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Facing the Divide

A Christian and Jewish Conversation

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew, engages with passionate Christian Zionists Kimberly Troup, US Director of CFOIC Heartland, and Tommy Waller, founder of HaYovel, in fascinating discussions on topics that often divide Christians and Jews.

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Christmas and New Year’s Day

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, provides an in-depth understanding of Jewish wedding customs.

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The Meaning of Hanukkah

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Share on print Print Does Hanukkah have anything to do with you? Hanukkah is a popular Jewish holiday, usually

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Keeping Kosher

What is Kosher? The word kosher is used in many ways. It has become slang for “alright” or “approved.” It is part of the label on certain types of pickles. And it is usually associated

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Tithing

Both Jews and Christians tithe but do they understand the word in the same way? What does the Bible have to say about tithing? And what does tithing have to do with the Temple, the

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Facing the Apocalypse

Jews and Christians base their visions of the End times on Scripture and much of that Scripture comes from the Hebrew Bible, a book sacred to both Christians and Jews. Both Christians and Jews are

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Welcoming a New Baby

There is no greater joy on earth than giving birth to a healthy baby. That moment when life bursts forth from the womb is probably the closest we, as human beings, can get to the

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What is Pentecost?

Pentecost is a little-known holiday in many Christian denominations.  Its connection to the founding of the church from the Book of Acts is well-known but in fact, Pentecost is rooted in the Hebrew Scriptures.  It

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What is Zionism?

Zionism was traditionally a Jewish issue.  Beginning in the mid-19th century, Jews began to explore the idea of a modern return to the Land of Israel before Messiah’s arrival.  Theodore Herzl founded the Zionist movement

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Does Passover relate to Easter?

Passover is one of the most loved and celebrated holidays in the Jewish faith. Easter is a particularly holy day for Christians as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But are these holidays connected in any way? They always fall very close to each other on the calendar – is that a coincidence?

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The Joy of a Jewish Wedding!

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, provides an in-depth understanding of Jewish wedding customs.

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Losing a Loved One

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, explains the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) so that Christians can gain a better understanding of how Jews revere and observe this holy day.

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Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, explains the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) so that Christians can gain a better understanding of how Jews revere and observe this holy day.

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The Meaning of Shabbat

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, explains the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) so that Christians can gain a better understanding of how Jews revere and observe this holy day.

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Discussions about Messiah

The concept of Messiah is a Jewish concept rooted in the words of the Biblical prophets. Jews have been waiting for Messiah to come for centuries. Christianity was born out of the Jewish Messianic hope

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It’s time for Christians to Consider Anti-Semitism

Christians all over the world to bless Israel, presents a Jewish perspective on Christian Anti-Semitism. Tommy Waller, a Christian Zionist, explains how he gradually became aware of this terrible history and relates his commitment to educating Christians and creating a new relationship between Christians and Jews.

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Have you ever wondered about Rabbinic Judaism?

Christians all over the world to bless Israel, explains Rabbinic Judaism, including an introduction to Talmud, Midrash and Jewish law, while Tommy Waller, a Christian Zionist, shares the experiences he has had in conversations with rabbis and Jewish friends during his time in Israel.

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Should Christians Evangelize Jews?

Sondra Oster Baras engages Tommy Waller, passionate Christian Zionist and founder and director of HaYovel, in a fascinating discussion on a topic that often divides Christians and Jews: Should Christians evangelize Jews and how and why

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Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew, engages with passionate Christian Zionists Kimberly Troup, US Director of CFOIC Heartland, and Tommy Waller, founder of HaYovel, in fascinating discussions on topics that often divide Christians and Jews.