We came across some journal entries Ari kept when he was fighting in the first Lebanon war in the early 1980’s. This rare inside view will give you an intimate look at the life of an IDF soldier during a unique time in Israel.
"It seems odd to some people that we are supposed to fear God. Surely God is good and compassionate, righteous and just – what is there to be afraid of?"
Cookie writes, "A Jew who has rejected today’s Orthodox Rabbinic Judaism – which, in Israel, is considered to be the only legitimate expression of the Jewish religion, does not automatically mean that that same Jew has no connection to their people, to the State of Israel or to their Jewish identity."
Ron writes, "Whenever I would read anything scholarly and see the usage of the word Palestine for the land of Israel, a term that was given to the region over 100 years after Yeshua’s death and resurrection, I would get angry."
Howard writes, "God is love, and He wants us to know His glory. To glorify Him in all things in our love for Yeshua is our response to His love for us to live with Him forever."
Natzor is a ten-day intensive army preparation program for Messianic 18 year olds who have graduated high school and await their enlistment to the IDF. Run by Netivah youth ministry, this session marked the 15th consecutive year of the program.
It is not easy – nor safe, nor simple – to live in the Middle East as a Muslim background believer in Jesus. That is why the following story should both inspire you and encourage to pray.
Tuvia writes, "Since my book, 'The Secret Scroll of Magdala,' takes place around the destruction of the second temple, I have decided to share an excerpt from my unfinished book today. A small warning – it ends with a cliffhanger."