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Episode: “Aliyah Return Center”
Chaim Malespin, the Director of Operations for the Aliyah Return Center, tells David Hart how he came to Israel and how on-going renovations impact new immigrants including Israeli soldiers.

Caption transcript for “Aliyah Return Center”

  • 00:01 ♪♪♪
  • 00:05 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:08 for Israel is, that they might be saved.
  • 00:11 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
  • 00:14 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
  • 00:17 that call upon him."
  • 00:20 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:23 ♪♪♪
  • 00:29 David Hart: Thank you for joining us today
  • 00:31 on "Zola Levitt Presents," I'm David Hart.
  • 00:33 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:34 Jeffrey Seif: And I am Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:36 And I am happy to report to you that on more than one occasion
  • 00:41 when I'm in Israel, and I'm there a lot, I run into people
  • 00:44 that have moved there and they first got the inkling to do so
  • 00:48 by watching "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:53 This has gone into the heads and hearts of millions of people,
  • 00:57 and thank you for enabling that to happen.
  • 01:00 You would be surprised to know how many are touched and how
  • 01:04 many are moving, not just toward the Lord,
  • 01:06 but toward the Lord's land.
  • 01:08 And to that end, we have stories to tell about aliyah, don't we?
  • 01:12 Kirsten: We do.
  • 01:14 Our friend, Chaim Malespin, you've seen him on our program
  • 01:16 and on our social media sites, he made aliyah years ago
  • 01:20 with his family.
  • 01:22 He married into a family that had made aliyah.
  • 01:25 And he and his father-in-law bought this old
  • 01:29 run-down building up in the Galilee area.
  • 01:32 It was built in the 1900s, an old school.
  • 01:35 And they've redone it and it is now an Aliyah Return Center.
  • 01:40 And there are soldiers, there are Arabs, there are Jewish
  • 01:43 people, all--Christians, all working together.
  • 01:46 And Dave, you had the opportunity to be with Chaim.
  • 01:49 David: I did, not long ago.
  • 01:50 In fact, let's go there right now with my tour
  • 01:53 with Chaim Malespin.
  • 01:56 Chaim Malespin: This is one of the songs that I love.
  • 01:58 Here in Israel we sing this.
  • 02:00 It's--
  • 02:01 ♪ Holy, holy, holy are you ♪
  • 02:09 ♪ Holy, holy are you ♪
  • 02:14 Chaim: Of course, in Hebrew, that word is "kadosh."
  • 02:17 "Kadosh" means "holy."
  • 02:19 Kadosh ata, holy are you.
  • 02:23 ♪ Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh ata ♪
  • 02:34 David: Something that sticks out in my mind when we first
  • 02:37 met, you were talking to our group and you said,
  • 02:39 "I am a carpenter."
  • 02:41 Is that your trade?
  • 02:43 Chaim: I was a carpenter, yes, in the center of Israel,
  • 02:47 and then actually left all of that in order to start
  • 02:50 the center in the north.
  • 02:52 David: And this is gonna be in my mind forever.
  • 02:54 You said, "I am just a simple carpenter,"
  • 02:57 and that's what Yeshua was.
  • 02:59 Chaim: Strangely enough, it was age 30 when I felt this call
  • 03:02 to really leave Tel Aviv and to move to the north,
  • 03:05 and that's when Yeshua started as well.
  • 03:08 David: Kirsten and I had Shabbat dinner with your
  • 03:10 beautiful family that we fell in love with the moment
  • 03:13 that we sat around the table.
  • 03:15 Tell me how you met your wife, Deanna.
  • 03:17 Were you here in Israel?
  • 03:19 Chaim: Yes, I met her at a worship evening
  • 03:21 in Jaffa, actually.
  • 03:23 And yeah, she's a lovely girl. I remember asking her.
  • 03:26 I said, "What are your hobbies? Do you like bowling?
  • 03:30 Maybe playing pool?"
  • 03:31 She says, "I like to participate in the restoration of Israel."
  • 03:35 David: Oh, wow.
  • 03:37 Chaim: And it took me aback a bit.
