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 ...