For centuries humanity has wondered how the world came into existence and how and why it is that there is so much suffering in this world. Many sought the cause of beings or gods existing outside of humanity while the Torah focuses on just one God Who would be the Cause of everything.
In response to the plea of persons who had become ritually impure through contact with a dead body, and could not, therefore, prepare the Passover offering on 14 Nisan , God established the 14th of Iyar as a "second Passover" (Pesach sheini) for anyone who was unable to bring the offering on its appointed time in the previous month.
A period to think about the blessings we receive from the Bore and how we should offer kindness to His creatures, as kindness and deep love is given to us.
Before going to the memorial meeting each of us should not only have cleansed his house, but also the inner being, having thrown away his "old leaven", our old being.
On this special Shabbat before Pesach we check if we ourselves and our brothers are clean enough to leave the door-posts with the blood of the lams for going through the wall of water, leaving slavery of the world behind.
Along the Nile River the river’s annual flooding ensured reliable, rich soil for growing crops. Having people cultivating the lands around this rich water made that in ancient North-eastern Africa the Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BCE (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh [...]
14 Nisan approaching , we can go over to look how two Biblical figures in the name of God have led people and now lead them to God's promised land.
Against all the gods of Egypt and all the gods of the world the Elohim will execute judgments and by the blood of the Lamb He has sent liberation for many may come.
Heinrich Graetz, the greatest of nineteenth-century Jewish historians said “Judaism is not a religion of the present but of the future,” which looks “forward to the ideal future age . . . when the knowledge of God and the reign of justice and contentment shall have united all men in the bonds of brotherhood.” If [...]
Remembering the day many years ago, Jehovah God delivered His people from slaughter from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.
When looking at the ancient writings which form the Kitvei HaKodesh we may notice how the Bore allows us to have a look into His Mind.
In the previous years when church leaders misused their function and power lots of people became abused and became disillusioned in the ecclesiastical institution. Many of those hurt by actions of priests and bishops lost faith in the Church but therefore not yet in God, though many came to doubt His existence and His love [...]
In Western Europe the last two decades we have seen lots of people leaving their church, but also doubting the essence of God. People should know that God gave His Word not to have a creation of institutions or churches, but to guide mankind so that they could be liberated from all sorts of chains.
As the secular year comes to a close, we may look at a new year full of hope and for many also with a lot of resolutions being set.
Looking at my starting years at WordPress