April 2020
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Modern Israel’s First Martyr

Modern Israel’s First Martyr

I think when I imagined the solemn day we would all hear about the first martyr in Israel’s Messianic community, the story would be something like a mob of angry Orthodox Jews throwing stones, or another crazy bomb-making guy. I never dreamed it would happen so deliberately and so unprovoked to someone as unobtrusive as Tom.

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Understanding Persecution in Israel

Understanding Persecution in Israel

All of us in Israel are used to the constant threat of rocket fire and bus bombings; aggressive people who don’t like the fact we exist is a way of life. But I have to stop myself and remember — just because we’re used to it, doesn’t make religious persecution right. And left to fester, it could easily get worse.

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