Contending with Hope

by Moran Rosenblit May 2024 On the morning of Monday, May 6th, 2024, I was standing in my living room. At about 9:50am, I could not see anything outside the windows as a big storm … Read More

The Empty Chair

Passover 5784 (תשפ״ד) On Monday evening this coming week, my family and I will have the privilege to join Jewish people around the world in an ancient tradition called Passover. This feast of remembrance, which … Read More

Standing on the Right Side of History – Purim 2024

By Sarah L., Staff Writer This year Purim seems an especially timely holiday celebrating Israel’s victory over the audacious and avaricious plots of its enemies. However, Purim’s relevance today is deeper than it seems. Thousands … Read More

What Connects Shemini Atzeret to Our Messiah?

By Moran Rosenblit One of the most interesting things about Sukkot is that on the seventh day, the Jewish people celebrate “Hoshana Rabbah”, which is followed by “Shemini Atzeret” (also commonly referred to as Simchat … Read More

Sukkot – A Time to Overlook Differences

By Sarah L, Staff Writer “On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.” Leviticus 23:40 One … Read More

Be Thankful!

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Parashah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:26-23:44 Maftir: Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:12-16 Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21 Life is all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? We have so much to be thankful for, yet we tend … Read More

Yom Kippur: Atonement for a People

By: Moran Rosenblit We are in a season of some very special appointed times, which God appointed for the children of Israel. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the most solemn day on the Hebrew … Read More

Living the Truth

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10, Joel 2:11-27 This Shabbat is a special Shabbat called “Shabbat Shuvah” (return) or “Teshuva” (To return). It occurs during the 10 days of Teshuva – also … Read More

The Story of Israel as Told in the Book of Ruth

By Sarah L, Staff Writer for Hope for Israel The holiday of Shavuot, the culmination of the period known as the Counting of the Omer, is here! This is the holiday at which Israel received … Read More

The Case for Jerusalem

By Sarah L., Staff Writer for Hope for Israel Jerusalem has been a hotspot of international controversy for thousands of years; in modern times, much of the controversial dialogue takes place surrounding the Israeli holiday … Read More