Am Yisrael Chai (The People of Israel Live)

I am joining with katemotaung.com for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

The prompt is:

Alive

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Barracks and Watchtower at Former Concentration Camp Auschwitz ll-Birkenau

Let me tell you a little story.

Today is Purim, or the feast of Esther. The Jewish people were preserved from destruction in Esther’s day. Who could have imagined there would be a company of people in modern times that were far worse than Haman of Esther’s day? Who could have imagined that so few would lift their voices against such a hellish plan of annihilation in “Christian” nations?

I’ve been on a couple of journeys in the last year related to these things.

First, I went to Auschwitz (and Birkenau) – the former Nazi concentration camp that symbolizes the desired annihilation of the Jewish people. This place represents the Shoah (Holocaust). This place witnessed more murder of and cruelty towards the Jewish people than they ever could have imagined. The betrayal by those who had been their neighbors for centuries nearly crushed their corporate soul. Auschwitz and Birkenau tell a story of death, darkness and brutality. But the story doesn’t end there.

The story begins again in Israel.

After going to Auschwitz, I went to Israel again. You have to go to Israel after Auschwitz. This is where the life is. The people of Israel were reborn in a way. G-d regathered his people to the place he promised. The people he called himself after – the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – were remembered. G-d preserved his people in Esther’s day and G-d preserved his people in our day. Because Israel lives, we know G-d lives.

Happy Purim! ✨

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Do not forget Jerusalem

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 31: Almost

The challenges continue in Israel
Attacks happening on a near daily basis
Many attacks have happened in and near Hevron
where the patriarchs were buried
Attacks are too common in Judea and Samaria
Stabbings have also visited Rishon leZion and Tel Aviv

The difficulties continue for Israel
Yet Israel hasn’t lost hope
Israel cannot lose hope
Israel hasn’t given up
and cannot give up

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
Whether you’re in Israel
or you’re on the other side of the planet,

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
G-d loves Jerusalem and marked that city forever
He will not forget Jerusalem nor his people, ever
Because G-d does not forget,
Do not forget
Because his love does not grow cold,
Do not let your love grow cold

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,
“May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
Because of the house of the Lord our G-d
I will seek your good.

Tehillim/Psalm 122

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!
If I do not remember you,
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth –
If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Tehillim/Psalm 137

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ChaiIsrael

Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

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Hear, O Israel

Shema - Hear, O Israel
Shema – Hear, O Israel

Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 28: Hope

There is hope in the midst of the storm
Israel, remember your G-d, your maker
Remember the one who formed and fashioned you,
Who made and called you forth

Israel, you are not forgotten nor forsaken
The G-d of the whole earth is your G-d
He watches over you
He keeps you
He calls you his own

Israel, your hope is in your G-d
He is jealous over you
He is zealous for you
He is calling you near

In the midst of trial
Run into the embrace of your maker
In the midst of tribulation
Turn to him

He will deliver you, O Israel
The only true and living G-d
will deliver and bring you life
He is breathing life into you
He is restoring your soul
He is redeeming you
Your G-d never sleeps nor slumbers

Hear, O Israel,
Trust in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore
He is yours
You are his
Your hope is in your G-d

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Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

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Israel, Remember Your Destiny

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 25: Crash

As the difficulties come and stay
and do not quickly fade away
May you help Israel to find their safety in you
O G-d of Israel

Today as the tumult ebbs and flows
in the land you called your own
Would you help your people
to know you, to see you,
to love you with all their heart, soul and strength

Shema Yisrael
Adonai Eloheinu
Adonai Echad
Baruch Shem Kavod
Malkhuto Le’olam va’ed

This day Abba calls you home
O Israel
to love him with all your heart, all your soul
and with all your strength

He hasn’t left you alone
He hasn’t forsaken you
He will keep all his promises
to you and your descendants forever

Hear, O Israel
The Lord is G-d
He is one

Remember this daily
Do not forget who you are
O Israel, Sons of Jacob
Do not forget your destiny
Your G-d has written for you

Isa 49

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Comfort Zion

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Writing with sorrow over the last week of increased terror and loss of life in Israel.

Day 10: Ready

O G-d, how can I not weep
when your child Israel weeps
How can my heart be unmoved
when your people are weeping and mourning
What do you feel when Israel weeps

How can my heart be cold
when your heart burns
with love for your ancient people

G-d, are you mourning now
as your people mourn
How can I stand at a distance
when your firstborn son is hurting
How can I stand at a distance when Israel mourns

G-d, where your people feel forsaken,
where they feel forgotten
or fatherless
Please bridge this gap
Please let them know
You are still with them
You’ve always been with them

Abba, your people are my people
May your people run into your heart
and find life in you
May your people know you are Father
Draw your people into
the deep depths of your kindness
Heal those with broken hearts
Comfort those in mourning
Please console Zion today

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper who love you.
Excerpt from Tehillim/Psalm 122

If I forget Jerusalem may my right hand forget its skill
Excerpt from Tehillim/Psalm 137

Links to Israel News Articles:
LIVE BLOG: Wave of terror hits Israel http://www.jpost.com/page.aspx?pageid=7&articleid=421162

Why is the world ignoring a wave of terror in Israel? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/11921994/Why-is-the-world-ignoring-a-wave-of-terror-in-Israel.html

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ChaiIsrael

Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

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Hear O Israel – A Prayer

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 9: Trust

Hear O Israel, the Lord your G-d is one G-d
You shall love the Lord your G-d
With all your heart,
With all your mind
and with all your strength

O Israel, trust in the Lord
From this time forth
and forevermore

There is one G-d
and his name is one
He is the holy One of Israel

He renews those who wait on him
May Israel find their strength
in the Lord their G-d
O Israel, may you find hope
in his deliverance
May you find life today
May you find strength today

O King of the Universe
O Holy One of Israel
Preserve and protect your people today
Preserve and protect your city today
Make your name known to all who trust in you

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the deep love of Abba

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 8: Purple

May the flame within the hearts of the people of Israel
Be stoked and burn bright today
May they burn bright like a hot purple flame
With nothing keeping them
From the deep love of Abba for them

In these days of danger and upset, terror and darkness
May the deep wells of life within Israel
Be bubbling up and overflowing once again
May the river of fire that sets the heart aflame
Burn bright within

Abba, break in on lives and families
and communities
Abba, break in and push back death and darkness
Comfort and console,
Protect and preserve life in Zion

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Israel’s Callling

ChaiIsrael

Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 1: Calling

Israel

You are the Son of Abraham, the Son of Isaac
You are Jacob who wrestled and won

You are the Firstborn Son
Child of Destiny

Set Apart among the nations
Holiness to the Lord
The first fruits of His increase

Remembered Forever

You were given the Torah to walk in His ways
You were given the Tabernacle to dwell with G-d
The Temple, the Priesthood, the Fragrant Offering
All given to you, O Israel

Remember Your Destiny, O Jerusalem
Remember Who You are

Called, Chosen, Elect
Made for G-d
Remember O Israel
Yizkor, O Chosen Ones

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