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February 22, 2018

Sustained for His Glory

Reflections by a Messianic IDF Soldier on Israel's Memorial and Independence Day Holidays

Given the central role played by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) throughout Israel’s modern history, I recently took the opportunity to interview Dan A., a former soldier in the IDF….

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Ha’ Zikron

Intertwined by Design

Against all odds, Israel declared its independence as a sovereign nation on May 14, 1948. Soon after, the tiny nation also won its first major war for survival (1948-1949). This historic…

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February 19, 2018

Starry Night

Thoughts on the Days of Awe

I loved the line in the movie “Contact” starring Jody Foster, when she was traveling through space and beholding wonders and beauty unlike anything on earth, “They shouldn’t have sent…

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February 15, 2018

Hitting the Mark with Accuracy

A Messianic Devotional Study of the Jewish holidays

Jewish Days of Distinction Purim Purim or The Feast of Lots is a celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish people in Persia at the hand of a Jewish heroine, Queen…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Bonnie Saul Wilks, MJBI Staff Writer Read more ›
February 14, 2018

An African Miracle!

February 2018 Newsletter

All of us believe in miracles. The very fact that Yeshua (Jesus) rose from the grave and defeated sin and death is the greatest miracle of all, and one that…

Posted in Featured Articles | By Nic Lesmeister Read more ›
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 ›
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 ›

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