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"Roll away the stone!" This is a charged expression. Our minds flash to a dead guy coming back to life. We imagine the empty tomb. Or maybe you think of the story of Jacob, rolling away the stone, when the two lovers who started Israel first met. This expression is even more powerful in Hebrew because it's all about revelation, about seeing someone for who they really are. Watch here: https://youtu.be/55jZUCt3ff8 or by clicking through the link in our bio and watching this post on our Facebook page. And jsyk this is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots lesson. You can watch the full lesson at www.holylanguage.com/mishnah or by going holylanguage.com > learn > Mishnah Snapshots

"Roll away the stone!" This is a charged expression. Our minds flash to a dead guy coming back to life. We imagine the empty tomb. Or maybe you think of the story of Jacob, rolling away the stone, when the two lovers who started Israel first met. This expression is even more powerful in Hebrew because it's all about revelation, about seeing someone for who they really are. Watch here: https://youtu.be/55jZUCt3ff8 or by clicking through the link in our bio and watching this post on our Facebook page. 
And jsyk this is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots lesson. You can watch the full lesson at www.holylanguage.com/mishnah or by going holylanguage.com > learn > Mishnah Snapshots

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2017-06-23 22:13:08

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Christian “Awakening” to Holiness of Temple Mount Draws Islamic Fury (via www.breakingisraelnews.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until now, the bloody battle for the Temple Mount has been fought between Muslims and Jews, but a new awakening among some Christians to its significance is creating a shifting pre-Messianic reality at the already volatile site. The developing status of Christians on the Temple Mount played out a few weeks ago in a Muslim-Christian confrontation that nearly ended in violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Temple Mount showdown involved Nate Waller, Director of Operations at Hayovel, an organization which brings Christian volunteers to Israel to fulfill Biblical prophecy by working on vineyards in Samaria. As a frequent visitor to the Temple Mount, Waller’s connection to the site is an increasingly important part of his belief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Christians generally believe that God’s presence has left the Temple Mount since the destruction of the Temple,” Waller explained. “From the Jews, I am just now beginning to understand that this is still the place of God’s name, and His name has not been removed.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I wanted to follow the Jews so that I wouldn’t stray into the holy areas, but the Waqf guards got angry at this,” Waller explained. “It didn’t bother them when I just went up like every other Christian tourist and disregarded the place as anything special. But when I recognized the holiness of the site, they began to treat me like a Jew and an enemy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Waller understands that his spiritual connection to the Temple Mount is exceptional and not shared by most Christians. “One of the things Christianity rejected from Judaism was the Temple. When we lost that, we lost a powerful connecting point with God. Christianity teaches that the Temple is in us, and that is true. But that inner Temple is what draws us to the Temple in Jerusalem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Christianity needs to reconnect to that. The Temple is necessary for God to dwell among us.” The Christian Zionist believes that this developing relationship with the Temple Mount is an essential aspect of Christianity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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Christian “Awakening” to Holiness of Temple Mount Draws Islamic Fury
(via www.breakingisraelnews.com)
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Until now, the bloody battle for the Temple Mount has been fought between Muslims and Jews, but a new awakening among some Christians to its significance is creating a shifting pre-Messianic reality at the already volatile site. The developing status of Christians on the Temple Mount played out a few weeks ago in a Muslim-Christian confrontation that nearly ended in violence.
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The Temple Mount showdown involved Nate Waller, Director of Operations at Hayovel, an organization which brings Christian volunteers to Israel to fulfill Biblical prophecy by working on vineyards in Samaria. As a frequent visitor to the Temple Mount, Waller’s connection to the site is an increasingly important part of his belief.
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“Christians generally believe that God’s presence has left the Temple Mount since the destruction of the Temple,” Waller explained. “From the Jews, I am just now beginning to understand that this is still the place of God’s name, and His name has not been removed.”
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“I wanted to follow the Jews so that I wouldn’t stray into the holy areas, but the Waqf guards got angry at this,” Waller explained. “It didn’t bother them when I just went up like every other Christian tourist and disregarded the place as anything special. But when I recognized the holiness of the site, they began to treat me like a Jew and an enemy.”
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Waller understands that his spiritual connection to the Temple Mount is exceptional and not shared by most Christians. “One of the things Christianity rejected from Judaism was the Temple. When we lost that, we lost a powerful connecting point with God. Christianity teaches that the Temple is in us, and that is true. But that inner Temple is what draws us to the Temple in Jerusalem.
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“Christianity needs to reconnect to that. The Temple is necessary for God to dwell among us.” The Christian Zionist believes that this developing relationship with the Temple Mount is an essential aspect of Christianity.
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(Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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2017-06-23 08:43:09

