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And You Shall Bind Them as a Sign

And You Shall Bind Them as a Sign

You may have seen a Jewish man wearing a little black leather box strapped to his forehead and his arm. These little hollow boxes are known in Hebrew as ‘tefillin’ – a word closely related to the Hebrew word for prayer – ‘tefillah’.

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And Speak Of Them – ודברת בם

And Speak Of Them – ודברת בם

I have a very good friend who I catch up with every few months for breakfast. We order our food and coffees and then sit down and the conversation starts with something like - ‘How are you?’ ‘How are things with the family?’ ‘’Have you heard the one about the pastor,...

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Teach Them To Your Children  – ושננת‭‬ם לבניך

Teach Them To Your Children  – ושננת‭‬ם לבניך

I have seven beautiful grandchildren—six handsome grandsons and one stunning granddaughter. I love them with all my heart… and the thing I love to hear the most is when we sit down for our Friday night Shabbat meal and they say ‘Tell us a story Grandpa.’ And by story they mean a Bible story.

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The Lord Is One

The Lord Is One

When the Shema is recited by the Jewish people (and Christians), it begins with this statement: Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one. (Deuteronomy 6:4) Pronouncing God’s name YHWH is considered a sin, so the Jewish people use other words to replace...

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