“Last Day” Ponderings

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021 | 0 comments

“Last Day” Ponderings

 LAST DAY? What last day? Dear Mishpocha (family), Today, on the calendar that I follow for the Feast Days, it is the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, following Passover and then First Fruits (Lev 23:9-14). For some of you, Easter comes tomorrow and you will be celebrating the Resurrection then. To reconcile the two, one can also read I Cor. 15:20-23 where Paul speaks about Jesus being the First Fruits. Either way, those of us that follow the God of Israel and our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) rejoice in the Son overcoming evil and paving the way for all of us to return to the Father!...

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Torah Portion #17 – Yitro

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 | 0 comments

Torah Portion #17 – Yitro

I am the Holy One your God. It is I Who brought you forth from the land of Egypt. Exodus 20:2 This is one of the most amazing and confusing Torah portions I’ve ever combed through – how about you? Have you ever considered a different understanding of this portion than the one you have been spoon-fed for years? Have you ever gone outside the box of religiosity and the dogmatic approach of theology to gaze into the looking glass of centuries past? Well, get ready beloved, you may vehemently object, but after you kick and scream and cling to your religious blanket, you may view our...

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A week of choices…

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 | 0 comments

A week of choices…

Then all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes,  the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moshe, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” [Exodus 20:19-20] Yes, this is a week of choices – according to the selected Torah reading (Parsha) for this week. In Exodus the Holy One Himself is ready to address all the people…all the people. But, unfortunately, the entire congregation of Moshe (Moses) freaks out, closes their eyes and...

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A week of revelation…

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 | 3 comments

A week of revelation…

This week began just like any other week. A week determined to ‘get through’ the week. To make it to Friday. But something happened. Revelation is beginning (again) to take hold, to awaken within my battered soul. It began with reading a commentary on his week’s Parsha (weekly Torah reading), ‘Yitro’ (Jethro) ~ Exodus 18:1-20:23. The Intro for this parsha was written by a humble servant of the Holy One, who’ve I’ve listened to for over 10 years, Bill Bullock. His daily commentaries are written under the pen name of “Rabbi’s Son”. As...

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Time flies

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 | 2 comments

When you’re having fun…well, that’s what they say anyway. Time has flown – but I sure wasn’t having any fun! Trying to stay sane, stay working and keep up with housework is monumental STRESS when you are sick! Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one sick … so was my hubby .. and you know how hubbies are when they are sick .. yep! Today, however, I feel pretty close to human and even did a bit of housework and maintenance on the homestead. Now, aren’t you glad I shared all that with you? Yeah, right! So on to better things. This week’s Torah...

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