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Rabbi Mordechai Becher is a world-renowned speaker and scholar, and I’m proud of being able to call him a friend. Since he is being called to speak worldwide, he is constantly traveling. One … more
As I recently wandered through the tables at a yard sale, I came upon a new discovery. I was looking through the treasures of a friend who is a quilter. In one box there were bundles of brightly … more
Hi Everyone, I was thinking about what to write this week. I remembered that I wrote a “Poem to the Mountains” last year. When I looked it up, I really loved it… I thought to … more
From the beginning of creation, God has been in the rescuing business. He sees, hears and knows what His people are going through at all times, and as we cry out to Him for help, He comes down to … more
My favorite Jewish holiday falls on next Friday and Saturday, the 26th and 27th of May. The holiday is called Shavuos and it celebrates the receiving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Torah consists of … more
Many years ago I awoke from a dream in which a child was asking me, “So what do you get to do today?” I thought that was a very interesting question – not “What do you have to … more
Many years ago I awoke from a dream in which a child was asking me, “So what do you get to do today?” I thought that was a very interesting question – not “What do you have to … more
Greetings everyone, it’s been a while since I last wrote here. It’s not always easy to churn out an article. I’m looking forward to continuing and I hope the ideas will flow easily. … more
God has uniquely created mankind with the ability to think and reason, which enables us to make choices and decisions. But since the beginning of time, we have been drawn to make decisions based on … more
In the past when I’ve read the story of how the Gibeonites deceived the Israelites in Joshua chapter nine, I primarily focused on Israel not seeking God’s wisdom or guidance, and simply … more
I see many quotes that have to do with being kind to others. This one from an unknown author says, “Today you could be standing next to someone who is trying their best not to fall apart. So … more
Throughout history God has always provided His people with a place to meet with Him. In biblical times, that place was the altar. When God met His people in a special way or did something miraculous … more
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are the founders of Instagram, which is one of the leading social media platforms today. It wasn’t Instagram that they set out to create. At first, they created … more
I have found that God is very strategic in His dealings with mankind. He allows events to happen at just the right time and in just the right way for His plans and purposes for our lives to be … more
Rabbi Mordechai Kalatsky is a rabbi in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I haven’t met him in the past, but I listen to many of his speeches online. He is an extremely refined person which makes … more
I recently read a devotion about a familiar Bible story, but the author brought out a point I had never considered before. The story is found in Mark 2:1-12. Jesus was in a house preaching to a … more
There is a minor holiday in the Jewish Calendar called Tu Bishvat. This year it comes out to be on Monday, February 6. It is not a kind of holiday that work is not done nor is special clothing being … more
Hope can be a very powerful thing, making the difference between life and death. The Bible says that it is one of the few things that will remain, besides faith and love (1 Corinthians 13:13). But … more
Thomas Edison is obsessed with making the light bulb cheap and usable. Edison is thinking about it a lot, drawing diagrams, and experimenting. “We will make electricity so cheap that only the … more
What does the term “God’s favor” mean to you? Does it evoke positive feelings of ease, comfort, peace, provision, protection, God’s leading? Most of us think of God’s … more
Have you ever unwrapped a large gift box to find another box to unwrap, followed by more boxes, until you finally open the smallest box within to find your gift? Or have you seen the painted wooden … more
There was a Roman Holiday in the winter which was called Saturnalia. The Talmud tells us that the origins of this Holiday was from Adam – the first man. When he first encountered the winter … more
Last month my husband was working hard at cutting and splitting wood. The log pile was high so he started early and kept going. But later in the day as he worked with the chainsaw to cut more rounds, … more
This is Part II of two columns reacting to media reports that were critical of Yeshiva Religious Education. Looking at the data gathered in this article is actually quite shameful. The only data … more
This is the second part of two columns reacting to recent media reports, critical of Hasidic Yeshiva Education. A closer look at the data gathered in the NY Times piece referenced in my last … more
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