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REACHING ISRAEL WITH THE GOOD NEWS THROUGH MEDIA.

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Israeli man hears God's voice about Yeshua

You are in for a treat today! I am right now wiping away the tears from my eyes after listening to this powerful testimony from Israeli Messianic Jew, Reuven Doron. And guess what? It is in ENGLISH! Reuven is one of our presenters for Shelanu TV. You have probably seen him in some of our skits, like the one with the New Testament on the bench.  

 

He came to Yeshua in the 1970s, as he was running away from Israel, having suffered great loss as a soldier. I won’t tell you what happens next—you will have to watch the video, but it is worth it.

Through Shelanu TV, YOU are reaching Israelis with the good news of Yeshua. This was our reach last month:

 

YouTube Reach: 92,900

Instagram Reach: 16,322

Facebook Reach: 63,063

TikTok: 5,398

Website Reach: 1,465

 

Total Reach: 179,148

 

Shelanu plants the seeds, and our team members follow up by engaging with people online. We send out FREE New Testaments in Hebrew, as well as the Hebrew version of my book Identity Theft. And we have been able to connect many folks with Messianic congregations in Israel. 

 

Your gifts and prayers are translating into getting the message of Yeshua in Hebrew in front of Israelis! Last week there was a lot of chatter about Israel possibly outlawing the preaching of the gospel. While most of us in Israel knew it would not have the votes to pass, it may in the future. And when you tell Israelis that they can't do something... that is exactly when they will investigate the thing that they cannot do and hopefully find Shelanu.tv online.

 

We're so blessed that you've joined with us to make sure that no matter what law is passed, Israelis will be able to hear the most powerful message in the world in their native tongue. If you aren’t partnering with Shelanu, please consider becoming a monthly partner today. 

Todah Raba (Thank you very much!)

For such a time as this...?

I shared with you on Friday some of the challenges that Israel is facing right now. Things are getting worse.

 

El Al pilots and crew refused to man a plane to fly Prime Minister Netanyahu to Italy. This is unprecedented. In the end, a crew was found. 37 out of 40 elite fighter pilots refused to train in protest over the sweeping changes that are rapidly being pushed through.

 

And today is Purim. A celebration of the survival of the Jewish people when a Hitler-type figure sought the genocide of the Jews living in Persia (Iran) after the 586 BCE exile.

 

Queen Esther was hesitant to appeal to the king for help. Mordechai implored her—she might be the only hope for the Jewish people. With those famous words, he challenged her:

 


“For if you remain silent now, then relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Who knows if you haven’t come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

 

 

That is how I feel about Shelanu TV. We have been involved in many different ministries over the years. During this past six months, the Lord has impressed upon me not to get distracted. There are many great ministries endeavors that we could be involved in. But I felt Him tell me, “There is only one 24/7 TV ministry preaching the gospel in Hebrew.” He did not use the words of Mordecai, but that is how I feel about Shelanu TV, that it has come into the kingdom for such a time as this.

 

Israel needs the message of Yeshua now more than ever with the country divided like I’ve never seen. Please consider a special “PURIM” gift, so together we can reach Israelis with the Gospel.

The rabbis teach that the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE because of sinat chinnam, which means “baseless hatred.” There was tremendous division at the time. Some wanted to rebel against Rome, others warned them not to. Jews were killing Jews. Judgment came swiftly. I don’t want to see that happen again! Let’s pray that this present revival sweeping other areas of the world would move here to Israel.

 

GOD TV reported the other day that tourist groups from four different languages and areas of the world visited the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Suddenly, all four groups broke into spontaneous, loud prayer—crying out to God! We are on the verge of something great! And it could not come at a more needed time. Please agree with me for revival in Israel!

 

Let’s stand together for Israel's salvation.

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Do you know what I love about Shelanu TV?

Do you know why I love Shelanu TV? Well, it would be hard to limit it to just one thing. So, let me just tell you one of the reasons.

Two weeks ago, I was in England doing some work with GOD TV. When you're traveling, it's hard to get other things done. The original plan was that I was going to arrive back in Israel and then immediately fly to India for 10 days—also for GOD TV. Did you know that our largest presence is in India where we reach millions of people :-). But for some reason my visa was denied.

