Enews: The Lev Project

For the last five years, the Jerusalem Connection has been actively supporting the ministry of Larry and Dede Miller as they serve aging and impoverished Holocaust survivors in Hungary, Ukraine, and Slovakia. The Lev Project, named for the Hebrew “Lev” which means...

Enews: Emanuel Documentary

This week I attended a screening of the soon to be released documentary, Emanuel. Emanuel is a documentary about the untold story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston Church shooting. The weight of the documentary comes from the intimate interviews with the...

Enews: Yom Hatzmaut

As of the 8th of May, modern Israel is now 71 years old, a very young country by today’s standards. But the people of Israel and the land of Israel have been set apart by God for nearly four thousand years. One of the world’s oldest nations has one of the youngest...

Enews: Why was Moses Chosen?

Exodus is the most supernatural book in the Hebrew bible. But it is also the climax, the pinnacle of Israel’s story. All roads in the Torah either lead to the Exodus or link back to the Exodus. Before earth-shaking plagues and parting seas, however, the patriarchs...

Enews: Martin Luther, revisited

At 34 years of age, the Martin Luther of 1517 was a little known Augustinian monk plagued by thoughts of his own sins and failings. Luther, in his own words, suffered from an “extremely disturbed conscience.” When his private meditations on the scriptures revealed to...

Qumranology: What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is not one of the biblical feasts or festivals that is prescribed in the Torah, like Sukkot, Shavuot, or Passover. It is a tradition started by the sages. The story of Hanukkah actually comes from the First Book of Maccabees. That is not part of the Hebrew...