Here is an English translation of a Hebrew article published at the beginning of Passover in Israel’s second largest newspaper, Maariv.
I want to point out that not all the statements concerning ourselves are accurate, nor is the journalist’s sentiment regarding our view of the end-times or of the Jewish people.
Some of the language in the article which offensive was also printed in English in the original Hebrew article. The rabbi’s remarks in the article are only part of the pleasantries he expressed! Thank God for His Spirit in me to help me to take it ‘in stride’, and not revile back!
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God bless you, and thank-you for your input into our lives,
Howard and Randi
Currently the congregation is taking part in a lawsuit against religious protesters regarding a violent protest on December 24, 2005.
Please note:This case is not against Israel or against the Jewish people. It is not to be used in any way to foment or promote anti-Israel or anti-Jewish actions or reactions. It is already known through the Scriptures that Israel at present is opposed to the good news of God, so we are not out to make them an enemy. Nor is our legal action intended to be used by any other minority or religious groups in Israel to encourage or affirm anti-Israel/Jewish sentiment. For the sake of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, Israel and her people are beloved by God the Father for His honor and glory, and for the honor and glory of His Son.
Continue reading “Lawsuit Update – 8 Oct 2007”
This update adds to the previous one the news that the court has given a date in October for the hearing, with much to do until then. We have agreed to go to mediation and await to hear if the Defendants will agree.
Bless you for standing with us, Continue reading “Lawsuit Update – 1 May 2007”
I’m sorry that it has taken so long to give you an update on the pending court case between us and the Chief Rabbi of Beer Sheva and against the anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim. This is partly due to the nature of things here in Israel and the judicial process, and partly due to the frailties of our human condition. We do very much appreciate your interest and prayers and willingness to contribute to this case, and hope to keep you informed as things progress to help you in praying in the Spirit and with the mind. Please remember to keep our lawyers, Marvin and Kevork, also in your prayers, and that the outcome would bring honor to the name of the Lord and also promote His righteous and gracious purposes in Israel and even beyond. Continue reading “Lawsuit Update – 20 Apr 2007”
News article and commentary
Translation of Article in the Sheva weekly dated 22 Feb 07
The Rabbinate Against “The Messianics/Christians”
The Chief Rabbinic Council for Israel decided in its meeting last Monday (20 February) to establish a special committee for “War Against the Mission Throughout the Country”. Continue reading “Lawsuit Update – 22 Feb 2007”
8 Feb 2009
Shalom from a very dry Negev (which means ‘dry land’).
Despite the extremely dry weather for winter — the driest on record — the flu has been going around. It got to me, so I was laid up in bed for a few days a couple of weeks ago. I also have what must be a pinched nerve in my neck for about a 1/2 year now. For the last couple of months, I’ve been getting some physical therapy, but it hasn’t really released the pinch. I did it to myself while doing some exercises (at the loving concern of my family). Hoping it would go away by itself, I didn’t do anything about it for a couple of months, before going finally for an x-ray. It took more than another month to start some treatment. Anyway, the body ages, while the inner man is renewed day-by-day! Praise the Lord! Continue reading “Shalom from a very dry Negev (which means ‘dry land’).”
(Written as an Op-Ed for the Jerusalem Post)
This Jewish story begins almost 4000 years ago with our father Abraham, and then with his two sons. One son mocked the seeming insignificance of the other. Later Isaac’s two sons strove, with the blessing given to our father Jacob/Israel. The other son never really got over his loss. Jacob’s own twelve sons have been squabbling ever since over who should have the place of honor. When we do bad things to each other, we say it is just a family feud, but when others do bad things to us, we call it something else. We are a picture of humanity in microcosm. Although YHVH God has told His chosen people how to worship Him, we have disputed about even this. Some of us deny that there is even a God who has told us anything. Others will even use unlawful means to accomplish what to them is a just end. Continue reading “CHRISTMASNACHT IN BEER SHEVA – 29 Dec 2005 (28 Chislev 5766)”