Messianic Lite: Beha’alotcha, “When You Set up”

This week’s Torah portion covers Numbers 8:1 to 12:16. It begins with divine instructions on how to care for the Tabernacle’s golden seven-branched lampstand, maintaining its everlasting light. It continues with guidelines for consecrating the Levites. At this point in Numbers, it has been exactly a year since the former slaves left Egypt so they…

Ambassador David Friedman: Republicans support Israel more than Democrats

By Times of Israel— Republicans are undoubtedly better friends of Israel than Democrats are, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Wednesday, lambasting the Democratic Party for failing to sufficiently mobilize its constituents to support the Jewish state. “The argument that I hear from some Democrats that Republicans are seizing the pro-Israel mantle is true,…

Russia Brokers Deal Keeping Iran Out of Region Bordering With Israel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Russia is doubling-down on its demand that non-Syrian forces step back from the border with Israel. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressed the situation in Syria on Tuesday at the international Primakov Readings Forum, an international think-tank annual summit held in Moscow. TASS Russian news agency reported his…