Spelling bee creates a buzz around Hebrew (via thejc.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A new spelling contest is being piloted this year in order to encourage pupil interest in Hebrew. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now pupils at six Jewish schools will be trying to show they know the difference between an aleph and an ayin in the inaugural Hebrew spelling bee. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is a joint project of Routes into Language, a national organisation which tries to promote the learning of other languages, and Partnerships for Jewish Schools (Pajes). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Contestants have to learn a prepared list of words,” explained Sarah Schechter, of Routes into Languages East. “The word will be called out in English. Then they will have to correctly translate into Hebrew, pronounce it and spell it, using the Hebrew alphabet.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We are getting positive feedback so far,” says Mrs Schechter, who first proposed the idea of a Hebrew competition at a conference on the future of Hebrew at Cambridge University organised by the World Zionist Organisation last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Contests are useful aids for learning, she points out. “You cannot progress in a language unless you have a basic vocabulary. Traditionally, it is difficult to get children to sit down and learn vocabulary. You can’t learn it by osmosis.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After individual school heats, each primary school will be able to send up to five contestants to the finals, while each secondary school up to ten — five beginners and five continuers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The primary finals will take place at the end of this month at the Pajes offices in London , while the following week the secondary contestants will set off for Cambridge where other spelling bees are being held. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Samantha Benson, co-director of education at Pajes, who has worked on its Ivrit curriculum, says: “As well as being a motivating and enjoyable learning experience for young people, it raises the status of modern Hebrew in our schools and in the wider languages community. We look forward to expanding this project, and reaching even more primary and secondary schools.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our bio for the full article.)

Spelling bee creates a buzz around Hebrew
(via thejc.com)
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A new spelling contest is being piloted this year in order to encourage pupil interest in Hebrew.
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Now pupils at six Jewish schools will be trying to show they know the difference between an aleph and an ayin in the inaugural Hebrew spelling bee.
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It is a joint project of Routes into Language, a national organisation which tries to promote the learning of other languages, and Partnerships for Jewish Schools (Pajes).
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“Contestants have to learn a prepared list of words,” explained Sarah Schechter, of Routes into Languages East. “The word will be called out in English. Then they will have to correctly translate into Hebrew, pronounce it and spell it, using the Hebrew alphabet.”
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“We are getting positive feedback so far,” says Mrs Schechter, who first proposed the idea of a Hebrew competition at a conference on the future of Hebrew at Cambridge University organised by the World Zionist Organisation last year.
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Contests are useful aids for learning, she points out. “You cannot progress in a language unless you have a basic vocabulary. Traditionally, it is difficult to get children to sit down and learn vocabulary. You can’t learn it by osmosis.”
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After individual school heats, each primary school will be able to send up to five contestants to the finals, while each secondary school up to ten — five beginners and five continuers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The primary finals will take place at the end of this month at the Pajes offices in London , while the following week the secondary contestants will set off for Cambridge where other spelling bees are being held.
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Samantha Benson, co-director of education at Pajes, who has worked on its Ivrit curriculum, says: “As well as being a motivating and enjoyable learning experience for young people, it raises the status of modern Hebrew in our schools and in the wider languages community. We look forward to expanding this project, and reaching even more primary and secondary schools.”
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(Click the link in our bio for the full article.)

