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From Georgia to Jerusalem

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, April 16:

People who spend any time in the mountains of North Georgia soon learn what it means to be in America’s Bible Belt. The deep evangelical Christian roots of the region speak to a very real faith that has shaped the American South for over 200 years.

So what happens when those evangelical Christian roots encounter the Torah Awakening? Our guest this week can help us answer that question. He has lived through such an encounter!

Tom Eubank is the pastor at House of Scripture in Jasper, Georgia. He and his wife, Cornelia, were among a group of Christians in their area who had awakened to the Torah, realized its applicability to followers of Yeshua (Jesus), and decided to begin meeting on the Sabbath. From their humble beginning in 2012, House of Scripture has grown to a congregation serving as part of an expanding community of Yeshua’s Torah-honoring disciples.

Tom and Cornelia also took part in the recent Connect to Israel tour, and the Third B’ney Yosef Congress. Their story is another chapter in good reports from the Promised Land that we are eager to hear!

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
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Leaving Home Again

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, April 2:

Mike and Barry are back from Israel, but that doesn’t mean they have returned home. Those who have connected with the Land of Israel and with their Hebrew identity understand where their real home is. It is as Isaiah explained:

Then it will happen on that day that the Lord will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations and assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:11-12 NASB)

As we approach the 70th anniversary of Israel’s rebirth as a nation, we see that the dispersed of Judah have returned in large numbers. Is it now time for the banished of Israel to begin returning? That’s one question we will consider as we hear more from Mike, Barry, and Hanoch about the recently concluded Connect to Israel Tour, and Third B’ney Yosef National Congress.

Can you think of a better topic during this Feast of Unleavened Bread? Grab a piece of matzah and come along on this adventure on The Remnant Road!

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Connecting to Israel

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, March 26:
What goes on during a Connect to Israel Tour? This is our chance to find out! As usual, Mike and Hanoch are leading the tour, but this time they have Barry along with them. Along with Barry is a mysterious character named Cletus Claiborne, who shares some unusual perspectives in this video:

Mike has been faithful to share pictures on his website, Joined to Hashem. Check out the slide shows here: http://www.joinedtohashem.org/israel-index/israelmedia.html.

The last stop on the tour is the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel, Israel, where the Third B’ney Yosef National Congress is taking place. We’ll hear a special live report from the Congress, including a summary of the proceedings, and interviews of some of the participants who have gathered from around the world.

This promises to be another exciting journey as The Remnant Road goes on the road once again!

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Becoming the Bride

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio on Monday, February 5:
The relationship of the bride and bridegroom is a prevalent theme in Scripture about the relationship of our Creator with His Covenant people, Israel. This passage from Isaiah is just one of many that present this theme:
Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion on His afflicted. But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me.”
“Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me. Your builders hurry; your destroyers and devastators will depart from you. Lift up your eyes and look around; all of them gather together, they come to you. As I live,” declares the Lord, “You will surely put on all of them as jewels and bind them on as a bride.” (Isaiah 49:13-18 NASB)
Note that this particular passage presents the bride in the context of YHVH’s promised restoration of all Israel – another persistent theme throughout Scripture.
These two themes are our subject in this show. Our guest is Kelly Ferrari-Mills of Doorkeeper Ministries. She joins us in our second hour, sharing some very special moments in her life that have a direct application to Israel’s restoration. This is a deeply moving conversation, featuring Kelly’s account of her wedding to her husband John, her ministry to elderly saints, and more. Come along with us once again for another unique perspective of The Remnant Road!

