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What message am I sending today?

Emor 19 Iyar 5781              by Mauricio Quintero From this portion Emor אֱמֹר, which can be translated as “tell them”, there are so many teachings that we can apply to our lives today. It speaks about how the Cohen HaGadol, the High Priest and the cohanim were to behave, so that they could be pure enough to approach […]

The Fifth Commandment

The more I listen to the balagan (craziness) going on in this world, the more the Ten Commandments make sense.  Our loving Creator knows what we need more than we do, even if we don’t want to hear about it.  How often have parents tried to warn their children about what not to do, but children always […]

The Fourth Commandment

 by Peggy Pardo The fourth commandment says: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labour, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it, you shall not do any manner of work, neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, […]

Am I Choosing Life or Death?

These double parashiot Tazria – Metzora speak of being tahor – טָהוֹר and tamei – טָמֵא ­ which are normally translated as pure and impure or clean and unclean but Rabbi Percy or as he signed his name – Ranebi, taught us that it’s better to use the words presentable and unpresentable. Tahor represents life and tamei, death. Ours […]

Our Creator wants us Free and Happy!

Parashat Shemini speaks of the account of the consecration of the Tabernacle, the death of Nadav and Abihu, and the dietary laws called kashrut. The previous parashiot detailed the construction of the Mishkan, all the instructions regarding the offerings and the tasks of the kohanim and leviim. The kohanim, Aaron and his four sons went […]

Second Commandment Part 2

The Second half of Commandment 2 says ‘…for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me but showing mercy to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.’  There’s so much […]

Am I Still a Slave?

Pesach Seventh Day   by Mauricio Quintero       English narration                              21 Nisan 5781 In Matthew 4: 3-4 it is written: ” The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the son of God, (which is a messianic title) tell these stones to become bread.” Yeshua replied: “It is written that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every […]

Pesach Message 5781

Thank you for allowing me to bring you a message on Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat before Pesach. I am not a biblical scholar like our rabbi was, however, before anyone can be a teacher, he has to be a student and I am a student of life and I love the principles that our […]

Are We Polluted?

Blog Vayikra 7 Nisan 5781     By Ranebi (Rabbi Netanel ben Yochanan) The events of Vayikra (Leviticus) take place over a period of one month and begins in the first month of the second year after leaving Egypt. It is always important when studying the Torah to ask three things…to whom was it directed, when and […]