Jerusalem Prayer List August 11, 2016

By Joseph Shulam Last week we finished reading the book of Numbers and this Shabbat we are starting the reading of the book of Deuteronomy.   The name Deuteronomy is made up of two Greek words: Deuteron – means second (the following) and Nomos – means the Law.  In other words this book in Greek is called “The Second Giving of the Law.”  In the end of the book of Numbers the children of Israel are encamped on the plain across from Jericho getting ready to cross the river into the land of promise.  Moses is getting ready to obey God… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List July 29, 2016

By Joseph Shulam This week the reading in the Synagogues around the world is called, Matot.  “Matot” is from the book of Numbers chapter 30:1-32:42, and the name is taken from the first verse of the reading: “Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the LORD has commanded:””(Num. 30:1).   The word “Mate” means “Staff” – the same word is used for the wooden staff of Moses, and also for the staff of the generals in the Israeli Army.   In the English translation of the verse it… Read More

The Jerusalem Prayer List July 21st, 2016

By Joseph Shulam – from Home We are home from a long trip that started in the beginning of June and ended only on July 17th.  We had 45 days of traveling, teaching, fellowship, and a bit of visit with the family.  Praise the Lord we are safe at home and all ready running in full throttle.  I find the young leadership of Netivyah and the Roeh Israel Congregation doing a very fine job.  Netivyah is running forward and there is a new Teaching from Zion magazine coming out soon, and the food distribution program is running and growing in… Read More

THE JERUSALEM PRAYER LIST – JULY 14, 2016

By Joseph Shulam  – from London, UK. Shalom is a word that has many meanings.  Today we are saying Shalom to one of our dear faithful brothers Zvi L., for whom you have been praying for several years.  Zvi is being buried today in Jerusalem, in the Land of Israel.  Zvi has suffered intensely for several months in the Hadassah I.C.U. fighting for his life.  Zvi is a survivor of the Holocaust who immigrated to Israel right after World War II.  He is one of those young men who joined the battle for Israel’s independence almost right after landing off… Read More

The Jerusalem Prayer List – July 7, 2016

By Joseph Shulam – From Dallas, Texas, USA We have arrived in Dallas, Texas, and we are staying with our good friends and dear brothers, Jimmy and Hava and their family. It is always a joy to be with friends and brothers in the faith that share the most precious of all treasures – the common faith in the same God and in the same savior.  This friendship was formed in our common faith and vision for Israel and for our brothers in the churches.  We have but to praise God for the bond that He has made between Jimmy’s… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List June 30, 2016

By Joseph Shulam – from Nashville, Tennessee Every day the news from the Middle East report bloodshed.  The daily bloodshed in Israel is too insignificant for the Media in the USA to report that two Jews got their throats cut by an Arab / Palestinian terrorist inside their own home.  If they do report a case like this they report that a Palestinian got killed by the Israeli security forces.  Now, my dear brothers Turkey a Muslim country has been bleeding at least once per week.  Yesterday 42 dead and over 200 wounded in the Ataturk International airport in Istanbul.… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List June 23, 2016

By Joseph Shulam – from Thousand Oaks, California This week the reading in all the Synagogues around the world including many of the “Messianic Synagogues” is Beshalach, from Numbers 13:1 – 15:41.  The main story in this portion of the reading is the story of the Moses sending the twelve spies to spy out the land of Canaan. The texts starts with a command by God to send אנשים – “people” – “man” – “persons.”  This very simple of terms hides in it a great meaning.  When the Word of God uses the word ״אנשים״ – [anashim] it does not… Read More

THE JERUSALEM PRAYER LIST JUNE 16, 2016

By Joseph Shulam Last week I wrote and asked everyone to pray against the Muslim Terrorism around the world.  It seems as I have written that hate is the main cause of religious terrorism all around the world, and again last week terrorists strike again in Orlando, in Paris, in Israel, and of course in Syria, Iraq, and Europe.  Again I ask everyone to pray against terror, terrorists, terrorist organisations, and especially against the hate spirit that besets humanity since the first murder of Abel by his own brother Cain.  I pray for God’s active intervention against those whose only… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List June 10th, 2016

By Joseph Shulam – From Vaasa, Finland This week the City of Tel-Aviv has again experienced a bloody terrorist attack.  In renovated Sharona neighborhood that has become a kind of exclusive shopping area that is located not very far from Israel’s Ministry of Defense two 21 years old terrorists attached the peaceful public in the Max Brenner Restaurant.  Four people were killed and several were wounded in this Hamas inspired and directed terrorist attack.  The two terrorists were cousins from the village of Yata near the ancient city of Hebron.  They were young, hansom, well dressed in black suites and… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List June 3 2016

Praise the Lord we have arrived yesterday to Helsinki, Finland.  Miika the son of Dr. Tim Tucker who was one of my teachers in Nashville picked us up in the airport and took us home.  It is such a great joy to share fellowship with the young families who were raised in the Restoration Movement and are now leading.  Both Miika and Anne are the advanced stages of finishing their Ph.D’s.  They are both active in the new congregation that was formed mainly by the second generation of those who have stood with Israel and committed to the Restoration of the… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List May 28, 2016

