Tag Archive | Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith

A Future and A Hope

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, October 29:

Are you familiar with this encouraging verse?

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NASB)

Did you know that God made that promise to a specific group of people? Jeremiah 29 is a letter the prophet wrote to the exiles of Judah in the land of Babylon. His intent was to encourage them to settle down and pray and work for the peace of the nation in which they lived, knowing that at the appointed time God would return them to the land of Israel. He fulfilled that promise to the Jewish exiles in Babylon, and He is fulfilling that promise to the scattered people of Judah today. That’s why we should all hope expectantly for His fulfillment of His promises to regather all the nation of Israel, including the dispersed non-Jewish tribes of the House of Israel.

Moshe and Leah Goldsmith have been living out that hope for much of their lives. These founders of the Itamar community in Shomron (Samaria) return to The Remnant Road to share with us news from the Promised Land. Mike and Hanoch visited them earlier this month with during the most recent Connect to Israel Tour. Much has happened in Itamar since our last conversation with the Goldsmiths several months ago. Join us to learn the latest developments and their expectations for the coming year!

Want to know more about Itamar and the Goldsmiths? Visit their website at http://touritamarsupportisrael.com/.

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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It’s Getting Crowded Here!

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, May 7:

One of the indications that the Almighty is fulfilling His promises to restore the entire nation of Israel is that they will have to find solutions for all the people coming home to the Promised Land. That’s what we learn from Isaiah:

For your waste and desolate places, and the land of your destruction, will even now be too small for the inhabitants; and those who swallowed you up will be far away. The children you will have, after you have lost the others, will say again in your ears, “The place is too small for me; give me a place where I may dwell.” (Isaiah 49:19-20 NKJV)

According to Moshe and Leah Goldsmith, Israel has now reached that point! As the nation celebrates 70 years since its rebirth, the Goldsmiths make this observation from their home in Itamar:

It is getting crowded here! Old values are slipping away with post modernism and economic boom at a fast pace. The connection of people to the earth as cities swell is slipping away. Judea Samaria takes on a new importance and with room for growth and idealism at its height here.

The ideals this country was founded on are however flourishing right here on ITAMAR. We are proud to do it with our own two hands in the pioneering spirit that helped to found this country. Despite terrorism that has hit our community hard; we are growing yet maintaining old important values of down to earth and view working the Land as a sacred task not only for us but for the entire nation of Israel and the world. We try to live the verse: “For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones and love her dust. ” (Psalms 102/15)

That’s a fitting introduction to the conversation we’ll have with Moshe and Leah in this edition of The Remnant Road!

Want to know more about Itamar and the Goldsmiths? Visit their website at http://touritamarsupportisrael.com/.

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.

Even So, A Good Report

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio on Monday, September 25:

Jeremiah 31, the chapter that contains the promise of a New Covenant, begins with this word of hope:

Thus says the Lord: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall take your tambourines, and go forth in the dance of the merrymakers. Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant, and shall enjoy the fruit. For there shall be a day when sentinels will call in the hill country of Ephraim: ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.'” (Jeremiah 31:2-6)

This passage contains some surprises. First of all, it links the New Covenant of redemption to Israel’s restoration to the Promised Land. Second, and perhaps most important, this prophetic promise is being fulfilled right now!

Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith and his wife, Leah, bring a personal testimony of how this prophecy is being fulfilled. As long time residents of the Itamar community in the Shomron (Samaria), they live in the very place where Jeremiah’s words promise the planting of vineyards and the joyful return to Zion at the appointed times of the Lord.

But the sentinels of Itamar, and in other communities of Judea and Samaria (the region much of the world knows as the “West Bank”), often have less joyful reports to announce. Itamar has frequently experienced tragic losses since its foundation in 1984. Those losses include the entire Fogel family, murdered in their beds by Arab assailants in March 2011.

If life in Itamar is so dangerous, why do people stay there? That is what we will learn from Moshe and Leah. Expect a good report from the Land of Israel from people who know it well.

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.
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