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Jerusalem Prayer List January 26, 2017

By Joseph Shulam This Shabbat reading is from Exodus 6:2-8:35. The very first verse of this portion is a bit of a shock to most people who read the Bible carefully.  In the book of Genesis, we find the Tetragrammaton (the four letters that comprise the name of God- יהוה) 165 times.  So, now we have the revelation that until this moment when Moses is about to tell Pharaoh “Let my people go” the only revelation that God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, was of “God Almighty”.   God clearly states that our forefathers did not know HIS names “Jehovah”.  What…

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The Jerusalem Prayer List – January 19th, 2017

By Joseph Shulam This Shabbat the reading is from the book of Exodus.  Last Shabbat we finished the reading of Genesis and we are starting from chapter 1 of Exodus.  There are several things in chapter 1 of Exodus that excite me.  One is the role of two Egyptian women that were working as midwives among the Israelites.  These two women are little known amount Christians.  I never heard anyone in church say much about them.  Before I speak about these two midwives I want to share with you a key verse for understanding the Israelite mentality: “But the more…

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Jerusalem Prayer List January 13, 2017

By Joseph Shulam   I apologize that I have not been able to write the Jerusalem Prayer List on time.  The week started with a terrible terrorist attack on a group of young Israeli soldiers from an officers’ course who came to Jerusalem to study and tour the biblical sites in Jerusalem.  A big heavy truck just ran into the group of soldiers as they were getting off the bus.  Four soldiers, three women and one man, were killed by the truck.  Seventeen soldiers were wounded in different degrees of injuries.  The most serious thing about these terrorist attacks is…

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The Jerusalem Prayer List January 5, 2017

By Joseph Shulam The State of Israel needs your prayer urgently.  The Israeli society is more divided now than in the last 30 years.  The case that is dividing the population of Israel would not even be a case at all in at least 90% of the countries of the World.  In short in March 2016 a Palestinian terrorist attached some Israeli soldiers in the city of Hebron.  He killed one Israeli soldier and approached to kill other.  He was shot by an Israeli soldier five times but was not yet dead.  One of the young Israeli soldiers saw the…

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The Jerusalem Prayer List – December 30, 2016

By Joseph Shulam The reading this Shabbat in the Synagogue is from Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 – the Hebrew name is: Mikeitz. This is the center part of the story of Joseph in Egypt and the interlude of Joseph with his brothers.  I want to concentrate Joseph’s success throughout his difficult journey. Normally a person who is cast into jail with false accusations even if released from prison does not climb to the top leadership of Egypt.   See how Genesis describes Joseph’s position in Egypt: “And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of…

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Netivyah’s Building Project

Praise God we have outgrown our old meeting place. For more than 10 years we have been struggling with legal battles and bureaucratic hurdles and in November 2012 we finally received the building permit from the Jerusalem City Hall. The building was built in the 1920’s and had no iron in the foundations or walls. Now we are strengthening the building with new standards of construction and making it earth-quake safe. The main part of the building project is the expansion of the auditorium and converting it to a typical Synagogue style. Like all the new construction in Israel we…

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