Pentecost is Shavuot

By: Bill Katz I’m always surprised when some people tell me they don’t know that the birth of the Church was a Jewish event!  It’s sad to see many believers ignore the Jewish context of … Read More

Passover: A New Meaning for Our Time

On Wednesday 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 God instructed Moses … Read More

Purim in Pictures

By: Netanel R. This time every year in Israel, one can see in the windows of many restaurants and bakeries a treat known as “Ozney Haman” (Hebrew for: “the ears of Haman”) or “hamentaschen” (Yiddish … Read More

Hanukkah: Be of Good Cheer!

By Netanael R. “Now, on the fifteenth day of the month Kislev… they (the Greek occupiers of Israel) set up the abomination of desolation upon the altar (of the temple in Jerusalem)… The Books of … Read More

Sweet Abundance

We are approaching the time of the High Holy Days in Israel. For the Jewish people, this is a time of reflection; we reflect on our lives, the way we have treated people the past … Read More

Shavuot & Redemption

Shavuot & Redemption by Moran Rosenblit This coming weekend, we are celebrating one of my favorite feasts in Israel, the Feast of Shavuot. Growing up in a Kibbutz (an Israeli agricultural commune), I have fond … Read More


I just returned from a week in Uganda. One of the reasons we traveled to Uganda was to record three new chapters for our “Beyond the Headlines” series (click here to check it out) This … Read More

The Prophetic Passover Lamb

In honor of Passover, which begins Friday night at sundown, this week’s reading is the amazing story of Israel’s miraculous redemption from the hands of the Egyptians. There is so much I could write about … Read More

A Thought for Tu Bishvat

By: Netanel R. This week in Israel, we celebrate Tu Bishvat, a Jewish holiday that has its origins as the 4th of 4 new years that occur each year according to Jewish tradition—Tu Bishvat focuses … Read More