Festive and Fearful Times

As the Hanukkah season continues, Jewish people in Israel and around the world celebrate the holiday with family, friends, food, and family traditions.

In the midst of the festivities, especially in Israel, challenges, threats and questions continue. From political intrigue surrounding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s legal issues and a third election, to the ongoing threat of Palestinian terrorism, and Israel’s wary eye toward Iran and their ongoing move to eliminate Israel. These times are filled with both uncertainty and a sense of resolve for Israel. There will be no backing down on Israel’s part toward their enemies and time will tell what the outcome of the elections will be and the intrigue concerning Prime Minister Netanyahu’s investigation.

Welcome to the holiday season in Israel and for Jewish people around the world. It’s a festive time, an uncertain time and a challenging time.

The message of God’s hope and God’s light that both Hanukkah and Christmas celebrate are needed today as never before. We wish you all a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!