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August 23rd, 2017

Trump, Netanyahu and MJBI

I am not one who watches much cable news. Overseeing a global ministry that is active in 10 different countries, along with raising two kids under the age of five…

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June 22nd, 2017

The One Who Calls You is Completely Dependable

I recently flew from Israel to Ethiopia for a very short trip. Accompanied by MJBI Board member, Rabbi Ari Waldman, we left our families in Jerusalem to fly to Addis…

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May 24th, 2017

Celebrating 20 years in Odessa, Ukraine

Tabatha and I just returned from Odessa, Ukraine, where 20 years ago the MJBI officially launched our very first school. Valentin and Tatyana Sviontek hosted a large 20-year anniversary conference…

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April 27th, 2017

To the Jew First, and then … Japan!

Have you ever actually pinched yourself? I find myself using that phrase quite often lately. Of course, we all know it is not a literal phrase, but one that suggests…

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December 14th, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

As if 2016 has not already been an amazing year, I am actually writing this letter to you as I sit on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. There…

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December 6th, 2016

Our Big News for 2017

I am filled with gratitude for our 20th Anniversary banquet on Nov. 10. Wow, what a night! And wow, what a 20-year ride! To God be the glory. It is…

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June 28th, 2016

The Persistent Three-Letter Word Surrounding Israel

I am looking out of the window of my Ethiopian Airlines plane as we cruise somewhere over Egypt en route to Israel. The meandering Nile River provides the only change…

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May 31st, 2016

I muffled a scream to silence.

Side-by-side on a rickety and scarred wooden bench, we peeled potatoes together nearly every day for a year. As a young adult, I worked on a kibbutz near Petach Tikvah,…

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April 26th, 2016

Loading Up the Baby Blue Datsun

I just returned from Myaki, Ukraine, the place where the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute was birthed nearly 20 years ago in a fishing village 45 minutes outside of Odessa. I…

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March 29th, 2016

Ethiopia and My Four-Year-Old

One of my 4 year-old daughter’s favorite things to do is read. Often on a quiet Shabbat morning, my sweet daughter awakens me by tapping my shoulder with a book…

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September 23rd, 2015

Sukkot 5776: God’s Big Party

What’s the biggest holiday of your year? Your anniversary? A birthday? In the Bible, it is Tabernacles (Sukkot) which is often just called “The Feast.” How big is it? More…

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July 29th, 2015

This Ancient Promise is Happening in Ethiopia Today

The LORD your God will make you the head and not the tail—placing you above and not beneath—if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I’m giving…

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