Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 3/28/2018 Passover


Priority Prayer Focus Passover 2018

When the plagues swept over Egypt, the children of Israel were spared because they kept the Passover feast, sprinkling the blood of the lamb over the doorposts of their dwellings. There is something else about how the plagues affected the Egyptians but did not come nigh the dwellings of the children of Israel. It is because they lived in "the land of Goshen" within Egypt. They did not live interspersed among the Egyptians because shepherds were detestable to the Egyptians. (Genesis 46:33-34) Their ways were not the ways of the Egyptians.

So the children of Israel lived separate from the Egyptians in the land of Goshen, which means "drawing near." This reminds me of the scripture that tells us that although we live in the world, we are not of the world. As believers, the children of God, brothers of His firstborn Son, Yeshua, we have the blood of the Lamb over the doorposts of our hearts, and we live in the land of Goshen, drawing near to God. We live in a world that detests  who and what we are, that we are set apart in a place of drawing near to God is loathsome to them —many even consider us an abomination.

Passover is a much bigger story than most will be telling during the traditional observances of both Jews and Christians. It is our story, all believers Jew and Gentile, who are drawing near to God with the sacrifice of the Lamb sprinkled over our hearts.

* Israel is on high alert for terrorism and other provocative acts during the Passover season. Terrorist incidents and arrests over the past several days raises the need for vigilance on this front. Please pray that no acts of violence will trigger battles in Israel over the coming weeks.

Teaching Article on the Passover
by Martin Sarvis in Jerusalem inside the Weekly Summary attachment
Passover begins March 30th at sundown.

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Strategically Aimed for the Lord’s Harvest in Israel
Contact info for all the ministries included inside the subscription-only Weekly Summary.

Guy Cohen who leads the Harvest of Asher (in the biblical geographical area that was given to the tribe of Asher upon entering the Promised Land, starts us off this week with a short Passover teaching taken primarily from the New Covenant book of Hebrews. Our story - or rather History - is all about God's plan to save us all, from Genesis to Revelation. You will enjoy this teaching found inside the Weekly Summary attachment

The Tel Aviv Tiferet Yeshua congregation which was founded by Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram is growing and they have a short update on how the Spirit-filled Jewish expression are blending a true Spirit filled service that is also maintaining Jewish tradition.  We don't often talk about this but there are many types of expressions in the Messianic congregations of Israel - from deeply traditional to not traditional at all! As the Sorko-Rams write about the services at Tiferet Yeshua, it is very rare to see tradition & the more charismatic blended together in a congregation - but they are committed to this blending, as are some others in the Land.  Read more inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Eli Ben-Moshe is a audio recording engineer who comes by his love of music honestly as he is the son of Marc Chopinsky of the pioneering group of Messianic worship, Israel's Hope.  His recording studio, Ashira (I Will Sing) is in northern Israel. Eli learned his chops from his dad and also from studying music and sound engineering at the renowned Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv. Now Eli is working with the new Israel Worship Initiative of Shani and Kobi Ferguson who are seeking to inspire, assist and enable the Messianic worship artists in Israel.  Eli shares about a couple of recording projects that are very near completion - and makes an offer to those who would love to invest in the psalmists of Israel today.  See more inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Sderot may be the most tormented city in Israel - tormented by the thousands of willy-nilly rockets that have been launched from Gaza into the Israeli countryside with Sderot being the most hit by those bombs. The people who live in Sderot are not rich - if they were they would have moved away from the terror of running to bomb shelters with almost no time between warning and rockets hitting the ground. But for God's protection the losses in Sderot would be enormous. Even so, to be such a target takes its toll. That is why Michael and Dina Beener went to share the good news in Yeshua by establishing a congregation in that hard hit, traumatized town.  You should read about the approaches they are making in Sderot to reach people - despite the religious opposition against them.  Their letter is inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Asher Intrater of Revive Israel  has one article Jerusalem Comes Down and three videos in this issue. The videos are an Israeli Perspective of Passover (Passover in Israel may not be what we idealistically think!), Jerusalem Comes Down Three times in the book of Revelation it is stated that heavenly Jerusalem descends from heaven. Discover what the Bible tells us about what to expect.  And, How to Prepare a Message | Are you preparing your preaching and messages in the proper way? Perhaps there's a better way. 

Also there is a really interesting interview by Cody Archer of Paul Wilbur where you might find out things about Paul that you never knew: VIDEO Revive Live. Plus an invitation to the Tikkun Family Conference in the USA and a link to Asher's anointed book, Alignment about a final transition age similar to the book of Acts. The apostolic and the apocalyptic are converging. Biblical pattern is becoming living prophecy. Alignment leads to revival; the manifest glory of God will rest on the city of Jerusalem and the people of God everywhere. The nations of the world will be lined up on one side or the other.

 Ron Cantor of Messiah's Mandate (Tiferet Yeshua, GOD TV, Revive Live & spiritual investments of time too numerous to mention) writes about an urgent need in the shortfall of their monthly support pledge to the Tel Aviv Tiferet Yeshua congregation. Not long ago Ron was acting as the senior pastor of the congregation, but as God advanced the places of impact in Ron's ministry he transferred into more of a elder-type  position as a young sabra Israeli stepped into the pastor's role. Ron is still intricately connected to the congregation - hence the $10,000 monthly support that he raises each month for the operation of the congregation where many awesome things are taking place. You can read about it in Ron's prayer letters inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Another fellow who is running the race hard is Israel Pochtar of the Ashdod congregation Beit Hallel which has a family of congregations networked through it and the Voice of Judah Israel Ministries. We are amazed at how many events, projects and outreaches Pochtar writes to us about every week and we invite you to learn more about his labors inside the Weekly Summary attachment. This week Israel writes of their traditional Passover Seder in the desert and the outreach they are doing among about 45 new immigrant families via a Passover Humanitarian Relief Project.  There is an opportunity for you to help and to pray for these works.

Hasdey Yeshua (Mercy of Yeshua) is in a town that needs a lot of mercy! Mainly because of the ultra-Orthodox sect that heavily populates the city and has made itself pretty much despised by the Arad citizens who are not part of their intensely self-righteous group. Okay, that being said, and the Hasdey Yeshua congregants have said this many times: Don't hate them, pray for them! They are lost, deceived and in desperate need of the Mercy of Yeshua.

Many Christians (and Messianic Jews) have idealized the most visibly-Jewish of religious Judaism like the Hasedei Gur, an ultra-Orthodox sect that originated in Poland.  In Israel there is no idealized view of the ultra-Orthodox who lead the charge in religious opposition of all Jews who believe in Yeshua, as well as the secular Israelis they also detest.  Does this mean we advocate hatred for them? No it does not. We advocate prayer for them but we also do not advocate keeping a blind eye to the meanness that a good deal of them operate in.  

We remind our subscribers that the apostle Paul was out of the same mold of self-righteousness that felt an intense duty to persecute the believers in the first century - until Yeshua's mercy struck Shaul physically blind so He could then remove the spiritual blindness that plagued Shaul. When the spiritual blindness was removed, the apostle Paul realized how mean and out of God's will he really was.  We expect nothing less for the religious opposition in Israel - but it requires prayers that are made with open eyes, not those made by turning a blind eye.  Read more from the Arad Hebrew congregation inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Orna Grinman of Ot Oo’Mofet (A Sign & An Example) has a new blog post: A Great Opportunity Missed God had set plenty of special opportunities for us in the Biblical calendar to meet with Him. They are called Mo’ed or Mo’adim in Hebrew, meaning a specific Date. Each one with its unique rituals and significance. Had we kept them according to His original design, they would have pointed towards the Messiah, and each one would … Read more online by clicking the linked title.

Such an incredible testimony this week from Richard and Carolyn Hyde about a group of Muslims were on a beach in Haifa showing some ultra-Orthodox Jews the Isaiah 53 video and telling them about Yeshua! The Hydes write, "This is not a joke!" Read more inside the Weekly Summary attachment. Carolyn also writes, "There is a stirring in recent days among Israeli followers of Yeshua here in the Land.  Local believers are repenting of cursing our Messiah and ourselves. " She is referring to Matthew 27:25, "His blood shall be on us and on our children." Read Carolyn's article on Kehila News Read the full ministry letter from Richard and Carolyn inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Here are just a few of the items on KehilaNews.com this week:

New book by Messianic Israelis takes on Judaism’s Oral Law | Kehila News Staff | According to rabbinic Judaism, the Oral Law contains all of the directives that God is believed to have shared with Moses on Mount Sinai, none of which are recorded in the Torah. In their book, Eitan Bar and Golan Brosh set out to critique traditional rabbinic Judaism which has held the religion “hostage” by its reliance on Oral Law.

Symbolic and Traditional Passover Recipes | Donna Diorio | We want to share some recipes of the wonderful foods, both symbolic and traditional, of the Passover seder that are central to telling the story of the exodus from Egypt described in Exodus 12.

Israeli artist Simcha Natan releases new music compilation | Cliff Keller | Congratulations to Simcha Natan on the production of her new CD, Dreaming, now available for digital download and pre-order from her website as part of her ongoing, Dare to Ask project.

KNI Israel Prayer Corner :: Mar 27, 2018 | Kehila News Israel Staff | Prayer for Community News | Passover (or “Pesach” in Hebrew) is fast approaching and Israelis are busy preparing to celebrate the Passover feast as commanded by God for all their generations in Exodus 12:14-17. This is not just an Israeli or religious tradition. Jewish families both religious and secular, living in Israel or in the nations, will gather together to observe …

A call to prayer for President Trump | Shira Sorko-Ram | Shira writes, "Lord, please have mercy on this president, who needs You so desperately. Lord, we need You desperately."  She opens with the fact that President Trump's attorney is Messianic Jewish attorney Jay Sekulow (for such a time as this!) and requests our prayers for Jay too.
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Urgent HEALING Needs
Life and Death is in the power of the tongue


Please see
inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary to keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs including the fight for their very lives: 

Olga Bikas continues to suffer from chronic, acute back pain. She is getting medication and physiotherapeutic treatments but without any substantial improvement | Steve Lightle of Intercessors for Israel (IFI) recently suffered a heart attack & is now recovering in Seattle. Pray for a full, quick recovery | The Kfar Saba Wellspring (Hamaayan) Congregation is asking prayer for their members suffering from cancers | Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore continues to need prayer in her ongoing battle with cancer. Now part of the Succat Hallel staff, there are encouraging signs in her healing. | Eduardo, an elder in the Beer Sheva Yeshua's Inheritance congregation, has been bed-ridden with a newly discovered  congenital spinal defect which has him in severe back pain. He has already outlived the typical 25-yr life statistic and also has been able to father three children. Please pray for this serious condition: a healing miracle from God | Lebanese Christian Pastor Najeeb Attieh had two surgeries on his thighs & a hip replacement Pray for full recovery| Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore, miracle needed for cancer battle |  PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYER FOR for HaMaayan congregant Danny Meyuseff suffering poor health on several fronts,  David Ortiz, Ami Ortiz, Ruth Nessim| LONG TERM BATTLES |  David Stern,  David, Leah and Ami,  Moshe M.;  Michael E, Claude Ezagouri; Baruch & Karen Maayan, Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K.

Please continue to pray for Mississippi Israel Prayer warrior Debra Koen Abernethy who underwent a double lung transplant on March 7 and is continuing to battle through recovery. She was just returned to ICU 3/19 with severe pain, pneumonia, re-intubation and complete exhaustion from her battle to recover. She NEEDS PRAYERS the prayers of the saints to fulfill her purpose in the LORD. We have had no word on her condition for the past 9 days.

SPECIAL UPDATE REQUEST from EDDIE SANTORO 3/27: At this moment I am sending out a very important and needed request for help from all of you. Please allow me to share my recent story (read the full story inside the Weekly Summary attachment)

Last night I was making a dinner for Jackie.... I experienced an unusual event of brain discomfort and loss of memory. After a few minutes, it passed. We called the doctor and he asked that we come to the emergency room and have a CAT scan done as soon as possible, which I did this morning. After a long day, we finished the test. The doctor read the scan and wrote in a report that he thought he saw a new recurrence but it was not clear enough to say definitively and needed to see results of an MRI. I have my regular check up scheduled on April 8th though we will endeavor to get an appointment sooner.  We are not too optimistic as the nation is in the midst of Passover preparation for the upcoming holiday season. So as of now, we have nine days to pray that the MRI will show a perfect and healed brain. And it is for this that I am sharing this story. God has healed me. He has destroyed the cancer within my brain and for over two years I have been free of any cancer.

UPDATE 3/28/18  Another incredible answer to a prayer need has come to us. ...It is almost impossible to get an MRI very quickly, especially so this time of year and we already had an appointment for April 8 that we had made several months ago. And then this morning, God heard our request and the MRI Clinic called me and told me they had an opening for an MRI tomorrow at 10 AM. So please join us in praying that tomorrow's test WILL BE CLEAN!!! There will be no new cancer in my brain. ...


Praying the Headlines

WHAT IS GOD DOING IN RELATIONS BETWEEN SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL?
Martin Sarvis in Jerusalem discusses this,  offering insights and prayer points inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Inside the attached Weekly Summary are itineraries and open dates for Ronit Bender, Marc Chopinsky and Kobi Ferguson. 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 3/21/2018


Priority Prayer Focus Mar 21, 2018

Begging your pardon for speaking my mind in controversial matters but there is no "God of the Old Testament" who has changed for the 'better' into "the God of the New Testament." That is just a failure of the human heart to grasp the truth of God's Word.  Honestly, it is really an arrogant way of thinking. The whole of God's Word is a revelation of who He is and what His ways are. Any attempt to divide and put aside the Hebrew scriptures as less relevant to us as the New Covenant Scriptures is damaging to our faith. The same is true of the reverse attempts to set aside the New covenant scriptures as less significant to us than the Hebrew scriptures.  Why? Because the Torah begins to lay out the ways of God, but Yeshua was the Word made flesh so we could observe what the perfect modeling of the ways of God actually looked like in a human being.

That is why I begin this week with an article sent out by the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute that was written by Asher Intrater of Revive Israel. The article, Passover and Baptism, relates the parallel between the Passover exodus out of Egypt and the New Covenant baptism symbolizing Yeshua's death, burial and resurrection.

Pray during this "moed" or appointed season of Passover that many eyes will open in the Jewish world to the parallel that points to their salvation in Yeshua's death and resurrection. Pray also that in the Christian world many eyes would open to the prophetic pictures that God has set before the Jewish people to observe without fail annually because of His full intentions to bring the Jews into the salvation of the risen Messiah.

Arrows from Zion
Strategically Aimed for the Lord’s Harvest in Israel
Contact info for all the ministries included inside the subscription-only Weekly Summary.

Asher Intrater, of Revive Israel's important insights into the parallels of Passover and Baptism. Read inside the Weekly Summary attachment or click linked title to read online

Dov Bikas heads a ministry among drug addicts and victims of sexual abuse in south Tel Aviv and also pastors a Russian-speaking messianic congregation in Beer Sheva. (See the update for his wife Olga in Urgent Healing Needs below).  Inside the Weekly Summary attachment Dov gives us an update on the Tel Aviv Outreach center that is operated by more than 50 volunteers from different Messianic congregations and rehabs across Israel. There are several testimonies included, also a report on their Beersheva rehab and prayer requests for the ministry. Working with this segment of society is a tough row to hoe - it takes really special people to labor spiritually among those that everyone else has given up on. Please pray for the Bikas ministry and all who labor in this harvest field in Israel.

Israel Pochtar is also a minister to the great many Russian immigrants who have settled in the southern-ish regions of Israel. The Beit Hallel congregation is located in Ashdod, but Pochtar has also helped to establish other congregations in their Voice of Judah Israel ministry. One of the big projects recently is the "Next Level" Youth conference they put on to teach and show their young people how many areas of life they can serve and minister in - not just in a congregational setting. Read more about how they exposed the young people to believers in business and the arts who are ministering in their own professions.  It's inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Also, Pochtar shares about a Youth theater production they put on over Purim that was so popular they had to stage it twice. Over 500 non-believers came to see it and over a 1000 viewed in on a live Facebook broadcast.  Now they are getting set for their Passover outreach - more about that next week.

The intercessors for Israel (IFI) in Jerusalem cover a range of current event topics in Israel with prayer points for each one, including the 'Days of Rage' declared for Palestinians; Russia taking a more dominant role in the region; how Iran and Turkey are exerting dangerous influence in the region; the need for more rain; Passover; and some of the needs of the leaders of the IFI - including a prayer request for one of their men who is recovering from a recent heart attack. Read more inside the Weekly Summary attachment

The latest newsletter of the Dugit Messianic Outreach and congregation Adonai Roi is out with Avi Mirachi sharing some of the encouraging and challenging things they have gone through over the last year.  There were many breakthroughs, Avi writes, and they are looking forward to even more as 2018 has begun to unfold.  You can read his greeting inside the Weekly Summary attachment where you can also find links to several of the highlights featured this month: The Brewing of a Miracle, Dugit Distribution Update, Intercessors of Tel Aviv Arise!, Welcoming the King of Glory and A Trip to Nazareth - A Testimony of Simple Love

From Revive Israel and excellent, must read article by Cody Archer 6 Things to Do When Under Spiritual Attack. Ron Cantor talks with Pastor John Koe in a Revive Live VIDEO. and in a VIDEO with Cody Archer: He's sitting next to you now! Cody encourages you about God's love.  Also this invitation for the USA event June 1-3, you can celebrate at the Tikkun Family Conference! You don't want to miss this exciting conference! Asher Intrater, Daniel Juster, Dr Mike Brown & many more

Ronit Bender's latest prayer letter really caught our eye with the subject line, "I invited a witch to my congregation"! One thing I have noticed about Ronit, she will reach out to anyone she meets to share the love of Yeshua with them whether a sad and tormented looking witch, an addict or prostitute or a sweet little old lady in the nursing home near her. Young, old, station in life - Ronit does not hold back what she has to share with unbelievers.  Read more about those she has shared with in recent weeks inside the Weekly Summary attachment and see her open dates for the USA in October 2018 in Tours.

The news from Howard Bass in Beersheva begins with a focus on Passover - all eyes in Israel are turning to the Passover because there is much preparation going on for all the events. Bass says their congregation is being encouraged to conduct their own seders on Friday 3/30, while the Shabbat service on 3/31 will be" Passover-Resurrection focused, with the Lord's Supper and a picnic, but not a congregational seder this year.  And, praise God, we will also have a baptism/immersion!" Howard has written an article Israel’s New Year and Examining Yeshua as Passover Lamb   streamsinthenegev.com/messianic-judaism/israels-new-year-and-examining-yeshua-as-passover-lamb/

Also, Howard includes some requests for prayers for IDF soldiers from their congregation including two new soldiers and also their son, Tal's requests which you can read inside the Weekly Summary attachment along with other requests from the Yeshua's Inheritance congregation.

Mazel Tov to Stefan & Keren Silver of the Kerem-El congregation on their new baby, Selah Hodaya Silver, see also inside a prayer request for the baby as doctors suspected a need for antibiotics after her first blood test.

The Carmel congregation is also looking to the Passover events and there is a short teaching by Vladimir Tsapar of the congregation inside the Weekly Summary attachment.  Prayer for the outreaches they will be doing - especially the seder for Russian-speakers - and the various groups who minister are also listed.  The congregation is mourning the sudden death of "Valentin Roginsky, a gifted pianist and worship leader who served faithfully for many years in our Russian-speaking outreaches, as well as home groups. Please pray that the Lord would comfort those who are mourning and turn this loss for His glory."

One Carmel prayer request is for "our youth group which is composed of Hebrew-, Russian-, English-, and Arabic-speaking teens -- that the Lord would breakthrough with His Holy Spirit and release faith, hope and love into each of these young people. Some will be attending the national Katzir Youth conference during Passover. Please pray the fire of God will begin to burn passionately in them. Please pray for fresh anointing upon our youth leader and our youth worship leader."

Just a few of the items on KehilaNews.com this week:

A year of praise, progress for Israeli Messianic soldier injured in grenade attack | by Dee Catz | Just over a year ago a young soldier’s dreams and aspirations literally exploded out of view obscuring his dreams and his future.

KNI Israel Prayer Corner :: Mar 20, 2018 | Kehila News Israel Staff |  We encourage prayer for Israel since, even though God is sovereign, He still is moved by the prayers of His children. This is why we ask for prayer for our soldiers, including many believers serving valiantly in the IDF. Messianic soldiers are not exempt from the battles against the enemies of Israel. In 2014, a young First Sergeant and a Messianic believer, who wrote praise songs and played guitar in his youth group, died in combat during the Gaza War.  Read more online by clicking the linked title.

Terror attacks rise, 'rage' days ahead as Israel prepares for 70th anniversary | by Tzippe Barrow | With less than two months until Israelis celebrate the nation's 70th anniversary and the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem, terror attacks are on the rise.


Urgent HEALING Needs
Life and Death is in the power of the tongue

Please see
inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary to keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs including the fight for their very lives: 

