Eye Of The Tiger

The other morning, while listening to the radio on the way to work one of my favorite songs from the Rocky movies came on. As I sang along with the radio some of the words of the song took on a different meaning to me. Coming from a background of studying for Orthodox Jewish conversion, …

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The Power of Kindness

“There is no hope of joy except in human relations.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery I began this blog from a thought I had when I read a statement in a Facebook thread I was following. A day later I saw a book on my shelf that I had not yet read, the subject of the book …

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ASHREI – HAPPY

  Psalm 146: 5a Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, (www.mechon-mamre.org) The first Hebrew word of this verse is ‘Ashrei’, it is translated into the English as, happy, praiseworthy or praises. When I read this verse the other day, it has been in my thoughts now for days. I knew from …

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Taking A Closer Look

Here recently I have begun to take a closer look at what is being said in Genesis 9 and the Seven Commandments of the Creator. Sometimes I find myself lost in the world of one word or phrase of a verse. I am one who will dig the meaning of things out; I have many …

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A Question We All Should Ask

In my personal reading I came across a verse of scripture that has caused me to ask a question. Personally, I think that every person of the non-Jewish nations should ask. In truth, there are several verses that fall in a similar situation; but, for this blog, I will deal with the one verse. Let …

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Baggage

This morning I began the study of a book I was recommended by a friend, ‘The Introduction To The Talmud by Maimondides’ translated by Zvi Lampel. In the translator’s Preface is found a statement that I found myself pondering on all morning, “...by peerless, earnest toil, in an attempt to understand the will of Hashem.” …

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Learning or Entertainment

Many of my readers know that I spent 6+ years studying Orthodox Jewish conversion and right at the time I was about to move to a Jewish community, I asked myself that question that everyone going through the proses asks or is asked, “Why are do you want to convert?”. For those wondering I did …

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