Jew and Gentile

This blog was inspired by a friend’s thread on Facebook, although I have been wanting to write on the subject for a long while, this thread helped me put some things in order to be able to write on it. The subject of this blog is about the responsibilities between Israel and the nations. There …

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Forever Kindness

While at work the other day, I heard a radio playing in the background in another department. On that day the station was set on one of those stations that played old time Christian gospel songs which is very popular here in the South USA. One of the songs was an old favorite to many …

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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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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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