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The Torah Shall Go Forth From Zion

The Torah Shall Go Forth From Zion

The prophet Isaiah foresaw a future day when Messiah would rule from Jerusalem. “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains

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The Mosaic Mural at Temple Beth Israel

The Mosaic Mural at Temple Beth Israel

My father was a Holocaust survivor. Whilst he did not talk about that time it was a pervasive influence on my upbringing. On his left hand were two large blue letters tattooed K L, which meant in German Concentration Lager or an inmate of the Nazi death camp.

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The Prophetic Significance of Israel’s New National Holiday

The Prophetic Significance of Israel’s New National Holiday

The Netanyahu government is receiving broad political support for a proposed new national holiday celebrating ‘aliyah’ or Jewish immigration to the land of Israel. The motion will set aside the 10th of Nissan to honour the crucial role of aliyah both in the re-birth and in the ongoing strengthening of the nation of Israel. The 10th of Nissan was chosen as many Rabbis believe it marks the date the ancient Israelites first entered the Promised Land under Joshua. While this is interesting, I believe that establishing the holiday on this particular day also has a significant connection to Bible prophecy. 2600 years ago, the prophet Jeremiah predicted that a day would come when the original Exodus from Egypt would be overshadowed by a far greater Exodus ‘from the land of the north and from all the lands’ (Jer 16:14-16). It is therefore very interesting to note that this new annual celebration of the modern day return of the Jewish people falls four days prior to Passover on the Jewish calendar.  Is the stage being set for a celebration of a greater Exodus that will literally overshadow Passover celebrations? The Miraculous Modern Day Exodus National Aliyah Day will be a time […]

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