An introduction to the topic of sacrifices – מבוא—קורבנות התורה

מבוא—קורבנות התורה לעיתים מצטייר שמעמדם של היהודים כעם התורה הוא מעמד נחשק, אך יחד עם המעמד הגיעה אחריות רבה של עול מצוות תובעני. פולחן הקורבנות בבית המקדש היה פולחן מרכזי ויומיומי, שכל אחד מעם ישראל נדרש לקחת בו חלק. מסיבה הזו העובדה שהבשורה נועדה קודם ליהודים היא הגיונית כי רק להם הייתה ההבנה של רעיון הקורבנות וכפרת דמו של קרבן תמים על חטא אדם. מדוע צריך היה קורבנות? הצורך בקורבן נובע מכך … [Read more...]

Israeli Sovereignty over Jerusalem

Please pray for God's intervention in the UN as Arab states have drafted a text for a May 1st vote that, for the first time ever, asks the UNESCO board to reject Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem rather than just rejecting sovereignty over East Jerusalem. Such a vote, if successful would mark an unprecedented effort in UNESCO to push further anti-Israel legislation. … [Read more...]

2017 Spring Newsletter

In this edition of our seasonal newsletter, we take a look at some of the legal factors governing the settlement of Jews in Judea and Samaria today alongside less welcoming neighbors than in times past. There is something of a legal gray area that, while being viewed by Israel as a guideline within which settlements were legally built until the 90's, has been interpreted by numerous anti-Israel … [Read more...]

Slovakia in Israel

Please pray for continued development of Israel's relations with and education of other world leaders concerning this nation and those living within its borders. The first Slovakian president to visit Israel made his first visit this week and expressed that he saw Israel as "inspirational in many ways” and emphasized that there is great potential for cooperation on many levels between the two … [Read more...]

Parashat Vayikra (And He Called)

Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:1-5:26 One of the many reasons that I love God’s Word is that the more one reads it, the more one understands the depth and richness of the LORD and His plan. In this week's Scripture reading, we find a very interesting verse: "‘Every grain offering of yours, you shall salt with salt, you shall not omit salt of the covenant of your God from been placed above your … [Read more...]

Protecting Natural Gas Supplies

Please pray for the protection of Israel's natural gas supplies. The threat of Hezbollah rockets targeting offshore natural gas platforms has prompted the Israeli Navy to add an extra Iron Dome launcher to Sa'ar 6 missile ships that are currently being manufactured for Israel in Germany. … [Read more...]

Britain and BDS

The U.K. has now warned the UN that they will not be supporting the continued anti-Israel bias in the UN. Please pray for the U.K. to stand increasingly with Israel against the anti-Israel leanings of the UN. … [Read more...]

US House and Senate Legislate Against BDS

Thank you for your prayers concerning the boycott against Israel. The US is stepping up to the plate with some serious legislation to combat BDS. Please continue to pray for effectiveness of efforts to end the BDS siege against Israel. … [Read more...]

Combatting BDS

Please pray for efforts to defund BDS activists. Israel has been on the defensive for some time against the  anti-Semitic efforts of BDS but now government leaders are innovating new ways to discourage this form of anti-Semitism. … [Read more...]

Bomb Threats

At least one suspect connected to a number of this year's bomb threats against Jewish organizations is currently in custody. Please pray that the truth will be made known and that the people involved in these organizations will feel safe to return to life as it was before the recent waves of threats began. … [Read more...]