Arab-Jewish Resurrection Service
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By Betty Intrater
Jews in Israel celebrate the death and resurrection of Yeshua
as part of Passover, we have not found an appropriate public
celebration of Messiah's resurrection. Some fifteen years
ago Asher had an idea to join in with our Arab brothers and
sisters to celebrate "Resurrection Day" at the Garden Tomb in
Jerusalem. Although the exact spot of the burial of Yeshua is
not actually known, the modern day Garden Tomb is the most
reasonable and suitable site.
Arab believers from Jerusalem assemble here every year to give
glory to Yeshua and His resurrection. They welcome the
attendance of local Messianic believers. While the numbers
from the Messianic community have not been large, the statement
made by this united worship service is significant.
Worship is led in Arabic with some Hebrew songs included. The
main message is given by an Arab pastor, while a Messianic
leader adds a short inspirational word. After the service the
entire assembly proceeds to a local church building for a
special snack and fellowship. Many of us from Ahavat Yeshua
attend this service and look forward to it every year.