In a recent and impactful statement, Pramila Patten, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, shared harrowing insights during her meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog. She highlighted the grave reality faced by countless individuals in war zones: "Sexual violence is one of the most heinous crimes with devastating consequences that reverberate across generations. Sexual violence used as a tactic of terror, as a tactic of war, is designed to destabilize, instill fear, humiliate, and dehumanize not only the victims but also the families, companies, the nation, or the enemy."
These words echo through the corridors of our hearts, leaving us with a chilling reminder of the depth of human depravity and the unimaginable suffering endured by many of God's daughters, our sisters. It forces us to confront an unsettling question: How can a loving God allow such violence and pain to befall His children?
The psalmist in Psalm 34:18 offers a...
Our hearts are heavy for Rachel, marking 100 days since her son Hersh's kidnapping by Hamas. This stark image, with '100' on masking tape, is a painful call to action in a world where we vowed "Never Again." Yet, such deep-seated hatred persists, infiltrating even prestigious institutions like Harvard University, where Jewish students filed a lawsuit accusing it of allowing its campus to become a “bastion” of rampant antisemitism.
This echoes the timeless struggle against hatred and discrimination, reminiscent of the biblical story of Esther. In her, we find inspiration to stand against such injustices. As the Christian Women for Israel community, we are compelled to act, embodying Esther's spirit in advocating for justice and truth.
Our commitment is twofold: to sign the petition for October 7th as the “World Day Against Antisemitism” and to stand in solidarity with Hersh and others being held hostage. This Sunday,...
Discover the power of Israel’s most important prayer, The Shema, and what it means for you today as a follower of Jesus by watching this FREE Bible Study through the BibleProject series.
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
The Bible has lots of different titles for God. Which should we use? Explore the many names of God and the significance of the one used in the Shema.
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Join Pastors Ken and Lisa Albin as they teach about the significance of the New Moon Tammuz. Reknown teachers of Torah & Hebraic roots of the faith, this teaching will deepen your spiritual walk with Christ.
Sometimes the world feels overwhelmingly dark. The anger and violence. The fear and uncertainty. The pain and suffering.
And peace seems so far away. This is especially true now as the war in Ukraine continues, with the outcome still unknown.
But we also feel the tension in our own lives . . .
Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from numerous hurting sisters in our “modern-day Esthers” community. So many are hurting and are suffering.
Here are just a few prayer requests we’ve received from our sisters. Will you pray over them now by name?
Join Christian Women For Israel and Pastors Ken and Lisa Albin for this weeks Torah teaching.
Torah Portions through end of Shabbat March 5, 2022
Pekudei-“Accounting of” Torah -Exodus 38:21-40:38
Prophets-1 Kings 7:51-8:21
Psalm 45 Moses gives the accounting of all the materials used to make the Mishkan
Study Torah with Pastors Ken and Lisa Albin this week.
Below are the Torah readings through the end of Shabbat, February 12th