Programmes 91 – 105

Radio programmes from 91 to 105

Programme 105 – Daniel Yahav (part 2)

My guest is Daniel Yahav – a Jewish believers in Jesus who is the pastor of a Messianic congregation in Tiberias in northern Israel. Before Daniel continues with his story, he tells the story of Tiberias.

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Programme 104 – Daniel Yahav (part 1)

My guest today is Daniel Yahav who lives in Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where he is the pastor of a Messianic congregation. His father survived the holocaust and made his way to Israel. Daniel takes up the story.

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Programme 103 – Shira Sorko Ram (part 3 of 3)

For the past two programmes we’ve been in Tel Aviv talking to Shira Sorko Ram, who, forty years ago, along with her husband Ari, founded the Messianic congregation called Ma-oze. Shira has lived in Israel a long time and watched as thousands of Jewish people from all over the world have come to live in the land they call home. So, as Christians living in the West, what should be our response? I asked Shira to help us understand God’s heart by sharing with us some of the Scriptures that are speaking about the times in which we are living.

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Programme 102 – Shira Sorko Ram (part 2 of 3)

Today we’re back in Tel Aviv talking to Shira Sorko Ram, who, forty years ago, along with her husband Ari, founded the Messianic congregation called Ma-oze. This has grown from a small home group to a vibrant congregation that is touching Israeli society in all sorts of imaginative ways. We are used to large churches in the West, but in Israel, the actual number of believers in Jesus is still very small … but those numbers are steadily growing as Shira explains.

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Programme 101 – Shira Sorko Ram (part 1 of 3)

Recently I was in Tel Aviv and met with Shira Sorko Ram, who with her husband Ari lead a congregation called Ma-oze (MAOZ). It’s taken over 40 years of hard work to reach where they are today not only meeting each week as a congregation, but also caring for the needy and encouraging many individuals and groups to reach out to Israeli society with the gospel creatively and boldly.

Today Shira describes some of the most significant events of the past 40 years – events that have shaped her life and the life of Israelis.

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Programme 100 – David Pileggi

David Pileggi has lived in Israel for over 30 years. He is currently the rector of Christ Church in Jerusalem – some of you listening to this programme will have visited this little bit of England close to the Jaffa Gate within the Old City of Jerusalem. In this programme David begins by explaining the message and relevance of Christ Church today.

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Programme 99 – Shahal

The aim of this programme is to introduce you to Arab Christians and Jewish believers living in Israel to tell the stories of what God is doing in the region despite the ongoing threats both from within and outside the country.

Today my guest is Shahal. She was born and grew up on a kibbutz in Israel. So I began by asking her to describe her early life.

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Programme 98 – Yousef Dakwar

Today finds us in a very noisy café in Haifa where I’m talking to Yousef Dakwar, an Israeli Arab Christian. Yousef works 7 days a week. Not only is he the pastor of an Arab speaking church, he is also running an internet radio station reaching into the surrounding Arab nations with the Gospel. He looks tired … but is he discouraged I asked him. “No, I am very excited,” came the reply! …

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Programme 97 – Alon Grimberg (part 2 of 2)

This week’s edition of The Olive Tree finds us back in a rural part of central Israel talking to Alon Grimberg. As we heard on last week’s programme, Alon was born in Germany and came to live in Israel many years ago. Today, several years later, he is married to Rajaa, an Arab Christian, and together they are involved in an organisation called Lech L’cha which trains young believers, both Jews and Arabs, to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Today we hear how Alon gave up his job as an Agricultural Engineer to develop the work of Lech L’cha.

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Programme 96 – Alon Grimberg (part 1 of 2)

This week’s edition of The Olive Tree finds us in a rural part of central Israel talking to Alon Grimberg. Alon is German – he was born in Germany but, as you will hear, he decided as a young man that he wanted to explore Israel. Today, several years later, he is married to Rajaa, an Arab Christian, and together they are involved in an organisation called Lech L’cha which trains young believers, both Jews and Arabs, to be the leaders of tomorrow.

In this programme, Alon describes his early life and how he came to live in Israel.

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Programme 95 – Riti Katz

My guest today is Riti Katz. She is Jewish. I met her in a noisy shopping mall on the outskirts of Jerusalem recently. I had heard about her work as a teacher to both Jewish and Palestinian children and wanted to find out what motivated her interest in reconciliation.

When Riti was 40 years old, she and her husband moved from America to live in Israel bringing with them their four young children. For Riti this was a huge and difficult move – as she now describes.

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Programme 94 – Jack Sara

My guest today is Jack Sara. He describes himself as a Christian Palestinian Arab who was born and still lives in Jerusalem. Jack came to faith as a young man in 1991 aged 18 – this brought about a massive change in his life. Jack takes up the story and describes his life and the challenge of the vision he carries for his people.

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Programme 93 – Dalia Alon

This week my guest is Dalia Alon – we heard her husband on last week’s programme. Dan and Dalia became believers in their 40s whilst on a trip to America. As you will hear later in this interview, Dalia had suffered from rejection for her entire life – but all that changed when she met Yeshua.

She is concerned now for the small but growing body of believers living in Israel and she and her husband now live in the peace and quiet of the Negev desert in southern Israel and spend much of their time in prayer and intercession.

I met Dan and Dalia in Beersheva recently and in this interview Dalia shares from the heart about why she believes the Lord brought them to the Negev.

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Programme 92 – Dan Alon (part 2 of 2)

Last week we heard the story of Dan Alon, a Jewish believer living in the Negev in southern Israel with his wife Dalia. Whilst on a visit to America they met a lady who happened to have the same camera as Dalia and who happened to be a Jewish believer. A conversation followed and a friendship was started which led, some months later, to Dan and Dalia finding faith in Jesus … by this time they were in their 40s. On returning to Israel they eventually met other believers and joined a congregation in Tiberias where they stayed for many years. As they grew older they realised the Lord wanted them to move and now they live in the Negev where they have started a small congregation.

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Programme 91 – Dan Alon (part 1 of 2)

My guest today is Dan Alon who today is a Messianic Jewish pastor in the Negev in southern Israel. He was born into a secular Jewish family. His father was an officer in the Israeli army. Dan, after finishing his army service, studied Industrial Engineering at university and worked in that field for 16 years. During that time he married Dalia and they had three children. It was during this time that Dan had the opportunity to work in America for one year. Little did he and Dalia realise that during that year their lives would change for ever.

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