Native, Israeli-born Baht Rivka Whitten is an accomplished musician, recording artist, and worship leader. Her unique sound is comprised of original songs and traditional Israeli melodies fused with powerful vocals, Hebrew/English lyrics, and rhythms from around the world. Her compelling music has impacted the nations through television, radio, and the distribution of her three CDs, along with performances at international conferences and outreaches across the globe. Songs from her latest CD have played on secular Israeli radio.

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Lazman Hazeh Music, Baht Rivka Whitten בת וויטן, לזמן הזה מיוזיק

Lazman Hazeh Music, Baht Rivka Whitten בת וויטן, לזמן הזה מיוזיק

God, Family, Friends, Music. Worship. Life in Isr@el. Loving. Serving. Traveling. Recording.

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Dear prayer warriors— other dear friends of ours, (beautiful believers and passionate lovers of isr@el) are in the midst of an extreme trial right now. The amount of stress they have been under from various intense attacks is mind boggling.
But Rachel (precious wife of Rabbi Ed Bez and one of the strongest and faithful women I know) had a seizure early this morning and became unresponsive. They called 911 and there was no pulse when she arrived, but the medical emergency team worked furiously to get her back. They did a great job but they were concerned about stroke. Thankfully she did not have one and her brain function is normal.
She is now in surgery, on a ventilator and they are inserting two lung drains. Both lungs are distressed and half full of fluids. They are also inserting two stints in her groin. One to work on stabilizing her BP. The other for medications to help her heal.

They may elect to put in the port near her clavicle to prepare for Chemotherapy upon her discharge. Her oncologist is coordinating this with Shands hospital medical staff.

Rabbi Ed thanks you for praying for her. He adds, she is a precious soul. She is my wife and ministry partner. We have so much more to accomplish.
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
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Dear prayer warriors— other dear friends of ours, (beautiful believers and passionate lovers of isr@el) are in the midst of an extreme trial right now. The amount of stress they have been under from various intense attacks is mind boggling. 
But Rachel (precious wife of Rabbi Ed Bez and one of the strongest and faithful women I know) had a seizure early this morning and became unresponsive. They called 911 and there was no pulse when she arrived, but the medical emergency team worked furiously to get her back. They did a great job but they were concerned about stroke. Thankfully she did not have one and her brain function is normal. 
She is now in surgery, on a ventilator and they are inserting two lung drains. Both lungs are distressed and half full of fluids. They are also inserting two stints in her groin. One to work on stabilizing her BP. The other for medications to help her heal.

They may elect to put in the port near her clavicle to prepare for Chemotherapy upon her discharge. Her oncologist is coordinating this with Shands hospital medical staff.

Rabbi Ed thanks you for praying for her. He adds, she is a precious soul. She is my wife and ministry partner. We have so much more to accomplish. 
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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UPDATE from Rabbi Ed: Rachel survived the long surgery. They found several additional metabolic problems in her body. She is in A STERILE CUI UNIT at Shands. I was allowed to see her for a very few moments. My heart is broken as she is so critically ill. Drs reviewed her condition with me and they told me that the next 48 hours are crucial to determine her survival rate. They had me speaking with the Hospice and Palliative care team already. Very helpful and not pushy in making me to decide Rachel's fate. So, I need your prayers more than ever. I still believe God is able to raise her up! Praise be His glorious name 🙌🏼 Thank you for your prayers.

Have Mercy Lord

Just prayed and will continue to pray for her and her family! He w God Who answers prayer!

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P€nnsylvania friends, we’ll be with you this weekend — Fri eve in Pgh and Sat morn and evening in y0rk— love to hug you! Msg me for details ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

P€nnsylvania friends, we’ll be with you this weekend — Fri eve in Pgh and Sat morn and evening in y0rk— love to hug you! Msg me for details ❤️

Someone needs to hear this today… me 😭 ... See MoreSee Less

Someone needs to hear this today… me 😭

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At the moment, I am overwhelmed, but I know God is with me in the midst of this trial. Thank you for this post. It is VERY encouraging.

PHILIPPIANS: 6 BEING CONFIDENT OF THIS VERY THING; THAT HE WHICH HATH BEGUN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL PERFORM IT UNTIL THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST: PHILIPPIANS 1:6 KJV.

