A historic fulfillment of prophecy? 

 Over the last 150 years, the Jewish people have been coming home to Israel. They have been encouraged to leave their host countries by Jewish leaders, such as Theodor Hetzl in the 1890s, by Christian leaders for one hundred years, and for the past seventy years, by the existence of their own state, the State of Israel. 

Each significant aliyah came into being by one of the existing factors: wanting to be part of a historic fulfillment of prophecy, or having been uprooted from their home countries by wars, conflicts, and other political circumstances. Anti-Semitism has always been a factor, but in recent years it may have been the deciding factor in people making aliyah. 

After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, some 19,000 Ukrainian Jews have made aliyah according to the Jewish Agency and the Ministry of Absorption. Although the influx has subsided somewhat, a number of Ukrainian Jews have arrived every month. Today, about 500,000 of Israel’s population of 10.5 million people have Ukrainian origin. 

The marching band displays Ukraine’s yellow-blue flag colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrainian Jews in Israel demonstrate against the war

Wall of Prayer needed 

 These people have lost everything” 

A team of 40 medical personnel from Israel has arrived with tons of aid to provide care for the Ukrainian refugees in three field hospitals on the Moldovan side of the border. The medical team on their way to Moldova 

The medical team on their way to Moldova

Intercession for the leaders 

“O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is lovingkindness, and with Him is abundant redemption (Psalm 130:7). 

Prayer for the believers’ communities 

“How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways” (Psalm 128:1). 

Prayer for Aliyah 

“When the Lord brought back the captive ones of  Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our the mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting” (Psalm 126:1-2). 

Prayer for peace 

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil, He will keep your soul. The  Lord will guard you’re going out and you’re coming in from this time forth and forever” (Psalm 121:5-8).