Holidays

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Our Shared Heritage of Seeking Justice

A staunch supporter of the Jewish state and Jewish people, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw Christians and Jews as people of faith who are duty-bound to join together.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Welcoming the New Year with Hope and Faith

I am excited for what lies ahead for us, encouraged by your faithful support, and blessed by God, who promises “to prosper you…to give you hope and a future.”

Fellowship Blog

Holocaust Survivors Gathered at Western Wall for Hanukkah Candle Lighting

As many as 100 Holocaust survivors gathered at the Western Wall last week to light a Hanukkah candle and celebrate and express their faith, reports the Jerusalem Post.

Stand For Israel

Festivals (of Light) for Israel

Just as YOU stand for Israel this Hanukkah, so too did many people for 20 years of "Hanukkah Festivals for Israel" held at the historic Madison Square Garden.

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Lighting a Candle in the Desert

While serving in Saudi Arabia during 1990's Operation Desert Storm, Jewish troops quietly kept their faith during Hanukkah.

Fellowship Blog

At Hanukkah, Holocaust Survivors Keep Memories Alive

From New York to Moscow, Holocaust survivors are joining together in cities around the world to light the Hanukkah menorah, reports the Times of Israel.

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Ocho Kandelas Para Mi

"Ocho Kandelikas" is a festive Hanukkah song in the language of Ladino, the Spanish equivalent of Yiddish.

Fellowship Blog

8 Festive Sights for the Festival of Lights

As the Jewish people prepare to celebrate Hanukkah, here are eight things to know

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Photo Friday: It Was Winter

During World War I, many of Germany's soldiers were Jewish, as seen in this photo from Hanukkah, 1916.

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May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light

Much like the early Americans who won freedom from England, the Maccabees defeated a favored foe in the story celebrated on Hanukkah.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Celebrating Light, Vanquishing Darkness

I am grateful for this season of light and miracles in which we share God’s light of love, hope, and healing. And I am grateful for you, who allow us to bring His light to so many who struggle in the dark.

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Thanksgiving Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity November 28-December 1 for Thanksgiving. We'll be back on Monday, December 2 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we'll be here to let you know about them. We wish all of you a wonderful time with loved ones, and thank you for standing for Israel!

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From Tabernacles to Turkeys

The American holiday of Thanksgiving very well may have been inspired by the biblical holiday of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

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America’s Grateful Hearts

Ever since George Washington first called for national day of Thanksgiving in 1789, the oldest American synagogue has celebrated it.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Give Thanks to the Lord

The message of Thanksgiving — that even in the toughest times, we must appreciate our blessings — particularly resonates with me this year. I pray that your heart will be filled with gratefulness for the many blessings, as well.

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Photo Friday: A Festival to the Lord

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin decorates his sukkah for Sukkot with Israeli children.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Bringing God’s Glory Down to Earth

During the High Holy Days, we reach toward the heavens. But afterwards, we bring godliness into this world by reaffirming our trust in Him and sharing our faith with others.

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Yom Kippur Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity October 9 for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Fellowship Blog

What to Know About Yom Kippur

The holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is important for Jews and Christians alike.

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Trump Wishes Jews ‘Shanah Tovah’

In an exclusive phone call with leaders of Jewish communities in Israel and around the world, president shares Rosh Hashanah blessings.

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Shanah Tovah from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity September 30 and October 1 for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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