  • 03:39 Yeah, so we're happily married, have two children now.
  • 03:43 And yes, her family has been helping Jewish people
  • 03:46 to return for about 28 years now.
  • 03:49 David: That's great.
  • 03:50 So, yes, her dad, your father-in-law, is a big part
  • 03:53 of your ministry with the Aliyah Return Center.
  • 03:56 I had the chance, the opportunity, the privilege
  • 03:59 to walk your streets, your--what do you call it?
  • 04:03 Your community, the center.
  • 04:05 Chaim: Yeah, center.
  • 04:07 David: It's amazing and you've really just started it.
  • 04:09 Tell the folks about this wonderful place.
  • 04:12 Chaim: It's truly amazing to see this old, abandoned kibbutz
  • 04:16 now come to life once again, just like--and it's now 90 years
  • 04:20 old, this kibbutz, Beit Zera.
  • 04:22 It's truly phenomenal that we were able to find a place.
  • 04:24 We started, of course, renting a hotel in Tiberias and we just
  • 04:28 said, "We will give free stay to any person who's made
  • 04:30 their aliyah to the land, has their stamp."
  • 04:33 They will receive a free stay with us no matter
  • 04:35 if they're religious, secular, you know, believe
  • 04:37 or don't believe in Yeshua."
  • 04:40 And now to see that grow and expand is truly nice.
  • 04:44 David: We had people on our bus on our tour that they wanted
  • 04:47 to know more and they wanted to know how they could help,
  • 04:50 and I know that you need volunteers.
  • 04:52 Kirsten and I wanna come and spend a month with you.
  • 04:54 Chaim: You're welcome.
  • 04:56 David: And clean toilets, cook, do whatever it takes.
  • 05:00 But what can we do to help you?
  • 05:03 Chaim: Well, I would say this thing that's--this phenomenon,
  • 05:07 this movement which is called Nations United for Israel,
  • 05:11 is truly amazing because it's--we're in the Galilee
  • 05:13 of the nations.
  • 05:15 Prophet Isaiah calls it the Galilee of the nations
  • 05:17 in chapter 9, verse 1.
  • 05:19 And we're seeing many different nations say,
  • 05:22 "We want to commit to pray.
  • 05:24 We want to even come and lend a hand there and we wanna raise
  • 05:29 our flag, let our colors fly there in the Galilee
  • 05:31 of the nations."
  • 05:33 There's about 25 different nations so far that have come
  • 05:36 and done that.
  • 05:38 We're believing at least 70 will be, and maybe even more.
  • 05:43 Virginia: This is a flag that I decided to bring with me when
  • 05:46 I came to intern, and I wanted somebody from my government
  • 05:49 to pray over it, but I was not aware that God would orchestrate
  • 05:53 President Trump being in my state exactly at the time
  • 05:56 I was getting it prayed for.
  • 05:59 And a connection of mine was able to get her brother-in-law,
  • 06:03 who had an invitation to see Mr. Trump, take it to him,
  • 06:07 lean over a barrier after pushing through a crowd
  • 06:11 of people, and asking him, "Could you pray for this flag?"
  • 06:14 and so he said, "God bless America and God bless Israel."
  • 06:18 Chaim: So excited to be standing here with Chris Spark,
  • 06:20 head of hospitality here at the center.
  • 06:23 David: So, how did you hear about this place?
  • 06:25 Chris: Well, I heard about this through the Loving God,
  • 06:28 Blessing Israel Tour that went across Canada.
  • 06:30 My wife and I volunteered to be part of that two years ago.
  • 06:33 David: So, I don't think you're here by chance.
  • 06:34 Did you feel God calling you here?
  • 06:36 Chris: I felt God call me here, but I was a little bit
  • 06:39 concerned because I have no practical skills whatsoever.
  • 06:42 But I just felt, "God is gonna use me here.
  • 06:44 I don't know how, but I'm sure he will."
  • 06:46 David: So, I hear that you have pastoral skills,
  • 06:49 and even worship?
