Busy Time in Israel

Statue of Samson.

Many people have had major changes to their daily lives do to this pandemic. We have had a major change in our routine, as we have not traveled outside of Israel since the end of February. This is the first time we’ve been at home this long in several years. And we are enjoying it immensely.

We are very grateful that we now have the technology to accomplish many tasks and hold conferences via Zoom, Skype and Streamyard. Just today, Baruch was able to teach a “virtual conference” with congregations in Romania. This was done in conjunction with CREDO TV. We tape our television programs in their studios (when not prohibited by coronavirus! and we broadcast on their network. Our Eastern Europe team leader George was the administrator for the event and our good friend Pavel was the translator. Everything went very smoothly and we look forward to more events like this with people from around the world. I shared the teaching livestream on our 2 Facebook pages, LoveIsrael.org and Dr. Baruch from Israel.

Havdallah at our study center.

Last night we studied Romans chapter 6 at our study center. Here is a verse which spoke to me from the study:

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Romans 6:13

Romans 6 is a great chapter to instruct us that we are alive unto G-d through Yeshua. This should create a huge change in our lives. Our relationship with sin and this sinful world should be different. We should use every gift and strength given to us for righteousness unto G-d! “For sin shall not have dominion over you!” (Romans 6:14a)

One of the things we do each week is make a Havdallah observance. Here is a lovely quote about Havdallah:

The Havdalah (“Separation”) ceremony is a multi-sensory ritual employing our faculties of speech, hearing, sight, smell and taste to define the boundaries that G‑d set in creation “between the sacred and the everyday.”

In addition to Baruch’s teaching, we also have a time of prayer, sing “Adon Olam” and study the new weekly Torah Reading, which is called the Parashat HaShavuah.

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