Thank you! Much needed word 🙏

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Please lift up isr@el right now. H€Zbola is thre@tening to @tack the n0rth tonight. N€t@nyahu has just called an em€rgency meeting. Pray for protection now as Isr@el is seven hours ahead🙏🙏🙏🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

Please lift up isr@el right now. H€Zbola is thre@tening to @tack the n0rth tonight. N€t@nyahu has just called an em€rgency meeting. Pray for protection now as Isr@el is seven hours ahead🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Pray for Israel's protection and wisdom for leaders. 🙏💕😔

Praying 🙏 for protection.

Praying!!!!

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Please say a prayer for our good friend Louie — in the hospital right now. Just went into the operating room for a serious procedure.

Follow up: He just got out and is in excruciating pain, please 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
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Please say a prayer for our good friend Louie — in the hospital right now. Just went into the operating room for a serious procedure. 

Follow up: He just got out and is in excruciating pain, please 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏Image attachmentImage attachment

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Praying now! 🙏🙏🙏

Praying

Father God in the Name of Jesus Christ cover Your daughter with the Healing Blood of Jesus and restore her health and give her Your Strength and Peace and Grace and Comfort and to her family. Amen.

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Visit us again, Reveal Yourself again, Turn us to You, Restore our land and Revive us again! (s0ng in c0m€nts). ... See MoreSee Less

Visit us again, Reveal Yourself again, Turn us to You, Restore our land and Revive us again! (s0ng in c0m€nts).

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I stand in agreement with this prayer, Lord! 🙏🙏🙏

I love that you used my picture!

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We enjoyed ministering with two great congregations this weekend— Holy Spirit filled times of worship, word and fellowship 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼! I’m encouraged, and looking forward to some more of that at some congregations and a few conferences this summer— stay tuned here for our plans and let us know if you want us to come your way ❤️❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

We enjoyed ministering with two great congregations this weekend— Holy Spirit filled times of worship, word and fellowship 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼! I’m encouraged, and looking forward to some more of that at some congregations and a few conferences this summer— stay tuned here for our plans and let us know if you want us to come your way ❤️❤️❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Wow you look so amazing

Praise the Lord🙌🏼💕sooo happy for my Sis💞

Awesome photos, as usual.

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🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Love this! I’m so thankful! God is so good!♥️♥️♥️

Baruch HaShem ❤️

Praise God from whom all blessings Flow 🙏🌷

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Shabbat Shalom Friends ❤️ we’re back at it— in w@shington dc today and b@ltimore tomorrow— hope some of you can join us! I haven’t been on here much but here are a few special moments I captured this past week, since getting back from isr@el. Our 22 Anniversary, my incredibly handsome son reading the Bible, time with the in-laws, delicious meals (one experimental one that was off the chain— spaghetti squash!) an 0riole game and other games… much to be thankful for. Shabbat Shalom to All of you❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Shabbat Shalom Friends ❤️ we’re back at it— in w@shington dc today and b@ltimore tomorrow— hope some of you can join us! I haven’t been on here much but here are a few special moments I captured this past week, since getting back from isr@el. Our 22 Anniversary, my incredibly handsome son reading the Bible, time with the in-laws, delicious meals (one experimental one that was off the chain— spaghetti squash!) an 0riole game and other games… much to be thankful for. Shabbat Shalom to All of you❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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God bless you! I am so blessed and happy to know you both!

Happy Anniversary

Have I told you how much I love you all?! I’m so happy to see your beautiful faces Whitten family 🥰😍😘

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This touched my heart, from my friend Dianne R.— a good one to think about going into the weekend…

An alcoholic friend of Philip Yancey once said to him:

“When I'm late to church, people turn around and stare at me with frowns of disapproval. I get the clear message that I'm not as responsible as they are. When I'm late to AA, the meeting comes to a halt and everyone jumps up to hug and welcome me. They realize that my lateness may be a sign that I almost didn't make it. When I show up, it proves that my desperate need for them won out over my desperate need for alcohol."

