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July 28, 2017

Jewish Feasts & Holidays

When the children of Israel were delivered out of Egyptian slavery, God instituted special feasts, or “appointed times” throughout the agricultural year to celebrate, remember, repent, and give thanks. The…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Tara Kieschnick, MJBI Media and Communications Manager Read more ›
July 27, 2017

Why the Rabbis Don’t Understand Rosh HaShanah

Every year Jewish people do the strangest thing. We celebrate a new year in the middle of the year. It is called Rosh HaShanah, and it is not in the…

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Focused on the Goal Line

I have a humiliating confession. Though I am one of the most die-hard Texans many of you may ever meet, I did not grow up a fan of the Dallas…

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

For Zions Sake | Summer 2017

Late in 2016, I began feeling an urgent stirring in my heart for the forthcoming year. The elections were over, Dr. Wayne Wilks and I had completed our transitional year…

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It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you MJBI’s new Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Pastor Kevin Bentley. Since 2011, I have had the privilege of knowing Kevin, his lovely…

Posted in Zealous Magazine | By Alisa Stephenson-Nicolescu, MJBI Director of Partner Relations and Events Read more ›

Life from the Land

Hatikva Project is a Jerusalem-based Messianic ministry working to see the Israeli Body of Messiah built up and serving needy Israelis in the name of Yeshua. We believe the Lord…

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June 22, 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 24, 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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May 17, 2017

Wind, Fire, and Smoke!

Shavuot 5777

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot is the greatest testament to the faithfulness of God on the Hebrew calendar. The word Shavuot literally means “weeks” because we count seven weeks plus…

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April 27, 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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