Israel: 3000 Years Old, 74 Years Young

Though Israeli holidays are celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar, the world recognizes today...May 14, 2022...as Israel's 74th birthday. It was on that date in 1948 that David Ben Gurion led a group of Zionists to declare independence, fulfilling Bible prophecy that Israel would be reborn in a day. (Isaiah 66:7-10) Meanwhile, in America, God …

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What Does it Mean to be Jewish?

As we spend time this month praying for Israel, it seems appropriate to touch on the Jewish resistance of the Messiah. So, let's lay the groundwork by answering our title question. There is great misunderstanding about "Jewishness"...seemingly even among those who are Jewish. I once asked a Jewish friend, "What does being Jewish mean?" and …

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Understanding the “Yom’s”

The Hebrew calendar is filled with feasts, remembrances and celebrations. In fact, the Hebrew calendar may well contain more holidays than any other calendar in the world! In general, Jewish people love a good celebration, and they also give deep honor and remembrance when it is due. Israeli holidays also seem to come in bunches. …

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Applying the Lessons from Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 27, Israel commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, it is a somber day, marked by the 2-minute sound of sirens throughout the country which calls the entire nation to literally stop whatever they are doing and remember those lost in the Holocaust. It is definitely and exclusively a Jewish thing, but are there …

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