Tu B’Shevat, literally the 15th of Shevat, is known as the Jewish Arbor Day. Although this celebration is not mentioned in Scripture, the holiday is associated with one of the four new years on the Jewish calendar.
As with all New Year’s celebrations, this is a time for resolution. For Messianic Jewish
believers, this presents an opportunity to spiritually plant trees in our lives.
Getting Paid to Kill Jews
It is by now no secret that the Palestinian Authority uses large portions of the international financial aid it receives to provide salaries and other payouts to terrorists who kill Jews.
But a fresh investigation by journalist Edwin Black has revealed that this is not some automatic, blind welfare system, but rather a very deliberate effort to reward those who have chosen the path of violence
Ben-Gurion’s Prophetic Letters
In 1964, as a 15-year-old Jewish American living in New York, I had the honor of receiving two personal letters from Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. His handwritten notes were in response to two letters I wrote him in Hebrew to inquire about his controversial statement that all Jews must move to Israel and that there was no future for the Jewish Diaspora.
After 50 years, my sister found these letters in my father’s house, letters which I thought had been lost.
Special Blessing for Holocaust Survivors
We have been cooperating with the Helping Hands Coalition (a massive network of hundreds of international charitable organizations which acts as a platform of cooperation addressing many of Israel’s humanitarian needs) to help Holocaust survivors.
They have asked us to send medical-type assistance to different centers for holocaust survivors. We are preparing about 31 pallets for this purpose. Read more...