As the world seeks to understand better what is happening on the ground in Ukraine and its Biblical ramifications, Fox News interviewed the rabbi, who is likely more involved than any other rabbi outside of Ukraine to aid the Jewish refugees. This week, the founder and CEO of Israel365, Rabbi Tuly Weisz, offered his insight to America’s most highly rated media outlet from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Fox News piece, which featured the reaction of faith leaders throughout the United States to the war between Russia and Ukraine, also interviewed several Christian leaders, including Pastor Andrew Moroz of Lynchburg, Virginia, who himself has Ukrainian roots, and Shane Williamson, CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in Kansas City, Missouri,
Rabbi Weisz, who has sent one of his staff members to Ukraine to aid Jewish refugees and eventually bring them ‘home’ to Israel, pontificated on the historical and spiritual ramifications of the war in Ukraine.
“I live in Israel, where there are literally hundreds of thousands of Israelis from Russia and Ukraine,” the rabbi added. “But in addition to that, there’s a very interesting spiritual message [here]. Both Jews and Christians are looking at this [war] from a biblical perspective. A lot of rabbis are saying how this seems to be the war that is described at the end of days.”
The war he refers to is the War of Gog and Magog and is described in Ezekiel 38.
O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him (Ezekiel 38:2)
Rabbi Weisz said that although the situation is tragic, the good news is that the conflict has brought together both Jews and Christians to exercise the moral obligations they share, saying: “different faith communities [are] coming into alignment, and together they are fighting for what’s right.”
Fox News also noted that Rabbi Weisz had deployed his correspondent Josh Wander to Moldova on a covert mission to provide humanitarian aid to Jewish Ukrainian refugees, hear their stories, and eventually bring them home to Israel.
Regarding the interest of Israel, where he now lives to the conflict, the rabbi told Fox News, “In addition to this being an enormous humanitarian crisis.”
“The Jewish people are very concerned because there’s so much history in that region. My grandmother is from Ukraine, originally.”
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