Although the biblical Jonathan was extremely righteous, and a true friend of David, Scripture finds fault in the way he sent David on his way without food. Fleeing from King Saul, David traveled in hunger to the city of Nov, where he desperately requested provisions. From Jonathan’s mistake, we are taught to always send off guests with enough food for their journey. Colel Chabad, Israel’s oldest continuous charity since 1788, is devoted to providing food and sustenance to Israel’s most destitute citizens.
The shofar is one of the most inspiring instruments. Used in synagogues during the Days of Awe, the shofar will be blown to herald the coming of the Messiah. Did you know that it used to take about 3 months to turn an animal’s horn into a shofar? With today’s technology, the process is much quicker. Watch and see how the shofar is made.
Shalom. I am Peta Nikolao watching and reading Israel365 from American Samoa, an island in the South Pacific. I enjoy reading about Israel. We pray for peace of Israel during Our family prayers everyday . May the Almighty God of Peace shield Israel with love and harmony.- Elisapeta NI Sunia
Thank you very much for your wonderful emails. I am so grateful to be learning. The more I learn the less I realize I know! I was born in Kenya, East Africa in 1936. Then British and Christian. We all went to really good Christian Schools – they were the only ones! We now live in America where our daughters are. I have a brother who still lives in Kenya, and praise God we are going back in Nov/Dec to see him and one or two old friends who also didn’t have to leave. Yours sincerely, Mary Rooken-Smith