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1 Shevat — Be Careful To Represent the Almighty Faithfully

It was on this day that Moses was allowed to observe the Promised Land from the top of the mountain, but was told that he would not be permitted to cross over. Deuteronomy 3:27-28 reads: “Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift your eyes toward the west, the north, the...
29 Tevet — Glory In Your Weakness

29 Tevet — Glory In Your Weakness

Long ago, David wrote these words: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) I used to think that that as David looked upon the hills that partially surround Jerusalem, he...

28 Tevet — Beware, The Leaven of the Pharisees

28 Tevet — Beware, The Leaven of the Pharisees

It was on this day sometime in the 1st or 2nd century that Rabbi Shimon bin Shetach reorganized the Sanhedrin by eliminating it’s Sadducean members. This was viewed as a great victory for the Pharisaical sect and was accorded its own holiday in ancient times....

27 Tevet — The War On Truth

27 Tevet — The War On Truth

If you’re paying attention to the news and everything that’s going on around us, then you are well that we are in the midst of a war. In America some people say it’s a cultural war or they may all it class warfare. Some people think we’re witnessing an assault on...

25 Tevet — He Came To Save, Not Destroy

25 Tevet — He Came To Save, Not Destroy

We are living in very unique and perilous times. Troubling events are occurring all over the world, in the nation and even locally, exposing the inconsistencies, hypocrisy and wickedness of the day in which we live. For the believer, these things serve as a reminder...

24 Tevet — Let’s Be Selfless

24 Tevet — Let’s Be Selfless

It was on this day in 1785 that Haym Salomon, one of the primary financiers of the American Revolution, died. Salomon was a Polish born Jew who immigrated to the American colonies just as the first shots of the Revolution were fired. In a very short time, Salomon...

23 Tevet — Conceived In Iniquity

23 Tevet — Conceived In Iniquity

When my oldest son was born, he became the first-born grandchild on both sides of the family. Naturally everyone doted on him and, frankly, spoiled him rotten. He was given a multitude of gifts from family members, as was his mother who was presented a particular...

22 Tevet — The Fence Around the Torah

22 Tevet — The Fence Around the Torah

Back in 1969 my Dad took our family to a drive-in theater to see Walt Disney’s animated feature, 101 Dalmatians. Besides the excitement of seeing the movie on the big screen and eating popcorn in the car, the memory that lingers in my mind about that particular...

21 Tevet — The Significance of the Insignificant

21 Tevet — The Significance of the Insignificant

Tradition says that it was on this day that Simeon, the son of Jacob and Leah was born: “Then she conceived again and bore a son, and said, ‘Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.’ And she called his name Simeon.”...

20 Tevet — “I Am The Door”

20 Tevet — “I Am The Door”

It was on this day in the year 1204 that Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides or the Rambam, died. To this day Maimonides is considered to be one of the most esteemed, perhaps the premier sage of rabbinical Judaism. He was a noted Talmudist, a codifier, a...

19 Tevet — What Do You Believe?

19 Tevet — What Do You Believe?

We read in the Scripture that when Messiah was brought before Pilate, the Roman Governor asked Him, “What is truth?” The irony of the question is that Truth was standing right in front of Pilate. He was staring at Truth but he would not, or could not, recognize...

18 Tevet — The God of “Right Now”

18 Tevet — The God of “Right Now”

When God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt and into the wilderness of Sinai, He descended upon the mountain and said: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” He didn’t say, “I am the Lord your God who...

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