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2017-06-23 02:32:21

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For Some, White Bread Is Healthier Than Whole Wheat (via nocamels.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ White bread is among the processed foods known to contain “bad carbs.” But is whole-wheat bread really better for you? A new Israeli study shatters this myth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the study reveals that “wholesome” choices are not necessarily the healthiest for everyone. It all depends on the unique bacteria in our gut. Our individual microbiome – our specific intestinal microbes – will determine whether white bread is good or bad for us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the study, recently published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism, scientists compared two kinds of bread: One was industrial white bread made from refined wheat and considered less healthy; the other was sourdough-leavened bread made in an artisan bakery from freshly stone-milled whole grain wheat flour and baked in a stone hearth oven (it was prepared specially for the study and was assumed to possess superior properties). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The study’s 20 participants were divided into two groups and asked to consume large quantities of bread (supplying about a quarter of their caloric intake) for a week. One group ate the white bread, and the other, the sourdough bread. After a two-week break, they switched, and for a week the group that had previously eaten white bread ate the sourdough bread, and vice versa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No difference between the health effects of the two types of bread” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tests revealed that eating bread of any kind affected the blood levels of sugar, minerals, liver enzymes and other substances. But when the scientists compared the effects of the two types of bread, they were surprised. “We were sure that the sourdough bread would come out a healthier choice, but much to our surprise, we found no difference between the health effects of the two types of bread,” Prof. Eran Segal, who led the study, said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our BIO to watch a video read the full article)

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For Some, White Bread Is Healthier Than Whole Wheat
(via nocamels.com)
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White bread is among the processed foods known to contain “bad carbs.” But is whole-wheat bread really better for you? A new Israeli study shatters this myth.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the study reveals that “wholesome” choices are not necessarily the healthiest for everyone. It all depends on the unique bacteria in our gut. Our individual microbiome – our specific intestinal microbes – will determine whether white bread is good or bad for us.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the study, recently published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism, scientists compared two kinds of bread: One was industrial white bread made from refined wheat and considered less healthy; the other was sourdough-leavened bread made in an artisan bakery from freshly stone-milled whole grain wheat flour and baked in a stone hearth oven (it was prepared specially for the study and was assumed to possess superior properties).
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The study’s 20 participants were divided into two groups and asked to consume large quantities of bread (supplying about a quarter of their caloric intake) for a week. One group ate the white bread, and the other, the sourdough bread. After a two-week break, they switched, and for a week the group that had previously eaten white bread ate the sourdough bread, and vice versa.
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“No difference between the health effects of the two types of bread”
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tests revealed that eating bread of any kind affected the blood levels of sugar, minerals, liver enzymes and other substances. But when the scientists compared the effects of the two types of bread, they were surprised. “We were sure that the sourdough bread would come out a healthier choice, but much to our surprise, we found no difference between the health effects of the two types of bread,” Prof. Eran Segal, who led the study, said in a statement.
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(Click the link in our BIO to watch a video read the full article)

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2017-06-22 08:08:30

Israel blamed for reducing electricity to Gaza, Abbas' role barely mentioned (via elderofziyon.blogspot.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, Ma'an Arabic reported that Israel reduced the amount of electricity to Gaza by 8 MW. It quotes a Hamas spokesman as saying that Israel is fully responsible for the reduction in electricity and for how difficult this will be for Gazans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, Ma'an reports that Israel reduced electricity again by an additional 12 MW. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In neither of those articles is it mentioned that the Palestinian Authority demanded these cuts and stopped paying for that electricity, and that Israel was reluctant to go along. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Their English-language articles mention that this was at the "request" of the PA. But they also emphasize that NGOs are demanding that Israel supply the electricity for free anyway, laying the bulk of the blame on Israel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The PA has been reluctant to publicly own its decision to cut Gaza off from electricity. The official Wafa news agency only speaks about it elliptically, saying the ultimate responsibility for all woes in Gaza is Israel's. It didn't even mention the reduction in electricity over the past two days - done at the PA's insistence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hamas and the PA don't like to publicly blame the other for this crisis. No doubt part of the reason is because their Arab patrons are so sick of their infighting that the flow of money to both the PA and Hamas is threatened when Arab nations see them using their own citizens are pawns in their political fight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The non-partisan Arabic media don't want to contribute to the gaping schism between the sides. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So Israel is a useful scapegoat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As always. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our bio for the original article.)

