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19 Tishri — Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Today is the 19th day of Tishri and it’s the fifth day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Here are some thoughts that will hopefully bless and inspire you. Messiah told us that the greatest command in all the Torah (Law) is that we love the Lord with all of our heart,...
Daily Bread — Monday, September 13, 2021

Daily Bread — Monday, September 13, 2021

Good Morning.  She conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore his name was called Levi. And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Now I will praise the Lord.”...

6 Tishri — Mercy Does Not Equate To Approval

6 Tishri — Mercy Does Not Equate To Approval

Today we are just four days away from what is considered, in Judaism, to be the holiest day of the year. Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement marks the culmination of a 40-day period of teshuvah, or repentance. On Yom Kippur atonement was made for the sins of the nation...

Daily Bread — Sunday, September 12, 2021

Daily Bread — Sunday, September 12, 2021

Good Morning.  When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben. (Genesis 29:31-32) The Hebrew word that is translated "unloved" might better be rendered "loved less."...

5 Tishri — Family Matters

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...

4 Tishri — The End Is Just The Beginning

4 Tishri — The End Is Just The Beginning

In the Gospel of John, we are given the account of the sickness, eventual death and subsequent resurrection of Lazarus. One of the more interesting features in this particular story is Messiah’s delay in going to him followed with this statement in John 11:4: “This...

Daily Bread — Friday, September 10, 2021

Daily Bread — Friday, September 10, 2021

Good Morning.  Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week. So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also. And Laban gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as a maid. Then Jacob also went in to Rachel, and he also loved Rachel more than Leah. And he served with...

3 Tishri — May Your Name Be Inscribed

3 Tishri — May Your Name Be Inscribed

It was on this day that Gedaliah ben Ahikam, governor of Judah after the destruction of the first Temple, was assassinated by other Jews at Mizpah (2 Kings 25:22-25). To commemorate this assassination and the dispersal of the Jewish remnant still left in the land of...

Daily Bread — Thursday, September 9, 2021

Daily Bread — Thursday, September 9, 2021

Good Morning.  Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.” And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast. Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to...

2 Tishri — Behold The Lamb!

2 Tishri — Behold The Lamb!

Today is considered by Judaism to be the second day of Yom Teruah (a.k.a. Rosh Hashanah or “head of the year.”). And so on this day, the story of the akedah or “the binding” of Isaac, found in Genesis 22:9-10, is read in the synagogue.  “Then they came...

Daily Bread — Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Daily Bread — Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Good Morning.  Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.” And Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me.” So Jacob served seven years for Rachel,...

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