So, when I got back to Israel, I began working on Saturday night on a research paper due the next week. Suddenly, on Sunday, late in the morning, I began to feel really tired. Then, a little bit achy. Over the next several hours it got really, really bad. Elana took me to what we call the “moked.” The “moked” is where you go when the doctor is closed and you don't want to go to the emergency room.

Strangely, as soon as I walked in I started feeling better. Still, we were there, so we waited and got some blood tests. I got home and melted into my bed. I slept until almost 10 AM! And I took most of the next day to relax. As I realized that I wasn't getting much done—other than relaxing—I had this weird tinge of guilt. “You should be working!” a little voice said to me.

As I considered this thought, I felt like the Lord encouraged me that it’s good to rest.

You may have forgotten that I wanted to tell you why I love Shelanu TV. It's because while I was traveling, flying overnight to get home, getting sick and going to the moked—that entire time, the gospel was going forth in Hebrew on Shelanu TV!

What a joy to know that no matter what I'm doing, whether I'm sleeping or awake, in Israel or some other country, the gospel is going forth 24/7 in Hebrew.

When you partner with us, our team in Tel Aviv is making sure we are broadcasting the gospel, not merely on Shelanu, but on Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites. Israelis are seeing and hearing the gospel, thanks to you.

Please consider becoming a monthly partner, so you can reach more Israelis for Yeshua!

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Could revival breakout in Israel?

Have you seen the news of the Holy Spirit visitation that has been taking place at Asbury College in Kentucky for the last two weeks? It appears to be a sovereign move of God, pouring out His Holy Spirit on students, teachers, parents, and travelers from the US and the world.

It is quiet, not flashy, no big names—and reports of repentance, healing, and refreshing abound. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you are inside the chapel or out on the lawn, God is present in a very tangible way. I have even been blessed by watching and listening to the services online.

God has promised to pour out His Spirit (Joel 2:28) and that multitudes would be saved in the Last Days. Are we witnessing the beginning of this? I sure hope so!

And even more than that, I pray that the Holy Spirit would move like this among my people. Here in Israel, tens of thousands of citizens continue to take to the streets in protest over a massive judicial overhaul being considered by our government. The protests are peaceful, but people are on edge.

Asbury College played a big role in the Jesus Revolution in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. Tens of thousands of Jewish people put their faith in Yeshua at that time. Instead of converting to a new religion, they recognized the Jewish roots of New Testament faith and called themselves Messianic Jews. They became the leadership of the modern day Messianic Movement.

I was with a group of about 50 Messianic leaders a few weeks ago for a time of prayer and strategizing. There was concern over the lack of success in Jewish evangelism.

When it was my turn to share, I reminded them of what happened during the Jesus Revolution and the birthing of the modern Messianic Movement and said we desperately need another awakening that will bring Jewish people into the Kingdom. The former Jewish hippies who birthed the movement are in their late 60s and 70s. We need another move of God. others there expressed a similar concern.

Who knew that God was planning something in the middle of Kentucky that would break out about a week later. I sure didn’t!

At Shelanu TV, the good news of Yeshua is broadcast over the Internet and social media all day, every day, in Hebrew. We have hundreds of thousands of views—but millions of Israelis still don’t know their Messiah. Most don’t even know His true name—Yeshua.

As I watch the news on TV here, I look at the crowds of protestors on the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (over massive changes to our judicial system), and I think, “One day—we will see people so on fire for Yeshua that they are flooding into the streets to tell everyone the good news?!”

Will you help us spread the word to all 9 million Israelis? Jews and Arabs!

Support Shelanu TV today with your gift—and consider becoming a regular monthly donor. We have much work to do for the kingdom of God here in Israel.

As we see at Asbury (and other college campuses) right now, God can and will pour out His Spirit—let’s cry out together for that outpouring here in the Holy Land. Come, Yeshua, come!

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Let's get cooking at Shelanu TV!

Yesterday, I was eating lunch in London. We are here meeting with the GOD TV team and doing some filming. The restaurant we were at had lots of activity…at least three hosts and a bunch of waiters—even though we were one of only two tables with customers. That is why we couldn’t understand why it was taking forever for our food to come.

 

I jokingly said, “5,000 waiters and no cooks in the kitchen.”

 

But that is how ministry can be sometimes. You see, I know that you want to see Israelis saved. I know you want to see the prophecies about End Times revival come to pass in Israel. We have some great “waiters” if you will. Not only do we have our Shelanu team in Israel, but we are partnering with local Israeli pastors, teachers and evangelists to make compelling content.

