Much has been written and many opinions aired on Israel’s recent election and subsequent leadership transition, which prompts me to share some thoughts drawn from the upcoming Torah portion named Vayelech—Deuteronomy 31:1-30.
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How suddenly it has changed: the world we knew until just 18 months ago. It feels as if we have entered that period marked by the “distress of nations, with perplexity…men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth.” (Luke 21:25-26)
God has made a covenant promise that He will bring His people back from the ends of the earth to their ancestral homeland and re-plant them in their land again.
History has a habit of repeating itself, a century ago, in the mid 1930’s, Germany was facing an enormous crisis, unemployment was around 30%, the country was experiencing hyperinflation and major political unrest.
The frail, temporary shelters that are seen on balconies, parking spaces, and even streets throughout Israel during the Festival of Tabernacles, Sukkot, have a powerful message.
n interesting and powerfully symbolic aspect of the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles—Sukkot—which will be celebrated this year from the evening of 20 September to the evening of 27 September, relates to the lulav.
he latest escalation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and the recent decision of the ICC to open an investigation into possible crimes committed in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, raise fundamental issues about the scope of international law and legitimacy.
We have now constantly 2 people visiting cities and villages where elderly Jewish people in need and Holocaust survivors live who are on the program. People get different help according to their needs but in general we help the elderly in need with medicines, extra food and hot meals.
This Israeli government coalition of eight different parties with a wide variety of ideologies, has already had to weather numerous challenges.