The one thread that unites all major world religions.
Enlightenment leads to moral dilemmas. The story of Moses and the burning bush as well as G-d's name are used as examples
Beginning every day with a prayer of thanks and devotion is spiritually enhancing and enlightening. An elightening talmudic tale infuses this with meaning. I originally wrote this piece as an introduction to an essay on different parts of the formal prayer services. Comments will be a...
Establishing what came first, the chicken or the egg is a deep philosophical question that has bothered philosophists for years. Here are some approaches to the problem - deep and amusing!
Organized, patriarchal religion is the bane of our existence.
A request from a friend prompted me into a little bit of deep thinking, I thought I would share it with you. as my old grandad would say, always keep a promise and never make any you cant keep.
A short, but deep, spiritual poem foreshadowing the secrets of the wandering few. The exile (suffering) of the few faithful in this final generation will ultimately pave the way for the redemption of the multitudes.
The scroll called Numbers does not seem to be as miscellaneous in its format as the scroll before it (Leviticus). The sages say it is a book of archives, legislation and narrative.
The Leviticus scroll is where Jah focuses in on holiness. A person would think that Leviticus refers to the Levites; the Hebrew term for this scroll is appropriate: Vayikra, 'he called'. My translation opens up with, 'Then the LORD summoned...' It is God's instructions for his priests...
Exodus is the 2nd scroll found in the Teaching of Moshe. When we read this scroll, we see why Israel does what it does today, and why Jah refuses to ever let Israel be trampled as a nation. That is, God will not let Israel cease to exist as a country in the Land of Israel.
The United States of America is ignoring its roots. There are some citizens who do not even know their roots. What made this Republic great was Torah, the Teaching of Moshe. This Teaching is found in 5 scrolls - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Consider this a surv...
I am not so sure Moses William Shapira is the bad Hebrew certain men have made him out to be. Come, enter into this world of intrigue; see the life of a man who has aroused my curiosity via his fascinating personality and his captivating fruits.
This is my review/commentary on 'Man Seeks God', Eric Weiner's latest book. After reading his book 'Geography of Bliss' back when I was in Hawaii years ago, I was lookiing forward to his next book. It did not disappoint.
I have written a piece on how to find happiness and this is another similar article, focusing on finding the peace we all seek. I come across unhappy people all my life and in my personal life I have tried to overcome my own obstacles by trying to follow the things I write. I hope the...
A short poem which describes world war as being near, and about how spiritual merits protect from fear
My poem is a message, you may try to decipher it if you will
Life is too short to abort, but long enough to send out an SOS
This is a short poem which talks about sadness and pain, hope and faith, judgement and reward, and Happiness in following the dictates of Heaven.
This is a poem about changing the world and where it starts
This is a short poem which shares some thoughts and feelings about a prayer with a tear
Spiritual Truth unbound by physical constraints, above and beyond human limitations.
Silence is like a tall bold Mountain. It has a latent spiritual power to create images in the minds of others when it is utilized. Also, it has the power to sometimes defuse anger in others. Your silence, when others are angry and screaming at you, will often allow their anger to abat...
A short Haiku Poem, where just a few words can yield a thousand images
Sacrifices don't always have to come at the expense of pain. How often we recognize, after the fact, that had we done things correctly the first time it would have certainly come out right from the outset. Then again, how many of us learn this lesson and put it into practice? Howeve...
Poetry with a message. Poetry is more than words on paper. It is the venue by which much deeper lessons can be transmitted through the eyes, heart, and experiences of the author. It is not just a hobby, but more often is a real part of the soul of the poet departing a very real part o...