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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The Revelation of …..

Posted by on Dec 25, 2020 | 0 comments

The Revelation of …..

THE REVEALING! This week’s Parsha (reading) of the scriptures concerns the revealing of a man whom many presumptiously thought dead. When his brothers turned against him in anger, threw him in a pit for being what they thought was arrogant and presumptious, and then finally sold him off to some unscrupulous gangs traveling along the road to Egypt….they thought they were rid of their ‘problem’. Not so. Nothing is ever that simple! We ourselves try to get rid of our problems by dumping them into a pit, passing them off to an unsuspecting soul and believing that we have...

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Vayigash-Genesis 44:18-47:27

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 | 2 comments

Vayigash-Genesis 44:18-47:27

18 Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’ 20 And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him.’ 21 Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 We said to my lord, ‘The...

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Elul – Day 27

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 | 0 comments

Elul – Day 27

COMPASSION – Do you have it? Part of the preparatory work of Elul is to examine how compassionate we are in the things we do, say and act upon. This is the month when the Holy One’s compassion freely flows, even though it flows all the time, this is the month of the living waters that flow freely. But to be refreshed, to be renewed, to be overwhelmed with his compassion we must reach up from where we are in this world into the next to bring it into our lives. The secret of Ani l’dodi, “I am for my beloved” is all about taking initiative. I must first show that...

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Elul – Day 21

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 | 0 comments

A BROKEN HEART – How to heal One can not go through the journey of life without making mistakes … sometimes pretty big mistakes! Our lives and those around us break, and even life itself can bend us so far that we don’t know how to straighten up again. I’ve often said, we are broke people living in a broke world…we’re all broke. But there is a remedy for this condition! I’m sure you’ve heard it said, ‘when given lemons in life, make lemonade’. It’s really true my friend, make lemonade! You have two choices when given lemons in...

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