Almond Blossoms Tell us Spring is on the Way!

Almond Blossoms Every year in Israel almond trees announce the coming of spring! Always the first to blossom, they put forth beautiful white leaves with pinkish centers, filling the landscape with the freshness of a new season! But did you know there is strong Biblical significance to the blossoming of the almond trees? For one, …

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All Lights are Lit as Hanukkah Comes to a Close

On the streets of Jerusalem and around Israel, Hanukkah menorahs burn brightly on the eighth night! Hanukkah has come and gone in Israel, but the joy remains!

Hanukkah Blessings Point to Christ

Hi everyone!  Hanukkah ends on Monday, but meanwhile, I hope you are enjoying a little bit of Hanukkah as we join with our Jewish friends in celebrating the miracle that happened!  We're in the midst of a series of posts about Hanukkah, so if you don't know what that miracle was, please review: Happy Hanukkah …

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Celebration of Light

חנוכה שמח Hanukkah began Sunday at sundown and Jews around the world repeat the Jewish phrase seen above, meaning "Happy Hanukkah!"  (Pronounced: Cha-nu-ka Sa-maech, with gutturals on the 'ch' sounds!)  Yesterday we talked about the meaning and significance of Hanukkah and today we'll discover the focus of Hanukkah. 7-branched Menorah near the Knesset Focus is upon …

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