Israel blamed for reducing electricity to Gaza, Abbas' role barely mentioned
(via elderofziyon.blogspot.com)
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Yesterday, Ma'an Arabic reported that Israel reduced the amount of electricity to Gaza by 8 MW. It quotes a Hamas spokesman as saying that Israel is fully responsible for the reduction in electricity and for how difficult this will be for Gazans.
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Today, Ma'an reports that Israel reduced electricity again by an additional 12 MW.
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In neither of those articles is it mentioned that the Palestinian Authority demanded these cuts and stopped paying for that electricity, and that Israel was reluctant to go along.
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Their English-language articles mention that this was at the "request" of the PA. But they also emphasize that NGOs are demanding that Israel supply the electricity for free anyway, laying the bulk of the blame on Israel.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The PA has been reluctant to publicly own its decision to cut Gaza off from electricity. The official Wafa news agency only speaks about it elliptically, saying the ultimate responsibility for all woes in Gaza is Israel's. It didn't even mention the reduction in electricity over the past two days - done at the PA's insistence.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hamas and the PA don't like to publicly blame the other for this crisis. No doubt part of the reason is because their Arab patrons are so sick of their infighting that the flow of money to both the PA and Hamas is threatened when Arab nations see them using their own citizens are pawns in their political fight.
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The non-partisan Arabic media don't want to contribute to the gaping schism between the sides.
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So Israel is a useful scapegoat.
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As always.
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(Click the link in our bio for the original article.)

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2017-06-22 02:26:41

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aggressive Fruit of the Spirit (via reviveisrael.org) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many people in the world are aggressive; aggressive for power, glory, wealth… in short selfishness. Yet the teaching of Yeshua seems to point to an opposite character. In His first recorded message, the Sermon on the Mount, Yeshua said, “The meek will inherit the earth” and “Blessed are the merciful” and the pure in heart” (Matthew 5:3-8). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is an opposite aggressiveness. The opposite of aggressiveness is not passivity, but a focused effort to go in the exact reverse direction from the lusts and selfishness in human society. It is to swim against the stream. It is sacrificial love (John 3:16); victory over world (I John 2:13); crucifixion of the flesh (Galatians 5:24). We could call this aggressive “fruit of the spirit” (Galatians 5:22). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love is a fruit of the spirit. Yeshua told us even to “Love our enemies” (Matthew 5:44). Joy is a fruit of the spirit. Yeshua told us to rejoice when we are persecuted for righteousness sake (Matthew 5:11-12). We are to have peace in the storm (Mark 4:39) and patience in suffering (Romans 12:12). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only are we to be generous, but to be “overflowing in generosity from the depths of poverty” (II Corinthians 8:2). We are called not only to be faithful, but to be faithful when others are unfaithful (II Timothy 2:13, 15); not only to have self-restraint, but to “put to death the works of the flesh by means of the spirit” (Romans 8:13). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is it possible to think in terms of “aggressive humility” or “aggressive generosity”? Can we make it our goal to live by the teaching of the Beatitudes and the Fruit of Spirit? This is what it means to be “created in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26) and to be “conformed to the image of Christ” (Romans 8:29). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our BIO to read the original article)

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Aggressive Fruit of the Spirit
(via reviveisrael.org)
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Many people in the world are aggressive; aggressive for power, glory, wealth… in short selfishness. Yet the teaching of Yeshua seems to point to an opposite character. In His first recorded message, the Sermon on the Mount, Yeshua said, “The meek will inherit the earth” and “Blessed are the merciful” and the pure in heart” (Matthew 5:3-8).
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This is an opposite aggressiveness. The opposite of aggressiveness is not passivity, but a focused effort to go in the exact reverse direction from the lusts and selfishness in human society. It is to swim against the stream. It is sacrificial love (John 3:16); victory over world (I John 2:13); crucifixion of the flesh (Galatians 5:24). We could call this aggressive “fruit of the spirit” (Galatians 5:22).
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Love is a fruit of the spirit. Yeshua told us even to “Love our enemies” (Matthew 5:44). Joy is a fruit of the spirit. Yeshua told us to rejoice when we are persecuted for righteousness sake (Matthew 5:11-12). We are to have peace in the storm (Mark 4:39) and patience in suffering (Romans 12:12).
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Not only are we to be generous, but to be “overflowing in generosity from the depths of poverty” (II Corinthians 8:2). We are called not only to be faithful, but to be faithful when others are unfaithful (II Timothy 2:13, 15); not only to have self-restraint, but to “put to death the works of the flesh by means of the spirit” (Romans 8:13).
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Is it possible to think in terms of “aggressive humility” or “aggressive generosity”? Can we make it our goal to live by the teaching of the Beatitudes and the Fruit of Spirit? This is what it means to be “created in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26) and to be “conformed to the image of Christ” (Romans 8:29).
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(Click the link in our BIO to read the original article)

