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Remember the Miracle

This week Israel marked 73 years since their miraculous founding in 1948. Israel’s founder and first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, once said: “In order to be a realist, one must believe in miracles.”  That statement is unquestionably true when it comes to the story of Israel’s existence and statehood. One need only look at...
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From the Holocaust to Restoration

Yesterday marked Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. Today, the heroic faces of the survivors of the most horrendous tragedy in human history are old and worn. The faces that still exist to tell their experiences, sadly will not be around for the next generation to know personally.  It is still inconceivable and...
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President Biden’s True Colors on Israel

The Biden Administration has already taken actions to show their colors regarding their support for the nation of Israel and the Palestinian people.  The Trump Administration changed their custom of calling Israel’s heartland “occupied territory” during their time in office . In a direct reversal to that change, the US State Department just announced that...
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Passover Cleaning, Healing & Redemption

The Israelite slaves were released from Pharaoh and their leaven was deflated before they were truly free. Humanity is healed from world pandemics through humility, prayer, and repentance. Broken relationships require repentance before reconciliation is reached. Let’s compare these three realities and see if we can find a theme that will strengthen our faith and...
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2000-Year-Old Biblical Manuscripts were Just Discovered in Judean Cave

An ancient biblical scroll was discovered in a cave, known as the “Cave of Horror” located in the Judean desert this week, marking the first time an artifact of this type has been discovered since the Dead Sea scrolls nearly 70 years ago, according to the Jpost. The scroll, which was written in Greek with...
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What’s Happening with Israel’s Elections?

If you thought America’s last election cycle was wild, Israel’s elections are even crazier. Israel’s citizens are about to head to the polls on March 23rd for a fourth round of elections in less than two years! Being unable to form a stable government after the last three election rounds, Israel is heading to the...
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ICC Opens Investigation Into Israel’s “Alleged” War Crimes

The International Criminal Court in the Hague announced this week that they have decided to open an investigation into the alleged war crimes committed in the Gaza Strip as well as Judea and Samaria. Even though the court stated that the investigation would be carried out “independently, impartially and objectively, without fear or favor” it...
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Should We Replace Replacement Theology?

I want to thank a good friend , whose email inspired this article. HaYovel often discusses replacement theology. Replacement theology gets defined obliquely (and mostly implicitly) in a few of HaYovel’s published resources, but as of now we do not have a single, concise resource to point to which defines and explains the term. In...
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Is the Biden Administration Emboldening those Who Hate Israel?

On Tuesday, the student government of the University of California, Irvine passed pro BDS legislation aimed at divesting from any companies that work with Israel, calling it “divestment from apartheid,” according to the Jpost. The legislation was the first troubling sign that the BDS movement is gearing up to gain new ground under a Biden administration...
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Palestinians emboldened by the new US administration

Israel has experienced an increase in terrorist attacks since the US elections took place in November. It is clear that the Palestinians are becoming emboldened by the liberal-leaning administration that has just been sworn into office in the United States.  This week, a Jewish Israeli man wandered too close to a small Palestinian village in...
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Does the Trump Administration Support Israel’s Right to Judea and Samaria?

In an unassuming way, the United States has been taking steps to show the world that Jewish life in Judea and Samaria is normal and right. There is a report this week that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not only visit the Golan Heights on his visit to Israel next week, but he will...
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In One Accord in One Place

Many Christians are familiar with the feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot as it is more commonly known in Israel. Many of you have probably celebrated a Passover seder before as well, and are appreciative of the beautiful significance that it brought to your faith. Many, however, are not as familiar with the feast of Shavuot....
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Was Independence Worth the Risk?

“The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attended statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books…  Accordingly, we, the members of the People’s Council…hereby declare the establishment of...
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God Gives Hope in Crisis

Worldwide epidemics are scary. Thousands are dead, hundreds more are being infected, and it seems that this could be just the beginning. It’s no wonder many are panicking, hoarding and hunkering down. But what about God? Is He just watching His children suffer? What about peace and hope? Are they lost in the fray of...
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Peace Plan, Rockets, and Elections

This week, two terrorists from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement approached the Gaza Strip security fence and planted a bomb. IDF forces immediately spotted the terrorists and opened fire, eliminating both.  In retaliation, about 80 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza in the course of just a few days, with 90% of them being...
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The UN’s Dirty Dozen List

I would like to compare the following two statements:  “A world power publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of a certain political party.” “An international entity publishes a list of Jewish businesses to boycott at the behest of a liberal movement.” These statements are almost identical. I purposely kept them...
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Israel, a Zionist Occupation State?

I’m sure many of you saw the Twitter video going around this week where iPhone’s Siri called Israel the “Zionist Occupation State”!  I don’t know about you, but I found this very disturbing and here’s why.  Ever since Israel’s founding in 1948, Israel has been plagued by misinformation and lies concerning its right and legitimacy...
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Non-Jews in the New Testament

I am fascinated by the examples in the New Testament of non-Jews as they relate to Yeshua (a Jew) and the Jews who made up the foundation of Christianity.  As we, non-Jews, return to Israel and the Jewish people, we would do well to model our lives after those who loved Israel and the Jewish...
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Hebron – Purchased, Deeded, & Rebuilt

There are four places in Israel where the Bible records the Jewish people purchasing land. The ownership of many locations in Israel is often disputed by the Palestinians and much of the world, but the following four places unquestionably belong to Israel. References in the Bible record these places being bought for money, and in...
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Will Israel Head to Third Elections?

Israel appears to slowly be inching toward elections for the third time in one year as no one in politics is willing to compromise to form a government. Here is an overview of the current status since the second round of elections: Prime Minister Netanyahu, as leader of Likud, tried to form a coalition, but...
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