The “Big Trap”

The “Big Trap” “What has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) On Sunday May 30, 2010 we went to bed knowing that the Israeli navy was … Read More

God’s Holiness: Our Example

God’s Holiness: Our Example A few weeks ago, my four-year-old son, Oriah, came into my room to say good morning. He had dressed himself and was ready to go to his pre-school. Immediately after saying … Read More

The Great Hope …

The Great Hope … This coming week, Israel will celebrate its 62nd birthday; it is hard to believe that only 62 years have passed since the reestablishment of the modern State of Israel. However, while … Read More

Remembering God’s Story.

Remembering God’s Story.   In this blog entry, I would like to concentrate on two things: first is the importance of remembering. God has commanded the children of Israel to remember and to celebrate the … Read More

Trusting the Lord

Trusting the Lord “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;   in all your ways acknowledge him,  and he will make your paths straight” Prove 3:5-6 As … Read More

Hard to Believe

Hard to Believe   Today is January 1, 2010. This day is a special day for me as we mark the 10-year anniversary of Hope for Israel Ministries. As I reflect on the past 10 … Read More

A Matter of Devotion

There are many things that we as followers of the Messiah can learn from the story of Chanukah; I would like to focus on one: devotion.   A key component of the Festival of Chanukah, … Read More


“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 We are now in the midst of a very … Read More

They Do Care …

On March 20th, 2008, 15-year-old Ami Ortiz stayed home from school. It was Purim – a Jewish festival in which holiday baskets are sent to friends and acquaintances to commemorate the Jews’ thwarting of Haman’s … Read More