Hebrew writings that are fulfilled in the Messiah Yeshua

Rachel Netanel, Beit Netanel, En Kerem Israel

A couple of months ago a young Israeli man by the name of Yosi heard the Gospel from me and promised to come and study at my home. He has been coming twice a week and I have taught him only from the Tanach (Old Testament) and the richness of these Hebrew writings that are fulfilled in the Messiah, Yeshua. One lesson that I opened up for him was from Genesis 1:26 where it used the plural form for God (אלוהים = Elohim) “Then God (Elohim) said, ‘Let Us make man in our image (צלמנו), according to Our likeness (ונתמוד)…) Likeness in Hebrew is Continue reading

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51% Israeli Jews believe in the coming of the Messiah

80% of Israeli Jews believe in God; 63% don’t mix meat and milk, but 65% watch TV on Shabbat, according to the findings of an extensive study conducted by the Guttman Center at the Israel Democracy Institute and published Thursday.

Apart from the fact that four of five Israeli Jews believe in God, the study’s findings revealed that 77% are convinced that the world is guided by an “extraordinary force”, 72% believe that praying can improve a person’s situation, 67% are convinced that the Jews are the chosen people, and 65% think Torah and mitzvot are a divine order.

According to 34% of the respondents, a Jew who fails to observe mitzvot puts his fellow people in danger. Fifty-six believe in an “afterlife” and 51% believe in Continue reading

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The Galilee Women meeting

The long awaited day arrived. The sun was dancing amongst the trees as the bus took Galilee women, Jewish and Arab women who meet together every other month for worship, prayer and fellowship, to have their meeting in the nature this time, at House of Light Land.

It was reviving for them to see the olive trees and the vine, some of them had Continue reading

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Muslim background followers of Jesus met with their Messianic Jewish and Christian counterparts

At the Crossroads – a unique gathering at Christ Church Jerusalem.

Muslim background followers of Jesus from various Middle Eastern countries met with their Messianic Jewish and Christian counterparts May 7 – 12  in the Old City of Jerusalem at Christ Church, the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East.  Although similar conferences have been held over the years in the Middle East, this is the first time such a gathering has been held in Israel.

At the Crossroads convened in the context of Isaiah’s vision of a highway that will Continue reading

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Group of Koreans singing hymns on the Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Post (May 29) reported, “It’s become a mainstay of Saturday nights on the Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall in Jerusalem. Between the crowds of Israeli revelers and American teens at the frozen-yogurt shops, a group of Koreans singing hymns vies for attention. It’s one of the most public signs of Israel’s small but growing community of South Koreans, many of whom come to the Holy Land because they are evangelical Christians. Not far from Ben Yehuda, there is a Korean restaurant on nearby Shamai Street and five small Korean churches. …

While official estimates are hard to come by, South Korea’s ambassador to Israel, Ilsoo Kim, estimates that there are Continue reading

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UN Security Council’s condemnation of the Syrian massacre, is anybody listening?

Script from Calev Myers 31/05/2012  http://jij.org.il

When I read the UN Security Council’s condemnation of the Syrian massacre, which was too little and too late: “Such outrageous use of force against civilian population constitutes a violation of applicable international law and of the commitments of the Syrian Government under United Nations Security Council Resolutions.” Immediately it came to my mind after reading this statement: Where was the stern condemnation by the UN when over 10,000 rockets and mortars were raining down on Israeli civilians in the Negev? Wasn’t that also an outrageous use of force?

It is a well-known fact that President Bashar Assad has been slaughtering his own citizens in the streets of Syria for many months. However, it is only now, after Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivor denied citizenship on the basis of faith

Calev Myers | May 23, 2012 | Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ)

Holocaust Survivor named Rose Keller*, whose family was murdered in the Holocaust, was unlawfully denied citizenship on the basis of holding Messianic Jewish beliefs. This move to Israel is particularly symbolic as Ms. Keller will be fulfilling her late father’s dream. Letters from her father, written from within the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, urge Ms. Keller to preserve her Jewish identity and to one day return to the Land of Israel. Although the Ministry of Interior has Continue reading

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Kabbalat Shabbat/Sabbath Evening Meal

Howard Bass   http://streamsinthenegev.com

A brief background and sketch for a Messianic (Christian) understanding of the Jewish custom to welcome in the Sabbath day at the Friday evening family Sabbath dinner:

1. Gen. 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He ceased on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He ceased from all His work which God had created and made.

2. Ex. 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Shabbat of YHVH your God. You shall do no work. . . . For in six days YHVH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Continue reading

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Beit Nitzachon, the House of Victory – בית ניצחון

A video displaying the story and people of the House of Victory, a halfway house run be Messianic Jewish believers in Haifa, Israel, that caters to both Jews and Arabs as one in Yeshua.

 

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