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18 Adar I – All In God’s Timing

18 Adar I – All In God’s Timing

It was on this day in the year 1953 that the Soviet dictator, and murderer, Joseph Stalin died. In fact, his death occurred on the very day that certain Soviet Jews who had been charged with treason were brought to trial. The trial was destined to bring about a guilty...
Ministry Update 2.22.19

Ministry Update 2.22.19

Greetings friends. Happy Friday everyone. I pray all is well with you and yours. First of all, I was informed this morning that an old friend of the ministry passed away over night from an apparent heart attack. Frank Houtz was a very gentle man and, despite our...
17 Adar I – The Weapons of Our Warfare

17 Adar I – The Weapons of Our Warfare

It was on this day in the year 66 A.D. that the historian Josephus arrived to assume command of some insurgent Jewish forces in the Galilee and consequently save the local Jewish population from an attack by non-Jewish forces. Two months later, the official outbreak...
16 Adar I – The Guardian Of Israel

16 Adar I – The Guardian Of Israel

It was on this day in the year 42 A.D. that King Agrippa began construction on a gate within the walls of Jerusalem. Six months later, the gate was dedicated and that day became an ancient holiday.  If you ever traveled to Jerusalem, you have seen that there are...
15 Adar I – For Zion’s Sake

15 Adar I – For Zion’s Sake

It was on this day in the year 1790 that the first advertisement, offering private Hebrew instruction in an American publication, appeared in The Pennsylvania Packet, placed there by Abraham Cohen. In those days, there were no organized Hebrew schools and so the...
14 Adar I – Circumcised Hearts

14 Adar I – Circumcised Hearts

According to tradition, it was on this day that Moses was circumcised in Egypt. His circumcision would have occurred in a very troubling time for Hebrew parents who saw the birth of a male child, considering that Pharaoh had ordered their deaths. Later, Moses would be...
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