Book Review: Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled


Book review:

Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled

Reviewed by Sarah Pachter

Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled by Cynthia Hannah is a must-read. This magnificent book expounds upon Hashem’s blessing and protection over the land of Israel. With its sleek design and large size, you will want it prominently displayed on your coffee table for everyone to peruse. The inside of the book is just as impressive, as it provides an immense amount of information in a compelling manner. Stunning photographs complement Hannah’s writing, making it not only an informative book, but a work of art as well.

The book begins with a brief overview of the history of Israel, from Genesis until today. It is laced with direct Torah sources, illustrating remarkable theological proof of Israel’s divinely-given eternal inheritance to the Jewish nation.

Two powerful sources worth highlighting is:

I will maintain My covenant between Me and you, and your offspring to come, as an everlasting covenant throughout the ages, to be G-d to you and your offsprings to come. I assign the Land you sojourn in to you and your offspring to come, all the land of canaan, as an everlasting holding. I will be their G-d.[1]

“The land that God designated for the Israelite settlement is not a regular piece of land; it is the Land where God chose to establish His name, where His presence on earth would dwell.[2]

Hannah proceeds to demonstrate how Hashem’s promises are fulfilled through modern day miracles and technological advances from Israeli innovations.

One of my favorite sections in the book details Hashem’s continuous protection over Israel. In this section, Hannah lists hundreds of attempted terrorist attacks that were miraculously prevented, many of which are not known to the general public.

She then chronologically lists examples and photographic evidence from the 1300 thwarted terror attacks that were prevented in the year 2018 alone. One memorable page displayed a terrifying picture of a bus aflame with the following description, “Hamas terrorists fired a Kornet anti-tank missile at an unmarked bus carrying IDF soldiers, causing a direct hit and an explosion. Minutes earlier, however, all of the soldiers had departed from the bus, miraculously mitigating what was meant to be a devastating attack.”[3]

The sheer number of daily miracles listed is both frightening and awe-inspiring. These stories leave the reader with a tremendous sense of gratitude to Israeli Defense Force and Hashem’s divine intervention.

The most fascinating part of the book illuminates the innovative medical, humanitarian, and technological advances Israel creates and shares with the world. Each page is more captivating than the last, and will undoubtedly engage all readers. Some notable achievements in one year alone include:

  • Israeli university researchers developing breakthrough medical treatments that include promising therapies in curing Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases, alongside discovering biological mechanisms that can reprogram cancer cells into healthy cells, and developing oral insulin pills that will replace painful daily injections for those who suffer with diabetes.[4]
  • Israeli innovations that are powering the world of tomorrow, including new technology that drastically reduces disease-carrying mosquitoes responsible for killing a million people worldwide each year, to developing robotic devices that enable wheelchair-bound individuals to stand upright (which was developed by an Israeli who is himself quadriplegic).

  • Israeli humanitarian efforts helping impoverished countries increase their agricultural and food production, to the numerous Israeli medical missions performing life-saving surgeries in rural communities, to Israeli water purification technology helping countries suffering from cholera and water shortages.
  • Israel has the world’s third most educated adult population, the most vegan eaters per capita, and is projected to have the world’s seventh longest life expectancy rate by 2040[5].

After reading about these cutting-edge developments, readers will be instilled with a sense of pride and impressed with Israel’s many diverse accomplishments. It is perhaps from all these accomplishments, which benefit both Israel and other countries, that Israel is ranked one of the happiest countries for the fifth year in a row.[6]

I was thrilled to have had the privilege to read this book. Readers beware: if you don’t already have a deep yearning, this book will compel you to pack your bags and make aliyah immediately. The book concludes with the famous phrase, may we all be blessed with “Leshana Haba B’yerushalayim!”

[1] Gen. 17:7-8; Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled, Cynthia Hannah, pg. 4

[2] Deut. 16:6; Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled, Cynthia Hannah, pg. 9

[3] Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled, Cynthia Hannah, pg 72

[4] Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled, Cynthia Hannah, Pg. 108

[5]  Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled, Cynthia Hannah, Pg. 246

[6] Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled, Cynthia Hannah, pg. 244