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May 6, 2019

Thursday is Israeli INDEPENDENCE DAY! “For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm,…

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Past Prayer Updates

September 3, 2018

Nitsavim יום תרועה/ראש השנה תשע”ט THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS – ROSH HASHANAH 5779 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the…

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August 20, 2018

The Islamic Festival of Eid al-Adha Tuesday evening will mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha, considered the most holy holiday of the Muslim year. The name means “Festival of the…

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August 13, 2018

A recently discovered portion of a wall (lower two rows of stones above) on the northern slope of the Ben Hinnom Valley, thought to have been built by King Hezekiah….

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August 6, 2018

Southeastern corner of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as viewed from across the Ben Hinnom Valley. “But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of…

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July 16, 2018

A narrow gorge near SdeBoker in the Negev south of Beer Sheva. On Sunday Israel entered the 3rd week Bein haMetzarim—“Between the Straits.” This past Friday July 13, we entered…

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July 9, 2018

A narrow gorge near SdeBoker in the Negev south of Beer Sheva. On Sunday Israel entered the 2nd week Bein haMetzarim—“Between the Straits.” TREMBLINGS AND SHAKINGS “The LORD reigns, let…

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July 2, 2018

“I have been very zealous for YHVH God of Armies…” (II Kings 19:14; From the Haftarah usually accompanying Parasha Pinhas) Statue on Mount Carmel of Elijah slaughtering the prophets of…

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June 25, 2018

The new “Island” in the Sea of Galilee (Photo courtesy of the EPA) 1. A DRY AND WEARY LAND… “But the land into which you are about to cross to…

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June 18, 2018

THE FOURTH MONTH “Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the…

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June 11, 2018

“For You light up my lamp, O LORD, my God illumines my darkness.” (Psalm 18:28) “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to…

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June 4, 2018

Since tekhelet makes an appearance within the Scripture passages which Jews around the world will be reading this week, we repeat here an examination we presented a year ago of…

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May 28, 2018

Hamsa (or, Khamsa) is an occult amulet or talisman popular in the Middle East, shaped like a hand with a thumb on either side. Often bearing an engraving or painting of an eye, it is believed by many to ward off an “evil eye” (i.e. a glare thought to release a curse), or to provide its wearer with general “protection” or means of good fortune.

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