News from this Week 2/24/22

The following info is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

EU Leaders Agree On New Sanctions At Emergency Summit
European Union leaders have agreed to impose sanctions against Russia that they say will have “massive and severe consequences” in response to President Vladimir Putin’s “barbaric” invasion of Ukraine.

Russian Forces Capture Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Says Ukrainian PM
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the exclusion zone around it has been captured by Russian forces, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on February 24.

Iran says progress made to reach new Iranian nuclear agreement
Iran announced Wednesday that there has been progress in the multinational talks on renewing the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear deal, and that negotiations had reached a “critical” stage, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. This sentiment has been echoed by the US, France and Germany, which are key parties to the talks.

Latest World News Headlines

‘Russia Launches Full-Scale Invasion Into Ukraine’ – February 24, 2022

World Economic Forum With Global Digital ID Plan (Video) – February 23, 2022

Ukraine’s Emotional President Says Europe War Nears – February 23, 2022

Ukraine Declares State Of Emergency; Citizens Should Leave Russia – February 23, 2022

Colombia decriminalizes abortion – February 23, 2022

Christians: ‘US Seizure Of Afghan Funds Wrong’ – February 23, 2022

Hostage Crisis At Amsterdam Apple Store Ends – February 23, 2022

China warns US against including Taiwan in its Indo-Pacific plan – February 22, 2022

Ottawa mayor wants to sell confiscated Freedom Convoy trucks – February 22, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Syria claims: Israel conducted air strike in Damascus area, three soldiers killed
Syrian media reported on Wednesday night that the country’s air defense systems had been activated following an Israeli air strike in the Damascus area.

Dozens of Jewish immigrants arrive in Israel from Ukraine

Almost 100 Jewish Ukrainian new immigrants arrived in Israel on Sunday, as Russia stood poised to invade Ukraine in what would be a catastrophic war, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Although the new arrivals had been scheduled to immigrate prior to the current Russian threat to Ukraine, the Israeli government stated on Sunday that Ukrainian Jews will always have a home in Israel.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Ukrainian Jews Immigrate to Israel against the Backdrop of Precarious Situation at Home – February 22, 2022

Israel said to fire missiles at Syrian targets across Golan Heights frontier – February 22, 2022

Israel said worried US sanctions on Russia could affect Syria operations – February 21, 2022

Israel successfully tests naval air defense system – February 21, 2022

Israel appoints first-ever Muslim Supreme Court justice – February 21, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Rep. Diana Harshbarger’s bill would strip government of immunity from COVID vaccine lawsuits A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill that would let workers sue the government in federal court over vaccine mandates if the shots had hurt them.

National Guard will assist D.C. police during trucker convoy protest Hundreds of National Guard troops are deploying to Washington, D.C., ahead of an expected convoy of truckers protesting pandemic restrictions.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Supreme Court rejects Maine health care workers’ challenge to COVID shot mandate – February 24, 2022

Florida House Passes Bill To Limit LGBTQ Discussions In Schools – February 24, 2022

FBI says 57 bombs threats have been made this year against HBCUs, religious institutions – February 23, 2022

Pentagon approves deployment of 700 National Guard troops to D.C. ahead of trucker convoys – February 23, 2022

SCOTUS to hear case on religious freedom, LGBTQ rights – February 23, 2022

US Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights – February 22, 2022

Democrats By Wide Margin Support Trudeau’s Move Against Truckers – February 22, 2022

U.S. Fed governor opens door to half-point rate hike in March – February 21, 2022

Pluto Return Marking Rise And Fall of US? – February 21, 2022

LGBT Identification in U.S. Ticks Up to 7.1% – February 21, 2022

Breaking Christian News

US religious freedom chair demands Finland to stop Christian prosecution
The United States’ commission in defense of religious freedoms has condemned Finnish efforts to prosecute Christians for intolerant speech against homosexuality.

‘Christians Suffering In East Ukraine As Russian Forces Move In’ With Russian forces entering eastern Ukraine, there is mounting concern about the plight of devoted Christians worshipping outside the Moscow-backed Orthodox Church.

