Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘evan’ / אבן, Another picture…

Last evening as Jonathan and I sat around unwinding, he had a few thoughts from his morning Torah study he wanted to share.  As we were looking at verses in Deuteronomy 4, I suddenly had a brainstorm.  First, the verses, … Continue reading

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Tales from the Bus. Mercy.

Jackson*, a fourth grade student on my bus, has been a bit of a handful lately.  More than a few times in recent weeks I have had to talk to his school principal for various infractions on the bus, from … Continue reading

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‘Is the Torah only for the Jews?’ (Book Recommendation)

Lately, I have been so busy studying and training for a new position at work.  In my very limited spare time I have been reading and thoroughly enjoying a terrific primer that every person coming into an Hebraic understanding of … Continue reading

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Thoughts from B’reisheet

Today began the new year’s cycle of Torah portions.  Our family attended a small fellowship in Columbia and enjoyed participating in a fun discussion/midrash that took a jaunt through Genesis 1:1-6:8, this week’s portion.  We also participated in their ongoing … Continue reading

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The Rivers of Eden

Originally posted on GRACE in TORAH:
Why does Torah portion Bereshit seem to interrupt the natural flow of the creation narrative to interject the telling of the rivers of Eden? Does this break in the story seem strange to you?…

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A Holy Convocation

Originally posted on Sanctuary Gardener:
? “Seven days you shall over an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto…

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Fencing the Commandments

One of the unfair charges often leveled against Rabbinic Judaism is that they added to the Word of God by ‘fencing the commandments.’  And, while the charge may be true, it is generally leveled as if no one else is … Continue reading

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Jesus on ‘Works’ and ‘Eternal Life’

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Full context here.) What must I DO to inherit eternal life? DO. This verse begins a recounting of a conversation … Continue reading

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One Law, Water, Light and Bread

I was reading a post by Peter over at the OMJ blogspot when a comment he had inserted into a quote got my attention.  While the post was about John 7 and 8 from a Hebraic perspective, the comment said, … Continue reading

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My Defense…

This tune was playing in my head all afternoon.  Wonderful reminder of Who defends me when the adversary assails.

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Did Jonah Meet Yeshua??

So, I’m studying and preparing to teach a segment on the Memra to a group during their Sukkot gathering.  It is an invitation I am excited about, particularly because they asked me to briefly share on one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur in Babylon

Today marks our fourth Yom Kippur observance since leaving the traditions of men behind, and it has been an interesting one. As many of my readers know, we are in the unenviable position of being ‘homeless.’  The house we were … Continue reading

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