Understanding Tisha B’Av

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate Tisha B'av (the ninth of the Hebrew month, Av) by fasting and refraining from any sort of pleasure or enjoyment. But what exactly are they commemorating?  The destruction of both the first …

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Israel Mourns a Loss

Just days from turning 19, a Yeshiva student, officially in the military, but not armed or in uniform at the time, was stabbed to death late Thursday night by Palestinian terrorists. He was the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. He didn't riot.He didn’t throw rocks or firebombs.He didn’t send incendiary kites and explosive balloons.He wasn't …

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For Zion’s Sake – August 2019

Hi friends! It's first Wednesday, and that means an international prayer experience as we join believers from around the globe in obedience to God's command for us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122). In fact, this prayer initiative is founded on Isaiah 62 which exhorts us to "...take no rest for yourselves …

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The Truth about Al-Aqsa and the Muslim Claim to the Land

Bassam Tawil, a devout Muslim, has written a commentary setting the record straight regarding the safety of Al-Aqsa Mosque (atop Temple Mount), Muslim claim to the land, the history of Palestine and much more. It is a long article, published by The Gatestone Institute. However, he lists 9 short (but important) key points in the …

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