Category Archives: Holidays v. Feasts

The Zionist Roots of Thanksgiving

Without question, Thanksgiving is connected to Sukkot. Maybe more than one realizes. The first Thanksgiving day was not a day… it was a week, preceded by a day of fasting. If that sounds like Yom Hakippurim and Sukkot, you would … Continue reading

Posted in A Thought..., Holidays v. Feasts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A cup of coffee in Madrid

Five years ago, traveling to Israel was on my bucket list. A dream for ‘maybe one day.’ Sure, the Torah says, ‘All your males shall appear before Me three times a year…’ but, that seemed utterly impossible. This morning, we … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two FUNNY videos from Pesach….

So, we are back in the US and getting over jet lag while dealing with mild depression from having to leave Israel.  Honestly, “there” feels more like home than “here,” but I digress. As previously shared, we had an awesome … Continue reading

Posted in B'Ney Yosef Congress, Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shabbat in Jerusalem

After a very late night, last night, we began our morning slowly… after most had drifted out of beds and into the common area, we shared a breakfast of boiled eggs, matzah, cheese, olives and charoset. We then decided to … Continue reading

Posted in B'Ney Yosef Congress, Holidays v. Feasts, Sabbath | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Passover surprise!

As my longtime readers may recall, we stayed in this house for Sukkot 2016 and were invited into the sukkah of our host’s father for the first day of Sukkot.  Later in the week we were invited into the moshav’s … Continue reading

Posted in B'Ney Yosef Congress, Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s not that I have to, I get to!!

Chag Same’ach!! Curried lamb, lemon sauteed asparagus, spiced carrots, salad, avocado and wonderful matzah along with a glass of Josh. Mmmmmmm…..   This Feast stuff is such a burden…  NOT!! And on the fifteenth day of the same month is … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays v. Feasts, Visual Scripture | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Taste and see that the Lord is good!!

While generally understood in a metaphorical sense, yesterday, I was reminded of the real physical sense that our Father expects us to understand His Word when it says, Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Ps. 34:8 We … Continue reading

Posted in A Thought..., Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Matzah Truffles and Pesach Delicacies…

Two years ago, I offered a terrific compilation of delicious Pesach recipes using matzah. Well, the truffles have been so well received the last two years that I thought I’d kick the dark chocolate and sea salt truffles up a … Continue reading

Posted in A Thought..., Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Being without excuse..

I know.  People would rather not be faced with truth, but sometimes, it is so blindingly obvious that it can’t be avoided and we are therefore without excuse. Our local TV station ran a story on their website, and maybe … Continue reading

Posted in A Thought..., Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A quick, fun Hanukkah project…

My wife sent me a pic the other day (at left) of a cool item she wanted me to make for Hanukkah.  As soon as I saw the pic, I added it to my to-do list. Well, I just got … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

What an AMAZING day!!

I’m pretty sure that I can’t even begin to describe today, but I’m going to give it a shot… The experiences were wonderful, but the lessons learned were even more special. Al McCarn and I, along with my two youngest … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays v. Feasts, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dayenu, at Sukkot??

Today was another amazing day!  We waited with great anticipation the arrival of David and Deborah Harding of Australia along with special guest, Bulkunu, of the Aboriginal people.  They showed up here looking exhausted, even a bit shell-shocked, after a … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays v. Feasts, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Send me your sukkah pics!!!

Please send me a pic of you in your sukkah.  Tell me where you are from and a name if it is okay to publish, and I will add it to this thread.  Thank you Don and Priscilla Cohen, of … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

FOREVER. (Chag Sameach)

At least a half dozen times we are told that Passover is a statute to be kept ‘forever’ in ‘all your dwelling places.’ Does your preacher affirm this?  Worth asking the very hard questions!!  What a blessing last night and … Continue reading

Posted in A Thought..., Holidays v. Feasts, Sabbath | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Difficult verses in the ‘Christmas’ story, p.4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that … Continue reading

Posted in A Thought..., Holidays v. Feasts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments