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Hanoucca : la fête des Lumières

C’était en 168 avant notre ère, dans une petite ville de l’ancien Israël. La lutte entre le compromis spirituel et la détermination battait son plein.

The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli Palestinian conflict is an often misunderstood political battleground where facts are mixed with opinion, preference, and prejudice. There's so much confusion around the conflict that we want to bring light to what is truth and what is myth. What issues are actually standing in the way of bringing peace between the Israelis and Palestinians?

A Lawyer Looks at God's 'Contract' With Israel

If ever there is a time to return to first principles concerning the nation of Israel and its claim to the land, it is now. While the Sharon administration continues its unilateral disengagement policy that began in August, Palestinian leaders wait in the wings, buying time with promises to rein in the terrorism of Hamas and other indigenous groups bred on violence. Their promises are still unfulfilled.

Palestinian Liberation Theology

Naim Ateek believes you cannot take the Bible literally. He has a particular problem with the Torah (Pentateuch), which he considers a “Zionist text,” and the books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings—all of which confirm God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people.

The Preservation of the Jewish People

The visiting preacher opened his message with the following statement: “Today I want to tell you how to destroy the Jewish people. The title of his sermon, in fact, stood out boldly in the church bulletin: “How to Destroy the Jewish People.”

FOI at 75—Looking Back to See the Future

The world has come full circle. Seventy-five years ago, Adolf Hitler was gearing up the greatest killing machine the world had ever known, implementing the strategy of his book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle). Its thesis was the elimination of what he deemed the single greatest threat to civilized humanity: “the Jewish peril.”

The Light Shines Brighter Still

Most people in the world don’t know much about Hanukkah—they should. All most of us see in it are those quaint eight-branched candelabra which adorn the outside of synagogues or are seen in public displays depicting seasonal Jewish themes.

Élohim, Baruch Ha Shem : Élohim, Béni soit le nom

À l’époque du Nouveau Testament, les patriarches du peuple israélite étaient identifiés par des noms qui avaient des significations précises. En Genèse 17.5, Dieu changea le nom d’Abram (« père exalté ») en celui d’Abraham (« père d’une multitude »). Genèse 17.15 dit que Dieu changea également le nom de la femme d’Abraham, Sarai (« ma princesse »), en Sarah (« princesse ») parce qu’elle allait devenir une « mère des nations ».