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


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

Jerusalem Prayer List – January 22, 2016

In the last two weeks I have been in Seattle, Washington for five days, in Israel for one day, in Holland for four days, and now Marcia and I are in California for our granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah.  I suppose that it is reasonable to ask for prayer for myself and for my family.  Especially since the 70th year of my life is aIbout to end soon and I shall enter into the 71styear of my life on the run.  It is a year of much travels and therefore for a great need of prayer.  It seems like in my “old age”… Read More

The Jerusalem Prayer List – January 7th, 2016

This week all the Synagogues in the world are going to read Exodus 6:2- 9:35.  This is the story of the negotiation between Moses and Pharaoh.  There is much to learn about negotiation from the Word of God and negotiation is a part of life that all of us participate from birth till death.  For this reason it is important for us to learn from the Wisdom of God of how to best negotiate with the “opposition.”  Let us look at this lesson from the Word of God. 1.    God appoints Moses to go and deliver the people of Israel… Read More

The Jerusalem Prayer List December 17, 2015

This Sabbath the Jewish Synagogues are going to be reading from Genesis 44:18 to chapter 47:27.  This is the core of the story of Joseph and his brothers.  In last week portion Benjamin is accused by Joseph of stealing and Joseph demands to keep Benjamin in Egypt.  So, this week Judah steps up to the plate and speaks one of the most emotionally moving monologues.  In this speech Judah actually retells the story of Jacob’s family and confesses the sin of the brothers against Joseph, but the most important side of Judah’s speech is that now Judah takes the leadership… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List December 13, 2015

By Joseph Shulam – From Jerusalem, Israel I wish you all a very Happy Hanukkah.  Hanukkah is what the Apostle John wrote in John 10:22-23, “And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: it was winter; and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon’s porch.” May the Lord bless you all with light that you can share with those around you!  You are our dear Prayer Partners and fellow Disciples of Yeshua from all around the world and a part of the ONE BODY of the Messiah connected and rightly fit together. I am late in writing… Read More

Jerusalem Prayer List December 2nd, 2015

By Joseph Shulam from Jerusalem, Israel Praise the Lord, Marcia has returned home after celebrating “Thanksgiving” with her family in Tennessee.  Terrorism is our daily bread in Israel for the last few months.  Every day there are Arab/Palestinians, young and old, male and female, who leave their homes or their work with a knife or an axe or some other instrument in order to kill a Jew or two.  They do this with the full knowledge that most likely they will not return home alive.  Most of those terrorists who go out to kill Jews know well that the statistics… Read More

The Jerusalem Prayer List – November 19th, 2015

  Joseph Shulam – from Beijing, China “What you see from here you can’t see from there.” This is a Hebrew phrase that might not be fully understood translated into English. The meaning of this phrase is you can’t really understand things unless you are actually an insider. Of course, English and other languages have similar phrases. In English, you have something like: “You can’t judge an Indian unless you walk a mile in his shoes.” I have been traveling and teaching the Bible in China for many years. I have seen the mega changes that have been taking place… Read More