the opportunity to live and work in the Shomron region bear testament to that!

Please pray for the people of Gaza.  The oppression (and brainwashing) is so intense, violence is all they know.  Pray they will find the freedom enjoyed by their countrymen in the Shomron region.

BTW – the Jewish “settlements” in the West Bank we hear so much about on the news look like this: