Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) coincides with our May/ June edition. But instead of offering an outsider’s perspective of this somber subject, we thought it would be more meaningful to have one of our own writers describe details about his family’s experience at Sobibor concentration camp.
It is also the season of Father’s Day. The commandments compel us to honor our fathers and mothers, and we bring you six young people who have done precisely that—in touching and humorous ways— in Celebrating Father’s Day.
This March/April edition exhibits an international flair, which includes news from Cuba, Israel and France as well as major American cities.
Ever since the Cuban Missile Crisis, relations with Cuba have been challenging. Who would have thought that one day an assortment of Messianic Jewish musicians would be invited to this communist country and “wow” a warm, receptive audience? (With Fidel Castro’s blessings!) Read all about this heartwarming and uplifting story in A Great Milagro Happened There.
And who would have imagined that a nice Jewish boy would be the keynote speaker at President Obama’s Inaugural Prayer Breakfast? Catch this amazing account on Jonathan Cahn on page one.
At press time as of this edition of The Messianic Times, the news was still reverberating about the senseless shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and 8 adults lost their lives. The looming shadow of this tragedy somehow makes it a bit more difficult to cheerfully wish our friends and family the traditional Happy New Year.
It’s one thing to hear about or watch news footage of the war in Israel that began on November 16th, but it’s another thing to read eyewitness reports from Messianic believers in the Land. You won’t want to miss their chilling comments in When the Rockets Fell.
In spite of these horrific events, there are many affirmative happenings all around us. Though not deliberately planned, our Messianic Youth Survey deals with angst in an uncanny, timely fashion. It is comforting to know that many Messianics have learned at such a tender age how to deal with the stress that “comes with the territory” of living in today’s world.
Have you ever been traveling abroad while a national holiday was celebrated back home? Americans who live in Israel know exactly how this feels. Trying to recreate the joy, fellowship and food experiences that characterize a traditional Thanksgiving can be a challenge. Thanksgiving: Israeli Style will show you just how far expatriates will go to honor this beloved occasion.
A friend of mine, who works for a popular national magazine, once told me that her editorial staff starts planning their December holiday issue in early August. She mentioned how challenging it is for them to talk about winter fashion, festive dishes and desserts while meeting in the sweltering board room. I know how they feel.
We call The Messianic Times’ September/October edition our “fall” issue, yet just outside my window, I can see flowers, shrubs and plants turning brown from the relentless 100 plus degree weather.