Two Temples Destroyed, Two Still to Come

Last Thursday was Tisha B'Av (ninth of Av), a day of deep grief in Israel. Many calamities throughout history have occurred on that calendar date, including the decree that the generation Moses led out of Egypt would remain in the wilderness for 40 years, thousands of Jews were expelled from England in the year 1290, …

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Understanding Tisha B’Av

Re-post:  Yesterday (July 29, 2020) at sundown, Israel began the commemoration of Tisha B'av, which carries great significance to the Jewish people.  To explain, I'm re-posting this article from last year.  Enjoy! The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate …

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Virtual Tour: Pool of Siloam

When you read about Jerusalem in the Bible, do you really know the location of what you are reading about? While the Old City of Jerusalem is what we read about in the New Testament, it was not the actual seat of Jewish life until the time of King Herod, who demonstrated his building prowess …

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Return to Zion: Is it Time? (Part 1)

Hi friends! I'm ready to return to Zion (Israel)...how about you? We're going in February 2021, so check out the details on the EXPERIENCE ISRAEL TOUR page. But that's really not what I'm thinking of when I ask, "Is it time to return to Zion?" That question is much more significant to the Jewish people …

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