Personal Stories

Israel First Fruits Staff Dec 12, 2019

Alexander, a “Pastor-preneur”

Alexander is a “pastor-preneur,” and an immigrant from the former USSR. Like over 1 million other Russian-speaking Jews who immigrated to Israel since the late 80’s, he had to work doubly ...

Karen Royel Oct 20, 2019

In Memory of Daniel Cohen

The believing community in Israel has suffered much loss this year. From elder pioneers of the faith to a young family that was snatched from this earth all too soon. ...

Richard Honorof Dec 4, 2018

How I was saved and called by God to make aliyah (Part 1)

Richard writes, "Knowing that many Jewish people may read this article, I have decided to write my story on how I was saved, and later why I made aliyah to ...

Ron Cantor Oct 24, 2018

Saying goodbye to a Messianic Music Pioneer

Ron writes, "At my wedding, 30 years ago, Elana and I were honored that one of the most famous Messianic worship groups performed. Of course, they were our dear friends ...

Sarah Ruth Aug 29, 2018

In memory of Esther Moore: All shall be well

To the believing community in Jerusalem, Esther was not just a faithful and faith-filled sister, she was one free spirit filled with vision and life. She has left a trail ...

Eitan Shishkoff Aug 29, 2018

Memorial for Esther Moore: Touching eternity on a Jerusalem rooftop

Eitan writes, "On a roof top overlooking the city that will receive Yeshua, under a moonlit Jerusalem sky, cooled by a strong summer breeze, a bereaved family gave whole-hearted praise ...

Violet Chemiker Jul 30, 2018

Worship for the King: Keren Silver’s new recording to be released in August

Coming from a musical family that worshipped together on a regular basis, Keren Silver has been singing for as long as she can remember and composed her first song around ...

Cliff Keller Jul 25, 2018

Shocking case of Israeli believers targeted by efforts to revoke their citizenship

Because of their religious beliefs, Ariel and Shayla Hyde, a young married couple from Haifa, are two among many in Israel and abroad who find themselves targets of what amounts ...

Kehila News Israel Staff Jul 24, 2018

PRAYER ALERT: Update and prayer request for Israeli evangelist Damkani

Read a recent update and request for prayer by Elisheva, Jacob Damkani's wife, as he continues to recover from a dangerous heart surgery.

Anastasia Oh. Jul 19, 2018

My life and the Gospel Revolution

Read Anastasia's story of faith in Yeshua and the Gospel Revolution occurring in Israel!