News from BSI

Due to the raise of anti-semitism throughout Europe and the deadly attacks against the Jewish community in France, we have seen thousands of French Jews coming back to Israel. Throughout the year we are hearing of more and more airplanes full of French Jews returning to the Promise Land...
The State of Israel will be celebrating its 67th birthday on Thursday, April 23.  Most people remember the date of May 14th 1948 as being the birth of the State of Israel which is correct, however, since Israel follows the Hebrew calendar regarding holidays and special days the date on...
The Bible Society in Israel is continually producing and printing new materials for the peoples in Israel.  In the past couple of years we have produced a Hebrew - Arabic Bible, a Hebrew - Russian Bible, a new version of a Hebrew - English Bible (NASB), and we are awaiting the delivery of a...
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and a Blessed New Year! to each one of you in the name of Yeshua our Messiah, the Light of the world! This past year we have continued to see challenging situations both in Israel and in our region that remind us that there is a continual battle in this world,...
Tensions in the Middle East continue to rise as Hamas increases its rocket fire from Gaza into civilian territory in Israel.   The Israeli govenment has given Hamas warnings and opportunities to cease their aggression in the past week but so far there is nothing but a steady...
Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank God...
Yom haZikaron is the Memorial Day of the fallen soldiers of Israel. It is always the day before the Independence Day. This year it is on May 5th.   The proximity of the memorial day to the Independence Day is "to remind people of the heavy price paid for independence. On this day the...
On April 28th this year, it is the memorial day of the Holocaust in Israel. The TV channels show only a flickering candle during the entire day, at 10:00 AM the sirens will go off and the entire nation will stop for two silent minutes. Wherever you are, in a bus, on the street, in the office....
As you have no doubt heard, a terrible calamity recently struck the Philippines. The unusually powerful Typhoon Haiyan has killed thousands of people and left many more without homes. There are about 70,000 Filipinos working in Israel and among them are many who have lost friends or family...
Hanukkah (or also spelt "Chanukah") is the celebration of the Jewish victory over the then occupying Greek Seleucid forces in Jerusalem.  The Greeks wanted to force the Jews to cease worshiping God as prescribed in the Bible.  The Jewish people at the time rose up against the Greeks and...
The New BSI Website The Bible Society in Israel is constantly working on projects and products to be a blessing to the people in Israel and around the world, especially as it connects to the Hebrew language.  To properly communicate with all of our friends both in Israel and around the...
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good...
Dear Friends and Partners in Ministry, Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to each and every one of you in Yeshua our Lord! So many things took place this year in our region and in Israel, including a war. But in all situations we know that our Lord lives and in Him we are secured, today and...
Fifty men came together at a campsite in the North of Israel answering an invitation to unite together as men who believe in Almighty God, remember the call of Gideon, and pray for one another. This event took place at the traditional site, Harod’s Spring, where Gideon and his men camped before...
Israeli society was shocked at the brutality that the weekend of May 5th brought upon the nation. In various cities around the country five different individuals were murdered in cold blood. For such a small nation, this news brought chills to everyone; young and old, rich and poor, religious and...
Dear friends, We are thrilled to anounce that have hired one additional staff member who joined us in February, 2012 to oversee some of the projects that we are currently involved in. Rejoice with us in this provision from our Father in Heaven! However, even with this extra help the Bible...
The State of Israel is constantly battling assaults from its neighbors.  The media is constantly asking the question of who is to blame.  “Who started it?”  There are many different ways to answer this question depending on the history which one accepts and the theology which one...
Not far from our headquarters in Jerusalem, there is a hospital for people with terminal illnesses. These are the cases that remind us how weak we are and how much we depend on the grace of God. We went to visit the manager of the hospice in order to offer and provide beautiful Hebrew and Arabic...
The Jerusalem day is celebrated every year on 28th of Iyar, as the anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification in 1967.         Recommended reading for the Jerusalem day:   History: King David made Jerusalem capital of Israel: 2Sam 5:6-10 King...