Myanmar: Burmese army continues to attack churches
The Burmese army is continuing to target and destroy churches in predominantly Christian areas of Myanmar, amid an increasingly volatile and violent situation in the conflict-wracked country, UCA News reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Christian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after 4 years – February 22, 2022

Christian nurse fired for refusal to send women for abortion awarded $374,000 in legal fees – February 22, 2022

Uganda: Muslim family members violently assault new Christian – February 22, 2022

Southern Baptist Convention reports large increase in new believers despite COVID-19 – February 22, 2022

China: Female pastor sentenced to 8 years for refusing to join state-run church – February 21, 2022

India: Hindu extremists destroy churches – February 21, 2022

Cuba: Government gives no information on imprisoned pastor – February 21, 2022

Chinese government is rewriting the Bible to reflect communist values – February 21, 2022

Hungary, Brazil To Support Persecuted Christians – February 17, 2022

Pakistan: Christian man killed by Muslim extremists, “the situation continues to get worse” – February 17, 2022

Store Bought Clean and Kosher Bread

Although a store bought bread brand may not have a Kosher Symbol, it still may be clean.

Why? First, it has to do with the Rabbinical teaching of not eating meat and dairy at the same time. We are not following the Rabbi’s and Rabbinical Judaism.

We are following Yehovah and His Commandments.

Some bread contains dairy, so since you might eat meat at the same meal as bread, the Rabbi’s prohibit bread having dairy. They are concerned that someone might accidentally eat bread with dairy and also eat meat at the same meal.

If you see a Kosher Symbol on bread, you may also see the word Pareve. This word means that the food is prepared without meat and milk.

“And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.” Genesis 8:18

The Father of our Faith, Abraham, when he was visited by Yehovah, made a feast with meat and dairy and they did eat. If it was good enough for The Father, it’s good enough for us!

So, if you eat clean, but not kosher, you still may be able to eat some store bought breads if they do not have a Kosher symbol.

Don’t know what Kosher symbols look like? Click here for a picture of common symbols.

However, there are some ingredient in store bought breads that are not clean.

These can include: Enzymes, such as Alpha-Amylase from hog pancreas , L-cysteine, from duck feather, hog hair, hooves, horns or human hair, or mono and diglycerides, which can come from pork fat.

If the bread contains mono and diglycerides, but has a Kosher symbol, means that they are not from a pork source.

Some store bought bread isn’t healthy even if it’s clean and kosher. A great alternative is to make your own homemade sourdough bread. See our recipe here.

Unclean Food Additives and Ingredient

Many store bought, processed, and packaged foods contain additives and ingredients that can be unclean. They often times are listed on the label as those words you aren’t sure how to pronounce and have no idea what they are.

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11

The Enemy is crafty and we aren’t to be ignorant of his schemes.

So, we’ve made a list of Common Unclean Food Additives and Ingredients. Please click on the picture below to read and open up the printable pdf version.

News from this Week 2/3/22

Breaking World News

The following info is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

Ukraine Warns Against Apocalyptic Predictions Of Russian Invasion

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Ukraine’s government urged its citizens on Sunday not to believe “apocalyptic predictions” after U.S. officials warned that Russia is nearly ready for an invasion that could claim 85,000 lives.

WHO director suggests ‘plausible endgame’ for pandemic in Europe

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A major World Health Organization official this week said that Europe could be looking at a significant shift in the pandemic crisis as the Omicron surge continues to wane and high levels of vaccinations and natural immunity offer broad protection against the virus.

Russian forces at 70% of level needed for full Ukraine invasion, U.S. officials say

Russia has in place about 70% of the combat power it believes it would need for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and is sending more battalion tactical groups to the border with its neighbor, two U.S. officials said on Saturday.

Latest World News Headlines

US Troops Arrive in Poland to Reinforce Eastern Europe Allies Amid Russian Military Buildup – February 6, 2022

Iran ‘society set to explode’ while Biden unfreezes $29 billion for regime – February 6, 2022

Trucker protests: Ottawa mayor declares state of emergency over ‘serious danger’ as demonstrations spread – February 6, 2022

Biden Administration Waives Sanctions On Iran As Nuclear Deal Deadline Looms – February 6, 2022

Trucker ‘Freedom Convoy’ sparks more controversy after GoFundMe refunds $10 million – February 6, 2022

