Lev HaOlam Friends and Family United at the Feast Of Tabernacles in Jerusalem
by Rivkah Naomi Green | Nov 20, 2019 | Israel
During the week of Oct 13th – 18th, Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel, welcomed over five thousand Christians, from over one hundred different countries, who had traveled to Israel to join the celebration of Sukkot with their Jewish friends in the holy city.
In keeping with the biblical prophecy from Zechariah 14:12, “Then everyone who survives of all of the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths,” thirty-nine years ago a passionate group of Christians with a love for Israel, met to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. They wanted to stand with Israel and show their allegiance to our Jewish homeland. This was the birth of the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ) and since that day thousands of Christians from every part of the world have journeyed to Jerusalem to show their support to Israel and the Jewish people.
Participating in the ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles celebration is an annual highlight for us because we have the privilege of meeting so many of our Lev HaOlam family while they are visiting Israel. Lev HaOlam is supported by Jews and Christians around the world and this is our opportunity to meet with so many of our wonderful Christian supporters. We were greeted with smiles, hugs, and unwavering support. The Feast of Tabernacles gives us an opportunity to thank our supporters in person and to share their joy and appreciation for the care and love that is wrapped in every Lev HaOlam surprise package.It is a privilege for us to share a community with such a diverse group of people, all united by a love for Israel and an unwavering commitment to supporting the Jewish pioneers of Judea and Samaria. The smiles, greetings, and support lifted us up, and it is clear that while we practice our religion differently, we are like-minded in our commitment to rebuilding the Jewish homeland.
The blessing that we receive from our Lev HaOlam supporters goes beyond subscribing to the monthly packages, we are empowered by our family of supporters who encourage us to continue the work that we are doing in Judea and Samaria, helping small businesses in the heartland of Israel to flourish and to withstand the effects of the anti-Israel boycott. It is an honor to share a hug and to say thank you in person.
As a Jewish company based in the Jewish homeland of Israel, we are pleased to feel such warm support from both the Jewish community and other like-minded people who believe strongly in the right of return for the Jewish people. We can’t wait to meet more of our Lev HaOlam friends and family next year when ICEJ marks forty years of the nations coming up to the holy city of Jerusalem, united in friendship with the Jewish people of Israel.