ANOTHER YOM KIPPUR

“Hear, O Y’Israyl: YAHWEH our Elohim, HE is One. You shall Love YAHWEH your Elohim, with all your Heart, and with all your Soul and with all your Might… Love your neighbor as yourself. I am YAHWEH.“ – Deuteronomy 6 verses 4-5 & Leviticus 19 verse 18 Even that year in 2006 when I missed out on virtually all the Jewish feasts […]

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BIBLE STORIES (48): JACOB RETURNS HOME TO ISAAC

After building an altar to YAHWEH in Bethel, Jacob and his entourage proceeded on their journey back home. Just before Ephrath “… Rachael travailed, and she had hard labour.” (Genesis 35:16). Rachael, despite assurances from the midwife that she will “… have this son also” (v.17), died after birthing her second son, but not before […]

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BABYLON

Before I embraced stoicism, worry over just about anything was second nature to me. Interestingly, I didn’t go looking for it like it was the solution to my challenges, rather I’d studied my situation and decided on the approach to respond, before I found that I shared the same approach and philosophy with stoics from […]

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BIBLE STORIES (47): JACOB RETURNS TO BETHEL

Jacob did fear for his life after what Simeon and Levi did to Hamor, his son Shechem and their people, but he made no attempt to leave his abode until YAHWEH asked him to “… arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto HIM, that appeared unto you when […]

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BIBLE STORIES (46): DINAH RAPED

After Jacob had mended fences with his brother Esau, and they parted ways amicably, he built himself a house in Succoth, and booths (from where the name of the place, Succoth was derived) for his cattle. He was soon on the move, till he “… came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in […]

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BIBLE STORIES (45): ESAU FORGIVES JACOB

Jacob, now known as Israel was ready to meet his brother Esau, but not without deploying, one more time, some cunning (that is if you estimate his next action to mean such), though this time not to trick his brother into losing something, but rather to curry his favour in a bid to procure the […]

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