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Snow Instead of Flood and Paddling Your Own Canoe

We spent this past Shabbos in a hotel and wow did that feel positively decadent after so many Shabboses in the Shabbat RV 2.0!  There was unlimited running water, heat, soft comfy beds with all the fixings, like smooth sheets.  1,344 more words


7 Quick Insights: The Prophet Isaiah

  1.  He lived from 740 BCE to 681 BCE One of the greatest prophets, a contemporary of Hosea, Amos and Micah. His prophecies include the vision of the…
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I am Back! And Bearing Gifts...

Wow, where has the time gone?  It has been an eternity (actually like 5 months) since I last posted on this blog…so much has happened! 632 more words


Delighting in Contradictions: A Sermon

Holy God, hold all the parts of our lives together in you. Amen.

Some of you know that I love Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday. I get a kick out of the clever decorations this time of year – the wicked witches’ feet that you can stick under your porch because they are on a ground stake, and the smartly-worded welcome sign that reads “Come in for a spell.” This year I added to my collection a sign that reads “the witch is in,” and I decided to hang it on my office door. 1,583 more words

Living in the Present

“In the early years of his leadership the Alter Rebbe declared publicly, “One must live with the time.” From his brother, R. Yehuda Leib, the elder chassidim discovered that the Rebbe meant one must live with the sedra of the week and the particular parsha of the day. 275 more words


Sanhedrin 97

Moshiach Can Come Today If….

Sanhedrin 96b-97a

The Gemara begins a lengthy discussion about Moshiach:

Rav Nachman asked Rabbi Yitzchak: “Have you heard when Bar Nafli will come”? 473 more words

Sanhedrin 96

Descendants of Haman Learned Torah in Bnei Brak

Sanhedrin 96b

Having mentioned that Nebuzaraden converted to Judaism, the Gemara cites a Baraisa that enumerates other enemies of Israel who became associated with Judaism: 592 more words