Trusting the Lord

Trusting the Lord “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;   in all your ways acknowledge him,  and he will make your paths straight” Prove 3:5-6 As … Read More

Hard to Believe

Hard to Believe   Today is January 1, 2010. This day is a special day for me as we mark the 10-year anniversary of Hope for Israel Ministries. As I reflect on the past 10 … Read More

A Matter of Devotion

There are many things that we as followers of the Messiah can learn from the story of Chanukah; I would like to focus on one: devotion.   A key component of the Festival of Chanukah, … Read More

Simchat Torah the Rejoicing with/of the Torah.

Simchat Torah  the Rejoicing with/of the Torah. This weekend the Jewish people around the world will celebrate Simchat Torah, which means the Rejoicing with/of the Torah. It is a celebration marking the conclusion of the … Read More

Self-inspection

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 We are now in the midst of a very … Read More

They Do Care …

On March 20th, 2008, 15-year-old Ami Ortiz stayed home from school. It was Purim – a Jewish festival in which holiday baskets are sent to friends and acquaintances to commemorate the Jews’ thwarting of Haman’s … Read More

What is your opinion? Part -2

What is your opinion? Part -2 As followers of the Messiah we are to stand for God’s Word and for the truth of God’s Word. Before we move forward into what the Word of God … Read More

What is your opinion?

What is your opinion? During the past few weeks, a few people have asked for my opinion about the recent events and meetings that have taken place regarding the peace process in Israel and the … Read More

Jerusalem Day

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her!  How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you … Read More

The Miracle of Israel’s Independence

“ACCORDINGLY WE, MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S COUNCIL, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ERETZ-ISRAEL AND OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, ARE HERE ASSEMBLED ON THE DAY OF THE TERMINATION OF THE BRITISH MANDATE OVER ERETZ-ISRAEL AND, … Read More