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2017-06-21 11:45:23

Messianic Jewish Publisher Sparks Ultra-Orthodox Anger at Israeli Book Week (via forward.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An ultra-Orthodox group filed a complaint with Jerusalem police after HaGefen, a Messianic Jewish publisher, offered a new translation of the Bible to teenagers at Israel’s annual Hebrew Book Week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yad L’Achim, a prominent activist group that has been known for harassing Christian missionaries to Israel and voicing opposition to Arab-Israeli marriages, complained that the books constituted “incitement and solicitation of minors to convert.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The innocent buyers do not know that these are missionary books that encourage conversion to Christianity,” the complaint stated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HaGefen, which has been based in Rishon LeZiyon for over forty years, released its latest version of the bible, “The Testimony,” in five volumes, in contemporary Hebrew. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ << Should HaGefen state explicitly that they are Messianic or should it matter since they claim to only be offering a modern Hebrew translation of the Masoretic texts? (They do not currently even have a version of the Gospel yet.) >> ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our bio for the original article.) So

Messianic Jewish Publisher Sparks Ultra-Orthodox Anger at Israeli Book Week
(via forward.com)
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An ultra-Orthodox group filed a complaint with Jerusalem police after HaGefen, a Messianic Jewish publisher, offered a new translation of the Bible to teenagers at Israel’s annual Hebrew Book Week.
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Yad L’Achim, a prominent activist group that has been known for harassing Christian missionaries to Israel and voicing opposition to Arab-Israeli marriages, complained that the books constituted “incitement and solicitation of minors to convert.”
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“The innocent buyers do not know that these are missionary books that encourage conversion to Christianity,” the complaint stated.
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HaGefen, which has been based in Rishon LeZiyon for over forty years, released its latest version of the bible, “The Testimony,” in five volumes, in contemporary Hebrew.
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<< Should HaGefen state explicitly that they are Messianic or should it matter since they claim to only be offering a modern Hebrew translation of the Masoretic texts? (They do not currently even have a version of the Gospel yet.) >>
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(Click the link in our bio for the original article.) So

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2017-06-21 02:33:38

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lazar Target: What Ever Happened to Lazarus? (via torahclub.ffoz.org) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our holy Master Yeshua of Nazareth raised Lazarus from the dead. The name Lazarus (Λάζαρος) was a common name, a Greek form of the Hebrew Lazar (לעזר), which is itself a short form of the name Eleazar (אלעזר), meaning “God of help.” Lazar lived in Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem, with his two sisters, Mary and Martha. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The high profile resurrection of Lazarus set events in motion that ultimately culminated with the death of the Messiah. When news about the miracle began to circulate in Jerusalem, the wicked high priest Caiaphas plotted the Master’s death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yeshua had friends on the Sanhedrin who might have warned Him about the conspiracy against His life. Yeshua left Bethany and withdrew again from public sight until the time for the Passover pilgrimage drew near. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lazarus appears again in John 12, reclining at a Sabbath meal with the Master. The same chapter also explains that many people came to Bethany to meet the man raised from the dead, and, as a result, more and more people believed in Yeshua. Fame and acclaim from the resurrection of Lazarus triggered the spontaneous, royal welcome the Master received when He entered Jerusalem for Passover. At the same time, however, the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the people of Judea were believing in Yeshua’s messianic claims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So far as we know, the plot to kill Lazarus never materialized, but what happened to the man Yeshua brought back from the dead? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the late nineteenth century, archaeologist and explorer Charles Clermont-Ganneau explored a Second Temple Era burial chamber by the roadside not far from the village of Bethany in which he discovered first-century ossuaries, including burial boxes bearing the names of Lazarus and Martha. Perhaps those boxes once contained the bones of the man the Master brought back from the dead. In the future, Lazarus will hear the voice of Yeshua waking him from the dead a second time: “Lazar, arise! Come out!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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Lazar Target: What Ever Happened to Lazarus?
(via torahclub.ffoz.org)
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Our holy Master Yeshua of Nazareth raised Lazarus from the dead. The name Lazarus (Λάζαρος) was a common name, a Greek form of the Hebrew Lazar (לעזר), which is itself a short form of the name Eleazar (אלעזר), meaning “God of help.” Lazar lived in Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem, with his two sisters, Mary and Martha.
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The high profile resurrection of Lazarus set events in motion that ultimately culminated with the death of the Messiah. When news about the miracle began to circulate in Jerusalem, the wicked high priest Caiaphas plotted the Master’s death.
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Yeshua had friends on the Sanhedrin who might have warned Him about the conspiracy against His life. Yeshua left Bethany and withdrew again from public sight until the time for the Passover pilgrimage drew near.
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Lazarus appears again in John 12, reclining at a Sabbath meal with the Master. The same chapter also explains that many people came to Bethany to meet the man raised from the dead, and, as a result, more and more people believed in Yeshua. Fame and acclaim from the resurrection of Lazarus triggered the spontaneous, royal welcome the Master received when He entered Jerusalem for Passover. At the same time, however, the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the people of Judea were believing in Yeshua’s messianic claims.
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So far as we know, the plot to kill Lazarus never materialized, but what happened to the man Yeshua brought back from the dead?
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In the late nineteenth century, archaeologist and explorer Charles Clermont-Ganneau explored a Second Temple Era burial chamber by the roadside not far from the village of Bethany in which he discovered first-century ossuaries, including burial boxes bearing the names of Lazarus and Martha. Perhaps those boxes once contained the bones of the man the Master brought back from the dead. In the future, Lazarus will hear the voice of Yeshua waking him from the dead a second time: “Lazar, arise! Come out!”
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(Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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2017-06-20 14:45:44

