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Three Joys

“As a sailor,” he said to the fisherman, “you'll surely agree with me that for anyone who has seen something of the world there are three joys that surpass all others. The first of these is the joy of departure, the pleasure inherent in finding...

Precious Time

Once again I am falling behind in responding to e-mails. I am falling behind in writing down all the ideas I have for both the website and the blog. I am falling behind in keeping a comprehensive record for my Service of God notebook. I...

An Improved Vocabulary

“Mah inyan Shemitah etzel Har Sinai,” What is the correlation between the Sabbatical Year and Sinai, or, in the vernacular; “What does one thing have to do with another?” I grew up in an environment in which Talmudic sayings, such as the one above, were a...

Connections

I was riding a bus in Israel for the first time. I already new that Israelis were news hungry, so was not surprised to hear the news being played over the bus’ speakers. Then I heard a reporter comment about President Carter, “Mah inyan Shemittah...

It's Mine, Kind of…

“Accursed is the ground because of you; through suffering shall you eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns and thistles shall it sprout for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.” (Genesis 3:17-18) The only part of the curse that...