9/1 Prayer Points

New School Year Begins The first of September starts the first day of school for children across Israel. In Israel children and family are the most precious part of life. We thank God for his provision and for the gift of every child. Please pray with us for blessing and protection for the children as they enter the new school year. Pray for the teachers and parents to help guide the children … [Read more...]

8/31Prayer Points

72nd Soldier Died of Wounds Received in Gaza Sergeant Shachar Shalev, who was seriously wounded only six days into the IDF's ground incursion into Gaza, died Sunday after fighting for his life for 5 weeks in the hospital. 20 years old from a moshav in the Golan Heights and a paratrooper in the army, Shachar lost both of his legs. Please pray for the family and friends of Shachar during their time … [Read more...]

08/29 Prayer Points

Ceasefire in Effect An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire went into effect Tuesday evening. Residents of the south still carry doubt that this will be an end to the rocket fire, while Palestinians in Gaza run to the streets shouting victory. Seemingly this is the close of Operation Protective Edge there is still much to be in prayer for. Pray for the recovery of families in Israel who have lost homes … [Read more...]

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס"ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 One of my favorite verses is found in the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes). There one reads, "…for not to the swift is the race, and not to the heroes is the war, and also not to the wise is the bread, and also not to the intelligent is the wealth, and also not to the knowledgeable is the favor..." Kohelet … [Read more...]

Chairs for Judgment; A Personal Reflection – Psalm 122:5

“Because there sit the chairs for judgment; the chairs for the house of David.” Psalm 122-5 I find it very ironic that I am writing this blog entry during these challenging times here in Israel.  The truth is that one day, each one of us will face the Judge and will give an account for our lives. Hamas and its allies will have to give an account; the nations will give an account; the government … [Read more...]

8/24 Prayer Points

Enemies in the North and South of Israel At least five rockets were shot from Syria into the northern Galilee region of Israel and another was fired from Lebanon that hit a home in western Galilee during Saturday night. Rockets continue in the southern Negev region hitting the same kibbutz of the 4-year old boy that was killed on Friday. We continue to ask for your prayers during this crucial … [Read more...]

8/21 Prayer Points

4-year old boy killed by mortar fire An awful tragedy happened today in the south of Israel when a young boy was killed from a mortar rocket that hit the car of his family. Rockets have been pouring down throughout Israel since the ceasefire was broken. We ask for your prayers for the family of the young boy and all those affected by his death. Pray for the protection of innocent civilians who … [Read more...]

“Because there sit the chairs for judgment; the chairs for the house of David.” Psalm 122:5

The topic I would like to focus on in the next few blog entries is a topic that, nowadays, not so many people like to talk about: Judgment Day. Years ago, when I lived in California, I would go to Venice Beach every Sunday with a good friend of mine, and talk to people about God and our faith in the Messiah of Israel. Almost every week we had a gentleman that would come and harass us. I … [Read more...]

Parashat Re’eh (See) Deuteronomy 11:26-16:19

בס"ד Parashat Re'eh (See) Deuteronomy 11:26-16:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 Things are much easier to accomplish when one plans well in advance to do them. As we move closer to the end of the Hebrew month of Av, the month of Elul is very near. Elul is traditionally a month which prepares us for the Holy month of Tishre, in which the festivals of Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Succot are … [Read more...]

Parashat Eikev (Reward) Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25

בס"ד Parashat Eikev (Reward) Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 In this week's Torah reading, it is said that "HaShem will not take a bribe." (Deuteronomy 10:17) Throughout the Scriptures, there are several occurrences where those in leadership positions are commanded not to take a bribe. However, it is never said in the Bible, that one should not offer a bribe. Does this mean … [Read more...]