Hope from Despair on Yom Kippur

Centurion on Booster Overlooking the Valley of TearsIn this Support Team StudyHope from Despair on Yom Kippur, Nehemia Gordon explains how modern Israel nearly came to an end, how the hand of God turned imminent defeat into victory, and how the hope of a little-known Hebrew "saint" burns in the heart of every Jew for the coming of the King Messiah. In this episode, Nehemia also tells about the most controversial prayer he has uttered in his life! Continue reading

The Yom Kippur Jazz Singer

Scene from the movie The Jazz Singer (1972).One Yom Kippur I watched a great movie, the original 1927 film The Jazz Singer. This was the first "talkie," containing several scenes with sound, although most of it was still silent. The second “talking” scene in the movie - actually, the second non-silent scene in movie history - features a Jewish cantor singing Kol Nidre, a famous Yom Kippur prayer in Aramaic. This alone makes the movie worth watching. Just imagine an American audience in 1927. The first time they see a "talking" movie. And it’s a Rabbi singing a Jewish prayer in Aramaic! Continue reading

The Yom Kippur War Miracle

The Yom Kippur War MiracleOn Yom Kippur 1973, while Jews throughout Israel were fasting and praying in synagogues, Syria and Egypt launched an unprovoked surprise attack. At the outbreak of the war Israel’s tanks were outnumbered 10:1. That was before before Iraq, Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia also sent tanks to drive Israel into the sea! In this video I get choked up as I explain how Israel winning the Yom Kippur war, was nothing short of a miracle and a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. Continue reading