Elul – Day 10

Posted by on Aug 29, 2020 | 0 comments

Elul – Day 10

Elul Day 10 TO CONSOLE AND TO BE CONSOLED This first week of Elul is the fourth week in the Seven Weeks of Consolation, which began immediately following the destruction of Tisha B’Av. The Holy One comforts and consoles us while we work on rebuilding our relationship with Him during Elul (as Moses did on Mt. Sinai), thereby showing us that a relationship with Him is a two-way street. The Midrash explains the progression of these seven weeks as a dialogue between us and G-d (which reflects our introspection in the month of Elul): Week One: G-d sends His messengers, the prophets, to...

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Elul – Day 9

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 | 1 comment

Elul Day 9 SEEING G-D Perhaps the most dramatic experience that happens atop Mt. Sinai is when Moses asks to meet G-d face to face: “I beg you, show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:18). G-d responds, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live… I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by, and I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back…” This exchange is puzzling. How could Moses not have known that one can only come face-to-face with G-d in the next world?  And why does the Torah document...

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Half way through Elul

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 | 0 comments

Half way through Elul

So how’s it going? Have you been following along each day with us as we go through various thoughts, exercises and plans of action? Have you taken advantage of the uniqueness of this season to bring heaven down to earth? Or are you still sitting on the couch watching the tube? Sigh…….you’re missing out on so much! This season of repentance, teshuvah, is when it is said that the King is in the field. What does that mean to you? To me, it means that while my King is always available, this is the time when He has come down off His throne and is walking in the field with...

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“But the Preacher is a Lady”

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered at the scriptures that tell the entire half of a body of believers to shut up? Are you kidding me? Well…as an advocate for the voice of women, as a warrior princess myself, as one who believes that half of the body should not be shut out from leadership, when an article like this comes along, I like to share it. Please take the time to read in its entirety as it is an insightful and very well done article by John Diffenderfer of JOHNDIFF Blog. Don’t forget to check out and bookmark his blog as it has lots of great articles! This one is exceptional:...

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Back to the Beginning

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Sukkot is now truly a fading memory, even though we linger here and there on some of those more special moments which found us along the way of our eight day adventure. But with any highlight, there is always a downside….it ends. And so here we are, on the road again, another dollar another day, and back to the beginning. The last of the Tanach has been read and sorted through – and now we can begin again! So let’s face the beginning pages one more time (or maybe for the first time) and see what treasures we will find this year. Genesis…..in the Hebrew it is called...

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