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Approaching Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio on Monday, January 22:
Did you know that 2018 is the 70th anniversary of Israel’s rebirth as an independent nation? The modern state of Israel was born on May 14, 1948 – or in the Hebrew calendar, Iyyar 5, 5708. This is known as Yom HaAtzma’ut (Independence Day) in Hebrew.
As with all Hebrew dates, Yom HaAtzma’ut falls on a different day each year in the Gregorian calendar. This year it is April 19 – a little over two weeks after Passover. And what happens just before Passover?
That’s the subject of our visit with Ephraim and Rimona Frank, organizers of the Third B’ney Yosef Congress. The Congress takes place March 23-27, 2018, at the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel, Israel. As with so many things occurring in Israel during this 70th year of independence, this event takes on special significance. What is that significance? That’s what we will discuss with Ephraim and Rimona. In a sense, this is a continuation of our conversation with them from this past November. Join us to find out what’s happened in the last three months, and how you can be a part of these exciting events in the restoration of all Israel! 
To learn more about the Third B’ney Yosef National Congress, visit: http://www.etzbneyyosef.com/projects.html.

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Prophecy in Motion

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio on Monday, November 27:
What’s the next step for the Ephraimite Awakening? Come to the Third B’ney Yosef National Congress and find out!

That’s the subject of our visit with Ephraim and Rimona Frank during the second hour of this show. They are already organizing the Third Congress, which will happen at the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel, Israel, March 23-27, 2018.
What has happened since the Second Congress concluded in October 2016? Quite a bit, as Ephraim and Rimona will explain. Developments both in the Ephraimite Awakening, and in Jewish awareness of it, indicate an acceleration and expansion of the process of Israel’s complete restoration.

Where does this fit in the prophetic timeline? We will certainly talk about that. The Third Congress happens just before Passover, and only three weeks before the 70th anniversary of Israel’s rebirth as a nation. The timing alone is of great prophetic significance – but what exactly does that mean?

Our conversation with Ephraim and Rimona will follow our update from Hanoch, who is in the midst of his latest U.S. tour with his latest presentation, “What Next, Israel?” How does his presentation fit with the anticipation of the Third Congress, and how is it being received? Join us and find out!

To learn more about the Third B’ney Yosef National Congress, visit: http://www.etzbneyyosef.com/projects.html.

To find out where you can hear Hanoch speaking, visit: http://www.kolyehuda.com/speaking-events.

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.

© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2017.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Report from the Land, part 3

Here’s what is coming up on The Remnant Road on Hebrew Nation Radio for Monday, November 14:

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Our coverage of recent developments in Israel continues with three special guests joining us from the Land.  Ephraim and Rimona Frank return to the Remnant Road to share their impressions of the recently concluded Second B’ney Yosef National Congress. With them is Akpene Torku, Executive Secretary of B’ney Yosef North America, who is nearing the end of her first visit to Israel.  Akpene also participated in the Congress, as well as the Connect to the Land tour led by Mike Clayton and Hanoch Young.  How does Akpene’s view as a newcomer to Israel compare to Ephraim’s and Rimona’s perspectives as veterans? Listen and find out!

Remnant Road 01The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn and Daniel Holdings, is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2016.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Israel 2016: Family In Twelve Languages – The Conclusion of the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress

Dorothy and Tommy Wilson teach from the Torah portion Beresheet (In the Beginning), applying insights from the creation of man and woman to the process of restoring the people of Joseph/Ephraim.

Dorothy and Tommy Wilson teach from the Torah portion Beresheet (In the Beginning), applying insights from the creation of man and woman to the process of restoring the people of Joseph/Ephraim.

In some ways the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress was actually the Second First B’ney Yosef National Congress.  This emerging people of the House of Joseph (Yosef) is still a long way from transacting business as one would expect from cohesive people groups such as the Armenians, Kurds, Assyrians, Lakota, Navajo, or Ibo.  We still have much to discover about ourselves and much historical division to overcome before we can speak with a unified voice.  Nevertheless, the seeds have been sown, both in the First Congress and in this Second Congress.  The fruit is not yet ready, but it is becoming recognizable as fruit, and that in itself is a major step forward.

