Parashat Vaetchanan (And he entreated) Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

בס״ד By Baruch Parashat Vaetchanan (And he entreated) Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26 In this week’s Torah portion, Moses sees what is called “This Good Mountain” and “the Lebanon” (see Deuteronomy 3:25). Although most English translations think that this is the area called Lebanon, like the country today, it is odd that the direct article appears on the word, … [Read more...]

The Connection Between the Physical and the Spiritual

If we are to understand the issue of Israel today, and how it connects to our lives as followers of the Messiah, then an understanding of the physical (or “natural” as Rav Shaul refers to it in the first book of Corinthians) and the spiritual is crucial. It is a connection found in the Word of God, which in order for us to fully understand the Word, we have to acknowledge and accept. Not only … [Read more...]

Alleged Israeli Air Strike in Syria

This afternoon reports claimed that the Israeli airforce struck a vehicle in the Syrian Golan Heights area. The targets were members of Hezbollah and a pro-Assad militia. Five people were killed, two of whom were form Hezbollah and three from the pro-Assad group called People's Committees. As is usual protocol, the IDF has refused to confirm or deny the attack. We know the IDF carries out many … [Read more...]

Clash with Settlers at Beit El

In a settlement called Beit El, an area in North Samaria near Ramallah, police are evacuating settlers who are protesting to build new homes. Early this morning the police detained at least 50 settlers who were squatting overnight in a building that is meant for demolition. This building is called the Dreinof structure and the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that it is illegally under construction … [Read more...]

Tisha B’Av

Today is a great day of sadness, mourning and fasting for the Jewish people. Many great tragedies have occurred to the Jewish people on the 9th of the Jewish month of Av, most greatly commemorated is the destruction of the first and second Temple in the years 586 BC and 70 AD. This is also a time for fasting and prayer for the restoration of the third Temple. We ask that you would join us in … [Read more...]

Violent Riots on Temple Mount

Sunday morning, violent and planned riots broke out on the Temple Mount. Masked men threw stones and fireworks at the patrolmen as they stormed into the al-Aqsa mosque. Eventually the police were able to take control and bring the holy site back to normal. Please pray that riots and clashes will no longer continue and put lives in danger. Pray for the security guards that stand there everyday in … [Read more...]

Wildfire update!

Fire has been contained! … [Read more...]

Wildfires in Israel

Please pray that the firefighters will be able to get control over the wildfire near Beit Shemesh in the Judean Hills. Please also pray for God's protection over all the people in the area. … [Read more...]

Syrian War

The fight of the Assad regime to topple the insurgency and take back ground lost in the past four years of the war in Syria continues with force. Hezbollah's presence in Syria continues to grow in efforts alongside the Assad regime. Almost 4 million people have fled the country since the civil war spiralled out of control, most of them are women and children trying to survive in neighboring … [Read more...]

Prayer for Youth

Please pray for safety and unity for the youth group today as they take a field trip. We pray that this will be a fun bonding time as well as a chance to pour into the hearts and lives of the youth. We ask that you would join us in covering them with your uplifting prayers. … [Read more...]