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11 Iyar — Into the Ark

According to one traditional viewpoint, it was on this day that Methuselah died, thus signaling Noah that it was time to enter the ark. (There’s another tradition that believes his death occurred on 11 Cheshvan). Regardless of which tradition is correct, the point is...
4 Iyar — It Isn’t That Hard To Grasp

4 Iyar — It Isn’t That Hard To Grasp

In 1939, the English apologist C. S. Lewis made this statement in a letter: “The process of living seems to consist in coming to realize truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes.” Here’s my translation of what Mr. Lewis was...

3 Iyar — A Different Kind of Spanish Lesson

3 Iyar — A Different Kind of Spanish Lesson

It was on this day that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued a warning to Jews that, beginning on the following day and by the end of July, all Jews must depart their country. Even as they were issuing this edit to expel all Jews from their country, they...

2 Iyar — The Sound of War

2 Iyar — The Sound of War

It was on this day that Solomon began construction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The Holy Temple was one of the most magnificent structures that existed in the ancient world. Though the wealth and treasure that went into the building of this Temple were vast, one of the...

1 Iyar — Get Rid of Your Idols

1 Iyar — Get Rid of Your Idols

Today is the first day of the month of Iyar and it was on this day, according to tradition, that the first of the ten plagues to strike Egypt occurred. It is recorded in Exodus 7: Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand...

30 Aviv — Our Daily Bread

30 Aviv — Our Daily Bread

Today is the final day of the month of Aviv and we are currently in the time of “counting the Omer.”  The word, עמר omer, is a unit of dry measure for things like grains and other dry commodities that was used in the era of the Sanctuary. It is estimated to be...

29 Aviv — Our Sins Will Find Us Out

29 Aviv — Our Sins Will Find Us Out

It was on this day, in 1945, that U.S. forces under the command of General George S. Patton, Jr., liberated the concentration camp at Buchenwald and its 21,000 inmates. A few days later, the citizens of nearby Weimar were forced to march five miles to the camp and...

Our Daily Bread — Sunday, April 11, 2021

Our Daily Bread — Sunday, April 11, 2021

Good Morning.  “And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you,...

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