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

News Digest — 12/6/21

A security guard at the Tanim Crossing in the West Bank was moderately injured by a vehicle coming from the Palestinian side of the crossing in a suspected...

Violence Erupts at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Violence between Palestinians and IDF forces in Hebron sparked after Israeli President Isaac Herzog lit the first Hanukkah candle...

News Digest — 12/3/21

Gaza-based terror group Hamas issued a statement praising  a “heroic” mob that attacked two Israelis who accidentally drove into Ramallah...

News Digest — 12/2/21

The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution 129-11 on Wednesday, (1st) that disavowed Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and called it solely by its Muslim name...

Hanukkah Celebrations and Historic Excavations

This year’s Hanukkah celebration in Israel is a special one already, just a couple days into the eight-day holiday...

News Digest — 12/1/21

On the roof of the Hesder Yeshiva in Sderot, a Hanukkah menorah built out of rocket fragments is lit up. Sderot, located on the Israel-Gaza border, has suffered thousands of...

News Digest — 11/30/21

On the 74th anniversary of the United Nations decision to recognize the Jewish people’s right to statehood and the Partition Plan November 29, the UN held only a...

A Worthy Honor

Selina Steinfeld, a Romanian Jewish lady, experienced both massacres and roundups of Jewish people during World War 2. Following the war she...

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