Rocket shot from Gaza in to southern Israel

A rocket from Gaza was shot into southern Israel on Friday. This is the third time since the end of the war with Hamas this past summer that rockets have been fired. The red alert siren sounded and people ran to their shelters, but there were no injuries. Please pray that this does not escalate to another ongoing conflict. Please pray for continued protection for the residents of the south. … [Read more...]

Parashat Mikeitz (From the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17

בס"ד Parashat Mikeitz (From the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 Maftir: Numbers 7:30-41 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Shabbat Chanukah In this week's Torah reading, the goblet that was placed in Benjamin's sack was found. Joseph orchestrated this as a way of showing to his brothers their sinfulness. In other words, Joseph had the goblet placed in Benjamin's sack so that the brothers would believe that … [Read more...]

Abbas address to the UN

Today PA President Abbas will be addressing the UN as another appeal for statehood. He will put forth a resolution calls for Palestinian statehood and the full Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders within two years. A number of European nations have already shown their support for such a resolution. Please pray for wisdom for international leaders, especially friends and allies of Israel. … [Read more...]

True worship-עבודת אלוהים אמיתית

עבודת אלוהים אמיתית יעקב א' 26-27, ירמיה ז' 3-6 פסוק 26 נפתח בדבר אזהרה: אדם שלא ישלוט על לשונו יטעה את ליבו ועבודתו תהיה לשווא. מן הפתיח של הפסוק אנו מבינים שיעקב פונה דווקא אל אותם אנשים שבטוחים כי הם משרתי אלוהים, אך עבודתם לא באמת משרתת אותו. השיח בנוגע לדבר אלוהים ומצוותיו, תוך מתן הערות ורעיונות משלהם, גורם להם לחשוב שהם עובדים את אלוהים באמת, כשההפך הוא הנכון. יעקב מתאר עבודה כזו כ"הבל", … [Read more...]

Hanukkah: Living Menorahs

This week, the Jewish people celebrate the wonderful Festival of Lights, Hanukkah. This festive celebration is a time where families gather together to light the “Hanukkiah” (Menorah), eat tasty donuts and fried potato latkes (fat-free of course!), play the dreidle game, and most importantly, recount the heroic story of the Maccabe’ans, a group of God-fearing people who were not willing to … [Read more...]

Two Australians killed

Please keep the families and loved ones of the two Australians who were killed in the hostage takeover Monday morning. Pray that God will comfort them in their time of mourning. … [Read more...]

Hanukkah

When you hear the word "Chanukah" what thoughts enter into your mind? One of the best answers in victory! And not just any type of victory, but one which is supernatural. When the Jewish people defeated the vast Greek army, it was indeed miraculous. All too often, individuals think of the battle as simply a conflict between two nations, much like all the other wars which have happened over the … [Read more...]

Islamist holds hostage in Sydney, Australia

Monday morning an armed man wearing an Islamic headband entered a crowded cafe in Sydney taking dozens of people hostage. An Islamic flag was held to the window, it was not an ISIS flag, but the man has since requested that the police bring him an ISIS flag. Throughout the day a number of hostages either escaped or were released, but several still remain into the night. No hostages have been … [Read more...]

Man throws acid on Israeli family and children

Seven people including four young girls were wounded from acid burns after a Palestinian man threw acid on them at a hitchhiking stop near Bethlehem. The man was shot in the leg and taken into custody. Please pray for a full recovery of those who suffer burns from the acid. Pray that this will not cause any backlash from those who may want to seek revenge. … [Read more...]

December Thank You Letter

Shalom and greetings from Jerusalem! We have approached the end of the year and we have much to be grateful to God for this past year. This year the first Hanukkah candle will be lit on the evening of December 16 and the final candle eight days later in commemoration of the rededication of the Second Temple in the 2nd century B.C. It is a time of joy and celebration, with lights, gifts, dreidels, … [Read more...]