In the final chapter of Isaiah, the prophet assures the Jewish people that Hashem will extend shalom (שלום) upon them, and that all the nations will come forth with blessings like a torrent or river sweeping effortlessly along. The Hebrew word shalom is usually understood to mean peace, but it is translated here as prosperity. Jewish tradition teaches that peace is like a vessel that holds all of the other precious blessings in our lives. The blessing of peace is the ultimate blessing, since all the other blessings of the world are contained within it. To learn more about the Torah and Biblical Hebrew, visit the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies.
Politicians from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party expressed disappointment with US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he wants to try to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians before considering moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The single most important belief in Judaism is the belief in monotheism, the oneness of God. This key principle is attested to in this fundamental verse, known as the Shema, which is recited twice each day by Jews. The greatest love a person can feel is the love of the one and only God, whose very essence is love. These beautiful sterling silver earrings each display the Hebrew letter ‘hey’- which is the short form for Hashem. Keep Hashem close to you at all times with these hand-made earrings from Israel!
I love Israel 365. I love the scripture and pictures. I have ordered some merchandise and also planted a tree before this one. I pray for Israel and for Peace. I pray God will bless you Rabbi. Thank you for taking the time to do Israel 365 every Day. –Polly Katherine Fowler
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.