100 years ago, on 11th December 1917, General Edmund Allenby, entered Jerusalem on foot, out of respect for the status of Jerusalem as the Holy City important to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Now, in 2017 a re-enactment of that historic day took place at Jaffa Gate, of the Old City of Jerusalem. Jay and Meridel Rawlings join the hosts of people including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the great, great nephew of General Allenby, Viscount Henry J. H. Allenby
We at Israel Vision and Still Small Voice send to YOU our dear frends worldwide very best wishes for Christmas and Channuka.
Join us as Meridel gives personal greetings to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a reception at the International Christian Embassy. She was able to mention that the lovely life size oil painting porraits of the Presidents and Prime Ministers which hang in the entrance way to the cabinet room of Israel’s Parliament, Knesset; were painted by renowned Canadian artist, Joy Caros Rawlings of Vancouver, BC Canada. They are a gift to the country. PM Bibi’s response to Meridel was the warm Israeli expression, “Kol Ha Kavod” – meaning in English ” All the Honor or Congratulations”!
These are days of unprecedented attacks on Israel by the United Nations. What is happening hearkens back to the days of the Greek occupation of the land 2,300 years ago. Jews were not allowed to speak or teach Hebrew, or worship in the temple. Some were so ashamed of their heritage as Jews that they had their circumcisions reversed. War broke out, and eventually the Greeks were driven out.
We know that the LIGHT will always triumph over darkness.
In HIS love,
Jay and Meridel, sons and Team
Thank you for your prayers everyday before the sun sets. Please know that on behalf of the Jewish nation and people Jay and I thank you for those faithful prayers that we as a nation LIVE!
The World Jewish Congress and the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus held their 10th Annual “Night to Honour Christian Leaders” on January 28, 2016 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem. This years honourees were Dr Jay Rawlings, “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 40 years in the media producing more than 130 documentaries about various aspects of Israel and Mr Duke Westover, “The Tourism Award” for bringing 1000’s of Christian pilgrims to the Holy land during 40 years of arranging and hosting Israel tours.
We have threats, dangers, sorrow but double JOY!
Adi Gordon Rawlings inspired and choreographed this music dance. Adi is David’d wife and mother of Amitai and Liyah Rawlings. She has inspired thousands of young people “to dance for JOY!”
whether we understand it or not, will impact upon our future…Rabbi Berel Wein”
The video below is one in a series that follows the path of the Jewish people in the last century. It is the story of a people striving to find their place in the world, and should be watched by all.
|Meridel (Center) with Israeli Merry Makers!|
The whole world dancing in Jerusalem, Your heart is dancing in Jerusalem
Time to come home to Jerusalem