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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Knowledge

This morning I a woke with the subject of ‘knowledge’ on my mind. I knew shortly that I wanted to write on it for it has been on my mind for some time now. Shortly after I woke I had read a writing on this week’s Torah section by Yossi Katz of the Breslov Research …

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Reinventing

The idea for this blog I got from a conversation from one of my Christian acquaintances. Most that know me know that I have been dealing with a health issue since last September. I have had to relearn and re-wake some things that have been turned off in my brain. I was told by this …

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Why Are You Converting?

When you are in the process of conversion to Orthodox Judaism, you are asked this question from many different people. Going through the process, one will ask oneself this same question often. During the many years of the conversion process this question may reach different answers as the process continues. As a person who strives …

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Why God Fearers Do Not Observe Any Traditional Religious Holidays

There is plenty of information on the pagan background of traditional religious holidays out there. The Purpose of this blog is not to rehash old information but to supply a fresh look at the situation. This blog will beginning to inform you why we God fearers do not observe the traditional religious holiday system around …

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