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  Dear friends, brothers, and sisters in Yeshua. First of all, I want to thank you for your prayers and financial support, which help us in Israel to serve the One Lord and proclaim the Name of Yeshua the Messiah! The weekly chapter the Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17) leads to some thoughts that are relevant in our time as well “ Behold, I offer you today a blessing and a curse: a blessing if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today, but a curse if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God … ” Deuteronomy 11:26-28 The commandments of the Lord were never intended for our salvation. Salvation is God's sovereign action based on His mercy and love for us. But the fulfillment of the commandments determines the quality of our life. And the HABIT to act according to His commandments strengthens this blessing – mak ing our lives “usually correct!” Today, some are looking for extreme sports, but as soon as a person gets older, h

The 9th of Av

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    I have been living in Israel for more than 30 years (more than half of my life), of course, during this time, the traditions of the people have largely influenced me. Ava 9 in the Gregorian calendar usually falls at the beginning of August. This day is remembered as the day of the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem. For those who do not know this story, in Jewish life the Temple, Eretz Yisrael (Israel), the Creator, the Torah - all this goes in the section of the same values. And we know from History that the destruction of the Temple has always been a huge catastrophe for our people. There are many materials on the Internet about this. It is not entirely true that the dispersion of the people was a direct consequence of the fall of the Temple, but for spiritual life, for the “Presence” of God among the people of Israel, this was super significant and destroyed everything built by generations. The place of the Temple is indescribably great, and when it is