6 Things Christians Should Know about Hanukkah

To all my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah! To all my Gentile friends, let me explain. At sundown this evening, Jews around the world will begin the 8-day celebration of Hanukkah. It is a most joyous time! A few years ago I had the privilege of being in Jerusalem as Hanukkah commenced, and I must say, …

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Hebrew Word Study: Adam

The Hebrew language is so rich in meaning! In fact, the more you understand the Hebrew language, the more meaning Scripture holds for you! In many ways, Hebrew is different from any other language. For one thing, the language was all but dead as a conversational language until the 1880's when a Russian Jew named …

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A Glimpse of Passover in Israel

Hi gang! While Christians celebrated Resurrection Day during the Jewish festival of Passover, remember that Jews celebrate Passover for an entire week (until sundown this Saturday)! I want to give you one example of the celebratory atmosphere in Israel. The video below is from Ben Yehuda Street, a pedestrian mall where locals and tourist mingle …

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A Day in the Life…in Israel!

Hi everyone!  I'm enjoying the sites and sounds of Jerusalem, beyond the typical "tourist" experience.  I'm staying with a friend of mine and here is the view of the front patio, just outside my bedroom window.  Not many of us Phoenicians enjoy yards like that!  While a bit warmer than normal, it is absolutely beautiful …

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