Polen dat zich boven wet en historische waarheid stelt

Aan de grens van Polen en Wit-Rusland is er een spel bezig waarbij zowel Belarus, Rusland en Polen mensen als wapen gebruiken om hun zin door te drijven en vrijheid verkrijgen om mensenrechten ongehoord te schenden.

Jodi Rudoren moderating a civil discourse

Under the auspices of the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, Forward Editor-in-Chief, Jodi Rudoren moderated a spirited debate on the aspects of my previous posting. The hot topic was part of a panel discussion with Bret Stephens of The Times, and Peter Beinart of Jewish Currents, at The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center. In this video underneath [...]

Anti-Defamation League’s survey showing the problem of American anti-Jewishness

The Anti-Defamation League released a survey earlier this year in which 36% of American Jews and 41% of Americans said they had experienced online hate and harassment. According to the FBI’s 2020 statistics, crimes targeting Jews comprised 57.5% of all hate crimes, more than any other religious group. Despite the seeming blitz of self-regulation from [...]

A celebration of harvest, and of thanksgiving for the provision God has given

The fall Feast of Tabernacles is an “ingathering,” a celebration of harvest, and of thanksgiving for the provision God has given. In Israel, families will spend the week of celebration living in, or at least gathering in, temporary dwellings, rejoicing together while remembering the days of old.

Feast of Tabernacles 2021 – Israeli Guest Night

Sukkot or Sukkoth (Succos) is again around us to bring us a Festival of Ingathering.

Rosh Hashana 2021 / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה 5782

Coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19), a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first reported from Wuhan, China in December 2019 and it has already claimed more than forty thousand live. As if Corona was not enough, we got the Summer flooding and the wettest summer in years, which was not a [...]

The story of Kayin and Hevel 5 – The lineage of Kayin

In the 2nd part of chapter 4 we are given some names of the offspring of Kayin up to the 7th generation descended from Adham.

The story of Kayin and Hevel 4 – Man must be protected from on high

We find Kayin pleading with God in the hope to receive a less hard punishment or protection so that he would not be killed out of revenge.

British Jews suffering worst levels of hatred for decades

In the first half of 2021 there was a record number of reports of hate incidents and antisemitism in the U.K. and other countries. Several Christians have no idea how Jews are still the People of God.

The story of Kayin and Hevel 3 – The consequences of Bloodshed

“YHWH said to Kayin: Where is Hevel your brother? He said: I do not know. Am I the watcher of my brother? Now he said: What have you done! A sound—your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground! And now, damned be you from the ground, which opened up its mouth to receive [...]

The story of Kayin and Hevel 2 – Jealousy and Kayin’s problem to handle

In the story of Kayin and Hevel we come to hear to what jealousy and envy can lead.

In times of flooding and other miseries

The summer of 2021 brought an enormous flood over Belgium and several other Western European countries. This weekend, the Torah brings a line of help as Tree of Life or Etz haChayim.

The story of Kayin and Hevel 1 – Intention of action and sin crouching at the doorway

Bereshith 4 shows us what can go wrong when we have no good intentions and when our heart is not pure and honest in our actions.

Elohim avoiding man to violate His other commandment

What if the man might take the fruit from the tree of life, would eat that fruit and will live forever?

Conscience, seeing good and bad, having to face punishment for misdeeds

It is not about a Devil’s Delusion but about man's delusion and human escape from his own responsible choices.