Please continue to pray for Mississippi Israel Prayer warrior Debra Koen Abernethy who underwent a double lung transplant on March 7 and is continuing to battle through recovery. She was just returned to ICU 3/19 with severe pain, pneumonia, re-intubation and complete exhaustion from her battle to recover. She NEEDS PRAYERS the prayers of the saints to fulfill her purpose in the LORD | Steve Lightle of Intercessors for Israel (IFI) recently suffered a heart attack & is now recovering in Seattle. Pray for a full, quick recovery | The Kfar Saba Wellspring (Hamaayan) Congregation is asking prayer for their members suffering from cancers | Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore continues to need prayer in her ongoing battle with cancer. Now part of the Succat Hallel staff, there are encouraging signs in her healing. | Eduardo, an elder in the Beer Sheva Yeshua's Inheritance congregation, has been bed-ridden with a newly discovered  congenital spinal defect which has him in severe back pain. He has already outlived the typical 25-yr life statistic and also has been able to father three children. Please pray for this serious condition: a healing miracle from God |  Olga Bikas continues to suffer from chronic, acute back pain. She is getting medication and physiotherapeutic treatments but without any substantial improvement Please pray for Olga | Lebanese Christian Pastor Najeeb Attieh had two surgeries on his thighs & a hip replacement Pray for full recovery| Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore, miracle needed for cancer battle |  PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYER FOR for HaMaayan congregant Danny Meyuseff suffering poor health on several fronts,  David Ortiz, Ami Ortiz, Ruth Nessim| LONG TERM BATTLES |  David Stern,  David, Leah and Ami,  Moshe M.;  Michael E, Claude Ezagouri; Baruch & Karen Maayan, Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K.

Update on Olga Bikas: Please keep praying for Olga. She has been suffering from severe back aches for a year and 4 months already. She goes through checkups and various kinds of treatment, but without substantial changes for the better. She is still home bound (we can already go for short walks near our home, but for no longer than 15-20 minutes) and needs constant assistance, so I keep performing all domestic and ministry tasks and can leave home only for short periods of time. (Thankfully it has got no negative influence on the ministry and it keeps growing.) On the other hand, praise God, emotionally and spiritually Olga is doing really well and says she feels closer to God than ever before!

Praying the Headlines

Why left-wing anti-Semitism matters | by Jonathan S Tobin, JNS Jewish News Syndicate | The anti-Trump resistance is in bed with Jew-haters and anti-Zionists. Why liberals need to draw a line in the sand. Is there a difference between left-wing anti-Semites and right-wing Jew-haters? In theory, the answer is no. Hate is hate, no matter what it’s source.

A deceptively skewed vision of hate | by Jonathan S Tobin, JNS Jewish News Syndicate | An article in the Sunday “New York Times” stokes fears of anti-Semitism from the right, yet ignores the more dangerous variety that emanates from the left. Tobin writes that "what’s extraordinary about this piece is that it was published during a month in which the Jewish world was very much focused on anti-Semitism, though not the kind that interests Weisman. In recent weeks, the revelation that leaders of the Women’s March movement—the primary organizer of street protests for the anti-Trump “resistance”—are supporters of Louis Farrakhan caused great consternation and embarrassment on the left. But the actions of the March’s Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour don’t get a mention in Weisman’s harangue about Jew-hatred. Neither does Farrakhan."

Testimony 

The Amazing Story of Yonatan Perry | By Yonatan Perry as told to Gil Afriat | As featured in the March Maoz Israel Report | First time I heard from Yonatan was through an email that arrived in our congregation's Inbox. It read something like this:

"Hi, my name is Yonatan. I am new. Don't know yet where to go from here. I will probably not ever be able to tell my family that I believe in Yeshua. How do I continue from here? I will be happy to get a phone call from you."

The following day I called Yonatan and he told me his amazing story.  — Pastor Gil Afriat:

PERRY:  I was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in the south of Israel, and was thoroughly versed in Orthodoxy from my education in a yeshiva (institution for the study of the Talmud and Torah). I had just finished army service when my father passed away due to medical malpractice. A local rabbi came to the funeral, and I expected he would talk about my father—a good and kind man—and comfort us with anecdotes about his life. But he didn't.

I had been very close to my father, and therefore was stunned when, instead of comforting us, the rabbi coldly began to sell all kinds of Jewish trinkets and spoke of other commercial deals he could do for us... Read more online by clicking the linked title.

Teaching Articles

Passover – God’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare | Avner Boskey | At the onset of WWII Prime Minister Winston Churchill consolidated a number of secret intelligence operations groups into the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in the UK’s fight to defeat Nazi Germany. This new group was given various informal names, including ‘the Baker Street Irregulars’ (one of their offices was at 64 Baker Street), ‘Churchill’s Toyshop,’ and the ‘Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.’ This last term was a droll aside at those British and American diplomats who frowned strongly on the use of counter-terrorist methods against the Nazi juggernaut. “Gentlemen don’t read each other’s mail” was their na├»ve understanding. Read more online by clicking the linked title.


Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Inside the attached Weekly Summary are itineraries and open dates for Kobi Ferguson, Marc Chopinsky  and Ronit Bender 

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