My earlier report on the first half of the Congress (see Picking Up Where We Left Off:  A Report on the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress) covered most of the formal business on the schedule.  When we arrived at Shabbat on the evening of Friday, October 28, we had already heard from visionaries and scholars such as Iris Bouwman, Ron Campbell, and Ephraim Frank.  They focused us on:

  • Our identity as the returning children of Yosef/Ephraim
  • Our hope in restoration by YHVH and reunification with our brethren of Judah
  • Our responsibilities in moving with the Almighty as He directs and empowers this process.  

What happened over the next two days did not bring anything new or different, but instead imparted greater depth to what we had already heard and shared.

The formal meetings on Shabbat did not commence until late in the afternoon.  As with any such gathering, the real business took place not in the formal presentations, but in the quiet conversations among two or three huddled in the common room, or sitting at table for a meal.  It seemed that these informal meetings took on a heightened importance during and after Shabbat.  After breakfast, many delegates gathered to read the Torah portion Beresheet (In the Beginning), another simple activity which enhanced the bonding already taking place among these diverse Ephraimites from so many different places and cultures.  Others who did not participate in the Torah reading continued in quiet relationship-building conversation, or in private prayer and Bible study.  All partook of considerable rest during the day, the feature of Shabbat which has become precious to us all.

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Israel 2016: Picking Up Where We Left Off – A Report on the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress

A remarkable thing happened seventeen months ago, when the First B’ney Yosef National Congress convened in Ariel, Israel.  At that time a people who had not existed as a people for over 2,700 years came back from the ash heap of history.  The people of the House of Joseph (Yosef) – Ephraim, those “Lost Tribes” of Israel’s northern kingdom – assembled in Samaria, the territory of their ancient ancestors, and acknowledged their belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to accomplish His Word to bring their people back as a nation and join them with the Jewish part of Israel (the House of Judah) in fulfillment of His covenant.

Delegates gather at the Second B'ney Yosef National Congress, October 26, 2016.

Delegates gather at the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress, October 26, 2016.

It was a modest beginning; only a little over 130 people attended, representing 12 countries.  We made no bold declarations, but humbly whispered to one another and to the world that we were ready to answer the Father’s call and walk out the return of the Prodigal.  Humble indeed, but astounding nevertheless.  Certainly no less astounding than the reestablishment of the State of Israel in 1948 after 1,900 years of dissolution.

The momentum of that First Congress has carried into the Second B’ney Yosef Congress, which is now in its third day.  The Congress convened on the evening of October 26, 2016, and will continue until Monday, October 31.  The venue once again is the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel.  The numbers of delegates are about the same, but this time there are some significant differences. 

For one thing, the number of nations has grown to 15.  Not surprisingly, the United States has the largest number of delegates, comprising about half of the total.  What is surprising is that the second largest contingent is from one of the world’s smallest countries:  the Netherlands.  Over 20 Dutch Ephraimites are here, imparting a beautiful Dutch accent to all the proceedings.  Also represented are Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Fiji, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Peru, South Africa, Sweden, and Switzerland.  A central feature of the Congress has been reports from each of these countries, as well as video and proxy reports from Finland, Pakistan, Uganda, and India. 

These reports build a mosaic of the Hebrew Awakening happening across the globe.  In Pakistan, for example, Pastor Qaiser Ilyas shared by video his work in building Hebrew language and Torah teaching programs in Urdu for children and adults.  Valerie Bulkunu, representing the Aboriginal people of Australia, shared the revival that is beginning among the youth of her people, and the awakening among Aboriginals to their Hebrew roots and Israelite identity.  A similar phenomenon is happening among the Mizo people of northeast India, as Margot Crossing related in her report about the descendants of exiled Israelites who migrated across the Silk Road into South Asia.  These developments are happening simultaneously with the better-known Torah awakenings in Europe and North America, and in time will have an even more significant impact as tens of millions of Ephraimites come into the understanding of their covenant identity.

