Shavuot 2017

On the eve of Tuesday, May 30th, fully 7 weeks after Passover, we celebrate the Feast of Shavuot, or as it’s called in the Greek of the New Testament, “The Day of Pentecost”. Both the … Read More

50 Years & Counting…

  The date was June 7th, 1967. The Muslim nations surrounding Israel had united to finally wipe the Jewish state off the map once and for all. The Six Day War had been going strong … Read More

The Fallen & the Free

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting” (Psalm 126:5). For the Jewish people and in the context of this Psalm, “sowing in tears” has been a reference to the sorrows endured as … Read More

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

It has now been 72 years since the remaining survivors of the Holocaust were released from the Nazi concentration camps. That means that the youngest of the survivors are all at least about 73-years-old or … Read More

Pesach (Passover) Reflections

This week we are in the midst of celebrating Pesach (Passover), and the weekly reading is a special one for Shabbat, “Chol HaMoed Pesach” from Exodus. As we are on the theme of Passover, I … Read More

Passover – April 2017

Many things may come to mind when it comes to Passover… matzah (traditional unleavened bread), the Seder (the Passover meal), the 10 “plagues” against Egypt, the blood of the Passover lamb on the doorposts and … Read More

A Season of Celebration…

During the past two weeks, I wrote two blog entries reflecting on the very special season that we are in. In part one, A Season of Reflection, Repentance, and Celebration, I wrote about this season … Read More

A Season of Repentance!

As I wrote in my most recent blog entry, A Season of Reflection, Repentance, and Celebration, we are in the midst of a very special season! It is a time when the Jewish people reflect … Read More