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It was hard to choose just one appearance but, the one that I wanted to look at was in Matthew 28:8-10, “So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Yeshua met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came up and took hold of … Continue reading …And Then He Appeared
We were all excited! Driving down to Ft. Lauderdale early in the morning, anticipating our cruise was making us all punchy! We pulled into the parking lot and were directed to a spot towards the back, when we saw them. Monkeys! Two adult monkey’s and a baby were sitting there looking at us. At this … Continue reading The Great Escape
Our aunt Mindy used to say that “real people’s stories were better than any movie or book”. She would tell us stories of people she knew from the old days in Miami or from the lower east side of New York City. The stories would always surprise me with the bravery, resiliency, emotional turmoil and … Continue reading When You Want To Say No To God
All throughout the bible God shows himself time and again as being the one who has our backs. He is the one who knows our needs before we ask, before we have realized that we even have a problem! In the Garden of Eden, we see God knowing that Adam would need a companion, and … Continue reading Who Has Your Back?
When I was a kid in elementary school, the dismissal bell at 3:00 filled me with dread. I was a nerdy kid who loved to read, loved art, was fat, not good at sports, wore braces and I was an easy punching bag. When the bell would ring and I walked outside unto the school … Continue reading Are You Punch Drunk?
Crecí en un hogar latino en el que la comida era fundamental para nuestro hogar. Ninguna celebración se llevó a cabo sin grandes cantidades de comida y concursos con todas las tías compitiendo por ser la mejor cocinera. Entonces, cuando comencé mi viaje hacia el judaísmo mesiánico, ¿me sorprendió una fiesta (Yom Kippur) sin comida? … Continue reading Los Desesperados
There is a beautiful piyyut (liturgical poem) that is sung during Yom Kippur that is called, “Ki Hinei Hachomer” (Like Clay In the Hands Of the Potter) which I have fallen in love with! It is a medieval liturgical poem and it is based on Jeremiah 18:6; “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal … Continue reading The Accuser
A medida que nos acercamos al mes de Elul, tradicionalmente nos preparamos para buscar nuestros corazones y recurrir a nuestro Dios. Cuando miramos la palabra “Elul” es similar a la raíz del verbo “buscar” en arameo. Los rabinos usualmente conectan a “Elul” con la idea de buscar nuestros corazones y prepararnos para los días santos. … Continue reading La Búsqueda
Is it just me or is everyone exhausted? This year has beat us up pretty badly. We have dealt with friends and families, facing illness, death, loneliness, isolation, confusion, complete upheaval of our everyday lives, and don’t forget the hunting for toilet paper! It has been an eye opener for those of us who love … Continue reading The King Has Not Left the Building
Can anyone pronounce Zelophehad? That’s why I titled this blog “The Daughters of “Z”! This month contains two of my favorite portions, which are parashat Pinchas and Mattot/Massei. Well, in this portion we meet Zelophehad’s five daughters Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. In Numbers 27:1-7, the story unfolds of five women trying to get … Continue reading The Daughters of “Z”
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