He who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God – ISRAEL365

For I Hashem am He who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God: you shall be holy, for I am holy.

כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה הַמַּעֲלֶה אֶתְכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לִהְיֹת לָכֶם לֵאלֹהִים וִהְיִיתֶם קְדֹשִׁים כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אָנִי

ויקרא מה:יא
KEE a-NEE a-do-NAI ha-ma-a-LEH et-KHEM may-E-retz mitz-RA-yim lih-YOT
la-KHEM lay-lo-HEEM vih-yee-TEM k’-do-SHEEM KEE ka-DOSH A-nee

Today’s Israel Inspiration

In the above verse, the Jewish nation is instructed to be “holy, for I am holy.”  Many Biblical Commentators interpret the phrase being holy to mean demonstrating self-control in overcoming natural human desires and instincts. While humans were created with desires and instincts, Hashem commands us to conquer these urges in an effort to attain holiness and connect to Him. In the past few days, more than 6 million Floridians have evacuated their homes in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.  Florida Governor Rick Scott warned residents that, “Hurricane Irma will be the most catastrophic storm the state has ever seen,” and encouraged everyone to seek shelter before the storm’s arrival. Evacuation and self-preservation would be the normal human response to Governor Scott’s warning. It is only natural that humans would want to distance themselves from the looming threat of danger. Contrary to this natural human instinct, volunteers of ZAKA, Israel’s leading volunteer search and rescue organization, have established command centers in the areas forecast to be hardest hit by Irma. Equipped with generators, sleeping bags, food, water and search and rescue equipment, ZAKA is standing by to evacuate stranded residents, and treat the wounded. As commanded in the above verse, these ZAKA volunteers currently stationed in the USA are representing the Jewish people and the State of Israel in keeping with the Biblical value of  being holy by helping those in need rather than protecting themselves. Your support will allow ZAKA to continue their work during this critical time.

Help in Houston from Israel

ZAKA volunteers traveled to Houston to help with recovery efforts, and Pastor Becky Keenan cannot thank them enough!

ZAKA Aids Houston’s Christian Community

In an unprecedented move that sets aside a long-held prohibition against Jews entering Christian houses of prayer, a team of Orthodox volunteers with Israel’s premiere search and rescue organization has traveled to Texas in order to help restore the disaster-struck region’s houses of worship, including churches.

 

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Today’s Israel Photo

Daniel Malkiel’s magical photo of an Israeli beach at sunset.

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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 33 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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