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…

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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,…

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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…

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Netanyahu vows to respond ‘with great force’ to mortar barrage from Gaza

By Michael Bachner, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to respond “with great force” to a barrage of at least 28 mortar shells fired in the morning at communities in southern Israel, one of which landed just outside a kindergarten less than an hour before children were due to arrive. “Israel views…

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The Jerusalem Embassy and the Triumph of Truth

By Caroline Glick, JPost— Monday’s ceremony marking the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, had a clear message: It is time to embrace truth. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, put it plainly when he said, “In December last year, President Donald Trump announced to the world that the U.S.…

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Israeli Minister Calls for Recognition of Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

By The Media Line— In an interview with the Reuters news agency on Wednesday, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said that control of the area for the past 51-years is now top priority in diplomatic talks with the United States. “I believe there is great ripeness and a high probability this will happen,” Katz said, predicting…

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Truth Report: “The new Jewish-Christian political party in Israel”

Think of this: “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made of everyone — for kings and all those in in authority, that we might live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (I Timothy 2:1-2) Pray like this: Father Yahweh richly bless Israel’s new Jewish- Christian…

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Michael Brown Speaks Out on ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ Controversy

By David Lazarus, Israel Today— The following first appeared in the April 2018 issue of Israel Today Magazine. Dr. Michael Brown will tomorrow participate in the 5th biannual Christ at the Checkpoint conference, so we have decided to republish the interview here in full. Dr. Michael Brown is a radio host, author, professor and a…

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Hezbollah leader says terror group capable of defeating Israel in war

By Omri Ariel, Jerusalem Online— Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday he is “certain” that the terrorist organization would defeat Israel in the next war. In a televised speech aired as part of Lebanon’s commemoration of 18 years since the Israeli withdrawal from its territory, Nasrallah said Hezbollah does not seek a military conflict…

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