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We welcome you to worship and learn with us at Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation.

We gather together weekly for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching from the Hebrew perspective, Messianic Dance and caring fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Amnon & Rebbetzin Lynette Shor

SATURDAY SHABBAT SERVICES

Messianic Lifestyle Class - 2 PM
In the Oneg Hall
Shabbat Service - 4 PM
In the Sanctuary
Oneg after Shabbat Service
In the Oneg Hall

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MT OLIVE CHURCH
101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation
5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

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559-288-0330
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betshalom@betshalomfresno.org

YOM HAATZMA’UT

ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

Genesis 15:18-21: That day ADONAI made a covenant with Avram: “I have given this land to your descendants—from the Vadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River—the territory of the Keni, the K’nizi, the Kadmoni, the Hitti, the P’rizi, the Refa’im, the Emori, the Kena’ani, the Girgashi and the Y’vusi.”

Joshua 1:1-2: After the death of Moshe the servant of ADONAI, ADONAI said to Y’hoshua the son of Nun, Moshe’s assistant, “Moshe my servant is dead. So now, get up and cross over this Yarden, you and all the people, to the land I am giving to them, the people of Isra’el.”

Many centuries have passed since Adonai has spoken these words … Joshua, King David, King Solomon, the prophets … they are all gone. Yeshua is born into an Israel under Roman domination. God’s promise still stands. The generations come and go and the Jewish people are no longer in the land that Adonai gave to them. The Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamluks and the Ottoman Turks bring us to the dividing of the centuries.

In the year 5657 (in 1897 as the 20th century is about to dawn), at the summons of the modern day father of the Jewish State, Theodore Herzl, the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country.

Then in 1917 the British drove the Turks out of Israel and the Jewish peoples’ right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917. This was re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home.

Then came the catastrophe that befell the Jewish people—the massacre of millions of Jews in Europe. This was another clear demonstration of the urgency of solving the problem of its homelessness by re-establishing in Eretz Israel the Jewish State. The gates would be opened wide to every Jewish person.

Survivors of the Nazi holocaust in Europe, as well as Jews from other parts of the world, continued to migrate to Eretz Israel, undaunted by difficulties, restrictions and dangers, and never ceased to assert their right to a life of dignity, freedom and honest toil in their national homeland.

On the 29th of November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable.

Then the Israeli Declaration of Independence was made on the 5th of Iyar 5708 (May 14, 1948), the day before the British Mandate was due to expire. David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the STATE OF ISRAEL.

Isaiah 66:7-13:  Before going into labor, she gave birth; before her pains came, she delivered a male child. Who ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Is a country born in one day? Is a nation brought forth all at once? For as soon as Tziyon went into labor, she brought forth her children. “Would I let the baby break through and not be born?” asks ADONAI. “Would I, who cause the birth, shut the womb?” asks your God. Rejoice with Yerushalayim! Be glad with her, all you who love her! Rejoice, rejoice with her, all of you who mourned for her; so that you nurse and are satisfied by her comforting breast, drinking deeply and delighting in the overflow of her glory. For ADONAI says, “I will spread shalom over her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried in her arm and cuddled in her lap. Like someone comforted by his mother, I will comfort you; in Yerushalayim you will be comforted.”