Amidah-Vaeira-Each Patriarch

“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob (Exodus 6:3).” The reason God did not lump the patriarchs together but referred to each one by name is, that God's relationship with each of the patriarchs was based on
Amidah-Vaeira-See Our Suffering

“The Lord spoke to Moses and said to him, 'I am God.' I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as 'E-l Sha-ddai', but with My Name 'God' I did not make Myself known to them (Exodus 6:2-3).” God begins
Shema-Vaeira-Truth and Faith

We are required to believe completely in Divine Providence, which is the source of everything even though the human intellect cannot comprehend it. Only after believing completely is it possible to understand
Becoming Pointers

I was walking toward the synagogue I was privileged to lead when I saw a distraught woman storm out and walk directly toward the church a block or so away. I couldn’t catch up to her before she entered the church, so I waited outside...


[caption id="attachment_1879" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Responsibility"][/caption] I am reposting this blog on the first anniversary of the Haitian earthquake: It is far easier to work for the BNN, the Biblical News Network, and report on thousands of years and cities of Jewish history, than it is to...

The Host

[caption id="attachment_1895" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="The Perfect Host"][/caption] The 23rd Chapter of Proverbs begins; “When you sit down to dine with a ruler, know well what lies before you.” Rashi explains that you must know your host. If the host is generous; you may insult him by...