Category Archives: Holidays v. Feasts

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Difficult verses in the ‘Christmas’ story… p.2

Yesterday, we began a short series considering some verses from the ‘Christmas’ story that challenge the traditional theological narrative of Christendom.  As I implied yesterday, these verses should pique our interest in a search for truth.  I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Difficult verses in the ‘Christmas’ story, p.1

This is the time of year when most of Christendom is focused on the advent of the Messiah of Israel, commonly called Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ.  In churches and in homes Scriptures from the Old and New … Continue reading

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