Calling the Shabbat a delight

Looking at the blessed time of the Elohim which comes every seventh day, completing the week. The Shabbat representing completion. Delighting in the Shabbat has evolved over time, but it is for believers still a day of blessings and delight by bringing mercy and love, blessing and joy to others, and refreshing our souls.

15th of Av one of the two most auspicious days on the Jewish calendar

Our sages regarded the 15th of Av to be one of the two most auspicious days on the Jewish calendar (the other being Yom Kippur -- Talmud, Taanit 26b).

A healthy world to come

People would be surprised when they would come to be assured that it is possible to come to live in a truly healthy universe. That is possible when all human beings will realise that we all need one another.

Today in Jewish History: Nachmanides’ Disputation (1263)

Thanks to the Spanish Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman a synagogue was build in the Old City of Jerusalem which is still in use today

9 Av: Tisha B’Av 2020

The day a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon's Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem, received an other black spot in this year of the CoViD-19 pandemic.

Eykhah – How can it be?

For security reasons our country came into lockdown and after some easing measures it looked like we soon could come together. Yet by having again a rise in the infections we shall not be able to gather in one place and as such shall have to fulfil our worship duties at home in private. Let us remember that our liturgy is really about engaging God and therefore it is not bad to take some time to consider how you want to build up your service for God.

Geestelijke affaires in CoViD-19 afzonderingstijden

Voorstelling van de in de corona lockdown periode opgerichte Jeshuaisten website Jeshuaist Focus.

2020 A Passover seder meeting limited to members of the family

Tonight let us remember the bad and the good that came over our people and be grateful for the way the Elohim is helping us day in day out.

In a time when we must remain in our place

Time of distress should never be an excuse to not follow the mitzvah of our God. As such now in a time of lockdown, being isolated we should still have a Memorial Meal.

One Passover tradition asking to provide the less fortunate with foods and help

One Passover tradition asks that if people can afford to, they provide those less fortunate with foods that are eaten during the holiday, like matzah, eggs, chicken or wine.

Even in Corona time You are called on to have the seder

Before the Israelites escaped Egypt they solemnly prepared themselves for their escape and had the seder in their closed circle, what we shall have to do in 2020 as well.

A Purim none of them would forget

At a borough of the German city Mönchengladbach, located in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, a group of American soldiers observed Purim in Goebbels' vacation home, Schloss Rheydt on March 8, 1945.

Possibility for a Jew to replace Donald Trump

It can well be that the Democratic Party will have to reckon with the identity issue that mirrors the divide within American Jewry to swing left or to carve out a middle lane.

Deal of the century or roadmap to apartheid?

It is incredible that one world leader is convinced he is the only one to solve all world problems and is the best one to decide how matters have to be solved. In Antwerp, on Friday, Dr. Itamar Shachar shall lead a conference with Inès Abdel Razek and Mahmoud AbuRahma looking at the present situation in the trials to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

‘Deal of the century’ of routekaart naar de apartheid?

Het is ongelooflijk dat één wereldleider ervan overtuigd is dat hij de enige is die alle wereldproblemen kan oplossen en de beste is om te beslissen hoe zaken moeten worden opgelost. Dr. Itamar Shachar zal komende vrijdag een conferentie in Antwerpen leiden met Inès Abdel Razek en Mahmoud AbuRahma over de huidige situatie in de processen om het Israëlisch-Palestijnse conflict op te lossen.