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Israel 2016: Days of Transition

imageComing to Jerusalem at the invitation of the Almighty for one of His feasts means stepping into a bubble of time and space.  It is holy and joyous, but like all good things is must end at some point.  My friend Pete has written about the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles our families shared in the moshav (village) of Gi’vat Ye’arim.  I cannot improve on what he shared in his post called Embraced!  (To read it, please go here:  https://natsab.com/2016/10/24/embraced/)

Our farewell to Gi’vat Ye’arim arrived on October 25.  We travelled from there in three cars to Ariel, site of the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress.  The plan as to take the highway to the coast and drive up Route 2 along the Mediterranean, then stop at Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Ba’al (I Kings 18), and from there go to Ariel.  We did not count on Tel Aviv traffic!  Before long we became separated, leaving my wife, Charlayne, our daughter Katie, Pete’s son Jeremiah, and myself to make our own way.

It turned out to be a very pleasant journey.  We did dip our feet in the sea at Caesarea, where the old Roman aqueduct still stands.  The calm blue of the water captured our admiration, but could not keep me from remembering that the ships of at least five navies were playing games of cat-and-mouse not that far away in the deadly dance over Syria.  Such thoughts are never far away when one is in Israel.  And yet they did not diminish our enjoyment of Caesarea that day.

As we resumed the journey, we drove to and through the Mount Carmel National Park.  The views are splendid, the roads wind up and down the hills, and sometimes large trucks slow the journey.  Driving through the Druze town on the slopes of the Carmel Range was a cultural experience – made more interesting by a wrong turn down a side street.  (Hint:  never, ever, ever do that in the Middle East!)

Eventually we arrived at the Carmelite monastery which is the traditional site of Elijah’s victory.  There we were reunited with our friends, thanks to the timely arrival of several tour busses why I blocked their cars in the parking lot for an hour!  We had time to take in the stunning views of the Jezreel Valley and of the imposing statue of Elijah on its tall pedestal before continuing on to our final destination:  the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel.

Since arriving here we have enjoyed continuous fellowship with old and new friends from 15 countries and six continents.  The Congress convened last night, October 26, with a review of the First Congress by Ephraim and Rimona Frank, and reports from delegates of the participating countries.  Mike Clayton provided a short exhortation from Scripture which set the tone for these five days.  He pointed out that Judah’s returning exiles in the days of Nehemiah celebrated Sukkot (Tabernacles) after building Jerusalem’s wall, and then assembled on the 24th day of the seventh month to fast, pray, read the Torah, and declare their repentance and allegiance to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to His covenant (see Nehemiah 8 and 9).  As Mike pointed out, we returning Ephraimites just happen to have assemble on the 24th day of the seventh Hebrew month to convene our Congress for the same purpose.  As in all things of YHVH, that is not a coincidence.

The evening ended with a time of worship and dance, featuring a powerful dance presentation by the Dutch group Mahanaim (Two Camps).  They depicted two brides – Judah in white and Ephraim in red – who separated, fought with one another, and in the end were reunited by the same Bridegroom they both love.  Their performance established a worshipful tone which introduced Andrew Hodkinson of South Africa to lead us all in song and dance.  Those of us who joined the dance circle had come from Holland, England, Fiji, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, the USA.  Together we danced as one people, brought near by the Messiah we adore to the brother we have longed to embrace here in this land of Israel.  At the of the evening, Ed Boring of the USA led us all in singing Hatikvah – Israel’s national anthem.  It could not have been a better ending to these days of transition.

The Roman accused the at Caesarea.

The Roman aqueduct at Caesarea.

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On the beach at Caesarea.

On the beach at Caesarea.

Statue of Elijah's Victory over the prophets of Ba'al at Mount Carmel.

Statue of Elijah’s Victory over the prophets of Ba’al at Mount Carmel.

Enjoying the view at Mount Carmel.

Enjoying the view at Mount Carmel.

The Jezreel Valley as seen from Mount Carmel.

The Jezreel Valley as seen from Mount Carmel.

Delegates from 15 countries assemble for the Second B'ney Yosef National Congress at the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel.

Delegates from 15 countries assemble for the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress at the Eshel Hashomron Hotel in Ariel.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2016.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
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