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10 Iyar — The Glory Has Departed

Tradition believes that, on this day, the Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines. In addition to this tragedy, Hophni and Pinchas, the sons of the High Priest Eli, were killed and the High Priest died as well. It was also on this day that a message was...
9 Iyar — Failure To Commit

9 Iyar — Failure To Commit

During the Messiah’s ministry, He encountered many types of people and had different types of  exchanges with these people. For the most part, He exhibited great compassion for those He met but there were occasions, though, when He chided some for their...

8 Iyar — In the Ghetto

8 Iyar — In the Ghetto

It was on this day in 1516 that Jews were compelled to move into a restricted area in Venice, Italy. The area they were restricted to was, formerly, the site of a foundry where slag was stored for the manufacture of weapons. The Venetian term for a foundry is ghetto...

6 Iyar — With the Promise Comes the Travail

6 Iyar — With the Promise Comes the Travail

It was on this day in 1948 that the British Mandate over Palestine officially came to an end, 28 years to the day, after it had begun in 1920. And as we shared in the previous devotion, it was on this day that Israel officially became a nation. It was also on this day...

4 Iyar — It Isn’t That Hard To Grasp

4 Iyar — It Isn’t That Hard To Grasp

In 1939, the English apologist C. S. Lewis made this statement in a letter: “The process of living seems to consist in coming to realize truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes.” Here’s my translation of what Mr. Lewis was...

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