GIVING JEWISH “Draw out your soul to the hungry.” ~ Isaiah (Yesha’yahu) 58:10
I often reflect on the 20 years of my life spent in “narashkeit” (foolishness) and the amazing journey I have been on these last 3 years. While we all come from differing backgrounds, whether you are Jew or one from the Nations, I am sure some of you can relate. There has been good and [Read More]
I had the pleasure of speaking at a Jews for Judaism Canada event in Toronto this year on the eve of the Christian holiday of Christmas.
For quite a number of weeks leaders in Judaism have focused on the shocking Pew Report that presented a dismal future for Jews. One of the most shocking numbers was the 34% of Jews who believed it was OK to be Jewish and believe in Jesus. This was only a number, a very daunting number [Read More]
Walking into the synagogue on Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day assembly at the end of Sukkot was like walking into school for the first time. Only this time my mother was not there to hold my hand, and tell me everything would be alright.
One of the first things we hear from Jewish people that have turned away from Judaism towards Christianity is the love that was poured upon them by the people in the Church or Hebrew Christian congregation that they first walked into. In a recent phone conversation I was told of a young man that walked [Read More]
When I heard the tradition of writing down prayers to leave in the cracks of the Holy Wall in Jerusalem, I thought it would only be appropriate to choose a beautiful stationery, meditate for a while on what exactly I intended to write, then compose it carefully in perfect cursive penmanship. Maybe even print it [Read More]
Have you ever had a philosophy that you held strongly in your mind but found difficult to carry out? Cloth diapers is an example of this for me.
Standing at the kotel (wall) for the first time, the famous “Wailing Wall” in Jerusalem, I felt… Words vanish. Then come back, but inadequately. I felt… Connected. Close. Myself. Reality. Holiness. God. The place where our Jewish past, countless sacrifices and offerings, battles both spiritual and physical, meets our beautiful future. Rebuild Your Holy Temple. [Read More]
A few days have passed since my run-in with the Messianic Jewish website that tricked me with their Torah portion list… www.torahportions.org And now I’m wondering if they’re doing a good thing. Sort of. For someone.