Israeli influencer Hananya: “The truth about Israel is different”

I am at Tel Aviv’s central bus station – the second largest in the world after New Delhi. In the crowd I’m looking for the restaurant where I’ve arranged to meet Hananya Naftali. I’m a little nervous, because just like hundreds of thousands of others, I’ve been following this enthusiastic Israeli on social media for […]

That’s a wrap!

Twelve youngsters for twelve days in the land! Cooking together, touring together, studying Bible together, cleaning together and escaping the snores of one another together… what a way to Experience Israel! For most of the group, it was the first time in Israel. Highlights included hiking Masada, joining local youths at the Western Wall for […]

Join our Experience Israel Tour 2017!

Tour dates 9-21 July – Thirteen days in Israel that will change your life!  Tour leaders Marie-Louise Weissenböck (Austria) Program highlights 4 days voluntary work in Jerusalem Meeting with young Israelis Staying in a house in Givat Yearim (close to Jerusalem) Self catering (teamwork – trying some Israeli recipes) Day tours to Tel Aviv, Galilee, […]

Holocaust Museum visit in Melbourne

The Isreality gang got together in Melbourne on the first Thursday of December to visit the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Melbourne. Our first official gathering since debriefing from the 2016 Experience Israel trip, we gathered to gain personal insight into the horrors of World War II. Meeting for lunch before hand, our group consisted […]

Trust and rest in Me

Chukah ~ Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 The weekly Torah portion (Hebrew: פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ Parashat ha-Shavua, popularly just parasha) is a section of the Torah read publicly and aloud in weekly Jewish prayer services, usually in full during the Shabbat (Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath). Each week, the ECI Young Adults are providing us with a commentary on […]

Worshipping a Holy God

Vayikra ~ Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26 The weekly Torah portion (Hebrew: פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ Parashat ha-Shavua‎, popularly just parasha) is a section of the Torah read publicly and aloud in weekly Jewish prayer services, usually in full during the Shabbat (Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath). There are 54 such parashiyot in Judaism, and the full cycle is read over the course of […]

Augustine’s Cain and Abel

By exploring early Church Fathers’ understandings of the identity of Israel, we can deepen our understanding of the strained history of our relationship with the Jews. St Augustine (354 – 430) is widely viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity. He understood the Jews as being charged with an eternal […]

P(r)aying our price…

Pekudei ~ Exodus 38: 21 – 40: 38  The weekly Torah portion (Hebrew: פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ Parashat ha-Shavua‎, popularly just parasha) is a section of the Torah read publicly and aloud in weekly Jewish prayer services, usually in full during the Shabbat (Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath). There are 54 such parashiyot in Judaism, and the full cycle is read over […]

Addressing BDS

The European Coalition for Israel (ECI) has recently released its European Report from 2014, which features interviews of Tomas Sandell, Andrew Tucker, and Matthijs de Blois, following the C4I International / ECI conference in the Netherlands in June 2014. Its primary point of focus was the BDS movement, which is rife throughout Europe. ECI is a joint initiative by […]

Experience Israel 2016 Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday, July 3rd 2016 Arrival day (from 15:00) Free time for swimming, beach, strolling through Tel Aviv (depending on arrival time) Dinner & overnight in Tel Aviv    Day 2 –Monday July 4th 2016  Start the day with worship and prayer + Introduction Explore historic Caesarea Maritima, the Roman Capital of Judea, […]