April/May 1981

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A Date With Destiny

The time had arrived. The event for which He was born was about to occur. His hour had come (Jn, 12:23; 13:1). The donkey was secured — He mounted it — He reached the crest of the Mount of Olives...

Follow the Leader

The one who first suggested that "a man only has to do two things in life — pay income taxes and die," no doubt spoke in jest. But, he underscored the certainty of paying taxes by placing it beside...

Caiaphas: Inner Portrait of Israel’s High Priest

The City of Gold, Jerusalem, had not fully lifted herself from slumber. Some industrious shopkeepers were just beginning to set up their wares in the bazaar. The pungent odor from the fishmonger's booth seeped heavily into the dawn.

“Show us a sign…”

The persistent cry of the leadership of Israel in response to Jesus’ message was for a sign which would confirm His claim of messiahship. Their demand was consistent with the prevailing view that Israel’s promised...

A Quiet Sunday Evening In Jerusalem

A warm gentle breeze is blowing in from the sea; spring has arrived once more. Dusk, too, has come, and while darkness takes its grip on the city, the birds roost for the night. All is quiet.

The Stigma of The Cross

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;...But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness (1 Cor. 1:18,23).

The High Priest Covenant of The Savior

The streets of Jerusalem were deserted. A quiet hush had fallen over the city which on other days was bustling with activity. Families had gathered in their homes to commemorate the Passover.

Messiah’s Resurrection Foretold in The Old Testament

The Old Testament declares the bodily resurrection of Christ. This doctrine is normally understood because of New Testament teaching. What is not commonly understood is that the Old Testament substantiates this same truth.

Before Abraham Was I Am

The Sadducees were cocky and confident as they approached Jesus on that momentous day. They had engineered a question based on the unimpeachable footing of Mosaic law and a superstructure of irrefutable logic.

Joel of Jerusalem Apr/May 1981

We often say that no ill is without its good, but until the good news comes we must usually go through many troubles. Even the worst people have some good in them, and I would like to tell you about one such person.

Daily News from Israel

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A Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander and his assistant were killed in armed clashes between the IDF and Palestinians in Burqin...

Iran’s Injustices Draw Attention After World Cup Loss

Iran’s judiciary has sentenced four people to death. Their crime? “Cooperating with the intelligence services of the...

News Digest — 11/30/22

A female IDF soldier in her 20s was struck by a car at the Migron-Kochav Yaakov intersection in the West Bank in a terror attack on Tuesday morning (29th). The soldier was...

News Digest — 11/29/22

Following an agreement between the Likud and Religious Zionism, Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (29th) will choose the temporary...

News Digest — 11/28/22

Israel’s Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu met for several hours with Bezalel Smotrich’s far-right Religious Zionist Party on Sunday (27th), with his Likud Party reporting...

News Digest — 11/23/22

Jerusalem was hit by two explosions on Wednesday morning (23rd) at two bus stops, one at the western entrance of the city and one at a junction in northern Jerusalem, leaving a teenager...

News Digest — 11/22/22

Religious Zionism Party Chairman Bezalel Smotrich has agreed to become Israel’s next finance minister, according to unconfirmed reports, walking back his demand for...

Happy Thanksgiving!

In a break from my usual writing about events and people in Israel, I want to take a moment to thank God for the privilege of...

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