“The one who had no children will give birth to seven sons / While she with many children will mourn every one.”Read More Hannah’s Song, rendered into rhyming English
“I said, ‘Return to Me!’ but she did not return.”Read More Bible Study: Jeremiah 3
Jeremiah was descended from Rahab the harlot.Read More Bible Study: Jeremiah Chapter 1, based on classic commentaries
We constantly hear in the media and from left-leaning individuals and groups, as well as from the United Nations and the spokespeople of the various world nations, about the evils perpetrated by the State of Israel any time it takes defensive actions against the groups or individuals that have sworn to destroy it. The enemies of […]Read More Doomed to Repeat Them
As I heard Rabbi Berel Wein once say (though I’m sure he’s said it many times), “Tanach (Bible) is not a history book, it’s today’s newspaper.” I have been energized by Israeli MK’s Naftali Benet’s recent initiative to have as many Israelis (and Jews generally) learn one chapter of Tanach a day, in order to […]Read More When Will We Learn Our Lesson?
In an earlier post, I quoted from Tana d’Vey Eliyahu Rabah a story about Eliyahu haNavi (Elijah the Prophet) visiting a widow and instructing her to separate a portion of bread for him first as a sign that he (Eliyahu) would first come to the exile, followed by the redeemer. (Please read that story to […]Read More Scratch That, Reverse it
I came to them… and said to them: ‘My masters, I come from none other than the seed of Rachel!’ They said to me: ‘Offer a proof to your words!’Read More Eliyahu according to Tana d’Vey Eliyahu Rabah