Jerusalem is the home for Yad Vashem, the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust. Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.
When a visitor first enters the grounds, he walks along a tree lined pathway called, “The Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations.”
The Righteous Among the Nations are non-Jews who selflessly provided help to Jews during World War II. Following is just a partial list of those to whom thousands of Jews and their descendants owe their lives.
Sadly according to the Hebrew prophets, there will come another day when the Jewish people will once again be the target of Satan’s hatred and plan of destruction. The prophet Jeremiah calls that day, “Jacob’s Trouble,” also called “The Day of the Lord.”
Two-thirds of the Jewish people will be killed but the remainder, the righteous remnant of Israel will worship their Messiah Yeshua and be a living testimony to God’s faithfulness to His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Lunchtime Prayer for Israel echoes the challenge of Ezekiel and Isaiah for the watchmen who will prepare, pray and proclaim the Gospel until that great and terrible day. They will be the Righteous Gentiles of the future.