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Pesach: reliving our deliverance

by Elze Erwteman The time of preparation for Passover has come again. A time of reflection and calibrate our faith. The rabbis describe the midwives in the days of Israel in Egypt in an interesting and engaging way. They explain the text and give us an fresh interpretation, “the king of Egypt summoned the midwives...
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Balfour Declaration, continuation of Exodus and home coming

by Elze Erwteman The Balfour Declaration changed the course of modern Jewish history in 1917. It was the beginning of a new chapter. This is what the famous rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes in the Jerusalem Report of Nov. 13, 2017. One hundred years ago! Never had the Jewish people ceased to dream of returning to...
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Israel and serious concern because of worldwide persecution

by Elze Erwteman In the Jerusalem Post of 11 Jan. 2018 we read an article about the persecution of Christians. The article is by Benjamin Glatt and is based on the data from Open Doors. De Post writes that about 215 million Christians are being persecuted for their faith. That means 1 in 12 Christians...
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Purim and purity

by Cisca Mudde The Purim story seems so clear. The evil people are caught and tried, the good people are restored, end good all good. Is this just a fairy tale? No, quite not so! The question is: do we recognize the spirit of Purim in this present time? The Purim story has a reality...
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Purim, parted poem

by Cisca Mudde PART ONE The day will shine reveal double standards silence touches beauty everywhere where was distortion is sublimity and purity. Where can Haman always shelter think twice speak twice by wanting to be friend keeping up appearances Haman is there. Purity is suspicious even in person’s eyes confusion heard too often impossible...
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