Experience Israel Tour

After an entire year of promoting our 10th Anniversary Tour and it has finally arrived and the group is landing and ready for an experience of a lifetime. There are always many logistical details to take care of before a big group arrives and we ask for your prayers for the staff, the tour guides and operators as they prepare for the trip and that everything will run smoothly while they are in … [Read more...]

Christian Community in Israel

Today, a Greek Orthodox institution in Jerusalem was set fire and derogatory graffiti against Jesus was sprayed on the walls. Nobody was present at the center so thankfully there were no injuries. There have been several hate crimes in recent months against churches, synagogues and mosques. In a country that prides itself on being democratic and accepting of all faiths, there are still those who … [Read more...]

Parashat Tetzaveh (You shall command) Exodus 27:20-30:10

בס"ד Parashat Tetzaveh (You shall command) Exodus 27:20-30:10 Shabbat Zachor Maftir: Deuteronomy 25:17-19, Haftarah: I Samuel 15:1-34 This week's Torah reading teaches about the Kohanim (Priests) and their garments. In the midst of the parashah one reads, "And you shall take from the blood which is upon the altar and from the anointing oil and you shall sprinkle upon Aaron and his garments … [Read more...]

Purim: Refusing to Bow Down

In honor of Purim, the upcoming holiday that Jewish people will be celebrating in Israel and throughout the world, I am taking a small break from my blog series about God’s Word and His plan for Israel. The funny thing, though, is that the story of Purim actually echoes much of what I wrote in my last few blog entries, as well as what I will write in the coming weeks... The attempted … [Read more...]

Iran

The situation with Iran has been like a steaming pot getting ready to boil over for the past several years. Constantly there are talks about Iran's nuclear weapons manufacturing. While the US remains hopefully for a peaceful disarmament agreement, Israeli PM Netanyahu is not so quick to trust the regime in Iran and continues to voice at every possible occasion the continual threat the Iran poses … [Read more...]

Israel Economy – Housing Crisis

Housing and apartment prices in Israel are at an all-time high, having risen in some place 70-80% in the last five years. It is a topic that Israeli's constantly complain about, how it is almost impossible to buy a home in Israel. The economy and price of living make it very difficult for families to have the income to purchase homes as such astronomical prices. Throughout every major town and … [Read more...]

Stabbing in Jerusalem

Yesterday, an ultra-orthodox man was stabbed in the stomach by an Arab teenager. A security guard of the mayor was nearby the scene and caught the Arab teen as he tried to escape. The man stabbed was taken to the hospital and is being treated for his wounds. Please pray for the man to recover completely from his injuries. Pray for continued protection over the city and people of Israel. Pray for … [Read more...]

ISIS in North Africa opens doorway to Europe

Recent reports came out showing how ISIS's presence in Libya creates a strategic gateway into Europe and North Africa. Extremists have taken control over two Libyan cities and are aiming their sites at the capitol in Tripoli and Benghazi. The jihadist group is hoping to ship its militants these North African holds and ship them as refugees across the Mediterranean to Europe. The enemy is making … [Read more...]

Storm update

Overnight Jerusalem and the surrounding areas received 25 centimeters/10 inches of snow and the north received 30 centimeters/11 inches, even Beer Sheva in the south got snow. Schools were closed today and the kids are out building snow men! Public transportation and main highways are closed in and out of Jerusalem. Rain is expected to continue until tomorrow across the country and there is a … [Read more...]

Snow Storm #2 in Israel

Most years, Israel rarely sees snow in the winter time, but this year we have had two already. The snow is falling and the roads are starting to close. We are waiting to see if the snow will stick in Jerusalem and how much accumulation with happen across the country, even the Negev region will see snow. There is a danger for flooding in the Jordan Valley and the Judean Desert. Please keep Israel … [Read more...]