Britain’s Crown Prince Thanks Queen For 70 Years Reign – February 6, 2022

Morocco Grieves As Boy Trapped In Well Dies – February 6, 2022

China Violently Interrupts Dutch Broadcast – February 6, 2022

Vladimir Putin Sleeps Through Ukraine Conflict – February 4, 2022

Breaking Israel News

In phone call, Bennett and Biden discuss ‘steps to block Iranian nuclear program’

US President Joe Biden extends congratulations to new Israeli PM Naftali  Bennett, expresses 'firm intent' to deepen cooperation | World News | Zee  News

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden held a rare phone call Sunday evening, discussing the Iranian nuclear threat, the campaign against the Islamic State, the Russian-Ukraine conflict and other security challenges.

Bennett: Pending Iran deal will ‘damage’ Israel’s ability to deal with nukes

Israel's New PM Bennett Wants A Restart With Biden Meeting : NPR

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Sunday that the deal being negotiated with Iran in Vienna could “damage” Israel’s ability to deal with the country’s nuclear program.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Gantz’s Bahrain visit signals to Iran the alliance against it is growing and public – February 3, 2022

Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID – February 3, 2022

Israel upholds use of surveillance technology on protesters – February 2, 2022

Israel Air Force drilled ‘massive attack on Iran’ in presence of US officer – report – February 2, 2022

Laser-based defense array to be deployed within year, Bennett says, speeding rollout – February 2, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

COVID cases continue sharp decline in nearly every state

SARS-CoV-2 cases are continuing a steep downward trend in nearly every state in the U.S., tracking with late predictions from numerous experts that the Omicron surge appears to have largely peaked.

Biden’s ​‘Reproductive Healthcare Access Task Force’ criticized by pro-life groups
Pro-life advocates are criticizing the Biden administration’s move to establish a “reproductive healthcare access task force” after 2021 was record year for pro-life legislation at the state level.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

55 federal agencies tracking religious objection requests amid concern from conservatives – February 6, 2022

CDC: 80.2% of Americans 5 and Older Have Had at Least One COVID-19 Shot – February 6, 2022

Mass Shooting Near Virginia Tech University; 1 Killed, Several Injured – February 6, 2022

Nearly 250,000 in U.S. Without Power as Winter Storm Batters States – February 3, 2022

House GOP task force takes on FBI surveillance abuses, intrusions on Americans’ freedoms – February 3, 2022

New York governor approves congressional map that could flip three seats to Democrats – February 3, 2022

Multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) receive bomb threats – February 3, 2022

U.S. Army plans to discharge soldiers who refuse COVID vaccine – February 2, 2022

Winter Storm Landon Spreading a 2,000 Mile-Long Mess of Heavy Snow, Ice From Texas to the Midwest and Northeast – February 2, 2022

Florida: Jews blamed for pandemic in flyers sent to homes, Nazi demonstrators stage anti-Semitic protest – February 2, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Uganda: Evangelist beaten and left to die by Islamic extremists

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Ugandan evangelist Charles Kamya was beaten unconscious and left for dead in Kampala, Uganda last week by Islamic extremists enraged at his preaching the Gospel, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Although Muslims are a small minority in Uganda, Christians have come under increasing attack by Islamic extremists there.

India: Christians pray and fast for unity as persecution intensifies

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As persecution against Christians in India intensifies, many Indian believers spent Sunday 30 January, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in 1948, in prayer and fasting for peace and unity in their country, Christian Today (CT) reports.

Cuba: Head of Protestant denomination placed under house arrest

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Cuba’s communist government has placed the President of the Christian Reformed Church of Cuba under house arrest on apparently trumped-up charges of receiving illegal goods, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

‘New York Church Pastor Killed By Son’ – February 3, 2022

Liberia: Twenty-nine killed in stampede at Christian worship event – February 1, 2022

UK: Christian therapist threatens to sue peers over their opposition to conversion therapy – February 1, 2022

Iran To Review Jail Sentences Of Christians – February 1, 2022

Nigeria Frees Pro-Christian Journalist On Bail – February 1, 2022

Iran continues to persecute Christians, new report shows – January 31, 2022

Nigeria: 11 Christians murdered in attack by Fulani militants – January 31, 2022

Kenya: Christians vulnerable as al-Shabaab terror attacks continue; “the Body of Christ is hurting” – January 31, 2022

Uganda: Christian pastor dies from beating by Muslim relatives – January 31, 2022

Pakistan Pastor Shot And Killed; Christians Mourn – January 31, 2022

Clean and Kosher Cheese

Our family had thought we were eating clean for a couple years. Then we learned that pork, shellfish, and other unclean animals are hidden in different kinds of foods and supplements.

