Joseph Shulam – Mount Juliet, Tennessee The reading of this week is a double portion of Korah – Numbers 16:1 -18:32. Korah is the ultimate lesson in leadership in time of crisis. I suppose that in a life time of every leader there are moments that could be suggestive of the situation of Moses and his cousins the family of Korah. We have already seen in Numbers 12 the rebellion of Aaron and Miriam, the older brother and older sister of Moses who have been his first hand personal supporters and partners in the leadership of Israel out of…

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By Joseph Shulam – Thousand Oaks, California. This next Shabbat all the Synagogues in the world will start reading the Torah from Genesis 1:1 – They will read the story of Creation. In some Christian circles the story of Creation is under attack. It is not considered “historical” – it is considered as an ancient epic poem not to be taken literally. One of the reasons that some scholars have this opinion is that there are two ancient epic poems that precede Moses and both of them have creation narratives. I would like to share a short comparison of the…

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Shalom Friends of Netivyah, November is here and came in with cooler weather and lots of rain this past week, for which we are always grateful in this Land. Joe is traveling all over the Far East, including Japan, China, The Philippines and Korea. Marcia is visiting with family in the United States. Please keep them both in your prayers for good health and strength; spiritually, physically and emotionally. The good word around here now is that we have started distributing food again! We are so very blessed to begin this work, as we believe with all our hearts, that…

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Jerusalem Prayer List September 3, 2015 By Joseph Shulam Five weeks before the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShana- the Jewish New Year) starts a series of five Sabbaths that are called “Sabbaths of Comfort – in Aramaic שבת דנחמתא.” The reading of the Haftarah (the portion of the prophets) for these five weeks comes from Isaiah the Prophet.  It starts with Isaiah chapter 40 and continues from there north.  This week is the 4th week of “Sabbath of Comfort.”  The reading this week is from Isaiah chapter 60:1-22.  This chapter is one of my favorite chapters in Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah is…

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The Shulam Family and all the staff of Netivyah, Yuda Bachana, Hannah Kovner, Daniel Stern, Oleg Zinn, and Nancy Hook – wish all of you who pray for Jerusalem and for Israel and for Netivyah a blessed year of 2015.  We wish you good health, and God’s blessing on all your endeavors.  May this coming year be a year of breakthroughs in all your challenges and dreams come true. Netivyah is starting the year with preparations to move our offices and the Congregation of Roeh Israel to the new building.  We appreciate your prayers and your support and ask you…

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Shalom Dear Friends of Netivyah,  The Summer and Fall Holidays are long since over and it won’t be long until Hanukkah is here in Jerusalem. Today we are being blessed with a real Fall rain, together with lightening and thunder! Baruch Ha Shem!! We are always welcoming visitors from all over the world at Netivyah and Roeh Yisrael, and our meeting hall is packed at every meeting and even overflows out into the hallways! Because we are so crowded, the need for the building to be completed is all the more evident and in the foreground of our thoughts and…

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We wish you a very happy and blessed Rosh Hashana for the year 5775 Have a blessed year!  A year of good health, prosperity, much good fruit both in the world and in the Spirit. Our Lord can multiply the good in your life and bless your bread and your water, your work and your home! From Joseph and Marcia Shulam and all the Netivyah Staff. שנה טובה לכם ב-5775 שנת פריון וברכה גם בגשמי וגם ברוחני. הצלחה בכל וברכה בכל משלך ידכם יוסף ומרסיה שולם וכל צוות נתיביה

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By Joseph Shulam Marcia my wife arrived home yesterday after visiting the children and her parents. I arrived home in Israel after five weeks on the road in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong.  There were probably not more than five days the whole time that I did not teach or lecture for several hours.  I did several seminars on different topics.  The new series that I lectured in Japan and Korea I named “Inspirational stories from 2nd Kings.”  There are a few very important stories that are very inspirational and give both advise and special wisdom for life.  These stories…

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Please join us as Joseph Shulam teaches regarding God, Israel, and the Church. Where:  Central Pike Church of Christ, 4240 Central Pike, Hermitage, TN  37076  (615) 883-2696 When:  July 6, 2014  9AM, 10AM, and 1PM Please join us for the seminar, worship service, and lunch on the grounds. http://www.centralpikecofc.org  

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We are pleased to announce that Joseph Shulam will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Lipscomb University Summer Celebration held in Nashville, TN.   The theme this year is “Reviving the Mission, Insights from Joshua.”  This annual lectureship takes place Sunday, June 29, 2014 through July 1, 2014.  Joseph will open this year’s celebration delivering the keynote “Strength and Courage to Lead” at 6:45 P.M. Sunday, June 29th in Allen Arena.  He will then lecture on June 30 and July 1 at 3 P.M. on Jeremiah the Prophet. Link to Lipscomb University for more information. http://www.lipscomb.edu/summercelebration Admission to this 3…

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Excuse our website as we are making improvements.  We are switching to WordPress and will have some new exciting features and content. Also we are switching out mail lists to MailChimp so you should notice the Jerusalem Prayer list will look a little different and improved. Blessings, Netivyah staff

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Our dear brother who is a member of our congregation in Jerusalem and one of the finest artists has written the following comments about the Feast of Tabernacles and asked me to send it to our mailing list. Please read enjoy and ponder over it. Joseph Shulam Subject: MERRY SUCCOT! Dear Friends: MERRY SUCCOT! By some reckonings Succot (the Festival of Tabernacles) is the actual time of the Messiah’s birth, having come to tabernacle amongst us. All His other great fulfillments occurred within the framework of the Biblical festivals- Passover, Firstfruits of the counting of the Omer, Shavuot (Weeks, or…

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