I Will Fear No Evil (via JewsForJesus.org) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In these times of stress and uncertainty, many people rely on one another to feel supported, holding onto each other for strength. But it is difficult to grip the arm of your friend when the ground seems to be shaking underneath your feet. For the few of us in Israel who believe in Yeshua, we know that the only thing reliable and strong enough to hold us is the Lord. Scripture tells us, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). We recognize that our fear, no matter how hidden or small, is not from God. He fills us with His love and gives us shalom. This does not mean that we are never afraid, or that we don’t turn to our family or friends for comfort and support, but that we have our truest and most faithful hope in the Lord. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ King David writes in Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” In our darkest hours, our times of trouble, or even in our tiniest worries that keep us up at night, God is there to guide us, protect us and give us hope. He is our hope that we will survive another day, and that, even if we don’t, we will have a greater tomorrow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have two lovely children and do my best to protect them from taking on the world’s burdens. When they were too young to understand war, I called the incoming missiles “bad fireworks” and said that we were hiding from them. As my kids got a bit older I explained, “There are bad guys called Hamas who are shooting missiles.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And through it all, in the midst of wars and random stabbings, I do my best to stay strong like a rock for my children, as the Lord is strong for me. God is bigger than a threat from Iran. He is more powerful than a nuclear blast. He is the creator of heaven and earth and savior to all who turn to Him. He is, as Jeremiah proclaims, “O you hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble” (Jeremiah 14:8). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our bio for the full article.)

I Will Fear No Evil
(via JewsForJesus.org)
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In these times of stress and uncertainty, many people rely on one another to feel supported, holding onto each other for strength. But it is difficult to grip the arm of your friend when the ground seems to be shaking underneath your feet. For the few of us in Israel who believe in Yeshua, we know that the only thing reliable and strong enough to hold us is the Lord. Scripture tells us, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). We recognize that our fear, no matter how hidden or small, is not from God. He fills us with His love and gives us shalom. This does not mean that we are never afraid, or that we don’t turn to our family or friends for comfort and support, but that we have our truest and most faithful hope in the Lord.
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King David writes in Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” In our darkest hours, our times of trouble, or even in our tiniest worries that keep us up at night, God is there to guide us, protect us and give us hope. He is our hope that we will survive another day, and that, even if we don’t, we will have a greater tomorrow.
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I have two lovely children and do my best to protect them from taking on the world’s burdens. When they were too young to understand war, I called the incoming missiles “bad fireworks” and said that we were hiding from them. As my kids got a bit older I explained, “There are bad guys called Hamas who are shooting missiles.”
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And through it all, in the midst of wars and random stabbings, I do my best to stay strong like a rock for my children, as the Lord is strong for me. God is bigger than a threat from Iran. He is more powerful than a nuclear blast. He is the creator of heaven and earth and savior to all who turn to Him. He is, as Jeremiah proclaims, “O you hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble” (Jeremiah 14:8). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(Click the link in our bio for the full article.)

