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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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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The Rope

Why ‘emuna’ and not ‘faith’? Early on, when I first became a student of the Hebrew Scriptures, I was blessed to learn what true Torah faith was; it was pure Divine providence. Matter of fact, I was about to enter a very rough period and what I learned would save me from disaster. A few …

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