As the staff in our Jerusalem office finished their planning retreat this week, one staff member found an intriguing post on Facebook.
In November 2005, the United Nations designated January 27 as a day to honor victims of the Holocaust. This date was chosen for a reason – on January 27, 1945, Russian troops liberated the notorious Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, where more than one million people were murdered as part of Hitler's evil plan to exterminate the Jewish people.
“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet.” —Isaiah 62:1
As 2011 draws to a close and we look ahead to a new year, I am filled with thankfulness for the many readers and followers of the Holy Land Moments devotionals. The comments and prayers of our Christian friends and supporters have been a source of inspiration and encouragement as we continue to build bridges of understanding between our two faith groups.
Welcome to our new Fellowship blog! We’re calling it The Bridge, because building bridges between Christians and Jews is a central part of The Fellowship’s mission.
The Bridge is a place where you can learn more about Israel and Judaism, and become more familiar with how The Fellowship is helping needy Jews in Israel and beyond. We’ll try to give you a more personal, informal look into our work, and introduce you to some of The Fellowship’s staff who help make it happen.