Devotionals

Tel Aviv (תל אביב) in modern Hebrew means ‘the hill of spring.’ A ‘Tel’ is an ancient mound or hill, while the word aviv, spring, implies that which is fresh and new. Today Tel Aviv is Israel’s shining metropolis. The city is a perfect example of the ancient Land of Israel moving into the era… Read more »

The city of Shechem is mentioned several times in the Torah in reference to the Biblical forefathers. It is the first place in the land of Israel that Abraham entered and the site of the first altar to God. Jacob also spends time in Shechem, even purchasing a parcel of land as mentioned in the… Read more »

For thousands of years, Jews in exile mourned the destruction of Jerusalem and prayed fervently for redemption and their return to the Land of Israel. Only a few short years after the Jewish people suffered through the atrocities of the Holocaust, the world witnessed the fulfilment of Biblical prophecy with the miraculous establishment of the… Read more »

Bible believers from around the world are eager to understand more about the connection between prophecy, religion, and the media. Breaking Israel News delivers news from Israel from a Biblical perspective. The creators of Breaking Israel News believe that religion and media are fundamentally inseparable. During a recent conference in Jerusalem Entitled ‘Prophecy in the… Read more »

The tenth book of the Twelve Prophets is the book of Haggai. Haggai’s central message is that people of Israel must not forget their mission having returned to the Land of Israel from the Babylonian exile. The reason the people of Israel were to dwell in the land of Israel was to proclaim the name… Read more »

King David was an ideal king, not only because of his military prowess and artistic creativity, but because he ruled the nation with “true justice among all his people.” King David ruled according to the “letter of the law,” but also ensured that everyone received not only that to which they were legally entitled, but… Read more »

We read in Psalms 23:4, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” Israeli soldiers partner with God every day to protect the Land and People of Israel. The support of loving Jews and Christians abroad tells the soldiers of the Israel… Read more »

After 2,000 years in exile, the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel is nothing short of miraculous. Unfortunately, the re-settlement of the Land of Israel has come at a high price. Israelis face consistent terror and violence as they try to fulfill God’s will in our Biblical heartland. Israelis have endured… Read more »

Olive trees can live for up to 2,000 years and do not shed their leaves, they are God’s eternal evergreens. God called the people of Israel His olive tree: “Hashem named you verdant olive tree, fair, with choice fruit” (Jeremiah 11:16). And He used the olive tree as a symbol of peace when in Genesis… Read more »

The Prophet Isaiah speaks to the children of Israel and urges them to live a more moral life in which they take responsibility for the downtrodden and needy within their communities. Despite the bleak times during which Isaiah makes his prophecies, he always speaks of a brighter future in which the people merit to return… Read more »

The Festival of Lights, Chanukah, begins on the 25th of Kislev. The central message of this month is the eternal power of light over darkness, the triumph good over evil. One of the most horrendous periods of evil in modern history was the Holocaust in which 6 million European Jews were systematically murdered. Many of… Read more »

The scroll of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon. In later years, this scroll was read aloud during public gatherings. Ecclesiastes is a book of observations on life, made by the wisest man to ever live. According to the Sages, it was written toward the end of Solomon’s life, after he had gathered much wisdom… Read more »

Modern day Israel is the realization of the Biblical prophecy of the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. Thousands of members of the Ethiopian Jewish community gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the festival of Sigd marking the community’s centuries old desire to return to the Land of Israel. Nowadays, one of… Read more »

This Torah Portion is about the experiences of Yaakov in Lavan’s house. As Yaakov’s wealth increases, Lavan’s sons become jealous of their cousin. Yaakov realizes the climate is turning against him and tells his wives it is time to leave, with or without Lavan’s permission. Yaakov also tells his wives of his dream that an… Read more »

Deuteronomy 15:8 provides divine instruction regarding the needy. In the preceding verse, God commands the children of Israel to “not harden your heart and shut your hand against your needy kinsman.” The Bible then provides an explanation of how this commandment is to be fulfilled. Rashi, a revered 11th century Biblical scholar, comments that it… Read more »