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2017-06-20 02:18:07

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yeshua's Return - He's Coming, Ready Or Not (via www.oneforisrael.org) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yeshua is coming, ready or not. What will it be like to see Him face to face? This mighty God who calls us “friend”? Have you tried to imagine it? The idea of the “face of God” appears many times in Scripture, and can be understood to mean Yeshua himself – the visible incarnation of our invisible God. With the escalating chaos and destruction in the world, many are wondering if we might be seeing His face sooner rather than later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many times in the gospels, Yeshua tells us to “watch” and to be ready. He tells us to look out for the signs and to be attuned to the birth pangs as the earth groans for redemption. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But while the people of Israel by and large missed the time of the first visitation, expecting a conquering king (definitely not a suffering servant) is today’s church in danger of making the opposite mistake? Are we expecting an impoverished Yeshua in sandals with a lamb hoisted on his shoulders? Or the sword-wielding King of the Universe in blood-drenched garments, on a rampage of vengeance? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Centuries of unholy murder and bloodshed in the name of God have turned our stomachs, and this idea of violence and religion sits as easily together as orange juice and toothpaste. It seems inconceivable to the twenty-first century thinker that God could possibly endorse any kind of violence, let alone instigate it. But we if we believe the Bible, we need to adjust our mindset to align with what it teaches about the second coming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ God paints the picture of the second coming in these sections of the Scripture: Isaiah 63:1-4, Genesis 49:10-11 (a prophecy for Judah), Zechariah 9, Revelation 19:11-16. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If this warrior king on the warpath is not who you are expecting, please adjust your mindset. Because He is coming, whether you are ready or not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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Yeshua's Return - He's Coming, Ready Or Not
(via www.oneforisrael.org)
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Yeshua is coming, ready or not. What will it be like to see Him face to face? This mighty God who calls us “friend”? Have you tried to imagine it? The idea of the “face of God” appears many times in Scripture, and can be understood to mean Yeshua himself – the visible incarnation of our invisible God. With the escalating chaos and destruction in the world, many are wondering if we might be seeing His face sooner rather than later.
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Many times in the gospels, Yeshua tells us to “watch” and to be ready. He tells us to look out for the signs and to be attuned to the birth pangs as the earth groans for redemption.
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But while the people of Israel by and large missed the time of the first visitation, expecting a conquering king (definitely not a suffering servant) is today’s church in danger of making the opposite mistake? Are we expecting an impoverished Yeshua in sandals with a lamb hoisted on his shoulders? Or the sword-wielding King of the Universe in blood-drenched garments, on a rampage of vengeance? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Centuries of unholy murder and bloodshed in the name of God have turned our stomachs, and this idea of violence and religion sits as easily together as orange juice and toothpaste. It seems inconceivable to the twenty-first century thinker that God could possibly endorse any kind of violence, let alone instigate it. But we if we believe the Bible, we need to adjust our mindset to align with what it teaches about the second coming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
God paints the picture of the second coming in these sections of the Scripture: Isaiah 63:1-4, Genesis 49:10-11 (a prophecy for Judah), Zechariah 9, Revelation 19:11-16.
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If this warrior king on the warpath is not who you are expecting, please adjust your mindset. Because He is coming, whether you are ready or not.
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(Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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2017-06-19 13:46:45

In First, Pope Francis Names Rabbis To Pontifical Academy Of Life (via forward.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two rabbis, one from Israel and one from Argentina, were appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Life, the first time rabbis have been invited to be members of the academy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pope Francis appointed 45 new ordinary members and five honorary members to the academy’s advisory body, the Vatican announced last week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Israeli rabbi Avraham Steinberg, who won the Israel Prize in 1999 for original rabbinic literature, and Argentinean rabbi Fernando Szlajen were designated on June 13 as members of the institution that “exists for the promotion and defense of human life, especially regarding bioethics as it regards Christian morality.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rabbi Steinberg is the author of “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics,” for which he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1999. He is the director of the Medical Ethics Unit of the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and director of the Editorial Committee of the Talmudic Encyclopedia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rabbi Szlajen, who is from Argentina, the birth country of Pope Francis, is the director of the Department of Culture for the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our bio for the original article.)

