By: Zev Porat | August 31, 2016

We were praying in Jerusalem seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. While praying, an Orthodox Jewish man named David approached Zev and asked: “I noticed you are praying and don’t have a prayer book. Why? You need a prayer book – a Siddur.” Zev explained to David: “I have a relationship with God and pray to God from my heart, not from a religious book.” David insisted that the rabbis teach we must pray through the Siddur if we want our prayers to be heard. Zev explained to David, with love and compassion: “Nowhere in the Bible does it say to pray through the Siddur.” The Bible teaches us in Deuteronomy 6:5 –
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

By: Zev Porat | August 10, 2016

Bnei Brak, located east of Tel Aviv, is the largest ultra-Orthodox Jewish center in the world. It is the only large city in Israel whose inhabitants are mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Its small physical size and large number of inhabitants make it Israel’s most densely-populated city, with one of the highest birth rates in the country.
Bnei Brak has no stylish fashion shops, coffee houses, or posh restaurants. The ultra-Orthodox Jews have their own newspapers and are isolated from hearing the Good News of Yeshua the Messiah. They think that no true Jew would ever believe in Yeshua. They see their religion as Judaism, not Christianity. The ultra-Orthodox Jews don’t really read the Written Word of God. Most of their teachings are from books with ...

By: Zev Porat | July 18, 2016

We at Messiah of Israel Ministries share the Gospel by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We started our day in prayer and began to share Yeshua (Jesus) in the beautiful Tel Aviv area.

As the team was praying, Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat was sharing the Good News of Yeshua the Messiah with many. There was a group of dangerous looking men without shirts drinking beer and talking loudly. One of them walked over to Zev and asked him what he is doing there talking to people. He asked Zev: “You know who I am?” Zev replied: “No, what is your name?” “Avi Biton”, he replied, “My people and I own this place, all the stores, restaurants and ice cream places, and they pay us. And we don’t like you here. I’m a big man and want you to leave now.” Avi was a s...