Let the coming chag not be polluted by old yeast, but that you observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread like the Most High wants us to remember the exodus of the Bnei Yisroel.
Does eating and drinking to much fit in with our celebration of Purim, a holiday of rejoice and redemption?
Jennifer Einstein, a lifelong Reform Jew and introvert, claims that dressing as Mordechai, in sackcloth and ashes, was her best Purim costume ever. When it comes to practicing Judaism, she sometimes asked herself: How can I take part in a communal religion when being around people can be so draining? Purim can be a particularly [...]
With the ban on kosher or halal slaughtering and with the ban of circumcision several politicians in Europe want to have certain religious people to leave these regions, but the real lovers of God do know that the Elohim has provided enough substances to survive and live healthy with vegetables and as such can live in a kosher and healthy way as veggie.
At the origin of man the Divine Creator provided a world full of plants useful as food. Man was not so happy with it and wanted more variation and meat. God allowed such things but warned them about the good and bad meat or fish. God also gave man mitzvoth so that they could measure their wrong goings and should have a guide for their life. In his effort to play for God man has tried to muddle with genes and to create new hybrids. The understanding on genes and genomes, and ways to manipulate them has given many scientists extreme ideas, tending to distort and exaggerate the results or waving away the possible dangers for the next generations of plants and animals. Different kinds of risks, real benefits, aims and control systems are complicated and genuine discussion between people with different backgrounds is essential and should have to think very cautiously, wondering if we are not going to far. Not only genetic manipulation but also transporting food all over the world and producing it on industrial level should worry us and should make us to take the proper choice to protect the environment. Let us not forget that the Elohim wants us to be healthy – inside and out, living in a healthy clean environment always to know that a person is that what he eats.