Recognizing God’s Word

The Word of God has been given numerous times throughout history, always the same word in different forms, always at God’s appointed times. Just as God gives rain in certain seasons so he gives his word during his holy days, when the soils of men’s hearts are soft and receptive. The word of the Lord…

Rabbi Akiva

Rabbi Akiva a second century sage Said this while standing at the mouth of a well: “who carved this rock?” they said to him, “the water that consistently falls on it every day.” They said to him, “Akiva, did you not read water wears away stones (job 14:15)?” immediately Rabbi Akiva ruled…: Just as the…

was it this day

Have you wondered what is the exact middle of the Torah? Are middles significant? The tree of life was planted in the midst of the Garden, the word of God took on flesh and dwelt in the midst of men. In Zechariah 2, God says that he will dwell in the midst of Zion. The exact center of anything…

Perfect for Pesach

Passover 2017, came and went. On the day of preparations, my son asked me, why are we celebrating Passover? We aren’t even Jewish! That’s true, and in fact not being Jewish gives him a reason to ask. Each year I say to myself, ‘I will use this question as an opportunity to fill the commandment:…

HEAR AND OBEY

  Inkling: When we truly hear Christ we respond in obedience to God’s commandments. His Word is what transforms us into a kingdom of priests and a holy nation which shall be a light to all the nations. Can the Son of God be separated from the Word of God? I think we have tried,…

unleavened

Every year Passover comes to us in chocolate covered matzah and festive Seder plates with vivid reminders of our personal redemption. Every year we get to celebrate, we get to remember and we are allowed to clean out. Passover is a privilege that we are permitted to re-live. On the first Passover God emptied Egypt, by removing every individual Israelite.…

Rediscovering Messiah

Messiah is the central message of God, the center of creation, the why and how of the universe from the beginning until the end. He gives all creation purpose, his word cleanses, his light reveals, his spirit seeks and his identity saves and empowers all who know him. Rabbi Levi ben Gershon (RALBAG), of the…

breaking the glass

I made the centerpieces myself, an apartment was prepared, plans finalized, my dress hung ready with matching satin shoes, like the ones I saw in my mother’s wedding album. I remember sitting in her closet while inspecting the forgotten images; images that appeared stained with time and tears, outdated and lost; images that were part…

The festival of victories

A historically documented miracle. God fighting on behalf of his people. We must remember this. Those who trust in The Most High God must remember his victories among his called out ones. A small shepherd army defeating a trained multitude of armed soldiers. Soldiers hungry for blood and power. God proved himself strong on behalf…