A Look Back at Shavuot (Pentecost)

Shavuot (Pentecost) is one of the seven major Biblical feasts commemorated by Jews since their days of enslavement in Egypt. It actually commenced at sundown last Saturday (June 8), but rather than interrupt our series on the Six Day War, I chose to delay this post. We have discussed the Biblical roots, yet differences, of …

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The Six Day War: Aftermath

Over the past 6 days, we have commemorated the miraculous victory of the IDF in the Six Day War. Facing Arab plans to annihilate the Jewish state, Israel launched a preemptive strike in order to stave off a much bigger and better equipped Egyptian military. Syria and Jordan stood ready to pound the Israelis as …

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The Six Day War: Day 6

Israel's history is checkered with miraculous victories since her rebirth in 1948. Five Arab enemies attacked the day after Israel declared independence that year. Despite being totally out-numbered and lacking military equipment, the Lord brought victory. Continuing to antagonize the Jewish nation, Arab neighbors came calling once again in 1956. Still out-manned and out-equipped, Israel …

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The Six Day War: Day 5

Following victory in Egypt and the Sinai, sights turned to the vulnerable area known today as the West Bank. In Biblical times the area was known as Judea and Samaria, rich with ancient history going back to Abraham. Day 5 marked a strategic focus on Israel's northern border, also known as the Golan Heights, and …

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