Most likely the earliest Jewish population in Morocco were Berbers who converted to Judaism. After the end of World War II, many Moroccan Jews migrated to the newly founded state of Israel. By the end of the Yom Kippur War, most of the Jewish population of Morocco had emigrated to Israel. Moroccan Jews in Israel speak numerous languages such as Dzidi (an Arabic language), Judeo-Moroccan, French, and Hebrew. They are virtually all Jews, and there are no known believers among them.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
In the month of March is the Holiday of Purim which celebrates the events in the book of Esther. On that day, Mishloach Manot is given out which are gift packages. Jacob’s Hope purchased 200 gift passages from a fundraiser called Life for Alon Foundation, a local nonprofit set up to help a young boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They used these packages to bless others. Pray that the blessing and compassion they show to children and people in Israel will be a testimony to the love of God and the truth of the gospel.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Jeff Friedman grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household in Brooklyn, New York. For his first 26 years of his life, he hated Christians. One day, a Jewish woman who attended an Assemblies of God church challenged him to read the Jewish scriptures concerning the Messiah. A week later he put his faith in Jesus. He went on a ministry outreach in Eastern Europe and witnessed the spiritual and physical poverty of the Jews. He became an AG minister and founded the primary Jewish global outreach called Jacob’s Hope. Jacob’s Hope serves Jewish communities around the world through compassion and sharing the gospel. Read the full article here.
Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray that the ministry of Jacob’s Hope will extend to Moroccan Jewish communities.
- Pray for the hearts of Jewish people in Israel, that God will reveal his message to them.
- Pray for how God may be calling you to contribute to the work being accomplished in Israel.
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