April 11, 2014 

Shalom to all! It has been a long time since we communicated, but we just wanted to let you know that all is well. Ami is doing well in school, but is trying to transfer to another college. When he contacted coaches in many different schools, a coach in a college in Florida expressed interest in him. He went to see the school over Spring Break, liked it and is applying.As soon as the basketball season was over… Read more

September 6, 2013 

I just returned from the US in time for the beginning of the Jewish Holy Days. These are indeed holy days in the yearly cycle of life in Israel; the time of celebrating the Fall Feasts of Trumpets (now called Rosh HaShanna or the jewish New Year), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and Tabernacles (Sukkot). The 10 days between Rosh HaShanna and Yom Kippur are referred to in Judaism as the "Days of… Read more

August 11, 2013 

We are nearing the end of our summer with Ami at home, and it has not been an easy one as you all know. BEHIND THE SCENES Behind the scenes when David was going through his operations and emergency, Ami was very ill as well. In Israel this summer many people fell prey to some extremely virulent stomach flu/viruses that even put them in the hospital, and the night before David's second emergency… Read more

July 9, 2013 

Backtracking a little bit, I wanted to add something about the brother that recently passed away from colon cancer. Besides having to forgive his ex-wife, the other battle which he said was so important was the need to forgive his father, even though he had already passed away. He said the Lord asked him, "when in your mind and heart are you going to be ready to bury your father? You can't leave the world… Read more

May 29, 2013 

Shalom, may the peace and presence of the Lord be with you today! First of all, we want to thank  those who wrote to the Ministry of Defense on Ami's behalf concerning the National Insurance issue, it is bearing fruit. We have had responses from officials who are supporting our request to make an amendment to the law to categorize incidents of Jewish terrorism against Jews as a hate crime, thereby making the… Read more

April 16, 2013 

Request for Intervention and Prayer We are horrified and shaken by the Boston Marathon bomb blasts that have killed and maimed so many. Our prayers are lifted up for the victims, with whom we can identify closely with. This is a terror attack not only against Americans but against humanity, and the values that are the foundations of our society. WE ARE GRATEFUL for the responses to our update… Read more

April 11, 2013 

On April 9, 2013 the sentencing of Jack Teitel took place. He was sentenced to 80 years in prison which included 2 life sentences equal to 50 years imprisonment, plus 30 years for his other crimes including the attempted murder of Ami Ortiz. Teitel is 40 years old. When Jack Teitel was brought into the courtroom, a large group of reporters swarmed in after him to where he was seated and crowded around… Read more

March 19, 2013 

Happy Passover to all! The holiday of deliverance and freedom is upon us once more, a time to celebrate our deliverance from the tyranny and slavery of sin by the Blood of the Lamb of God, Yeshua! On March 17th 2013 the sentencing hearing of Jack Teitel was supposed to take place at 12 PM at the District Courthouse in East Jerusalem. David and I left Ariel early to meet with some friends in Jerusalem… Read more

February 17, 2013 

On February 13, 2013 we were in court again to hear the sentencing of Jack Teitel. For the past several years, however, in every court session and without fail, his defence lawyers have stood up and made a motion that is so preposterous it wastes at least 1/2 hour to an hour of valuable court time. In the last hearing in January, they claimed that the session was supposed to be behind closed doors, and that… Read more

January 27, 2013 

We have truly been encouraged by the tremendous feedback we received from the last Ami Update. Your congratulations, the Bible verses, personal words, and every uplifting thought that has surrounded Ami and our family has touched our hearts. Thank you for walking with us and being part of the victory that God has given us and the Body of Messiah in Israel, which will help us to continue to convey the… Read more