Parashah Naso 2019 (Take) Numbers 4:21 – 7

Moses continues to outline the duties of the Levitical clans, which began in the last parashah. After having ordered each family of the Levites to perform their specific duties regarding the Tabernacle, Moses moves on to further outline how the camp is to be set up. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this…

Kol Nidre Message 2018

If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. This night, September 18, 2018, is Kol Nidre, the eve of Yom Kippur. As such I would like to share the traditional message I used to give when I was “acting” Rabbi (for about 1-1/2 years) at the Northeast Philadelphia Messianic…

HOW GOD ANSWERS PRAYER

This is a spiritually mature topic, and without years of study in the Word, and even then only with the guidance of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), many still may not be able to understand the answer, so please don’t be upset if what you read below is confusing. The answer to the question, “How…

prayer spam

When the Talmudim (Disciples/students) of Yeshua asked Him how they should pray, well….we all know His answer. But do we think about the line that goes, “Give us this day our daily bread…”? Do we think about what He might have meant by that? Not the P’shat, which means the written word as it is written,…

Does prayer work?

Unquestionably prayer works. No doubt. Absolutely! Well….most of the time. Maybe sometimes it doesn’t. I guess it depends on what you’re praying for. The answer really is: yes, prayer works, but not all the time. I believe that God hears prayers but decides which ones to pay attention to, which to answer, when to answer…

Freedom through forgiveness

We all struggle to be free of things that bother us, don’t we? We want to be free of our debts, free from the drudgery of a meaningless job with no future, free of our bad habits, and more than anything, I think, free of our pain. Especially emotional pain. We can be free of…

Are we praying respectfully?

Shaul (Paul) says that we should pray constantly. I talk to God a lot. I have gotten into the habit of praying to God in the morning, while I am driving to work. I used to have a long drive, so there was plenty of prayer time. Now I have the shortest commute to work since…

Prayer is Not Powerful

You heard me right. Prayer is NOT powerful.  The One we pray to, is! That’s why prayer seems to be so powerful, but it is really not the power that gets things done, it is the catalyst that gets the One who is powerful and can do all things to start doing those things you…

Thankfulness

Remember one of the first things we learned as children was to say “Please” and “Thank you?” Once learned, we do it so often it just comes out. Unfortunately, when it becomes automatic, it also becomes somewhat meaningless, doesn’t it? God has given us more than anyone on earth ever could or ever will. Despite…

Yom Kippur Midrash

The Day of Atonement. The day when Jews all over the world congregate and corporately ask God for forgiveness. One of the holiest days of the Jewish year, if not the holiest. And how many of the millions of Jews that are celebrating, solemnly, this holy day are doing so waiting for the Messiah who…