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January 29, 2018

The Days of Awe

The Meaning and Customs

During the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Jews everywhere spend time in serious reflection on how their lives have been spent the past year. This involves going…

Posted in Days of Awe | By Betty Cochran Read more ›
January 26, 2018

Tisha B’Av

It's History and Practices

Of the many non-commanded biblical feast and fast days commemorated in Judaism, Tisha b’Av is the most somber. Literally translated as the ninth day of Av, which is the fourth…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Dee Catz Read more ›



From ancient times, the 9th day of the Hebrew month Av—Tisha B’Av–has been observed as a fast day (it is mentioned as the “fast of the fifth month” in Zechariah 7:3-5,…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Martin Sarvis Read more ›
January 25, 2018

For Zion’s Sake | Winter 2018

Did you know that all of the 15 million Jewish people on the earth today have at least one Spanish ancestor? We at MJBI are making a concerted, strategic effort to engage in Latin America in a new and deepened way.

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By  Nic Lesmeister, President and CEO Read more ›

“Working and Dreaming: Together”

It’s hard to imagine Arabs, Jews and Gentiles working together in Israel. However, amidst conflict and prejudices, Israel Firstfruits, made up of Jewish, Arab and Gentile believers, is doing just…

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By Kelley Workman, Firstfruits U.S. Ministry Coordinator Read more ›

Rest in Peace

Life can be hectic. No matter where we live, distractions can steal our allusive state of peace. But what really is peace? Our five senses may trick us into an external…

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By Sam Arnaud with Tara Kieschnick, MJBI Staff Read more ›

Museum of the Inquisition| MJBI Partners are Making Jewish History in Brazil

The infamous Inquisition against Jews began with their expulsion from Spain in 1492, and soon followed to Portugal in 1496. Discovered during the Inquisition, Brazil became a “Red Sea” for…

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By Matheus Guimaraes with Nic Lesmeister Read more ›

Latin America, ¡Aquí Venimos!

On September 10, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boarded a plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to embark on a 10-day tour that no other Israeli Prime Minister…

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By Nic Lesmeister, President & CEO Read more ›

Welcome Tara Kieschnick!

With great excitement, I want to introduce you to Tara Kieschnick. Tara and her husband, Norris, have been faithful MJBI volunteers, supporters and part-time staff for many years now. We…

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By Nic Lesmeister Read more ›
January 22, 2018

Museums of the Holocaust

A Look at Three of the Most Significant Around the World

Since spring is the season of Yom Hashoah, it is arguably the best time to visit one of the world’s many Holocaust memorial museums.  This is especially true if you…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Travis Snow Read more ›

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