 

And thank God, our kitchen is not empty! We have some great “cooks” who support Shelanu through prayer and financial partnership. That’s you! And because of you, Israelis are hearing about Yeshua.

 

Just last week, I heard a local pastor telling people about a powerful testimony that one of their staff shared on Shelanu TV. That is when it really hit me. Because of your partnership, Shelanu has become part of the fabric of the body of Messiah in Israel.

 

You see, Israelis are the customers waiting for their food. They don’t know it, but they are hungry for Messiah. God has given us great waiters. And you are the cooks that enable them to serve the food to the hungry Israelis.

 

Thank you so much!

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A look INSIDE Shelanu TV

Reaching the people of Israel with the good news of Yeshua, our Messiah, may be the greatest (and the toughest) mission we have as believers today.  

Think about it…the Messiah, His gospel, His life, death, resurrection, ascension into heaven…AND His return to earth one day ALL happened or will happen in ONLY ONE unique place on earth—Israel. A people group that has been scattered across the face of the globe for thousands of years…and now is back in the land where Yeshua walked.  

And yet, very few of His own people know Him. The majority think His name is a curse and that He started a new religion, and His followers hate Jewish people. 

While there have been many dark times of persecution by the Church through the centuries, a new love for Israel and her people has been birthed in the ecclesia (the followers of Yeshua) over the last decades. You are a part of that!  

And because of this heart for the people of Israel to know their Messiah, Shelanu TV was born. We are in our third year and going strong—but there is still so much work to do!  

While I serve as the President of Shelanu, our team in the studio and our evangelists online are the true heartbeat of what we do. The video below gives you a look inside our studio and at our unique programming. The man in the video is Reuven Doron, a Messianic Bible teacher in Israel. He is one of our amazing hosts (he does a regular show that covers a lot of apologetics material shared by Dr. Michael Brown).  

Please consider making a gift for the work of Shelanu TV today. Last month, Shelanu TV reached almost 250,000 Israelis with the good news! However, we want to reach ALL 9 MILLION Israelis! With your help, we can. 

Hearts are softening in Israel. People are longing for hope…and love. So, let’s show Israelis the greatest love of all—the love of their Messiah—Yeshua.

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It's time to spread the Gospel in Israel!

When I was a kid my dad had this gizmo that he would fill with fertilizer or grass seed or something good for our front lawn. Then as he pushed it forward it would automatically spray its contents evenly over the grass. As a result, we had a beautiful front lawn.

When it comes to sharing the gospel, there is no question that a personal connection is very important. But it is also affective to plant is many seeds as you can. I see Shelanu TV like my dad’s seed-spreading gadget. Every minute of every day we are broadcasting the good news of Yeshua to Hebrew speakers in Israel.

And I found out that the gizmo my dad used is called a “Broadcast Spreader.” How great is that? That is exactly what Shelanu TV is, as we broadcast and spread the life-changing message of Yeshua to Israelis!

But we are more than that!

We have several evangelists, two who work for Shelanu, and other believers who just want to engage their fellow Israelis about Yeshua, who answer questions online, deal with Jewish objections to Jesus and challenge those who would oppose us with the prophecies that point to Yeshua. It starts with the broadcast spreader, but ends with a personal connection.

And don’t forget that you too play a powerful part in spreading the Gospel in Hebrew. Your support has enabled us to created hundreds of new videos in Hebrew, employ a team of Messianic Jews who want to reach Israelis and purchase ads on social media. The video below has 141 comments, mostly from Israelis. 

And honestly, many of them are not nice. But most Jewish people have not heard about the true Jewish Messiah. We are seeking to change that. We are planting seeds!

Please consider partnering with Shelanu TV and let’s share with Israelis the truth about Israel’s Messiah—let Shelanu be your “Broadcast Spreader” to plant many seeds across the Jewish nation. 

Thank you for loving Israel, for giving her the gospel. 

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Only 1%!

After the Holocaust and once Israel was reborn as the modern state it is today, something miraculous started to stir in the hearts of believers all around the world. Generous financial gifts began to pour in from Christians, and as a result, Israelis have been blessed with armored buses, beautiful playgrounds for children, ambulances, bomb shelters, and so much more.