Here we’ll discuss what we learned about cheese, but first we’ll discuss why we eat dairy and meat together i.e. cheeseburgers, lasagna, etc.

“Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.” Ex.34:26

Jewish Rabbi’s say that this scripture means that you cannot eat meat and milk together. That is not what Yehovah is saying here.

Some cheese is not labeled “kosher”, for this reason.

He is telling us not to cook a kid (kid, lamb,or calf) in their mother’s milk, because the milk from their mother is what would give them life. It’s not that we can’t eat these two things together, but that it is cruel to cook a kid in what would be it’s life source, and Yehovah say’s not to do it. It is that simple.

“And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.” Genesis 18:8

We can see where Abraham, the Father of our Faith, when he was visited by Yehovah, fed him both milk and meat at the same meal.

Although we eat milk and meat together, we are not going to invite someone over for supper who doesn’t and make them a cheeseburger. Then argue with them about why they won’t eat it. Because Scripture says:

But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Messiah Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. 1 Corinthains 8:12-13


This two page list will help you when you are grocery shopping. You can print if off to take it with you to the store. If a cheese is on our list, it is clean, kosher, or both.

There are some companies that use pork rennet as their enzymes, which would make them unclean. While other companies use lamb or calf rennet, so those cheeses would be clean,although not be labeled as kosher.

What is rennet? Rennet is the enzyme used to coagulate the milk (separate the curd from the whey), in order to make cheese from the curds. There are different kinds of rennet, some are animal derived and others are microbial-based (derived from mushrooms, mold or yeast).

Some companies use animal based enzymes and others microbial or vegetable based enzymes.

The link below is to a website that lists vegetarian cheeses, which would make them clean.

Another website listed below is a kosher certification company, where you can search different products, by brand name, to see if it is kosher.

Keep in mind things can change, so it is best to keep informed on what changes companies may be making.

Clean Supplements

A lot of folks take vitamins, minerals, and other supplements.

If you are seeking to obey the Father and eat clean, this is an area where you may be getting some unclean items you don’t realize.

What to look for:

Gelatin Capsules: This can be animal or vegetable derived. If it is not specified on the label, gelatin is most of the time, pork. If it is not pork, they will usually specify. Key words you’ll want to look for on the label are: Veg Caps, Suitable for Vegetarians, Vegetable Cellulose, Beef or Bovine Gelatin Caps.

At the top of this page, you’ll see the “Star K” symbol it confirms kosher gelatin whether clean animal or veg derived.

Tablets and Additions to Capsules:

Stearic Acid, SA, is found naturally in animal fat, especially pork fat, and also certain plants that contain fat/oil. These sources are heated and pressurized in order to isolate and remove stearic acid.

It can also be derived from Coconut and Palm Kernel Oil and Cocoa Butter.

Unless the product is marked kosher, it may not be clean. The word stear is from the Greek meaning “tallow’.

Magnesium Stearate, is a combination of Magnesium and Stearic Acid. It is often derived from Palm Oil, but again if it’s not marked kosher or vegetarian, it could be pork derived.

Calcium Stearate, is a combination of Calcium and Stearic Acid. Again, a combination, so unless specified kosher or vegetarian, it may be unclean.

Liquid Supplements:

Glycerin, is commonly derived from animal fat. There are also plant based glycerin. Unless specified on the label or labeled vegetarian or kosher, it may be unclean.

Other Additives and Enyzmes:

Carmine is an unclean bug that is used to make red coloring such as Red 4 and Red 40

Lipase,Digestive Enzyme can be pork derived. They also use lamb, cows, and goats. Look for Kosher symbol or vegetarian.

Pepsin Digestive Enzyme, can be pork derived. They also use lamb, cows and goats. Look for Kosher symbol or vegetarian.

For further study on Kosher Certification of Supplements read the article below:

Now Brands, Kosher Certification FAQ