Gaza: Israel’s Ever-Present Front

Gaza: Israel’s Ever-Present Front By Melissa Operation: Pillar of Defense is officially over; Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire. What the exact terms are, and whether they will be adhered to, are yet … Read More

Is It Dripping with Honey?

By Tamar Afriat Here in Israel it must be Rosh Hashanah because the pomegranates are ripe. When we eat this traditional Rosh Hashanah fruit, we recite the blessing that our good deeds for the coming … Read More

The Festival of Shavuot (Pentecost)

by Baruch Parasha: Exodus 19:1-20:23 Maftir: Numbers 28:26-31 Haftarah: Ezekiel 1:1-28, 3:12 Many people are familiar with the term Pentecost and its relationship to the giving of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is eternal … Read More


Shavout   It is truly a shame that so many followers of Messiah Yeshua do not acknowledge the Festivals of Israel.  These appointed times, says the Apostle Paul, teach us about the Kingdom of G-d. For … Read More

Dry Bones

By Tamar Afriat Jewish believers often ask each other, “So, how did you come to faith?” knowing that there’s bound to be an interesting story. For some, it was a dramatic visitation, a vision, or … Read More

United Methodist Divestment Update

By Sharona On Tuesday May 2nd and Wednesday May 3rd, the United Methodist Church voted against divesting from three companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Two-thirds of the delegates voted against the … Read More

United Methodist Church May Divest From Israel

By Sharona The United Methodist Church in the United States will be deciding on a crucial proposal at their upcoming 2012 General Conference. This proposal “calls on the United Methodist Church to end its financial … Read More