This post was originally published on this siteGovernment says promised funds to stave off financial collapse will come soon. Last week, Israel’s Christian schools warned that they were in “immediate danger of collapsing financially.” The reason: the delayed release of $13 million promised to the struggling schools by the Israeli government. Now the government has said it will soon distribute the money, fulfilling a deal made back in September 2015

This post was originally published on this siteThe 78-year-old started the world’s largest religious cable network with her husband. Jan Crouch, the cotton candy-haired televangelist known to viewers as “Momma Jan,” passed away Tuesday after a massive stroke. “Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward,” wrote

This post was originally published on this sitePrayer as a tool for evangelism Given that at least a part of your witness is relational—one that builds trust between a Christian and his or her friends—how else would you partner with the Holy Spirit to help that person trust Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior? I usually see two ends of the possible spectrum: One end trusts that the

This post was originally published on this siteWhat I’ve learned from trying to keep my kids safe—but not too safe. If my memory holds and my body lasts into old age, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be able to sing all the words to Led Zeppelin’s 1971 hit, “Stairway to Heaven.” My kids, on the other hand, may have the lyrics from the CDs of Rebecca St. James and Delirious?

This post was originally published on this site We live in a time of stark gaps between unprecedented affluence and extreme poverty. How might Jewish tradition and historical experience inform our role in the conversation about global poverty and wealth? Global Torah is a five-part podcast series exploring the intersections of Jewish history, values and tradition with the practice and pursuit of global citizenship, social justice and international development. Hosted by

This post was originally published on this siteI have to admit it was not easy to seek and interview Angelica Molina. I had to travel on a 3 day weekend, then it was the editing, the writing and the time spent how I am  going to deliver the news of the first Puerto Rican Muslim woman running for a seat to the Senate in Puerto Rico. As a Muslim woman

This post was originally published on this siteThe early hasidic movement was the subject of much debate. Levi recounts the tale of the opposition to his namesake, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev. The Maggid of Melbourne is an ongoing series by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist, father to six and native Australian – in which he shares some short Torah ideas on

This post was originally published on this siteBy Ahmed Motiar In June, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will begin to observe Ramadan. For Muslims fasting is a religious obligation (al-Qur’an 2:183), it being the fourth pillar of Islam. Yet fasting is also an excellent “weight control” strategy. The key point is not “weight loss” but rather “weight control”. While those who fast admit they lose some weight

This post was originally published on this siteKabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition, has been handed down from Biblical times. It has appeared in different guises, expressed in the languages and cultural styles of different times and places. The kabbalistic tradition focuses on attaining direct knowledge of the divine —  through philosophical theology, metaphorical Biblical interpretation, reflective prayer, chanting, silent meditation, astral travel, and more. Kabbalah takes the idea of monotheism very seriously. So seriously

This post was originally published on this siteChristians learn how to invite others to Christ when event invitations are a pattern. One of the tools we can use for training people to get comfortable talking with others, inviting them to our weekend worship gatherings, and eventually sharing their faith, is through special events. Special events can include the more popular ones like Easter and Christmas, but also can include Parent/Child