THE HANUKKAH STORY

Apparently, in my last post, I had written a Purim story for a Hanukkah story, and that mistake would’ve passed unnoticed had I not seen Rabbi Kirt Schneider’s “Discovering The Jewish Jesus” last Friday evening on TBN with the days topic, coinciding with the Jewish festival of the moment. It is true that in the […]

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MY HANUKKAH STORY

I do actually have my Hanukkah stories. One of all of those stand out, even though it is still an unfolding event but I don’t mind telling it now as it will be in the spirit of this occasion. In telling this particular story, I won’t mention names, nor places and without embellishments, neither will […]

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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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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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THE PASSOVER QUESTION

Years ago, while in College, I told a classmate I am Jewish, but he found it difficult to understand what I meant. I also didn’t understand how and why it was difficult for him to grasp what I’d just told him, until years later. Apparently, he didn’t understand how someone could be Jewish without being […]

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