Messianic Prophecy: Genesis 49

by Rabbi Jeffrey Adler The Messianic prophecy found in the 49th chapter of Genesis is so extremely remarkable that it boggles the mind when one considers the issues involved, the context, and the Nature and Character of God. In this chapter, Jacob, realizing that he will be passing away very soon, decides to gather his […]

Stab Me Once, Shame On You

by Jonathan Feldstein This week Jews worldwide were treated to two stabbings, one murdering a Jewish mother of six bereaved children. The consequence of the second is the imminence of more to come. The immediate threat is to Jews, but there are many reasons why everyone should care. In Israel, Dafna Meir, a Jewish mother […]

Zechariah 14 (continued)

As we continue into Zechariah’s 14th chapter, we find that the return of Yeshua to rescue Jerusalem has ongoing ripples in the sea of Israel’s place among the nations. First off are the repercussions in Nature. “In that day there will be no light, cold, or frost. It will be a day known only to […]

Far From Home – Too Close to Home

by Jonathan Feldstein Last Wednesday, my family’s WhatsApp group was buzzing. Daughter #1, away in college, heard news of a terrorist attack near our home. Knowing it’s where we go grocery shoping, she wrote: “Did something just happen at the grocery store? Everyone OK?” Daughter #3 wrote, “What! Something happened at the store?” Daughter #1, […]

Kerry Bashing

by Jonathan Feldstein Recent remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry give new meaning to the term “Foggy Bottom,” a name synonymous with the location of the US State Department. One might say these remarks represent seeing the peace process through foggy glasses, and a new low, or “bottom,” of US policy vis a vis […]

Zechariah 14

The 14th chapter of Zechariah begins with what appears to be an unmitigated disaster. “Behold, a day of Adonai is coming when your plunder will be divided in your midst. I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to wage war. The city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women ravished. Half of […]

Girls in Bikinis and Iranian Nukes

by Jonathan Feldstein Recently I shared an inspiring and emotional event on Facebook recounting something I witnessed on the Tel Aviv beach: “On the beach in Tel Aviv today the noise of people playing in the crashing waves, life guards calling people to come back to the area under their view, and people playing “matkot,” […]

Insights With Rabbi Jeff | Zechariah 13

The 13th chapter of Zechariah continues on with the final restoration of Israel. Chapter 12 had detailed the political, military, and spiritual deliverance. God pours out the Spirit on Jerusalem, with the people responding with grief at the realization that the Deliverer, the Messiah, had come already and been missed. Now, in chapter 13, Adonai […]

An Appeasement of Biblical Proportions

An editorial by Jonathan Feldstein I’m in the middle of a two-plus week trip to several states, meeting with leaders of many different ministries, and feeling the love and support from Christian Zionists of all backgrounds. It’s heartwarming, inspiring, and a blessing. And especially meaningful now. On a recent call home, my youngest son asked […]

Insights With Rabbi Jeff| Zechariah 12

Zechariah 12 Zechariah 12 begins with the words, “Massa d’var Adonai al Yisrael,”. “Massa”, so frequently translated “burden”, can also mean something along the order of debt. It refers to the absolute passion of the Lord for the people and land of Israel. As is so apparent from Zechariah and all the prophets, indeed, all […]