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September 29th, 2016

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Last week I began sharing 10 prophetic keys that I have learned from studying Jewish history, Rabbinic thought, and current events here in Israel. Here are the rest

(4)    Reading the Prophets
David Ben-Gurion, visionary and leader of Modern Zionism, read the Bible, particularly the prophets. He held Bible studies weekly in his home. He taught the Bible, but he made this mistake: he interpreted the Bible through a Communist viewpoint, as a kind of a socialist work. However, he was right to encourage the reading of the prophets, and to not just read the Bible, but try to live it. I believe that because he took inspiration from the scriptures about restoring the nation of Israel, God chose him to be the first Prime Minister of Israel.

(5)    Pre-government Preparation
During the time of the British Mandate, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, Ben-Gurion also realized that one day we were going to have a government, but we weren’t ready yet. We needed to build an organization that could function like a government so that we’d be ready to have a nation when the time came. He set up