Tour Rewind: Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives Ok friends, as I indicated yesterday, there is method to my madness. As we head toward the weekend, I want to transport you to a weekend over 2,000 years ago. That weekend changed history...and I hope this weekend blesses you immensely as we finish our tour rewind by focusing on that weekend. …

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10 Days of Awe: What do They Mean?

I drive through a Jewish neighborhood each day on the way to and from work. This week, I see many Jewish families walking to a neighborhood synagogue. That is not an unusual scene, except that it is currently happening every single day. What's going on? Jews worldwide celebrated Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) last Sunday …

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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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Devastating Floods Hit Iran

For the third time in two weeks, Iran is dealing with the aftermath of massive flash flooding as heavy rains recently caused rivers and dams to overflow. Floodwaters washed away homes and vehicles, while building in some areas were submerged up to their roofs. Following previous floods on March 19 and March 25, which took …

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