All who survive of all those nations that came up against Yerushalayim shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow low to the King LORD of Hosts and to observe the festival of Sukkot. Zechariah 14:16 (The Israel Bible™)
v’-ha-YAH kol ha-no-TAR mi-kol ha-go-YIM ha-ba-EEM al y’-ru-sha-LA-im v’-a-LU mi-DAY sha-NAH v’-sha-NAH l’-hish-ta-kha-VOT l’-ME-lekh a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT v’-la-KHOG et KHAG ha-su-KOT
On Behalf of the 70 Nations
On Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, Israel prays and offers sacrifices on behalf of the 70 nations of the world. In the end of days, the righteous from among the nations will make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Today, the Parade of Nations in Yerushalayim on Sukkot fulfills these moving words of Zechariah. This year, Sukkotstarts on the evening of Sept. 23. You can learn more about this holiday and all Jewish holidays in Israel365's NEW 16-month calendar and Jewish holiday guide.
How exciting to see Zechariah's vision being fulfilled in our own generation! After 2,000 years of desolation, the streets of Jerusalem are alive and "filled with boys and girls playing," exactly as foreseen by our prophets. With the miraculous renewal comes an obligation to care for those who are struggling. A sobering report shows that 776,500 children, or 1 out of 3, are living below the poverty line in Israel. TikvaHope ("Tikvah" is Hebrew for hope) comes to the aid of disadvantaged children and struggling families. TikvaHope's unique and comprehensive approach gives children the nourishment, learning and support they need to succeed, while their parents receive training and counseling to improve their financial stability and strengthen the family unit.
When will the third Holy Temple be rebuilt? Today’s youth are already linking arms together and putting aside all differences, ready to rebuild. This is the generation that will rebuild the Holy Temple.
IDF soldiers from every battalion are getting hands-on lessons in helping the needy. From delivering food packages to serving patrons in soup kitchens and more, this is a lesson for life, for all societies.
Challah and candlesticks are two of the most iconic symbols of the Sabbath. Together they transform the home into a palace awaiting the Shabbat Queen. "The Shabbat Table" by Jordana Klein uses bold colors, streaming up to a Challah and Shabbat candlesticks, to illustrate how joyful the Shabbat can be. This 10″x14″ canvas print would look amazing hanging up beside the candlesticks or on the wall next to any Shabbat table.
A bike ride along Jerusalem's light rail tracks. Though not as popular a pasttime as in Tel Aviv (due to Jerusalem's hillier terrain), cycling in Jerusalem is quite doable if you stick to the flatter, more central routes, with a few bike rental shops!
I am from Vanuatu, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Always blessed. It's original and inspiring indeed, lifting my faith in God. It has increased my understanding of the Bible, as God has used Israel to be a light to all the nations of the world. The more we know about Israel the better. God bless Israel and provide His peace to His people in Israel.-Norah Naviti Wells
This is inspiring to read and I truly love the verses and news. Israel has always captivated me since childhood and through advancement on technology and communication it has made me closer to Israel. I wish you and Israel the best this 2016. Shalom!-Phillip Medina