  • 06:51 Chris: Yeah, I've been doing some worship leading here,
  • 06:53 quite a bit here, which I've also been doing in Canada
  • 06:56 and the UK, which is where I'm from.
  • 06:58 And the pastoral skills, being head of household,
  • 07:02 have been put to good use, yeah.
  • 07:04 Chaim: Hey, what's your name and is this your first time
  • 07:06 in the Galilee of the nations here in this center?
  • 07:08 Shelly Alele: Yes, it's my first time.
  • 07:10 My name is Shelly Alele. I'm from UK.
  • 07:13 I am from London.
  • 07:15 Chaim: London, wow, and do you--why are you here?
  • 07:17 Shelly: We're here as a church.
  • 07:19 My church, Magnum Saint Ministry, we're here
  • 07:22 every year in October to visit Israel and to pray.
  • 07:26 David: I know that you have a really great story
  • 07:28 of how you came to this place.
  • 07:30 Can you tell us about that?
  • 07:32 Tamara Lancastle: So, in a nutshell, I came
  • 07:34 to Israel earlier this year.
  • 07:36 I felt God calling me at the time, but I wasn't sure why
  • 07:40 he wanted me to come.
  • 07:41 So, I was staying with friends of friends of friends of
  • 07:44 friends, some Israelis, and he gave me a tour of this place.
  • 07:51 And so, I happened to walk past and I said,
  • 07:55 "What is this ugly building?" for some reason.
  • 07:58 And he said, "Oh, that's where lone soldiers live."
  • 08:01 And for some reason, it really spoke to me.
  • 08:03 Then eventually, I go back home to New Zealand
  • 08:06 and I saw one of Chaim's videos, and I thought,
  • 08:10 "Hmm, that place looks familiar."
  • 08:12 So, I started looking into it, doing some research, and then I
  • 08:16 saw they wanted interns here to do work on the land
  • 08:19 and with the people.
  • 08:21 And I thought, "That sounds really intriguing."
  • 08:24 So, I applied, I got accepted, and I arrived here.
  • 08:27 And sure enough, it was the exact same building that I
  • 08:31 thought was really ugly at the time, and it's been obviously
  • 08:34 transformed in the few months since then.
  • 08:37 David: So, lone soldiers, can you explain who they are?
  • 08:40 Tamara: So, lone soldiers are basically young kids who belong
  • 08:45 to another nation, so they might be from Australia,
  • 08:48 or New Zealand, or the United States,
  • 08:50 anywhere in the world, and they are of Jewish descent,
  • 08:54 and they feel a call to come back to the land of Israel
  • 08:56 for whatever reason, and they feel to do their duty.
  • 08:59 So, they come here, they have no family basically in the land,
  • 09:03 so yeah, they're all on their lonesome.
  • 09:07 Chaim: One of our team here at the center, Adrian,
  • 09:09 registered male nurse here for the complex here.
  • 09:12 Wanna ask him a few question?
  • 09:14 David: You're from Texas?
  • 09:16 Adrian: That's right, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 09:18 David: Tell me what you're doing over here.
  • 09:20 Adrian: Yes, I'm part of the restoration project,
  • 09:22 restoring the infrastructure.
  • 09:24 Part of that involves clearing the land.
  • 09:26 Example, burning rubble, grass, old hay that the animals
  • 09:30 won't eat, to make room for future renovation here.
  • 09:33 That's correct.
  • 09:35 David: I've gotta ask you, how did you find out
  • 09:36 about this place?
  • 09:38 Adrian: I found this place through Volunteer Israel.
  • 09:39 It's an Israeli government organization that brings foreign
  • 09:41 volunteers from abroad, wishing to volunteer their talents,
  • 09:45 their skills here.
  • 09:46 David: Looks like construction's going on
  • 09:48 in this building.
  • 09:49 Tell me what's going on.
  • 09:51 Chaim: Yes, actually this is where we're housing 28 people.
  • 09:53 They're learning a trade. They're learning agrotech.
  • 09:55 And so, we like to give a hand up, not a hand out.
