I should start off wishing you all a Happy New Year for yesterday was the first day of Nisan (which used to be called Aviv) and is what God declared to be the first day of our year. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch
For the first half of my life, I thought the last thing I would ever want to do is be a Salesman. I, along with almost everyone I knew who never sold anything, thought that career was slimy and dishonest. Besides that, who would want a job where you never
Before we can start this discussion, we should make sure we all know what the term “Original Sin” means. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.  There are many different definitions, and I found that Wikipedia did the best job. Here is what
Because we are in a Leap Year, in order to have the annual reading cycle of the Torah comply with the Gregorian calendar, there are some Shabbat readings where we will read two parashah instead of one. This Shabbat is one of those times, and it also takes us to
I was reading Dear Abby this morning and a 16-year-old girl wrote in how she and another boy, one year older than her, like each other but the boy wasn’t ready for a relationship. This, of course, is driving the girl crazy. Here’s what drove me a little crazy about
Do you recall the story about the adulteress brought before Yeshua? You can find it in John 8:3-11 (CJB): If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. The Torah-teachers and the P’rushim brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery and made her stand in
In today’s Torah reading we are told about the 1/2 shekel that every male of fighting age had to pay in order to ransom their souls. God then gives instructions regarding the laver (Mikvah), preparing the incense, and assigning Bezalel and Oholiab over the manufacturing of all the articles needed
I just spent about an hour writing a message about fear and how it can be used to control us. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. When I couldn’t think of how to conclude the message I realized that I couldn’t stop
Do you know how a car engine works? Can you explain how television works? What about being able to teach someone about how water on the earth becomes rain from the sky? I’ll bet almost everyone reading this message, right now, can do all of these things. But, although you
God continues to give Moses detailed instructions for the building of the Tabernacle and all that is involved with it. In this reading, we are told how to manufacture the priestly robes, including the breastplate of judgment, the procedure for anointing the priests, and the construction of the altar. If