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The Key to a Good Relationship

Blog Chayei Sarah Cheshvan 25 5780 בלוג חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, כ”ה חשון תש”פ When we read the Midrashim, it is important to differentiate between “illustration” and “truth”. In Judaism, Proverbs (Mishlei) and Parables (Mashal) are meant to teach us principles but the stories are not the Word of God. For example, the Torah tells us that […]

The Start of a New Journey

Blog Lech Lecha Cheshvan 11 5780 בלוג לֶךְ-לְךָ, י”א חשון תש”פ The motto of this community is כִּי בֵיתִי בֵּית-תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל-הָעַמִּים “…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” Isaiah 56:7b. We are comprised of many nations here and each of us brings experiences from our past. We each […]

What is Noah telling us today?

Blog Noach Cheshvan 11 5780בלוג נֹחַ, י”א חשון תש”פ Noah was called a righteous man in a generation that was filled with evil. Our sages say that if he had been born at the time of Avraham Avinu, he could not be compared with him. I look at the Scriptures as giving us direction and […]

Is it a sin or a crime?

Blog Vayelech  6 Tishrei 5777 The Creator has given each of us “bechira chofshi” free will. This means that we are responsible for our own actions. Today however in this world, we have eliminated the idea of “sin” and replaced it with the notion of “crime”. This causes our society to be secular, devoid of […]

Message for the year 5777

This is first blog in the Jewish New Year 5777. The High Holidays are always very spiritually charged both positively and negatively for our people.  There is a heaviness that we feel as we do our personal checks and balances for the past year in the same way that we do in our businesses to […]

Who are we?

Blog Ki Tavo 21 Elul 5776  בלוג כִּי-תָבוֹא, כ”א אלול תשע”ו I have often been asked by Jews and non-Jews “Who are we?”  I have battled with this from the first moment I understood that Yeshua was the Messiah. Every religion that descends from the Torah carries within it their own ideas about who their […]

“The Personal Revolution”

Blog Ki Tetse 14 Elul  5776   בלוג כִּי-תֵצֵא, י”ד אלול, תשע”ו As I watch the progress of madness on this planet and wonder how we can ever fix things, I begin to understand how frantic Moshe must have felt as he was telling his people as much as he could before leaving them.  Our Creator […]