Twelve years ago (11/10/2003) the website RiseIsrael.com was created. Happy anniversary to those of you that have continued all these years to visit the website. We know that it’s disappointing for some when they visit the site because of the lack of reports in contrast to what it used to be. You have probably read already that it is to improve it to make it more accessible to mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc..). What we essentially did is demolish the house and build a new strong foundation. Apocrypha 2nd Maccabees 2:25 “We have been careful, that they that will read may have delight, and that they that are desirous to commit to memory might have ease, and that all into whose hands it comes might have profit.” Verse 26: “Therefore to us, that have taken upon us this painful labour of abridging, it was not easy, but a matter of sweat and watching;” Verse 27: “Even as it is no ease unto him that prepareth a banquet, and seeketh the benefit of others: yet for the pleasuring of many we will undertake gladly this great pains;” Verse 29: “For as the master builder of a new house must care for the whole building; but he that undertaketh to set it out, and paint it, must seek out fit things for the adorning thereof: even so I think it is with us.”
In addition to the explanation given above there are other reasons why we took this drastic step. In the near future we will fully explain it including how the website came to be. But for now lets celebrate this accomplishment. Psalms 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Verse 2: “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” All praises to the most High and Christ. Shalam!