NEW YORK – When the people of Israel journeyed out of slavery from Egypt through the wilderness toward the land God had promised them as recorded in the Bible, it was a time of sorrow and a time of joy.
It was a time of sorrow because at times on that journey there was a lot of pain and testing of their faith. It was also joyful because God provided for them even as they walked through trials in their new freedom.
And on Thursday, under the open sky on the second floor of the Edmund J. Safra Synagogue on Manhattan's East Side in New York, The New York Board of Rabbis gathered under a well-decorated hut-like structure called a Sukkah, to reflect and pay homage to God for his provisions in Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles as Christians know it. more >>
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sat right between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith Dinner for charity in New York on Thursday night, has claimed that contrary to media reports, the two candidates were "friendly and complimentary" to one another.
"I was very moved by their interaction together around me, they were very friendly, very uplifting, very complimentary to one another," Dolan, who is the Archbishop of New York, told Fox News after the annual white-tie charity event.
"I thought the evening accomplished its goals," he added. more >>
NEW YORK – Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Dani Dayan, ripped the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Thursday as a bunch of "ignorant, evil" people for approving a resolution he says denies Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
Dayan made the comments as he was being honored along with NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill by the New York Board of Rabbis at a Sukkot celebration commonly known among Christians as the Feast of Tabernacles, at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue in New York City.
"We spoke a lot about Sukkot and I want to pinpoint, focus on another characteristic of Sukkot. Sukkot in Jewish tradition was one of the three Regalim. Regalim meaning three days in the year…in which the whole community, every single Israelite, every single Jew in the land of Israel in the ancient times, would leave his occupation, leave his work, leave his job, leave his farm or whatever he did and ascended, to Jerusalem to the [Temple] Mount to praise God," said the ambassador who was noted as a confidante of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. more >>
Kirk Cameron's film "Revive Us" hit cinemas nationwide for a live event Tuesday night and his sister, Candace Cameron Bure, said she attended the New York viewing and those around her were so moved that they gathered together and fervently prayed for the United States.
"So happy to worship with these brothers and sisters in Christ at the showing of my big bro Kirk's 'Revive Us' in New York City, Time Square!" Bure wrote on Facebook along with a photo of some of her prayer partners.
"We hugged each other, took pictures and best of all, prayed fervently as a group together for our country, our leaders, our families, our children and those who are sick, hurting and in need. Yup, strangers ... praying and loving on each other. What a concept! We LOVE you, Lord. Revive our hearts to love you with every part of our being." more >>
Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz was recently interviewed by television star Oprah Winfrey on her SuperSoul Sunday talk show program and described what he believes is the "root of racism" in America today.
Lentz, who proclaimed on Facebook in September that he and his megachurch won't be chanting "All Lives Matter" because "black lives apparently are worth less on our streets," talked with Winfrey for over 40 minutes about faith, religion and Christ.
But one of the last questions that the 62-year-old African-American megastar asked the 31-year-old pastor was what he thinks "the root of racism is." more >>
The latest book written by pastor and best-selling author David Jeremiah, head of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, is being featured this month at the world famous Times Square in New York City.
The book, titled Is This The End? Signs of God's Providence in a Disturbing New World, is divided into two parts centered on two questions. The first asks if the end of America is near and the second asks if the end of the world is near.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Jeremiah said it's "easy to look at today's headlines, both in America and around the world, and get discouraged." more >>