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What made Caleb different?

So whatever situation you are facing today, know that your God is bigger than any giant you are facing, any mountain standing in front of you. I have often heard it said: “Don’t talk to God about how big your mountain is; talk to your mountain about how big your God is.” So I have to ask myself, what made Caleb different? Why didn’t he go with the majority? Why did he see the situation differently than the others?

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Reflections on Tu B’Shvat

Next week is Tu B’Shvat, the “New Year of the Trees”.  It is day where we celebrate the fruit of our trees and children and adults alike take the time on that day to go out and plant trees.  Israel is the only country in the world that had more trees at the end of the 20th century than it did at the beginning, and that is because planting trees has been a key Zionist enterprise, long before it became ecologically popular.

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Nieuws uit het Heartland – January 2019

Beste  vriend, Ik hoop dat u genoten heeft van alle feestelijkheden rond Nieuwjaar. Moge dit nieuwe jaar alleen maar het beste voor u en uw gezin brengen en moge u de zegeningen ontvangen die alleen G-d u kan schenken. Als ik vooruitblik op dit nieuwe jaar, dan wordt ik enthousiast over sommige van de nieuwe […]

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Neuigkeiten aus dem Kernland – January 2019

lieber Freund, Ich hoffe, Sie haben Ihre Neujahrsfeierlichkeiten genossen. Möge dieses neue Jahr nur das Beste für Sie und Ihre Familie mit sich bringen und mögen Sie den Segen empfangen, den nur Gott geben kann. Während ich mich auf dieses neue Jahr freue, bin ich gespannt auf einige der neuen Projekte und Ideen, die wir […]

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The Day After Netanyahu

Just two months ago, I wrote about elections that took place in the US and in Israel — national elections in the US and municipal elections in Israel.  And now Israel has entered its own national elections season.  But in Israel, there is always drama surrounding elections.

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Winter 2019

In a remote grove in the hills of Gush Etzion there is a little cafe built by the students and teachers of the Sadna program for special-needs children and young adults in the community of Gvaot.

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The Reason For The Season

I know for many who love Israel and follow the Hebraic roots of our faith, whether or not to celebrate Christmas can be a real struggle.  And I usually get some chastising notes and emails from well-meaning folks who are aghast that I allow a pagan Christmas tree in my home, when I should know better!  So I will apologize in advance if talking about Christmas or saying “Merry Christmas” is offensive to you.

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The Brave Heroes of Rechalim

During the past six months, ever since I started working at CFOIC Heartland, I have met extraordinary people and visited amazing communities. It has been a true pleasure and an eye- opening experience for me to play a part in the wonderful relationship that has been created between our Christian friends and the people of Judea and Samaria. As a resident of Samaria for the past four years, I feel blessed to be able to live my life, build a home and raise my children in this very special area of our beautiful country.

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Nieuws uit het Heartland – December 2018

Dit keer een schrijven vanuit Israël ober projekten die ons bekend voorkomen (HP). Lees maar wat Kim schrijft:
Vrolijk December. Het is de mooiste tijd van het jaar….tenzij het jammergenoeg niet zo is. Deze maand ben ik met mijn gedachten bij Tieners in Israël die in de problemen zitten. Er zijn er te veel en ze hebben uw hulp nodig. Er zijn volwassenen die hen graag en met liefde helpen, maar ze hebben wel de nodige fondsen daarvoor nodig.

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Neuigkeiten aus dem Kernland – December 2018

ADer Dezember ist die schönste Zeit des Jahres … es sei denn, er ist es nicht. In diesem Monat bin ich besonders besorgt über gefährdete Jugendliche in Israel. Es gibt zu viele und sie brauchen Ihre Hilfe. Es gibt liebevolle Erwachsene, die sich sorgen und ihnen helfen wollen, aber sie brauchen die nötigen Mittel dazu.

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