And while that is a strong witness to the love of Christians toward the Jewish people, astonishingly, I've been told that only about 1% of the money sent to Israel from believers has been used to directly share the good news of the GREATEST LOVE of all—Yeshua. We have to change that!

Shelanu TV is the first and only 24.7 digital channel sharing the gospel in HEBREW with Israelis. So, if you have a heart to share the good news of Yeshua with His people, investing in Shelanu TV is the “good soil” you have been looking for.

Shelanu TV is BY Israelis, FOR Israelis—unique, high-quality content in HEBREW—sharing the truth about Yeshua all day, every day.

It’s a great thing that has happened between the Church and Israel in the last 100 years or so. Christians have started to bless and support the Jewish people—something that hasn’t been the case for most of the 2,000 years of Church history.

Your love is a powerful witness to my people—together, let’s make sure EVERY Israeli knows the source of our hope and love—Yeshua the Messiah.

Consider becoming a monthly supporter of Shelanu TV or making a one-time donation.

Together, let’s reach ALL ISRAEL with the gospel!

About Shelanu TV

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We have produced  11 different programs and a total of 191 episodes—so far! And more are in the works…

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We are reaching approximately 250,000 people online in Israel every month.

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In 2021, we mailed out 196 New Testaments and 198 copies of Identity Theft in Hebrew. We also emailed digital versions to many who were seeking to know more about Yeshua.

On the Way

A show where we travel around the country of Israel and show our viewers the truth of Yeshua as the Messiah through history and nature.

Episodes:

20*

HaSalon

This is our flagship testimony program where believers, in an intimate setting, talk about how they received Yeshua.

Episodes:

11

Practical Faith

Avi Mizrachi interviews various Arab and Jewish believers about what and how they are reaching out to the nation of Israel.

Episodes:

9*

Don't Lose Hope

Tikva ("Hope") shares messages from the heart about her faith and the Bible.

Episodes:

11

Eye Level

A show where we interview normal people that are doing extraordinary things in Israel.

Episodes:

14

Unplugged

This is a music show where believing artists play music they have written and talk about how they wrote the songs.

Episodes:

31

Weekly Torah Portion

Yehuda Bahana unravels the secrets of the weekly Torah portion.

Episodes:

49

Women’s Voice

Four women talk about marriage, children, and other issues and how God's word provides us with wisdom and guidance.

Episodes:

5

Shma Israel

Production where believers present undeniable facts about believing topics that they are passionate about. In the style of Ted Talks

Episodes:

5

Bible Circle

Seasoned bible teachers talk about insights of the bible relevant to the Jewish culture.

Episodes:

23

What’s the Question

This is an exciting new show based on Dr. Michael Brown’s powerful apologetic teachings, presented by a native Israeli.

Episodes:

13

*We have completed this show.

Friends,

We are into YEAR 2 of Shelanu! "They" (the Israeli government, or at least the very religious members of it) sought to shut us down and shut us up—but here we are! Sharing the GOOD NEWS of Yeshua the Messiah with THOUSANDS of Israelis weekly. Thanks to your prayers and support and our amazing team at Shelanu.

I always enjoy hearing the report each month from Evan Santoro, our Station Manager. When you are daily in the trenches—taping, producing, marketing, answering emails (some nice, some not so nice)—it's nice to "look up" and see the bigger picture of where we have been and where we are going.

Below are some of the highlights of how Shelanu TV is impacting Israel!

We are continuing to produce several shows weekly for the channel. Just last week, we filmed another episode of "The Living Room." It was a very powerful testimony of an Israeli woman who grew up in a religious household but found Yeshua. These testimonies are particularly effective as there are a lot of religious Jews in Israel, and such testimonies tend to touch their hearts and cause them to listen. We are excited about this episode and are praying and believing that it will bear much fruit.

I am amazed that we have been able to produce so much content in such a short period of time. It is the grace of God! As I have previously stated, there has never been so much native Israeli, born-again content available. 

We know that the people of Israel have suffered so much at the hands of 'so-called' Christians over the years, turning them off to the idea of Yeshua being the Messiah, but as this God-injected content is being released, we are weakening the walls of disbelief and bias, as cracks are forming, and the light of the truth is seeping through and reaching the hearts of the people. We are going to see a change in Israel as people turn towards the light of the life of Yeshua and are saved!