By Joseph Shulam from home This Sabbath’s reading is from Leviticus 26-27 – the last chapters of Leviticus. The reading starts in verse 3 of chapter 26; “If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them . . .” There are 11 verses that say all the good things that are going to happen to those who keep God’s commandments.  After these blessings come 33 verses of all the bad things that are going to happen to those who don’t obey God and who go against His command and abhor His judgments.  Note that there are… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List May 23 2016

Jerusalem Prayer List May 23 2016 Joseph Shulam – From home in Israel It is nice to be at home.  It was nice to travel and teach a group of Chinese from all around Asia through the seven churches of Asia Minor.  Traveling through the Bible Lands, and Turkey is a Bible Land, is always inspirational and educational and fun.  Being in the places that you read about in the Bible is something very special.  We believe because we want to believe.  The Biblical truths are most often self evident to the soul that believes. This does not mean that… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List – May 12, 2016

Today is Israel’s 68th Independence day.  Here are some thoughts about Israel’s 68th Independence day: Birthday is a day of celebrations, but also soul-searching.  At 68 years old Israel as a State is still without a partner for life.  No wonder she’s still alone, in today’s situation who will take her for a wife? No one can deny that she is beautiful, she has the Tabor and Gilboa in the right places. At center her waist is narrow.  On her left Jerusalem is her heart.  Most of her days are full of sunshine. In short, she looks good, but she… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List – April 27. 2016

We are in the middle of the Passover Holiday – in the Bible only the first day of the Feast is called “Passover” the rest of the 7 days of the Feast is called “The Feast of the Unleavened Bread.”  The Exodus from Egypt is the main model of salvation and redemption and deliverance throughout the whole biblical history.  In fact everything that we do as Jews and as Jewish Disciples of Yeshua the Messiah is somehow related to the Exodus.  On Friday night when we do the blessing of the “wine” and bread, the Kiddush, we do it in… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List April 21, 2016

Happy Passover Holiday to all who observe it!  We have been very busy getting ready for Passover.  Getting ready for Passover always includes a very deep spring cleaning and clearing the house of every morsel of leaven (Hametz).  This year I did not help Marcia very much because I have been very busy in Netivyah helping to prepare the Seder Meal and service for about 80 people.  I have many volunteers and some have come from London and others from South Africa to participate in our Seder.  We are doing it this year on the roof of the Netivyah building. … Read More

The Jerusalem Prayer List – April 7th, 2016

By Joseph Shulam This week the Synagogues around the world are reading Leviticus 12-13 this week. This section is dealing with the illness of leprosy.  Leprosy was considered one of the most infectious illness. The Torah has several chapters dealing with the diagnosis of Leprosy and the prognosis of this horrible illness.  In Israel there are not many leprous people.  With modern antibiotics such illnesses are no longer as serious as they were in the past.  In the New Testament we have a couple of stories about Yeshua and Leprous men.  The one that I would like to share with… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List March 27th, 2016

By Joseph Shulam  Well!  Now it is official Joseph Shulam is 70 years old.  I appreciate so very much every note and card and e-mail and text message that wished me a Happy Birthday.  There were so many messages on Facebook and on other cyber media that I just did a cookie cutter formula to answer just about everyone who wrote to wish me a Happy Birthday. The first big party was in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil, where the “Teaching from Zion” ministry did a magnificent Birthday Party for my 70th Birthday.  It was more like a fancy wedding ceremony and so many… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer list – February 26, 2016

The wondering Jews are home again.  We are back in Israel after a long trip that really started on January 4, 2016 and just now ended on February 24, 2016.  It was an intense time, but it was also a very interesting and hopefully a blessing to all the churches and conferences that we attended. For ten years the Teaching from Zion Ministry in Brazil in partnership with Netivyah Ministry from Jerusalem have celebrated a Congress for the Restoration of the church and of Israel in the building of the Har Zion Congregation in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil.  This year was very… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List – February 18, 2016

I have not been able to write the Jerusalem Prayer List in the last week.  I was in Brazil for the 10th Annual Congress of the “Teaching from Zion” Ministry in Brazil.  Our brothers in Brazil, especially Marcelo and his staff, have done a great job organizing this congress.  There were six hundred or more participants from all around Brazil and many leaders and “Pastors” attending and absorbing the challenges of Restoration for the Church and for Israel.  All the teachers spoke with great passion and concentration on the need for Restoration and for the implications of Restoration.  I do… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List – January 30 , 2016

Last Thursday I just could not write the Jerusalem Prayer List.  I was just overwhelmed with busy work here in Nashville and could not get to it on time.  Tomorrow, God willing, I shall be flying to Brazil and start the teaching tour in Curitiba and from there to Porto Alegre and from there to Santa Maria and finally to the 10th Annual congress of Restoration in Belo-Horizonte.  The final stop will be Fortaleza in northern Brazil not far from the mouth of the Amazon River.  Barry and Beth are going to join me in Belo-Horizonte and so is Reuven… Read More