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16 Av – A Reflection Of His Character

The Bible tells us that, after Moses had returned from speaking to the Lord on Mt. Sinai, the glory of God was reflected upon Moses’ face (Exodus 34:35). The radiance was so brilliant that a veil had to be placed over his face. It’s important to underscore the...

4 Av – His Rod of Correction

It was on this day, in 444 B.C., that Nehemiah began to rebuild the city walls of Jerusalem. Previously, Nehemiah had been in Persia serving the king as his cupbearer. When he heard that the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins, he lamented and he cried out to the Lord to...

3 Av – How God Uses The Adversary

It was on this day, in 1881, that the first shipload of Russian Jewish immigrants landed in New York City. The significance of this is that it marked the beginning of a mass immigration of Eastern European Jews to America. They brought with them a strong commitment to...

2 Av – Guided By The Spirit

It was on this day, in 1492, that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain signed a decree expelling all Jews from Spain. This expulsion culminated on August 2nd of that same year, which was the 9th of Av on the Hebrew calendar. It just so happened that the Jewish...

1 Av – That We Might Know Him

According to tradition, it was on this day that Egypt was afflicted with the plague of the frogs. This plague, along with the other plagues, was designed to bring the king of Egypt into submission to God’s plan, which was to let Israel go into the wilderness. But...

29 Tammuz – There’s Something In The Dirt

It was on this day, in 1955, that the Yarkon water project was opened. This project supplied water to the Negev, which is a desert region in southern Israel. Since 1948, the Israeli people have worked very hard to transform what was a vast wasteland into a veritable...

27 Tammuz – Who Are The Real Christ-Killers?

It was on this day, in 1205, that Pope Innocent III decreed, as church doctrine, that all Jews were to be considered as perpetually doomed to servitude and subjugation because of their involvement with the crucifixion of the Messiah. This remained official church...

26 Tammuz – He Loves Us, In Spite Of Us

It was on this day, in 1970, that Israeli Airmen encountered and shot down four Russian MiGs being flown by Russian pilots over the Suez front. As far as we know, this was the very first time that Israeli and Russian military forces had encountered on another....

25 Tammuz – What’s In A Name?

It was on this day, in 1808, that Napoleon Bonaparte decreed that all Jews living in the French Empire must adopt a family name. Before that, many people were not commonly known as John Smith or Mary White as they are today. In the Biblical era, God’s people were...

24 Tammuz – Why Do You Wear A Seatbelt?

In consideration of the fact that, in order to be called “the sons of God,” we all have to be born again, should babies be regarded as innocent? It’s a cold and calloused person who can look upon a small infant and not be touched by the fact that these little ones are...

23 Tammuz – The City of the Great King

It was on this day, in 1099, that European Crusaders captured the city of Jerusalem from the Muslim Turks in a very bloody battle. History records that tens of thousands of Muslims, Jews and some Christians were slaughtered by the Crusaders. Records indicate that, as...

22 Tammuz – Hope and Faith in Our Redemption

It was on this day in 1852 that poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author of such poems as   “Paul Revere’s Ride,” visited the Jewish cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island. His visit to the centuries-old cemetery inspired him to write a poem about those who were laid...

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