– By: Cliff Keller – Ir Ganim’s community multi-year archaeology project was about much more than finding artifacts. One morning not too long ago, for what seemed like the thousandth time, I glanced out a rear window of our Jerusalem home in Givat Massuah. Across the notch that separates that hilltop neighborhood from the next,
– By Ramot Naftali – “Wait while my husband puts on his shoes…” Ramot Naftali is an agricultural moshav in the Upper Galilee lying two miles southeast of Israel’s border with Lebanon. Upon a breezy hilltop overlooking the Hula Valley, a scant fifteen miles from the Syrian border and only fifty miles from the fated
– By: Cliff Keller – Bring my sons and daughters… Every soul who has left home to live in modern Israel has a story, often fascinating, always a bit mysterious. But the inevitable mysteries embedded in each account—a vanished barrier, a recurring dream, a sequence of seeming coincidences, a nagging longing for the Land, aren’t
The Road to Zion with Aliyah Action CouncilBy Esther GlassIf you have been in the Messianic community for very long, you have most likely heard stories of believers making aliyah (a permanent return [move] to Israel). Perhaps you have heard a bad report. The story may have gone something like this…the person telling the story
Paul Wilbur and Friends Roar From Zionby Cliff KellerIn a way, planning for the Roar from Zion event, Paul Wilbur’s recent, immensely successful live performance in Jerusalem, began 2,800 years before the performance itself. And, with the aid of more recent efforts, Roar from Zion became a reality in no less than inspiring fashion. The
Standing for the traditional familyby Dvora ElishevaIt took a secular Jewish woman, a group of traditional Jewish people, and two Messianic Jews to wake up Haifa. This flame has become a torch spreading throughout Israel.Never before in history has the traditional family been under attack more. Worldwide, family values are being compromised on all levels.
UMJC Celebrates Its 40TH AnniversaryBy Rabbi Russ ResnikDuring the 70s, when thousands of Jewish people were being swept intoan encounter with Yeshua, John and Patrice Fischer were reaching out to Jewish people in the Chicago area. They joined a few other young believersin exploring what it meant to live a Jewish life and follow Yeshua,
A Jewish Thanksgiving? By Yaniv RomanowskiA Familiar Jewish scene during the festival of Sukkot would be family and friends joyfully sitting around the delightfully decorated table in the Sukkah, giving thanks to G-d for blessings which include the bountiful foods from the harvest season which usually falls in October/November, and thanking G-d for all of His
– By: Cliff Keller – The collective Israeli psyche, if such a thing exists, is ambiguous, capricious, mysterious and odd. Israelis often demand “savlanut” (sahv lah NOOT), or patience, from others, for example, while most of them refuse to stand in line, honk at red lights in traffic as if to insist that they turn
– By: Cliff Keller – In about one quarter of a second, a web search will currently return an astounding 191 million links in response to the query, “Israel blogs.” It would take nearly seven years to check them all if one were able to scan at one link per second, working day and night.
DNA Testing and Implications for Jewish IdentityNineteenth century Augustinian scientist from St. Thomas’ Abbey of for Aliyah and Moravia, by the name of Gregor Mendel, became the first person to study character traits in simple garden peas. He conducted his exper- iments from 1856 to 1863 and was determined to discover the waythese traits were
From Darkness to LightEver have one of those days—you know, the type of day in which nothing seems to go right? A day which Murphy as in Murphy’s Law is going wild? The day you wished never happened? In Jewish life, this day is Tisha B’av (the9th of the month of Av). While this may