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The Awl and the Door

Seems like almost all my posts lately have been about mortality. Here’s a little break.

Parshah Re’eh (Deuteronomy 12-16) is packed with structures and laws put in place to protect us from each other and to guide us into a closer relationship with God. 509 more words

The Two Kinds of Comfort

This week is Shabbat Nachamuthe first Sabbath following the day of Jewish national mourning, Tisha B’Av. We call this day the “Sabbath of comfort” because it is the first of seven… 782 more words


Lechem HaChayim 10

Let’s pick back up with my Bat Mitzvah Haftarah portion, at the actual place it begins and go through the end of the chapter. We are in Yesh’yahu 51. 408 more words

Excerpts From The Living Word

Isaiah's prophecies: Jesus, Paul, and the first century church read the Torah & Haftarah

As you can see in the chart above, the book of Isaiah is divided up by most people into roughly two categories. Chapters 1-40:1 are judgments and chapters 40:1-66 are called the prophecies of comfort on this chart from Thomas Nelson, Inc. 355 more words

Bought from the Bolsheviks

Thankfully, I can use this phrase without sounding insensitive, since the Bolshevik revolution ended about a century ago. Of course, it could still sound insensitive, because me saying it is one way to get something past the radar.   440 more words


Yitro Tehillim (Psa 19:2-5)

2 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands. 3 Day to day pours forth speech; and night to night reveals knowledge.  522 more words


Beshalach Tehillim (Psa 66)

1 For the chief Musician. A song or psalm.

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth! 2 Sing forth the glory of his name; make his praise glorious! 524 more words