Today is the final day of the World Heritage Committee's 40th session in which a vote is expected in the coming hour concerning the UNESCO resolution denying Jewish ties to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Please pray that God will make His Will known in this process and that the schemes of the enemy will be shown for what they are. … [Read more...]

Parashat Beresheet: In the Beginning

Parashat Beresheet: In the Beginning Genesis 1:1-6:8 In synagogues throughout the world, the annual cycle of Torah readings begins and ends on the 8th day right after the Sukkot holiday. This day is called Shminei Atzeret (literally, the eighth day of the assembly) or more traditionally, Simchat Torah. We just celebrated this wonderful holiday in our congregation in Jerusalem, and I was … [Read more...]

UNESCO Resolution Weakening

Today has shown decreased support among UNESCO members concerning the recent resolution. There are threats from the resolution's authors to pursue "other options" if they don't receive support in this today's and tomorrow's World Heritage Committee meetings but it seems support for the resolution will continue to weaken in spite of the threats. Please pray that God will open eyes to a right … [Read more...]

Israel–Egypt Border

An Israeli was wounded today by gunfire from Egypt along the border. The IDF is investigating. Please pray for full recovery from the wound and for protection along the border. … [Read more...]

Instability in Egypt

Please pray that Egypt will come to an understanding of God's Will for Israel. God has promised to bless those who bless Israel but this past week, Egypt did exactly the opposite when they signed the UNESCO resolution slandering Israel and denying Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, and have found themselves in a position of instability. … [Read more...]

Sukkah Arrestees

Please pray for 4 Arab residents of the Samaria region who after being recieved for a Sukkah meal at the house of a Jewish mayor in the region, have been arrested by the Palestinian Authority. One PA security official explained: “any Palestinian cooperation with settlers is viewed as violating the law, as he cooperates with the enemy.” … [Read more...]

Support Amidst Slander

Please pray for Israel's leaders as they seek to promote understanding in light of UNESCO's most recent resolution (passed by member states without the backing of the leader of UNESCO Irina Bokova), which has given the anti-Israel camp an opportunity to promulgate their agenda under UNESCO's flag. Pray that UNESCO will cease to allow the politicization of the international discussion surrounding … [Read more...]

Danny Danon

Please pray for Danny Danon, Israel's representative to the UN as he endeavors to balance between what Arab league members are expressing with him in confidence and in private versus what they feel obligated to express as a representative of their country. While they feel obligated to promulgate the lies backed by their countries today, there is yet hope Danon says as they express understanding in … [Read more...]

World Heritage Committee

Please pray for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he contacts many of the leaders of 21 member nations of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee Executive Board in hopes of swaying them not to support next week’s vote on a resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. … [Read more...]

Closing Thoughts on the Lord’s Appointed Times

As we are about to end the wonderful season of God’s appointed times, also known as the High Holy Days, I want to share some final thoughts as I close this blog mini-series of A Season of Reflection, Repentance, and Celebration. God gave us “mo’adim”, appointed times, to reflect upon Him, repent before Him and celebrate Him as a community. However, I would like to encourage us disciples of … [Read more...]