  • 09:59 Dale Wufchke: We just poured a concrete step for this
  • 10:01 post-army building and are taking the form off now
  • 10:04 and see what it looks like.
  • 10:06 Chaim: And so, where are you from and what brought you here?
  • 10:08 Dale: I'm from Canada and God put a great love
  • 10:11 for this beautiful land and these people in our hearts,
  • 10:14 and so we followed his lead and his provision,
  • 10:18 and we're here, and we're glad of it.
  • 10:20 Chaim: So, living in a place where there is lone soldiers,
  • 10:23 there's people that have finished the army and are
  • 10:25 learning a trade, there's actually training for the army,
  • 10:28 both for Arabic and Hebrew-speaking.
  • 10:30 How is that for you to live in this community with all these
  • 10:32 different kind of people?
  • 10:34 Dale: We have actually been overjoyed at the amount of
  • 10:37 interaction that we've been able to have with some of the people
  • 10:39 that live here in the land of Israel.
  • 10:42 We've been excited almost daily with conversations that we've
  • 10:45 had, that they're showing their friendliness, their openness.
  • 10:48 They're asking questions about why we're here in particular
  • 10:51 and we get to share.
  • 10:52 And that's been just very exciting for us.
  • 10:54 It's been actually more exciting than doing the work,
  • 10:57 and we came here to work, so it's been excellent.
  • 11:00 David: Just recently on "Zola Levitt" program,
  • 11:02 we showed you this building.
  • 11:04 This is before, and this is after.
  • 11:07 It's a beautiful building. Tell us about this building.
  • 11:10 Chaim: It's really amazing to see it come to life, and yes,
  • 11:12 how volunteers have been able to come, put on the new roof,
  • 11:15 restructure the foundations, windows, doors,
  • 11:18 air conditioning, sewage, bathrooms, and so on.
  • 11:21 But what is so special about this program, and the government
  • 11:23 is very impressed with this, it is the first ever
  • 11:26 Arabic-speaking and Hebrew-speaking pre-army
  • 11:29 training, and that's what it says on the sign right there,
  • 11:31 the pre-army training here at the center.
  • 11:33 And it's about 60 young people, and they live two and two
  • 11:37 in each room here, two Arabic-speaking,
  • 11:39 two Hebrew-speaking, training for the army.
  • 11:42 David: Something special happened right here
  • 11:43 on these grounds recently.
  • 11:45 Tell us about that.
  • 11:46 Chaim: Well, it did make big news.
  • 11:48 It was on the biggest channels in Israel, channel 1, 2, and 10,
  • 11:51 which was the head of the army,
  • 11:53 the head of the Israeli Defense Force, IDF,
  • 11:55 flew in on his helicopter, landed over there,
  • 11:57 security everywhere, and he said, "What is going on
  • 12:00 with Christians helping Jewish people in this way?"
  • 12:04 Christian Arabs even, training for the army together
  • 12:07 with Jewish people.
  • 12:09 This is--he says, "It blows me away."
  • 12:11 He was very impressed, Avigdor Liebermane.
  • 12:13 David: That's amazing. Hey, let's--come with us.
  • 12:15 Let's see this building.
  • 12:21 David: We are walking in right now
  • 12:23 to a newly renovated dorm room.
  • 12:25 And unlike American college dorms, this is huge,
  • 12:28 and it's beautiful.
  • 12:29 I think we're in a female room right now.
  • 12:31 Tell us about it.
  • 12:32 Chaim: Well, definitely.
  • 12:34 The girls, they have two Arabic-speaking,
  • 12:35 two Hebrew-speaking, training for the army.
  • 12:36 And yes, army training is a real thing that's necessary because
  • 12:40 this--everybody you see in Israel has been in the army.
  • 12:42 It's a very--it's something that shapes our culture in a way,
  • 12:45 having to do that.
  • 12:46 I've served. I still serve in reserves.
  • 12:49 And the thing is some people say,
  • 12:50 "I wanna go in right at age 18."
  • 12:52 Some people say, "No, I wanna take a longer course
  • 12:56 in my university," or this or that.
