Shavuot

Today Israel is celebrating Shavuot. It is both a practical and agricultural holiday celebrating the first harvest of the year and a spiritual holiday remembering the giving of the Torah (Law) on Mount Sinai. People eat sweets and dairy foods to show our thanks to God for providing of land full of milk and honey. For the body of believers in Messiah, we also celebrate the giving of the Holy … [Read more...]

Shavuot – The Firstfruits and Law of Redemption by T. Michelle

Originally, the Jewish calendar did not have a fixed number of days in each month. Each month had 29 or 30 days, which was to be determined by the sighting of the new moon. It was only in the 4th century after the destruction of the second Temple that Hillel II instituted a fixed calendar that the Jewish people use until today. This is important to know because timing is incredibly significant in … [Read more...]

Escalation between Iran and Gulf States

Within the past few months, Iran-backed Houthi rebels have taken over the capital city Sanaa in Yemen. The Houthi's are a minority Shi'ite group in Yemen who have been in conflict with the Saudi-backed, Yemenite president. Now this rebel group has been trying to expand their territory of control essentially bringing Saudi forces into a type of proxy war with Iran. More than 1,000 people have been … [Read more...]

A New Promise …

“And the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.” Genesis 12:7 During the past few weeks, we studied Genesis 12:1-3. One of the main things we studied in these verses was the fact that God made a covenant with Abram, and that this covenant was unconditional. Often, we find that specific … [Read more...]

Car-Ramming Attack

This morning, near the Mt. of Olives, two police men were hit by an oncoming car, the driver who carried out the terror attack was shot and soon died of his wounds. The two officers, one man and one woman, received light to moderate wounds and were taken to the hospital. Residents of the nearly neighborhood started to riot and throw rocks at the security forces saying they shot an innocent man who … [Read more...]

Parashat BaMidbar (In the Wilderness) Numbers 1:1-4:20

בס״ד By Baruch—LoveIsrael.org Parashat BaMidbar (In the Wilderness) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 In this week’s Torah portion, one reads, “For to Me is every firstborn; on the day I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Me every firstborn in Israel, from man unto beast shall be to Me, I am HaShem.” Numbers 3:13 You have heard me say many times that … [Read more...]

Ethiopians Protest in Tel Aviv

Today the Ethiopian community is holding another protest in Tel Aviv. Please pray for safety and that violent riots will not break out. … [Read more...]

Jerusalem Day

Today the roads are closing as the streets become filled with patriotic Israeli's celebrating Jerusalem as the eternal capitol of Israel. This is also a controversial day for the Arab citizens and leftists that do not accept the status quo as is. Unfortunately there are have been several accounts of racism and anti-Arab rhetoric in past years on this day. We ask for your prayers on a number of … [Read more...]

Aliyah

We praise God for the increased number of people making Aliyah to Israel, especially from the Ukraine and France. Oftentimes, those making Aliyah are coming to Israel because of pressures and lack of security in their countries. We ask that you would pray for a continued ingathering of the Jewish people and that God would have His way in the hearts of the Jewish people around the world. Pray for a … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Hit and Run Car Attack

Four teenagers were hit by a car on Thursday afternoon as they were standing at a hitchhiking station near Gush Etzion. The driver, a Palestinian from Hebron, was caught and taken into custody to question him to see if his motives were to carry out a terror attack. One of the injured is in moderate condition, the others were lightly wounded. They were taken to a hospital nearby. Please keep the … [Read more...]