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Kehilat Hasdey Yeshua (meaning Congregation of the Mercies of Yeshua) is a Messianic congregation located in Arad, Israel. We’re in the northern Negev desert, about twenty minutes from the Dead Sea. Hasdey Yeshua began in 1999 as a small mid-week Bible study. As the group grew it became clear that there was a need to expand into a congregation, with Shabbat services, home meetings and children’s activities. Not everyone was happy about what they perceived as our growing influence in the city and one particular group of Ultra Orthodox, the Gur Hassidim, tried to drive us out.

For a number of years the Gur held screaming, cursing protests outside of congregants’ homes and on Shabbat stationed themselves outside the rented home we were then using as a meeting place, trying to intimidate attendees. Jewish people were told, ‘Jews don’t belong in a church!’ Overseas groups of Christians who visited the congregation were greeted with, ‘You have blood on your hands! Go home!’ You can find videos of a few of these scenes on our website:

Finally, when a new mayor was elected, with the help of the Gur, she began to implement their agenda, which included banning us from Arad. We were forced to leave our meeting place and found it impossible to rent any other facility within the city limits. We found ourselves outside in the park for three years. Happily, we now have a roof over our heads and are holding our services at a local national park, which is about ten kilometres outside the city. It’s very rustic, with no heat in winter and no air-conditioning in summer, but there we have freedom to worship and even to share our faith with Israeli tourists who stop to check out what’s going on. However, we need to purchase a property for a permanent home for the congregation. The property we have in mind is outside the city limits and therefore not subject to the whims of city government. It already has zoning permits in place to enable us to do everything the Lord has called us to do in our area.

Today our growing congregation is home to a diverse mix of people – young and old, sabras (those born in Israel) and new immigrants, Jews and non-Jews. Our services are in Hebrew, but on any Shabbat morning you will hear translation (by means of earphones) into English, Russian, Spanish, and now even Hungarian. All are welcome to come and visit us. We have a number of ministries and outreaches: a youth and children’s ministry, which includes our own congregational young people and a number of Sudanese from refugee families; a Bedouin outreach to a local tribe; and a program of help for the needy.

Day 16: Monday Sept 24