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...]

“For the sake of my brothers and friends, I speak (and request) shalom within you.” Psalm 122:8

As followers of Messiah Yeshua, we have an important role that I believe we often fail to understand. The role is to lead the way and set an example for others in what it means to be a follower of the Messiah. We often get stuck focusing on the “I way” verses the “Ya (God) way”. When we stand for God, His Word, and His will for our lives, we set an important example for others. When we stand … [Read more...]

Moran and family’s travel

Moran is continuing on his speaking tour, his family will soon join him. Please pray for safe travels for all of them and that the Lord will continue to have His hand on all of the meetings and speaking engagements that Moran has. Pray that he will be a blessing to all those who are hosting him. Please keep the staff at Hope for Israel in your prayers as well. … [Read more...]

Death of PA minister causes riots

After a scuffle with the IDF, PA minister died of a heart attack. This has left many Palestinians angry and seeking revenge. There were isolated riots today in Hebron and other Arab neighborhoods. Please pray that this does not escalate out of proportion by putting others' lives in danger. … [Read more...]

Parashat Vayeishev (And he dwelt) Genesis 37:1-40:23

בס"ד Parashat Vayeishev (And he dwelt) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8 In this week's Torah reading, Joseph is sold into slavery. At first the brothers were planning to kill him. This shows how easy it is for sin to take hold of people and lead them to commit an act of physical violence. One needs to realize that pride and jealousy can be manifested by a strong hatred that leads to … [Read more...]

Believers being persecuted in the Middle East

For several months now, more and more news has been coming out about the dark aftermath of what happens to those victims who get caught in the path of ISIS militants. ISIS acts mercilessly to Shiite Muslims, minorities, and those of other religions that will not convert to Islam, namely the Christians. There are an estimated 12 million Christians living in the Middle East, not all are in the path … [Read more...]

Major Oil Spill in Southern Israel

A burst in the Trans-Israel oil pipeline happened on Wednesday night in the southern region of Israel. Over five million liters of crude oil spilled over 1,000 acres of land at a nearby nature reserve. 80 people were hospitalized for respiratory issues in a neighboring town in Jordan. It is said to be the worst pollution event in the history of Israel. Please pray for all those who were … [Read more...]

Active hearing-שמיעה אקטיבית

שמיעה אקטיבית יעקב א' פס' 19-25 פסוק 19 בא לתת לנו דרך חיים שבעזרתה נוכל להתמודד ולהחזיק מעמד בזמני קושי וניסיון בחיינו שעליהם למדנו בתחילת הפרק. על מנת שנוכל למלא את ייעוד אלוהים בחיינו אנו נקראים להתנהל באופן מסוים בקשר שלנו עם אלוהים: ראשית עלינו להיות מהירים לשמוע, כלומר להיות קשובים וחדי אבחנה לדרכים בהם אלוהים מנסה לדבר אלינו בחיינו.שנית אנו נקראים להיות בלתי נחפזים לדבר, הכוונה היא … [Read more...]

Believers in War Zones

You may or may not have heard about the gruesome stories of ISIS fighters torturing, beheading and horrifically murdering Christians in the regions of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey as the war has spread across mass amounts of territory. Thousands of Christians are being killed because they will not convert to Islam. Even children are forced to convert, and if they refuse are brutally murdered. This is … [Read more...]

Israel is headed for elections…

“… peace and quiet within your Palaces.” Psalm 122:7b I started my last blog with saying that one of Jerusalem’s roles during the reign of Messiah will be to bring people together in unity. Nowadays, however, the reality is quite the opposite; Jerusalem is actually the central cause of division. When I say division, I mean not just between the Arab and the Jewish peoples, as most people think, … [Read more...]