  • 12:58 There's a lot of variations.
  • 12:59 Some would say about this training that it's
  • 13:01 not good enough.
  • 13:02 I mean, they should be out sleeping on the army
  • 13:05 sleeping bags, but they do that.
  • 13:07 They do go.
  • 13:08 They're in the Golan Heights today, out enjoying the nature,
  • 13:11 and learning how to do camouflage
  • 13:13 and all the cool stuff we do.
  • 13:14 David: So, I always thought it was mandatory
  • 13:16 right out of high school to join the army.
  • 13:18 Is that not true?
  • 13:20 Chaim: Everyone's mandatory to join, every able-bodied
  • 13:22 person, even some disabled people have--they wanna
  • 13:24 contribute and they join, unlike any army I've ever heard of.
  • 13:28 But there are different things, different exceptions
  • 13:30 that do happen.
  • 13:32 Even the Yeshiva students right now that are ultra-Orthodox,
  • 13:35 that's something that's creating some waves right now.
  • 13:38 Some are saying, "We don't wanna join at all."
  • 13:39 Some are saying, "We are willing to."
  • 13:42 But yeah, but it's wonderful.
  • 13:44 It's a wonderful, unifying factor.
  • 13:45 What I will say for the Arabic-speaking people,
  • 13:48 they also need a training and a hand to be able
  • 13:52 to integrate into this society, which is English, Arabic,
  • 13:56 and Hebrew-speaking.
  • 13:58 Those are the three national languages of Israel.
  • 14:01 David: We have some pictures, and I'm a little overwhelmed
  • 14:03 right now as I see smiling faces.
  • 14:06 I see joy in these faces. It's amazing.
  • 14:09 Chaim: Yes, there's definitely a bridging
  • 14:11 of two worlds.
  • 14:13 There's even mistrust where they say, "So, Christians from around
  • 14:15 the world, what are their real motives?
  • 14:17 Are they gonna be harassing us and stuff?"
  • 14:19 And we say, "We are here to give you unconditional love
  • 14:21 with an uncompromising faith."
  • 14:23 And yeah, whether they're training for the army, whether
  • 14:26 they're learning a trade like they are in this building,
  • 14:28 they are very overjoyed and happy.
  • 14:32 ♪ Noten lecha samchut al kol yamai ♪
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  • 15:11 announcer: Isaiah 14:1 says it clearly, "The Lord will bring
  • 15:14 them back to settle once again in their own land and people
  • 15:18 from many nations will come and join them there and unite
  • 15:21 with the people of Israel."
  • 15:23 That's exactly what's happening at the Aliyah Return Center
  • 15:25 in Galilee, Israel.
  • 15:27 We invite you to partner with us in helping to renovate this
  • 15:30 abandoned boarding school into a place where Jewish people
  • 15:33 from around the world will be welcomed home.
  • 15:35 Please send your donation to Zola Levitt Ministries,
  • 15:38 earmarked for Aliyah Return Center.
  • 15:41 Let's work together for Israel and witness the fulfillment
  • 15:44 of Isaiah's prophecy.
  • 15:47 Kirsten: Your financial contributions to Zola Levitt
  • 15:50 Ministries and to this program make it possible for Chaim, and
  • 15:55 his father-in-law, and so many people that work at the Aliyah
  • 15:59 Return Center to bring Arabs and Jews together,
  • 16:03 and Christians, all in the same place.
  • 16:06 When you donate to this ministry, we donate
  • 16:10 to the Aliyah Return Center.
  • 16:12 Now let's go back to Chaim and David at the center.
  • 16:17 David: We are continuing our tour at the Aliyah Return
  • 16:19 Center, and I believe this is a special place
  • 16:21 that we're standing right now.
  • 16:23 Tell us about it.
  • 16:24 Chaim: Well, the plans for this kind of nasty building
  • 16:27 behind me, it's gonna be called First Home in the Nation.
  • 16:30 Literally, it's a government program where they actually
  • 16:33 bring new immigrants have that their suitcases, that just got
  • 16:36 off the plane from Hungary, from wherever it is, Ukraine,
  • 16:39 or anywhere, and they land right here and we welcome them.
