The Hebron Massacre, 90 Years Later

The Hebron Massacre, 90 Years Later

By Shelley Neese- Last Wednesday, Israel held a day-long state ceremony at the Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron. They gathered to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Hebron massacre—an act of terrorism in 1929 that left 67 Jews dead and dozens more...

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A Time for War and a Time for Peace

A Time for War and a Time for Peace

By Shelley Neese The modern state of Israel was born out of a war, expanded through war, and established its capital in Jerusalem via war. These combat victories prevented her annihilation time and again. Yet, some Christians argue, if God is a God of peace, then all...

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The Messiah and Shavuot

The Messiah and Shavuot

By Shelley Neese The holiday of Shavuot is upon us. It begins Saturday evening on June 8th and ends the evening of June 10th.  If you haven’t heard of the Biblical holiday of Shavuot, that’s probably because you are more familiar with its Greek name: Pentecost. On...

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

By Shelley Neese--- In 1946 or 1947 — no one knows for certain — a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his flock around the cliffs lining the northwest edge of the Dead Sea. As the livestock grazed on sparse vegetation, Muhammad wandered around the...

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Spelling Jerusalem

Spelling Jerusalem

By Shelley Neese On October 8, 2018, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem unveiled a 2,000-year-old limestone column drum bearing the inscription: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem.” The reason why the column drum made international headlines was not because Hanania is...

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Layers of Miracles

Layers of Miracles

By Shelley Neese On October 8, 2018, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem unveiled a 2,000-year-old limestone column drum bearing the inscription: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem.” The reason why the column drum made international headlines was not because Hanania is...

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Passover and Christians

Passover and Christians

By Shelley Neese Israeli Independence Day (known in Hebrew as Yom Ha’atzmaut) occurs this year on the evening of May 8th; celebrations will go on through the next day. Modern Israel is now 71 years old, a very young country by today’s standards. But the people of...

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New Book Unearths Temple Mount Controversies

In Exodus 13, the Bible presents a holy script for the holiday of Passover. Essentially, God designed a ritual which makes certain that the Jews institute the Exodus in their collective memory. Their Egypt experience binds them as a people who share a history of...

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Hitch Your Reading Shovel

By Andrew Harrod, Jihad Watch--- Some Jerusalem visitors “are suddenly transfixed and transformed, infused with visions and apocalyptic pretensions,” one Jerusalemite notes in The Copper Scroll Project: An Ancient Secret Fuels the Battle for the Temple Mount. Set in...

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Why was Moses Chosen?

Why was Moses Chosen?

By Arlene Bridges, Juicy Ecumenism ---- Hitch your reading shovel to The Copper Scroll Project and dig into a story about the most renowned treasure hunt in history!  Remembering the excitement of childhood treasure hunts, I eagerly read Shelley Neese’s landmark book,...

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