Ner Yah Weekly Gatherings

Every Thursday evening in Jerusalem the youth group Ner Yah gathers together for fellowship, worship and studying the Bible. This group continues to grow and touch more and more youth in the city. God is doing great work in the lives and hearts of our youth. Please keep them in your prayers whenever God brings them to your memory. Pray that God will strengthen and encourage them daily. Pray that … [Read more...]

Parashat Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah) Genesis 23:1-25:18

בס"ד Parashat Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah) Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31 In this week's Torah portion, one learns why it is so important to be a child of Abraham. The Bible says that HaShem had blessed Abraham with everything (See Genesis 24:1). If you are thinking to yourself, "I wish that I was like Abraham" you can stop wishing and realize that you can have greater … [Read more...]

Jerusalem in Turmoil; “Ask (Pray) for the Shalom of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6a

Israel is under attack from within. Since June of this year, when Operation “Shovo Achim (Return of Brothers) began, we have witnessed a sharp increase in violence by Arab people against Jewish people throughout Israel, especially in Jerusalem. After the bodies of the three young Jewish boys were found, an outburst of anger erupted among the people of Israel; demonstrations in Jerusalem, in … [Read more...]

Prayer after Monday’s attacks

Yesterday was a very difficult day in Israel as there were three separate accounts of attacks on Israelis. Three young Israelis died of stab wounds. The first attack was in Tel Aviv were a young Arab boy attacked an Israeli soldier just 20-years old. A few hours later, he died of his wounds. Yesterday afternoon only a few hours apart and in the same area of Gush Etzion, several innocent bystanders … [Read more...]

Man stabs Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv

From the information gathered so far, an Israeli soldier was stabbed several times by an 18-year old boy from Nablus at a train station in Tel Aviv. The boy was caught and arrested after he fled and is now in custody. The soldier is in the hospital along with another man who came to the rescue of the soldier and was lightly injured. This is another act of violence against innocent civilians. … [Read more...]

Israeli Arabs Call for Strikes

Some Arab businesses have closed their doors, students at universities are protesting and people are taking to the streets in different regions of the country in response to an Arab teenage boy that was shot by Israeli police after he tried attacking a police car. This is one of many reasons that have caused crowds to protest and act out violently. Some people are calling this the beginning of a … [Read more...]

“Ask (Pray) for the Shalom of Jerusalem; May those who love you live quietly and peacefully. “ Psalm 122:6

I ended my last blog with a challenge to think about how you show your love for Jerusalem. Why is it important that one’s actions show love? While many think that love is a feeling or emotion, it is actually so much more than this. Feelings and emotions change and can be unstable; they shift over time, and can be as unpredictable as the weather. Love is just the opposite of this; while love may … [Read more...]

Prayer Alert: Two Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Wednesday

Yesterday afternoon a man from East Jerusalem and also a member of Hamas, drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing 1 and wounding 5 others. Afterwards, the driver exited his car and began attacking police cars with a metal bar. The police shot and killed him. Later Wednesday evening, in a separate incident, near Bethlehem, a Palestinian ran over three Israeli soldiers on patrol. Please … [Read more...]

Parashat Vayeira (And He appeared) Genesis 18:1-22:24

בס"ד Parashat Vayeira (And He appeared) Genesis 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: 2 Kings 4:1-37 "…but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" These are the words which Yitzhak (Isaac) asked his father as Abraham was walking with him to offer him as the burnt offering. Yitzhak knew that a burnt offering required an animal to be sacrificed. Although a burnt offering could be from a variety of different … [Read more...]

Another possible terror attack in Arab neighborhood

Wednesday morning, clashes broke out on the Temple Mount again, forcing police to close the entrance to the Temple Mount. A few hours later, a man ran his car into a group of pedestrians in a Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. It is unclear if this was a terror attack, but it is similar to what happened a week ago with the attack at a bus station. Please keep Jerusalem and its residents in your … [Read more...]