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You Can Make a Difference

If you’re discouraged, tired, or confused by the current events in our world, we have a message of hope for you. Zac Waller, the Executive Director of HaYovel, provides encouragement and inspiration during these times, as well as a plan of action for moving forward.  Things will most certainly look very different for Israel when...
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How Did the Multitudes Who Listened to Yeshua’s Teachings Keep from Falling Asleep?

What do you think about this title of the book I’m preparing to write?  “Ten Effective Ways the Jews Were Able to Stay Awake When Yeshua Taught!” Would this have been a problem for those who sat at the feet of Yeshua? The Scripture records in several places something contrary to sleeping, “They were astonished...
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The Resurrection of Hope

For most of the world, this time of the year brings reflection and a resolute purpose for the following year – a determination to do better – to be better to ourselves and others. You are receiving this letter as Israel celebrates Hanukkah. Hanukkah is not one of the Feasts listed in Leviticus 23. However,...
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Should We Listen to the Prophets in Our Bible?

The most glorious sunrise met me when I walked outside this morning. Immediately I was reminded of Jeremiah’s prophecy in chapters 31 and 33, in which God speaks through the prophet, saying, “If My Covenant with day and night can be broken then My Covenant with David as well as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob may...
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Do Christians Need Israel?

Over the last century, the land and people of Israel have experienced one of the most dramatic and miraculous resurgences ever seen in the history of the world. Many Christians are recognizing this obvious fulfillment of biblical prophecy and are filled with excitement to see God’s hand so clearly demonstrated. However, of the 2.5 billion...
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Reflections in Jerusalem on the Saddest Day of the Year

Today is considered to be the saddest day of the year on the Hebrew calendar, even more so than Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Why? Today is the 9th of Av, a day on which both temples were destroyed as well as a day which marks a remarkable number of other tragedies that befell the...
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Religious Freedom in God’s House

Several weeks ago as the coronavirus was sweeping the world, something concerning was happening in regard to religious freedom in the United States. Governors had, in the name of protecting us from infection, ordered mass lockdowns and quarantines. This included the closing of many businesses deemed non-essential. Much of the criterion used to determine whether...
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Never Divide the Land of Israel!

When COVID-19 officially became a world pandemic, about half of our staff was in Israel and the other half in the U.S. Since then, as you can imagine, everyone has been stuck in place, and we still don’t know when our staff will be able to return to Israel. For that matter, we don’t know...
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The Beginnings of the State of Israel in 1920

Have you ever heard of the San Remo conference? If you have, do you know much about it? I know I didn’t.  Saturday, April 25th, 2020 marks a very special date. It is the 100th anniversary of the San Remo conference and subsequent resolution. On this day, after great deliberation, the Supreme Council of the...
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The Light from Zion During Crisis

Is it just me, or is it TIME FOR SOME GOOD NEWS!! These days, it seems nearly impossible not to talk about COVID-19. The good news though, is that there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in many different countries. Israel and the U.S. are now planning to begin opening...
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The Fifth Cup of Passover

It’s that time of year again. The time when the Jewish people (and some of us, as well) clean out their cabinets and refrigerators in anticipation of the quickly approaching feast of Passover.  Passover reminds us of so much – the Exodus from Egypt, God redeeming His people, freedom from sin given to us by...
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Don’t Touch the Apple of God’s Eye

A spreading virus, stock market drops, toilet paper panic, it’s all the talk these days. It seems we can’t get away from the coronavirus conversations, no matter where we turn.  I’m sure you are hoping I will take that introduction as a segway to move on to another subject, but no, I would like to...
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Jews Building Homes in Judea

Just after the “Deal of the Century” was released, Jared Kushner, one of the main architects of the deal, told Egyptian TV that one of the plan’s goals was to limit settlement expansion and growth in the West Bank. This week, along with his efforts to advance the peace plan in Washington D.C. and abroad,...
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Rain in Israel

This week, as I was reading Israeli news headlines, an article grabbed my attention: “Galilee just six feet away from maximum capacity!” I was ecstatic. For many in Israel, the Galilee level is seen as a gauge for average rainfall, an indicator of where they are in the need for rain each season. For years...
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Do You Love Shomron?

Do you love Shomron? Did you know some people hate Shomron? If you’re wondering what the Shomron even is, let me explain. First though, can you guess where this beautiful sign is located? That’s right! It was unveiled this week in Israel’s biblical heartland, in the heart of the Samaria mountains!  This week, Yossi Dagan,...
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The Internal Normalization of Judea and Samaria

Nearly 400 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza this week.  The Samaria Regional Council prepared to receive residents of Israel’s south if they needed to evacuate.Ben Gurion Airport diverted some planes to fly over Samaria to ensure their safely.The European Union decided to finalize a decision to label all products from Judea and Samaria...
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Why hasn’t the Jordan Valley Been Annexed Yet?

Just before the last elections, Netanyahu made an earth shattering announcement, dramatically unveiling his promise to annex the Jordan Valley if elected. On the one hand, the statement was clearly a political move to garner votes in what turned out to be a very tight election. However, Netanyahu is generally known as a politician who...
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What Percentage of the Heartland Will the Deal of the Century Give Up?

Israeli elections finish in near stalemate with a slight advantage for Blue and White Naftali Bennet publishes alleged map for the deal of the century that gives away 90% of Judea and Samaria With near final results (99.8%) from Tuesday’s elections, it appears to be a near stalemate between the left and right wing parties. ...
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