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9 Cheshvan — You and Your Household

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord... Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:8-9) The Bible says that Noah was “just” which is to say “righteous” and that he was “perfect,” which literally means...
Daily Bread — Friday, October 15, 2021

Daily Bread — Friday, October 15, 2021

Good Morning. But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife. And make marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to yourselves. So you shall dwell with us, and the...

8 Cheshvan — The Greatest Success Story

8 Cheshvan — The Greatest Success Story

It was on this day in the year 66 A.D. that Jewish insurgents returned from a victory over Roman forces under their commander, Cestius. It would be one of the last victories for these Jewish combatants. In a few years, Jerusalem and its Temple would lay in ruins and...

Daily Bread — Thursday, October 14, 2021

Daily Bread — Thursday, October 14, 2021

Good Morning. Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land (Genesis 34:1) Just after overcoming the crisis with Laban and then with Esau, Jacob encountered  another trying situation. His young daughter was...

7 Cheshvan — A Strong Delusion

7 Cheshvan — A Strong Delusion

Not too many years ago, a gentleman who was studying the Holocaust and the events that led up to it, including the mindset of the people during that time, concluded that study asking the question: “How is it that so many otherwise intelligent people could so blindly...

6 Cheshvan — The End is Just the Beginning

6 Cheshvan — The End is Just the Beginning

From time to time in life, it’s common for people to come to a place of reflection - looking back on our life and remembering, even analyzing, some of the things we’ve experienced through the years. We think upon things we’ve done, things we shouldn’t have done and...

Daily Bread — Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Daily Bread — Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Good Morning.  And Esau said, “Now let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.” So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. (Genesis 33:15-16) When Jacob declined Esau’s...

5 Cheshvan — Why We Are Here

5 Cheshvan — Why We Are Here

It was on this day in 1936 that Germany and Italy entered an alliance with one another which would lead, in part, to World War II. Later, Japan also entered this alliance, forming the Axis Powers. Unfortunately, this alliance would lead to the greatest conflict the...

Daily Bread — Monday, October 11, 2021

Daily Bread — Monday, October 11, 2021

Good Morning.  Then Esau said, “Let us take our journey; let us go, and I will go before you.” But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing are with me. And if the men should drive them hard one day, all...

4 Cheshvan — As Little Children

4 Cheshvan — As Little Children

We have all, at some point, witnessed very simple, yet profound moments. Imagine a small girl crawling into her grandfather’s lap so that he can read her a Bible story. It’s simple, it’s every day, but a tremendous example of what we, as believers, are supposed...

Daily Bread — Sunday, October 10, 2021

Daily Bread — Sunday, October 10, 2021

Good Morning.  But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. (Genesis 33:4) Considering what we know about Esau and his opinion about Jacob, this display of affection was either a one-time genuine event or Esau was a...

3 Cheshvan — The Handwriting Is On The Wall

3 Cheshvan — The Handwriting Is On The Wall

On this day in the year 539 B.C.E., King Cyrus of Persia formally occupied the city of Babylon. This marked the end of the empire that, 47 years before, had destroyed Jerusalem and conquered the land of Judea. The book of Daniel records the final night of this empire...

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