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Days of Preparation are ending
Shalom dear friends, Watching the tragedies in France last week brought us to a place of deep travail. What a wakeup call this is for all the Jewish people who live outside of Israel, as well as for those of us who proclaim, pray, assist and encourage aliyah. In the article linked below you will read about Yoav Hattab, one of the terrorist victims in Paris, who longed to make aliyah. In honor of this young man and in obedience to God, let’s stand and boldly proclaim God’s truth. Share the need for prayer and finances. Share the hope that aliyah brings to the world. Do this any way you can and...
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They Want To Go More Than Ever
Today, as we watch the news from Israel, we may be deeply troubled about what is happening. No one knows what these recent events will lead to. Yet, in the epicenter is a Sovereign God who is bringing His people home! Yesterday our staff spoke with a young man who is being assisted to Israel by Operation Exodus USA. He said, “I am more anxious than ever to get there.” As of now, all who have been planning to make aliyah are moving ahead with their plans. This week we have received multiple requests for assistance. These brave and committed ones are being drawn to Israel. Each person returning...
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Latest on the Ukraine Crisis
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The escalating unrest in Ukraine is a great concern for our operations in the former Soviet Union. The latest report from Vadim, our onsite leader, shares that the current situation has pushed many Jewish families to make aliyah, or at least seriously consider it: “We have noticed an increased number of Jewish families turning to us for help. In previous months, our regular statistic was helping 3-5 families monthly. However, during March we have provided support to over 60 Jewish families (more than 140 persons)." "Praise the Lord, we have maintained...
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The Holocaust, God and Our Response
You're invited to a very special event that Operation Exodus USA is sponsoring: The Road to the Holocaust: Understanding the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Israel today - Biblical references that Christians need to know in order to be able to address these issues. Featuring Guest Speaker from Jerusalem: Dr. Susanna Kokkonen Director, Christian Friends of Yad Vashem The Holocaust Museum and Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem About our speaker: Originally from Finland, Dr. Kokkonen is affectionately called, “A Christian Ambassador for the Holocaust.” She travels around the world to speak to...
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The Rescuers - Courage in Dark Days
If you visit the Yad Vashem website (yadvashem.org) and click “Righteous,” it will take you to a page with the statement “Righteous Among the Nations.” There you will learn of a program called “I Am My Brother's Keeper: Marking 50 Years of Honoring Righteous among the Nations.” This program was developed by Israel and the Jewish people to convey their gratitude to non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue Jewish people during the Holocaust. Candidly, for much of my life I have wondered whether I would have had the courage to be a rescuer, or to speak out, or would I have remained silent...
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From Hope to Home
Each year, during the passover meal, Jewish people say to each other, “Next year in Jerusalem.” This speaks of their hope to return home to the land of Israel. It is a journey from hope to home, from dreaming of the promised Land to the reality of living in Israel. As we begin to implement our 3-year plan toassist greater numbers of immigrants, we believe 2014 will be another record-breaking year. We have set a goal to help 600 people in their journey home to Israel from the United States. There is a renewed sense of urgency among our staff and volunteers to be ready to help each immigrant...
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Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Urges Jews to Flee Kiev
The chief rabbi’s urgent advice, which was reported recently by the Times of Israel , came in response to an anti-Semitic attack on two Jewish students in Kiev. Whatever your political persuasion, the recent protests and deployment of Russian troops into Ukraine have ominous overtones. Political unrest preoccupies authorities and generally leaves minorities, like the Jewish people in Ukraine, more vulnerable to attack. A friend of mine who lives in Kiev told me: “We had everything going on: peaceful demonstrations, riots, clashes, looting, robbing, shooting, killing, night watches by whole...
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Ukraine in Turmoil
We saw a new page in Ukraine’s history open on 30 November 2013. That day special police units forcibly broke up a demonstration in Kiev by political activists, although most of the protesters were, in fact, high school students. Now, just a short time later, we realize that we live in a different Ukraine. The most radical change came in the last two weeks of January with peaceful protests turning into riots in the center of Kiev, and regional administrative offices stormed in western and central Ukraine. In the midst of the protests against the current authorities, some radical and...
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'Flee From the Land of the North'
Ukraine is where Ebenezer International’s operational ministry began. In his hotel room in Odessa on 20 December 1991, as he prepared for Ebenezer’s first sailing to Haifa, Gustav Scheller, the ministry’s founder, spoke prophetically about seeing ‘the vision come to pass’. Ebenezer’s birth had taken place at the beginning of 1991, during the first Gulf War, when the Lord spoke to a group of intercessors in Jerusalem saying that now was the time to help the Jewish people return from the ‘land of the north’, which includes Ukraine. The strategic importance of Ukraine cannot be under-estimated,...
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The Door is Open
The word of the Lord came to me: "What do you see, Jeremiah?" "I see the branch of an almond tree," I replied. The Lord said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled." Jeremiah 1:11-12 I recently took some time away to ask the Lord several questions, one being, "What season are we in, and are we in line with your will?" As I began to pray, I was struck and filled with joy and gratitude at what I saw happening in the USA. Please read the following words of Jewish people Operation Exodus USA has helped make aliyah: Eric : " My name is Eric and I am...
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