In First, Pope Francis Names Rabbis To Pontifical Academy Of Life
(via forward.com)
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Two rabbis, one from Israel and one from Argentina, were appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Life, the first time rabbis have been invited to be members of the academy.
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Pope Francis appointed 45 new ordinary members and five honorary members to the academy’s advisory body, the Vatican announced last week.
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Israeli rabbi Avraham Steinberg, who won the Israel Prize in 1999 for original rabbinic literature, and Argentinean rabbi Fernando Szlajen were designated on June 13 as members of the institution that “exists for the promotion and defense of human life, especially regarding bioethics as it regards Christian morality.”
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Rabbi Steinberg is the author of “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics,” for which he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1999. He is the director of the Medical Ethics Unit of the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and director of the Editorial Committee of the Talmudic Encyclopedia.
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Rabbi Szlajen, who is from Argentina, the birth country of Pope Francis, is the director of the Department of Culture for the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires.
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(Click the link in our bio for the original article.)

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2017-06-19 02:34:13

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did You Know the Saying “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” Isn’t in the Bible? (via www.biblegateway.com) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “God helps those who help themselves.” One in 8 Americans believe the Bible not only teaches this, but that it says this, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And yet if you went searching for it in the book of Proverbs or in the sayings of Jesus, you’d be out of luck—it’s nowhere in the Bible. In fact, the Bible says and teaches the exact opposite! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although he didn’t invent it, Benjamin Franklin is generally held to have popularized this motto in his Poor Richard’s Almanac. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While this may sound superficially like the kind of proverb you might hear from a committed Christian, Franklin was a deist. He didn’t believe in a personal God who is actively involved in the affairs of people, but rather in a God who set the world in motion but stands at a distance while we fend for ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So not only is this motto not in the Bible, it wasn’t popularized by someone who was committed to the historic Christian faith and the Bible’s teachings on God’s character. The real origin of the motto is likely in Aesop’s fables. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This popular motto is the exact opposite of biblical teaching. For example, the Old Testament book of Proverbs teaches that relying on ourselves, rather than on the wisdom of God, is foolhardy (Proverbs 28:26). The prophet Isaiah declares that God helps those who are utterly helpless (Isaiah 25:4). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our help comes from God alone, and it happens when we turn our lives over to him in faith, trusting in the work of Christ on the cross. This isn’t something we work for; and there’s certainly nothing we can change about ourselves to make us worthy of God’s help. Instead, we are saved by the passionate, undeserved love of God. It’s his gift to us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So the next time you hear someone say “God helps those who help themselves,” remind them what the Bible says instead: God helps those who can’t help themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That means you, me… and the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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Did You Know the Saying “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” Isn’t in the Bible?
(via www.biblegateway.com)
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“God helps those who help themselves.” One in 8 Americans believe the Bible not only teaches this, but that it says this, too.
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And yet if you went searching for it in the book of Proverbs or in the sayings of Jesus, you’d be out of luck—it’s nowhere in the Bible. In fact, the Bible says and teaches the exact opposite!
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Although he didn’t invent it, Benjamin Franklin is generally held to have popularized this motto in his Poor Richard’s Almanac. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While this may sound superficially like the kind of proverb you might hear from a committed Christian, Franklin was a deist. He didn’t believe in a personal God who is actively involved in the affairs of people, but rather in a God who set the world in motion but stands at a distance while we fend for ourselves.
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So not only is this motto not in the Bible, it wasn’t popularized by someone who was committed to the historic Christian faith and the Bible’s teachings on God’s character. The real origin of the motto is likely in Aesop’s fables.
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This popular motto is the exact opposite of biblical teaching. For example, the Old Testament book of Proverbs teaches that relying on ourselves, rather than on the wisdom of God, is foolhardy (Proverbs 28:26). The prophet Isaiah declares that God helps those who are utterly helpless (Isaiah 25:4).
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Our help comes from God alone, and it happens when we turn our lives over to him in faith, trusting in the work of Christ on the cross. This isn’t something we work for; and there’s certainly nothing we can change about ourselves to make us worthy of God’s help. Instead, we are saved by the passionate, undeserved love of God. It’s his gift to us!
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So the next time you hear someone say “God helps those who help themselves,” remind them what the Bible says instead: God helps those who can’t help themselves.
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That means you, me… and the world.
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(Click the link in our BIO to read the full article)

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2017-06-18 06:25:19

 

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