The story of Chanukah is one of my all-time favorites. It is the story of the few prevailing against the many because of God’s mighty power. In 167 B.C. the Greco-Syrian emperor Antiochus IV sought to obliterate the Jewish people. He silenced ...
November 23, 2021Jonathan Weiss
I love this time of year! The season we are in right now is called Teshuva. Teshuva quite literally means "to turn and repent." We are called to search our hearts of any unrighteousness, repent of those things that are not holy ...
August 30, 2021Jonathan Weiss
With Passover around the corner, I am reminded of the miraculous story of God freeing His people from Egypt. One thing I am reflecting on this year is how the Israelites needed to have great faith while they were being crushed ...
March 19, 2021Jonathan Weiss
The Jewish New Year, known as Rosh HaShanah is just around the corner! One of the main reasons I love this celebration is because during this season, God does something miraculous or life-altering for me. Rosh HaShanah is not just for the ...
September 16, 2020Jonathan Weiss
Shalom Daystar Family, First of all, I want to thank all of our partners for their prayers and financial support in the renovation of our Jerusalem Studio. God has been faithful in helping us execute this restoration project quickly, and with excellence. I ...
August 4, 2020Jonathan Weiss
There is no better time than now to choose faith over fear. We are living in an incredible season where we are entering springtime and kicking off the first of the spring holidays. In English we call it Passover, or in ...
April 7, 2020Jonathan Weiss
One of the things I love about our God is that He models for us how our lives should be lived. And He is a God of order and timing. Today I want to talk to you about the Sabbath day, ...
March 23, 2020Jonathan Weiss
Do followers of Jesus need to care about the nation of Israel? Why is this tiny nation – which is smaller than the state of New Jersey – often the center of so much discussion? In order to understand, let’s first look ...
January 31, 2020Jonathan Weiss
It’s winter! Here at Daystar you can see 1.5 million LED lights representing the light of the world Yeshua the Messiah who entered the world as a baby ultimately to lead to the redemption of the whole world. Two great holidays, Christmas ...
January 2, 2020Jonathan Weiss
We just wrapped up a fun holiday, the Feast/Celebration of Sukkot. As a new father, I am looking forward to our son growing up to celebrate this holiday. Sukkot is also knows as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of ...
October 30, 2019Jonathan Weiss
We are in the season of the High Holidays. This is a time of year when people in Israel, and Jews all around the world slow down to focus on God, their family, and friends. In sequential order, the next 3 ...
October 2, 2019Jonathan Weiss
We are entering a unique time on the Hebrew calendar known as the Seven Sabbaths of Comfort. These follow the saddest day in Jewish history which is the 9th day of the month of Av, or Tisha B’Av. Jewish sages and Rabbis ...
August 20, 2019Jonathan Weiss
As I write this post the Jewish people and Messianic community around the world are winding down their work week and entering into Shabbat. Shabbat is arguably the most important Jewish holiday. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends on Saturday when ...
July 1, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Last month, I wrote about Passover. One unique thing that begins during Passover is the Counting of the Omer. This is a 49 day countdown from the day following Passover until Shavuot (Pentecost). This seven week time span is referenced ...
May 29, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Passover Passover 2019 has come and gone quickly! Rebecca and I had the chance to attend two different Passover Seders this year. Both were awesome! One was with the Upper Room church in Dallas. The leader of that Passover Seder was Rabbi ...
April 30, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Purim: The Rich Story of Deliverance Purim is here! Purim is a holiday that commemorates the Jewish people’s victory over the dark anti-Semitic forces in ancient Persia [modern Iran]. The Jewish Holiday of Purim was celebrated this week in Israel and around ...
March 26, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Shalom Daystar family, We are getting very excited for our upcoming Heart for the World. There are many things going on this year that we will be sharing with you. The entire Daystar team is working around the clock to prepare a great ...
February 25, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Israel climbs to 5th place in the Bloomberg Innovation Index. The Times of Israel gives an excellent overview of this. It is incredible to see this tiny nation smaller than the state of New Jersey help lead the world in innovation. One ...
January 25, 2019Jonathan Weiss