Let’s make sure that people know how welcome they always are, that our table is really big and that there is always a place with their name on it at our table.
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This touched my heart, from my friend Dianne R.— a good one to think about going into the weekend… 

An alcoholic friend of Philip Yancey once said to him: 

“When Im late to church, people turn around and stare at me with frowns of disapproval. I get the clear message that Im not as responsible as they are. When Im late to AA, the meeting comes to a halt and everyone jumps up to hug and welcome me. They realize that my lateness may be a sign that I almost didnt make it. When I show up, it proves that my desperate need for them won out over my desperate need for alcohol.

Let’s make sure that people know how welcome they always are, that our table is really big and that there is always a place with their name on it at our table.

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So true, especially today when many people struggle with health issues, social anxiety, and also the spiritual opposition that faces new believers. They need our prayers and love.

HOSPITALITY! We are commanded by Adonai to practice hospitality. It is important to HIM!

So glad you shared this, His timing is good.

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Today is J€rusalem day (yom Yerush@layim, in h€brew). It commemorates j€rusalem’s reunification in 1967. (celebrate with my song in the C0ments)
J€rusalem became the capital of the J€wish people during King David's reign around 1000 B.C.E. J€rusalem was conquered twice in antiquity, with the second conquest by the Romans in 70 C.E. This marked a significant turning point in J€wish history, initiating thousands of years of mourning for J€rusalem, including the annual observance of Tisha B’Av (day of mourning). Despite two millennia of exile, J€rusalem remained the spiritual capital for the j€ws, and to this day, j€ws world-wide face J€rusalem during prayers. Thank you for your continued prayers for her peace and protection 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
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Today is J€rusalem day (yom Yerush@layim, in h€brew). It commemorates j€rusalem’s reunification in 1967. (celebrate with my song in the C0ments) 
J€rusalem became the capital of the J€wish people during King Davids reign around 1000 B.C.E. J€rusalem was conquered twice in antiquity, with the second conquest by the Romans in 70 C.E. This marked a significant turning point in J€wish history, initiating thousands of years of mourning for J€rusalem, including the annual observance of Tisha B’Av (day of mourning). Despite two millennia of exile, J€rusalem remained the spiritual capital for the j€ws, and to this day, j€ws world-wide face J€rusalem during prayers. Thank you for your continued prayers for her peace and protection 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Awesome! Always praying whenever Jerusalem pops in my head.

Beautiful, Rivka. 💗🎵

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And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.
God knows. His will
Is best.

The stretch of years
Which wind ahead, so dim
To our imperfect vision,
Are clear to God. Our fears
Are premature; In Him,
All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until
God moves to lift the veil
From our impatient eyes,
When, as the sweeter features
Of Life’s stern face we hail,
Fair beyond all surmise
God’s thought around His creatures
Our mind shall fill.

~Minnie Louise Haskins
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And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.
God knows. His will
Is best. 

The stretch of years
Which wind ahead, so dim
To our imperfect vision,
Are clear to God. Our fears
Are premature; In Him,
All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until
God moves to lift the veil
From our impatient eyes,
When, as the sweeter features
Of Life’s stern face we hail,
Fair beyond all surmise
God’s thought around His creatures
Our mind shall fill.

~Minnie Louise Haskins

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Beautiful in every way! 💖🙌🏽🌟

Soooo needed to read this, as I'm facing a lot of those very unknowns in my life right now!

Beautiful Words ❤️ 😍 🤩

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I am literally SOBBING to read this from Zac Seif and I had to share it with you. Thank you for all your faithful prayers. Please continue to pray for his complete recovery, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Thank you to whoever found him and brought him to the hospital — God BLESS you!! 😭❤️🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

I am literally SOBBING to read this from Zac Seif and I had to share it with you. Thank you for all your faithful prayers. Please continue to pray for his complete recovery, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Thank you to whoever found him and brought him to the hospital — God BLESS you!! 😭❤️🙏Image attachment

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He's in OKC?! Well praise GOD, He is good! May this Zac friend of yours continue to be encouraged. Many more prayers going up for him. 🙏🙌❤️‍🔥

Abba, hold Zac in Your loving arms. Hide him under the shadow of ✝️✝️🩸🕊❣️🦅Thy wings oh God. Heal his broken heart 💔, in Yeshua’s Almighty Name

I’m going to okc tomorrow is he allowed visitors

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