Purim: When God Seems Absent

The Jewish holiday of Purim, based on the events in the book of Esther, begins this year at sunset on March 20th. Though the story of the book of Esther is a powerful one, the book has been controversial in church history. Some have suggested it should not be a part of Scriptures since it […]

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Celebrating the Fall Feasts of Israel

We tend to mark our year based on holidays. We spend our time the rest of the year looking forward to them: the food, the family, the fun! Judaism has its holidays as well; some have developed over time like ours, but some were actually put in place by God Himself. In Leviticus 23, God […]

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The Significance of the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel

The modern state of Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary on May 14. From its reestablishment in 1948 there has been war, contention and controversy. To be honest, that parcel of land has been a source of contention pretty much since the times of ancient Israel. This is further complicated by the strong polarized views held […]

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