  • 16:42 But we still need to fix it first.
  • 16:44 David: So, their suitcases land right here off the bus.
  • 16:47 Chaim: That's correct, and the government
  • 16:48 will actually drive them right here.
  • 16:50 So, we just need to get it renovated,
  • 16:51 and then we'll open that for more housing
  • 16:53 for new immigrants.
  • 16:55 Chaim: Because we're living with Jewish people there,
  • 16:57 whether they're lone soldiers or even those that are training for
  • 17:00 the army, Arabic-speaking and Hebrew-speaking together
  • 17:04 training, or if it's the people after army that are learning
  • 17:08 a trade, learning a business, not getting a hand out,
  • 17:10 but a hand up, those nations that are there are
  • 17:14 getting to live with them.
  • 17:15 And I see that interaction as just a beautiful thing,
  • 17:20 a God-intended thing.
  • 17:22 David: Right now we are down in an active bomb shelter,
  • 17:27 and I believe--when's the last time this was used, any idea?
  • 17:30 Chaim: Well, there was the 1973, I believe was
  • 17:33 the last big one.
  • 17:34 Of course this was built like 90 years ago or so.
  • 17:39 I pray we won't have to use it.
  • 17:41 But right now, we welcome groups to feel like they're pioneers,
  • 17:44 as the old pioneers were.
  • 17:46 David: And I'm drawn to this restoration monument.
  • 17:49 It's beautiful and I want you to explain.
  • 17:51 This is such an amazing story.
  • 17:54 Chaim: I feel it's a holy thing that God's doing.
  • 17:56 Literally starting about two years ago, people started
  • 18:00 to give gold and silver for aliyah, or for the return
  • 18:05 and restoration of the Jewish people,
  • 18:07 and it's just phenomenal.
  • 18:09 I mean, thousands of rings.
  • 18:10 There's endless stories I could tell you about--we used to think
  • 18:12 that it would just be maybe an old, broken earring that lost
  • 18:16 its match, or old boyfriend jewelry, and these kind of
  • 18:19 things, and it turns out that people were giving their
  • 18:21 greatest treasures because they really wanted to stand
  • 18:24 with God's eternal covenant.
  • 18:26 I mean, his covenant with the land and people of Israel
  • 18:28 is really the same God who's honoring
  • 18:30 that very marriage covenant.
  • 18:32 So, even couples would come and bring their rings.
  • 18:34 We have--we put here suitcases from--that were stolen in the
  • 18:38 Holocaust, 'cause it wasn't just a great genocide,
  • 18:41 it was also a great robbery.
  • 18:43 Of course, this is what it looks like on the Arch of Titus,
  • 18:45 you know, the menorah, seven lampstand menorah.
  • 18:47 Now, this is a very small one, but this is going to be about
  • 18:51 yea high from the floor, at the entrance of the center here.
  • 18:55 The most important part really is the--every ring that's been
  • 18:58 given to us in the last time, and it's continuing to happen
  • 19:01 all the time, we make a little bronze mold of it.
  • 19:04 And then we melt down the gold and make identical
  • 19:08 restoration rings, and we really hand them to Holocaust survivors
  • 19:12 in Yad Vashem, pioneers all over the land of Israel,
  • 19:15 and this has been an ongoing story.
  • 19:19 David: "Zola Levitt Presents" viewers,
  • 19:21 how can we pray for you?
  • 19:24 Chaim: Well, I would say the more that they are
  • 19:26 connected--the more the righteous unite, the more the
  • 19:30 remnant rally, that sounds cool, the more the people that watch
  • 19:34 this kind of show come together and say,
  • 19:37 "Hey, I'm willing to stand up for the truth."
  • 19:40 Yeah, there is a center of the faith.
  • 19:42 Yeah, not the Vatican,
  • 19:44 [gasping] Jerusalem.
  • 19:46 And the more that we get in line with, hey, let's take a step
  • 19:50 in our community to stand with what God says.
