The name “Israel” refers to both the Land and the People and has a deeper meaning as well. The first letter of the word “Israel” is the י – yud, which is the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet. The final letter in “Israel” is the tall lamed – ל, the largest letter in the alphabet. The very name of the Jewish people, ישראל – Yisrael, alludes to both its humble beginnings as well as its exalted destiny. Today in Israel, TikvahHope assists poor Israeli children move past their difficult beginnings to reach a successful destiny. In their incredible new youth center in Sderot, on the Israeli-Gaza border, TikvaHope gives nourishing meals and support to the city’s neediest children, in a safe, loving afternoon program.
Sderot has been plagued with rocket fire from Gaza for years, but residents of the beleagered city won’t give up. The launch of a new youth club is empowering their youth and preparing them for success.
Sharon Gabay’s photo of the Cardo in the Old City of Jerusalem. Once the main street of the Romans, a section of the ancient Cardo has been revived by the Jewish nation as a shopping street, full of art and jewelry.
Hi A blessed day to you Rabbi Tuly. Thank you for the very educational emails you’ve been sending. They help me understand where I am as a Christian as well as the prophecies in the Bible. God bless you more.- Fred Lumba
Hello Rabbi Weisz, Just wanted to let you know that I’m another evangelical Christian who believes that God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people forever. And now that they’re back in it, there’s no way they will ever be driven out again. You can take that to the bank! Furthermore, I make it my aim to bless the Jewish people, knowing the promise that God made to Abraham and his descendants…So, Blessings and Peace be to you.- David Smith