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Shira Sorko-Ram

– By Keren B. Negev –

Shira Sorko-Ram, a true pioneer of the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel Middle: In 1965, Shira meets Israel’s Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion
In 1965, Shira Sorko-Ram was privileged to meet Prime Minister David Ben Gurion while on a trip to Israel with her father. Upon their introduction, the Prime Minister asked the young American, “So, when are you moving to Israel?” .

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Rabbis Who Knew Yeshua

– By Deborah Galiley –

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Messiah. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Messiah Yeshua my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. Philippians 3:7–8

The above scripture was penned by a rabbi who became a follower of Messiah Yeshua. He understood more than most that the price paid didn’t begin to compare to the reward gained. Often, when Jewish people accept Yeshua as their Savior, they get all sorts of accusations hurled at them:

You were tricked!
You were offered money!
You want to be like the Goyim

(Gentiles)!
You didn’t know enough about Judaism,

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The Red Cord of Redemption

– By Miryam Howard-Meier –

You are not to oppress a foreigner, for you know how a foreigner feels, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt (Exodus 23:9).

If a foreigner stays with you in your land, do not do him wrong. Rather, treat the foreigner staying with you like the native born among you—you are to love him as yourself. (Leviticus 19:33).

As the sky begins to darken on Friday nights, Jewish people throughout the world look forward to sharing Shabbat dinner, and engaging in lively conversation with their families and friends.

Jewish sages describe the word “hospitality” as a form of worship. As far back as Abraham’s day, when the three travelers were given food and shelter (Genesis 18), we clearly see the act of welcoming the stranger, or hachnasat orchim.This type of graciousness is a major component of gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), and is considered a sacred obligation.

The Mishnah supports this. “Let your house be opened wide and let the poor be members of your household” (Pirkei Avot 1:5).

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