  • 19:52 And you know, Israel's just one of the many things
  • 19:55 that the Bible talks about.
  • 19:57 There's marriage that's under attack right now.
  • 19:59 There's, you know, Israel.
  • 20:00 It's another thing in God's heart.
  • 20:02 And the more we can get in line with his heart,
  • 20:04 the more he'll show us what actions we can take.
  • 20:07 But definitely, they can contact Zola Levitt.
  • 20:10 They will show how they can come to intern with us, volunteer.
  • 20:15 We'd love to have them.
  • 20:17 David: That's awesome.
  • 20:18 So, a simple carpenter with so much knowledge, and we're so
  • 20:24 thrilled that you're a part of "Zola Levitt Presents,"
  • 20:26 and great days ahead for all of us.
  • 20:28 Chaim: Together. David: My brother.
  • 20:30 Chaim: United. David: Amen.
  • 20:32 Chaim: You guys ready?
  • 20:34 ♪ Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh ata ♪
  • 20:42 ♪ Kadosh, kadosh ata ♪
  • 20:51 ♪ Holy, holy, holy are you, O Lord ♪
  • 21:00 ♪ Holy, holy are you ♪
  • 21:07 David: I don't think it was by chance that Chaim
  • 21:10 and his father-in-law started this Aliyah Return Center.
  • 21:13 I believe it was a vision from the Lord.
  • 21:15 And maybe you've had a vision from the Lord in the past
  • 21:18 and we know the Lord has called them to this ministry.
  • 21:22 I loved sitting down with Chaim and feeling his heart beat for
  • 21:27 this wonderful place that they call the Aliyah Return Center.
  • 21:30 Not only sitting down with Chaim, but he took me on the
  • 21:34 tour and we encountered some folks that worked there
  • 21:37 from all over the world.
  • 21:40 Let's go there right now.
  • 21:43 Moshe Malespin: It's actually phenomenal.
  • 21:45 What's really going on is the big return right now of people
  • 21:47 coming from all over the countries
  • 21:49 for their different reasons.
  • 21:50 And it could be even from, you know, they feel like
  • 21:52 now's their time.
  • 21:54 I don't know, a lot of people maybe had dreams,
  • 21:55 including our family.
  • 21:57 We had a--my dad got a dream that he wanted to move
  • 21:59 to Israel, to return as a Jew to the land of Israel,
  • 22:02 but he wasn't sure how that was gonna happen.
  • 22:05 And then in 1999, that dream was realized through us getting some
  • 22:09 gold from some friends and everything came together.
  • 22:11 It was really a God thing and that was really exciting.
  • 22:15 And I just returned recently with my wife, Kerry,
  • 22:17 from Canada.
  • 22:19 We were there on a musical adventure, basically.
  • 22:21 Went there, we believe from God.
  • 22:22 He wanted us to go there.
  • 22:25 [singing in foreign language]
  • 22:35 [singing in foreign language]
  • 22:45 [singing in foreign language]
  • 22:55 [singing in foreign language]
  • 23:04 Moshe: And now we're coming back, and we're very happy
  • 23:06 to come back, not 'cause we don't like Canada.
  • 23:08 Canada's great, it's just that we do call Israel home.
  • 23:12 And basically, we really feel like we're home here.
  • 23:16 We've been here for 18 years, anyhow, before that.
  • 23:19 I was here in two wars, the Cast Lead and Second Lebanon War,
  • 23:25 and they were crazy of course.
  • 23:27 But I do--I did feel that I'm ready to give my life for this
  • 23:32 country because I feel definitely part of it.
  • 23:34 I feel like God's called us here and I was already in that place.
  • 23:39 I had to get in that place spiritually of course, as well
  • 23:41 as also mentally, where I'm ready to, you know,
  • 23:43 lay down my life for my buddy, and it was, like,
  • 23:45 it was a given.
  • 23:47 I'm ready if it needs to be, so.
  • 23:50 Jeffrey: That Moshe, quite a guy, yes?
  • 23:52 Kirsten: Great brothers. Jeffrey: Yeah.
