Plant a Tree in Israel for the Holidays! ✡ “It Will Sprout Again” – ISRAEL365

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down,
that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

כִּי יֵשׁ לָעֵץ תִּקְוָה אִם יִכָּרֵת וְעוֹד יַחֲלִיף וְיֹנַקְתּוֹ לֹא תֶחְדָּל

איוב יד:ז

kee yaysh la-AYTZ tik-VAH im yi-ka-RAYT v’-OD ya-kha-LEEF v’-yo-nak-TO
lo tekh-DAL

Today’s Israel Inspiration

Job contrasts the passing of man to the death of a tree. Once a man has departed from this world, he can not be brought back to life. A tree, on the other hand, though seemingly lifeless, can be revived. Similarly, Isaiah writes that though a tree appears dead after it sheds its leaves in the fall, the trunk remains from which the tree will flower again in the spring. Isaiah compares the Children of Israel to the tree. Though at times it appears that they will be annihilated and cease to exist, a holy remnant always remains from which they will grow anew and flourish (Isaiah 6:13). After centuries of countless battles over the Land of Israel, the holy soil aches to renew and blossom once again, just as the Jewish people yearn to revive the national spirit.
 

Hanukkah Takes Over the Jimmy Kimmel Show!

Grab your latkes and sit on your tuchus: tonight we’ll see some shmoozing, some kibbitzing and if we’re lucky, maybe even a little mishegas! You’ve never seen a Hanukkah party quite like this!
 

The Third Temple is on the Way as Priests Prepare Ritual Shabbat Showbreads

A Shabbat reenactment of a Temple ritual took place in the holy city of Hebron giving participants a taste of the Temple service as it was in Biblical times.

Today’s Israel Photo

Even as the cold winter winds blow,
signs of life and renewal are always blossoming, if even in the most unexpected of places.
 

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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