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New Year - New Way of Blogging

Last year, right at the start, I have made a sort-of-promise to write a small something for every Parshah of the year.  I did it in memory of my loved ones, and in newly found understanding that some people, actually, are interested in things I have to say, be it Torah, some mini-poetry, or just life musings. 263 more words

Jewish Stories

Woo Hoo! Bereisheet is Back!

Last year’s Bereisheet ended with the summer. People had things to do and our awesome cantor had the house she was renting sold out from under her. 606 more words


Jewish Time 5: Keeping Up with Tradition. Why Two-day Yom Tov?

After understanding why it is that we keep a double-standard year, and what was involved in creating the Jewish calendar, let’s take a step back for a moment in order to understand one of the most interesting issues of the Jewish world today: why keep a two-day Yom Tov? 1,956 more words


The Right Not to Remain Silent

“The melodious song mesmerized me and cloaked my soul in a most liberating embrace I had never known. The emotion enveloped me, and smothered the emptiness.” 371 more words

Quote Of The Day

"Calling All Prophets"

Jesus taught his disciples to pray for the arrival of the day when the rule of God (his Kingdom) would be as present on earth as it is in heaven. 271 more words

Biblical Theology


These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
Colossians 2:17

At this time of year (early October) the days get shorter, the nights get longer, the temperature gets cooler (at least in some parts of the world) and the shadows lengthen. 591 more words

Ed Blonski

Yom Kippur 5778: VaYikra/Leviticus 16:1-34 and 18:1-30

These two sections are part of the Aharei Mot parasha. 16 is about cleansing rituals that Aaron is instructed to do to make expiation (atonement) for himself, his family, and all of Israel. 689 more words