The Israelites pounded olives to make oil. When pounded, the olive loses its physical appearance and only its essence is extracted. On the Olive Tree of Isra’el there are natural branches along with wild branches. They all produce the same fruit – olives. The root of the Olive Tree is Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the patriarchs of faith and promise. From them came the nation of Isra’el, the natural olives, who have been relentlessly pounded through the millennia by severe persecution and near annihilation. It began with slavery in Egypt and Pharaoh, continued with Haman in Persia, the Syrians and Antiochus Epiphanes, the Spanish Inquisitions
Category: Israel and the Jewish People
HaTikvah – The Hope (Video)
Using the Israeli National Anthem, HaTikvah, we share some video highlights of our family’s visit to Israel in 2014. ©2014 Tentstake Ministries Publishing, all rights reserved. No copying or reproducing of this article without crediting the author or Tentstake Ministries Publishing.
Jerusalem of Gold (Video)
Using the beautiful song, Jerusalem of Gold written by Naomi Shemer and sung by Jonathan Settel, we share some video highlights of our family’s time in Jerusalem 2014. ©2014 Tentstake Ministries Publishing, all rights reserved. No copying or reproducing of this article without crediting the author or Tentstake Ministries Publishing.
A Little History – February 3
As I’ve talked to many people these past weeks about our little excursion to Israel, I get different reactions. Most are excited for us while others have concerns for our safety. After watching some DVDs my husband purchased about the land of Israel, its history, modern life, anti-semitism, and media fallacies, I began wondering what…