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Torah Portion for April 6-12, 2014

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION: From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world.  This portion is…

ISRAEL PRAYER UPDATE, APRIL 7, 2014

Cloud Formation over Jerusalem 5 April 2014 “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (II Kings 6:17)   1.  ANOTHER STEP IN THE “PROCESS” GRINDS TO A HALT. The latest version of…

Torah Portion for March 30-April 5, 2014

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION:   From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world.  This portion…

Israel Prayer Update, March 31, 2014

1.  ROSH CHODESHIM—“THE HEAD OF MONTHS”.   “Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, ‘This month shall be to all of you the “head of months” [Rosh Chodeshim], the first of the months of the…

Torah Portion for March 23-29, 2014

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION: From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is…

Israel Prayer Update, March 24, 2014

  PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL  MARCH 24, 2014   SECOND-LARGEST MOSQUE IN ISRAEL DEDICATED BY CHECHEN PRESIDENT IN ABU GHOSH. A few weeks ago our Update focused upon the construction of an enormous mosque in the Israeli Arab community of Abu Ghosh…

Torah Portion for March 16-22, 2014

SHEMINI—AND SHABBAT PARAH   THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION:   From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around…

An Update on Ukraine from Valentin Sviontek

Update from Valentin Sviontek It is not hard to imagine the ramifications of political instability for the people of Ukraine with foreign troops marching on their soil. The recent invasion of Russian soldiers in Crimea has caused Ukrainians to pray and intercede…

Torah Portion for March 9-15, 2014

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION:  From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world.  This portion is…

Israel Prayer Update, March 10, 2014

  Intercepted Iranian Missiles on display in Eilat (photo credit Mitch Ginsburg, The Times of Israel, March 10, 2014) PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL   MARCH 10 2014    1.  CONFRONTATION WITH AMALEK AT THE RED SEA Saturday EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton arrived in Tehran…