Elul – Day 31

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 | 0 comments

Tishrei 2, Second Day of Rosh Hashana   THE DAY OF CORONATION   The idea of Rosh Hashana as the day when we “coronate” G-d as the King of the Universe, may be one of the strangest and hardest to accept for those of us raised in modern, democratic societies. To us kings are corrupt despots at worst, and characters out of fairy tales at best. Yet this idea is essential to the observance of Rosh Hashana, because in the language of Judaism a king is a metaphor for absolute authority. On Rosh Hashana we accept upon ourselves G-d as the one and only absolute authority who rules over...

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Elul – Day 28

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 | 0 comments

Elul – Day 28

COMPASSION – WHAT IS IT? Many talk about having or not having compassion…empathy…but when it comes down to the rubber meets the road – what exactly does it mean? How do we show compassion? In the purest sense of the word, compassion is simply stepping out of your own box, removing the boundaries that you have set for yourself to keep your heart intact. You could actually switch out the word compassion…and use the word love. When we can look at another and put aside our feelings, our emotions, our hurts and love another … simply because they are a child of...

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10 Days of Awe – Day 1

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 | 1 comment

It has begun. The Ten Days of Awe are now upon us. So what does that mean to you and me? Well, it could mean nothing – and then again, if you allow it, it can rejuvenate and reform your life! The Great Day of JUDGMENT, also called Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is fast approaching. The books will be closed and we will be left wondering what is to come. But we can know what will be IF we focus on our transformation during these next ten days. Let’s try to reconnect with those ten prophetic empowerment given at Mt. Sinai. Let’s focus on the first day and see what Exodus 20 has...

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