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  • self-evident
    We were not only arrogant but wrong as well
    It's a difficult point to concede ... that we were not only arrogant but wrong as well. “Shikker was not always a goy.”We are about midway in the Aseret Y'mai Tshuva (Ten Days of Repentance, from Rosh Hashanah, Tishrei 1...
  • Hebrews
    Book of Hebrews: Chapter 6
    Verses 1-3The author speaks of his desires he has for the brethren. He says he wants them to leave the elementary teachings of Christ. This does not mean to forget these teachings, but rather to move on or graduate to the more advanced teachings...
  • Eyes over the world
    Transform and become all that is
    Transformation each moment the thoughts intertwine one thing becomes another. What you seek you find. Cast off all distractions thoughts that are otherwise. You have the power to change your mind. Shekhinta is the transformation. Qudsha Brikh Hu...
  • Trapped Moslems flee ISIS forces and escape Syria for Turkey.
    Force not fundamentalism
    Last week the Jewish world marked the beginning of year 5775 with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Unlike the revelry of January 1, the Jewish celebration centers on introspection and effort to improve ourselves according to the moral dictates of...
  • The Crucifixion of Christ
    Did Jesus have a death wish?
    The Romans executed Jesus for treason in the early first century. Jesus annoyed the Romans and Jewish authorities. He presented a threat to order and challenge to Jewish doctrine. According to tradition, Jesus surrendered himself for execution to...
  • The unified purpose
    The principle of higher meaning
    ##The principle of higher meaningWe have a purpose in life. For some this purpose may not yet be defined. For others this purpose is a driving force stands behind their every action. If we are to have a purpose that is this self driving then where...
  • Beginning of Rosh Hashanah
    Celebrating Rosh Hashanah 2014
    Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday, celebrating the new year. This holiday begins on the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month of the Jewish year.This is the year 5773 and Rosh Hashanah is considered to be the anniversary of Adam and Eve&...
  • boy wearing kasket on Sukkot
    The power of kind words
    Author's Note: This story by author Alan D. Busch is entirely unembellished. It is NOT the intent of this writer "to toot his own horn" nor is it to leave any unsuspecting soul with the false impression that he thinks himself a...
  • Choose your way carefully
    There'll be time enough for counting when the dealing's done
    You've got to know when to hold 'emKnow when to fold 'emKnow when to walk awayKnow when to runYou never count your moneyWhen you're sittin' at the tableThere'll be time enough for countin'When the dealin's done(from...
  • The high one above
    The high one above all high ones
    Ecce 1:9 That which hath been is that which shall be, and that which hath been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.There is a divine image that is ever present within our consciousness. Call it a template for...
  • Peace
    Should Hebrew be Israel's only official language?
    Hebrew has long held a special role in this writer’s life. It is no accident that he speaks and reads the holy tongue fluently. Hebrew according to Jewish heritage is the original language, the language in which the Almighty created the...
  • Mark and Ezra Pomper at Slice of Life celebrating the eightieth birthday of their father and grandfather Howard Pomper
    Celebrating Eighty Years of Youth With Mr. Howard Pomper and Family
    Family life events provide us with what are often rare opportunities to recall and share old memories and create new ones. Aside from the occasional grumpy uncle or snooty cousin without whom we could live life perfectly well, there is no one with...
  • Williams and Rivers
    Relating to the Deaths of Williams and Rivers
    While there may have been more important events occurring in the last fortnight, the deaths of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers struck a nerve with the American population that has likely not been as widely noted as the sudden death of Marilyn...
  • Surrounded by the light
    Conscious perfection
    Consciousness resides in a state of unlimited perfection. What this means it that no matter our individual thoughts are there will always be a tendency for correction to that perfection. The greater our success in approaching that perfection the...
  • HasidicSchneersonM
    Rabbi Schneerson or cult of personality
    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or the Hasidic Rebbe, is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century. The Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, and Pentecostal...