Coronavirus 6

As we spend more time at home, I am grateful for the opportunity to catch a few more movies, a true luxury and distraction from thinking too much about what is going on outside the doors of our haven. These are my times taking a break from prayer, Zoom, encouraging others, from...
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Coronavirus – Part5

As the days have turned to weeks, and into months, the lessons we are learning as a people about surviving Covid-19 together just keep coming. I am a member of various text chains with different family groups and with some friends, touching base fairly regularly to encourage each...
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Coronavirus – Part 4

As I am writing this several days before Thursday evening, it is possible by the time it is sent much will have changed. Yet I’ve learned when I feel the inspiration to share with you, it is best to just go with it. So here goes. . . Last week before Shabbat, the rabbis and lay...
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Coronavirus – Part 3

Our last couple Shabbat encouragements have focused on some positive takeaways from such a worldwide challenge as the coronavirus. The virus brings home how the acts of each one of us matter, positively and negatively. It reveals the dangers of secrets and reminds us to be honest...
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Coronavirus – Part 2

Last week we marveled at the positive take aways from even something as negative as the coronavirus. We were struck with how the actions of a few could literally touch the world. It is pay it forward in the worst sense. Somehow as the news gets darker, I am pulled even more...
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Coronavirus

The headlines for the past several weeks have discussed the coronavirus believed to have originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. As you know, from its remote and one-on-one beginnings, migrating unpredictably between unrelated species, it has traveled the world wreaking...
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Days of awe

Last week I was blessed to be able to attend the Borough Park Symposium in NYC. This conference is an academic gathering of Jews, including Messianic Jews who organize this event, to explore issues related to Yeshua, Messianic Judaism, Israel, and related subjects. This year’s...
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The neighbor

Last year when Sid and I came to Florida, we arrived the day after my aunt died. Although I was emotionally crushed, it was a blessing to be here at that time to help take care of my then 91 year old uncle and my cousin as she tried to understand the probate process. I balanced...
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The devil ain’t lazy – Part 2

This week, my cousin shared with me her feelings of terror during her radiation treatment. She suffers from extreme claustrophobia, so much so that she cannot even ride on elevators. So when the radiation treatment room door closes automatically, she has panic attacks. The...
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The devil ain’t lazy

We’re off to Florida! So many plans including creating a havurah while we’re there with local Florida family and loved ones from Ruach who will be visiting. Although I will miss my Ruach community while away, the thought of some of them being in the area to worship together as I...
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The power of love

To those of you who have been on my list for awhile, you may recognize this message from three years ago. I am resending it as a reminder and to those who have joined since then, it will be just slightly anachronistic. I felt it important to send this on the heels of last week’s...
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It’s obvious!

I recently ran across a heartwarming story which, when I read it, seemed to be clear and unambiguous in the truth of its message. Here it is: http://www.inspirationpeak.com/cgi-bin/stories.cgi?record=138 In today’s world of troublesome headlines and distressing news, I found this...
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