Glenn Beck's groundbreaking event, "Restoring Courage," is just days away.
On August 24, 2011, Beck will join people from around the world to offer up one resounding message: It's important that America and her allies support Israel.
Recently, Beck was granted a special meeting with with Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger. During the discussion, he had an opportunity to describe "Restoring Courage," while connecting with the Rabbi on issues of faith and Beck's passionate support for Israel. IsraelNationalNews.com writes:
As he did when he addressed members of Knesset, Beck said he was inspired by the words of Biblical Ruth, who followed her mother-in-law, Naomi, to Israel from Moab and promised her that “Your people shall be my people and your God shall be my God.”
“That’s what needs to be said,” Beck told Rabbi Metzger. “We need to say that, so we are gathering together.”
Watch a clip of the meeting, below:
Interested in seeing "Restoring Courage" live, but you can't make it to Israel? In addition to watching the event online, there are viewing parties popping up across America. Additionally, GBTV will be offering exclusive coverage.
Jewishaz.com writes about some of the people who have been inspired by Beck's initiative. These individuals are planning events here in America that will coincide with "Restoring Courage":
Boaz Witbeck, founder of American-Israeli Alliance, a pro-Israel student group based at Arizona State University West, is working to organize a pro-Israel rally on ASU's Tempe campus on Aug. 24. The event is open to the community, and Witbeck said he expects more community members than students.
Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky, spiritual leader of Beth El Congregation, and Pastor Eddy Paul Morris, Arizona director of Christians United for Israel, will speak at the rally, named Restoring Courage ASU. The gathering will culminate with a viewing party of Beck's Restoring Courage rally in Jerusalem that will have taken place earlier in the day.
Then, there's Gabrielle Hoffman and Nicole Pearce, two individuals who were so inspired by "Restoring Courage" that they launched a non-profit called Restoring Courage U.S. The group, which is using the event to gain support for Israel, is not officially sponsored by Beck, though he has promoted it. When it comes to supporting Israel, Hoffman says:
"We like and respect (Beck), but this isn't about him, it's about Israel. We like his event because it's bringing people from all walks of life to stand with Israel ... and to inspire people to work together and set aside some differences to fight for Israel's legitimacy."
Coverage of the event as well as a live stream will be available on GBTV. Joining the team who will be covering "Restoring Courage" will be CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck, who blogged the following yesterday:
I'm gearing up to head to Israel next week to take part in GBTV's coverage of Glenn's big Restoring Courage event in Jerusalem, which you can watch on GBTV.com. Look for me on GBTV launch week in September as well, discussing the same topics I hit on a daily basis at CBN and in my book, The Terrorist Next Door: the rising global jihad, the Islamist enemy within here in America, threats against Israel, the broader Middle East and much more. Or as Glenn has told me, "I want you to cover evil." As usual, he has a way of getting to the heart of the matter.
Will you be watching? For more information on the event, be sure to stay tuned.