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5 Tishri — Family Matters

It was on this day, that tradition says that the son of Jacob, Naphtali, was born. Naphtali’s birth came about as a result of one of the most infamous sibling rivalries in all of Scripture, that between Leah and Rachel. These two sisters had been contending with one...
27 Elul — Calling Forth The Hidden Seed

27 Elul — Calling Forth The Hidden Seed

Today is considered to be the commemoration of the third day of Creation.  According to the Scripture, here’s what happened on the third day: Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear” and it...

26 Elul — Standing Firm

26 Elul — Standing Firm

This day commemorates the second day of Creation. As in our previous installment, there is no way to know for certain if this is accurate or not, but assuming it is, let’s look at what happened on the second day of creation: Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in...

25 Elul — Answer The Call: Be Light!

25 Elul — Answer The Call: Be Light!

Judaism believes it was on this day, the 25th of Elul, that Creation began. This belief is based on another tradition which assigns the day that Adam was created on as the first day of Tishri, also known as Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets). The Bible tells us that...

24 Elul — Keep Working!

24 Elul — Keep Working!

It was on this day, in 520 B.C., that Zerubbabel and the people of Judea began to clear the Temple site in preparation of construction of the Second Temple. We can read about this in the book of Haggai: “So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of...

23 Elul — Were It Not For

23 Elul — Were It Not For

There’s an old saying, attributed to George Santayana, that says: “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” During the month of Elul we are reminded of this truth, because the month of Elul is the time of year that we are called upon to...

Daily Bread — Monday, September 19, 2022

Daily Bread — Monday, September 19, 2022

Good Morning. If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden, and you would refrain from helping it, you shall surely help him with it. (Exodus...

22 Elul — I Am My Beloved’s

22 Elul — I Am My Beloved’s

The month of Elul is a time when we are to be looking inwardly, examining our hearts with the intent to weed out those things that are unfruitful and not conducive to life. We are provoked to do this, especially at this time, because we are approaching the time of the...

Daily Bread — Sunday, September 18, 2022

Daily Bread — Sunday, September 18, 2022

Good Morning. You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. (Exodus 23:1-2) When...

21 Elul — There Are None Righteous

21 Elul — There Are None Righteous

In the book of Deuteronomy, God told His people that if they were faithful to Him, many blessings would come their way. That promise was juxtaposed against the many curses that would come upon them if they walked in disobedience and broke the covenant. Reading all of...

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