  • 23:53 Kirsten: They sing together. They look good.
  • 23:55 They have these great families.
  • 23:57 David: Chaim, the life, I love that name too.
  • 23:59 Jeffrey: Yes, and I love the word you mentioned, "together."
  • 24:01 Great brothers together. Great ministry.
  • 24:05 The Return Center is a great work that they have going,
  • 24:07 isn't it?
  • 24:09 both: It is.
  • 24:10 Jeffrey: And one of the unique characteristics
  • 24:12 of Zola Levitt Ministries is that we haven't just been
  • 24:15 interested in Zola Levitt Ministries.
  • 24:18 Zola helped me get launched in ministry, by the way.
  • 24:20 My first paperback book, it was Zola Levitt and Jeffrey Seif.
  • 24:24 He helped me stand on his shoulders.
  • 24:26 And here at "Zola Levitt Presents,"
  • 24:29 we're all about helping others stand
  • 24:31 on our shoulders as well.
  • 24:33 We all need a dollar, to be sure, but I want you, if your
  • 24:35 heart's just the least bit touched by the ministry,
  • 24:40 by the Return Center, if you would make a donation
  • 24:44 to "Zola Levitt Presents" and earmark all or part
  • 24:48 of that for that ministry, we want it to go there.
  • 24:52 Because while we have bills to pay,
  • 24:54 we're not just all about us.
  • 24:56 We're about the kingdom business and we have lots of friends
  • 25:00 that are advancing the gospel to the Jew
  • 25:03 and we wanna participate with them, yes?
  • 25:05 David: Right.
  • 25:07 You know, I think Zola would be happy to know that we have
  • 25:10 young Messianic teachers on this program, Chaim,
  • 25:15 Dove is pretty young, Joshua Aaron who we've just had on.
  • 25:19 Our youth, I think, get a bad rap these days.
  • 25:22 Do you hear that?
  • 25:24 Jeffrey: Well, it's true, you know, but when you look at these
  • 25:26 young people living for God, they give all they have.
  • 25:28 But the one thing that they don't have is this
  • 25:30 little thing called money.
  • 25:32 I think, by the way, that's why they're oft ignored in ministry
  • 25:36 because you need to make appeals to individuals
  • 25:39 that can respond in kind.
  • 25:41 It all takes money.
  • 25:43 That's why I'm proud, not of myself,
  • 25:47 but in this ministry's tradition to help facilitate
  • 25:50 the up and coming new generation.
  • 25:54 I have two books that came out most recently.
  • 25:57 I don't wanna talk about 'em. I'm not looking to sell 'em.
  • 26:00 I wanna note, however, that they're co-authored with others
  • 26:04 because I'm making room for individuals that aren't well
  • 26:06 known in the world to attach and get a rise off of me.
  • 26:10 And I think that's ministry at its best when we
  • 26:14 don't just live for ourselves.
  • 26:15 Kirsten: It is, and that's what Chaim and his family
  • 26:18 are doing in the Galilee.
  • 26:20 They found this old building, they're redoing it.
  • 26:23 And I just wanna let our viewers know, if you have a heart to
  • 26:28 work in Israel and work with a ministry but you don't know
  • 26:31 where to go or who to locate, contact us.
  • 26:34 We'll get you in touch with Chaim and his family.
  • 26:37 If you like to nail nails, and build things, or paint,
  • 26:42 or help cook, they're always looking for volunteers.
  • 26:45 You can go for a month, two months, three months, whatever.
  • 26:49 But we will facilitate you into Israel through Chaim Malespin
  • 26:54 and the Aliyah Return Center.
  • 26:56 Jeffrey: I think that's a great point.
  • 26:57 People say, "Ministries just want us for our money."
  • 27:00 No, we want you for other things as well, other talents.
  • 27:04 Kirsten: Paint, and clean, and cook.
  • 27:06 Jeffrey: Yeah, we all wanna be givers in one way or another.
  • 27:10 Well, thank you for giving us your time and attention.
  • 27:12 And as you go now, sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 27:17 Kirsten: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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