Monthly Archives: March 2009

Live Beginner's Hebrew Class April 14

A friend is leading an online class for 45 minutes and for only $5 on April 14. I am giving a online class for $5 from Currclick.com- April 14, 4:30pm central time/ 5:30 Eastern. Folks will have read dozens of … Continue reading

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Understanding the Passover Haggadah: Part 5

This is the first new installment in this series since March 17 (sorry). Still, at least 50% of my posts since then have all been about the Haggadah. It

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The Rabbis of the Passover Haggadah

It is a curious fact that many of the stories in the Passover Haggadah are not from ancient Israel and not from the time of Israel

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Reading Revelation

I’ve been teaching Revelation at my congregation since the beginning of the year. We skipped over chapters 2 and 3 because a few years ago I did a long series on them. I have been presenting with Keynote slide shows. … Continue reading

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Passover and Yeshua's Crucifixion

When I first began seeking sources, people and articles and books, on the Jewish background of Yeshua

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Shabbat as a Spiritual Discipline

There is an old formula about the Sabbath (Shabbat) that comes from the two primary commands of the scriptures about it: remember it (Exod. 20:8) and keep it (Exod. 31:14). We keep it or observe it on Shabbat and we … Continue reading

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A Passover Poem (Reprint)

Last year, I posted a poem I wrote about Passover. The poem considers the Passover story from the point of view of the women, coping with death and life and the journey. It is analogous to Deborah’s song in Judges … Continue reading

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A Quote I Like About the Mystery of the Passover Haggadah

Today I did an internet search for a rare 1942 Haggadah with an introduction by Louis Finkelstein (1895-1991) who is regarded as the leading light in the development of Conservative Judaism in America. I had read about his introduction in … Continue reading

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Affordable, Practical Ebooks for Learning to Read Hebrew

How important is it to learn to read the Bible in its original languages? Maybe you think it is beyond you. I assure you, it is not. All you need is the desire and enough discipline to have a little … Continue reading

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Plotzing Along, Trashing the Bible

Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible Author: David Plotz. Harper, 2009. David Plotz is the editor at slate.com and there is much to appreciate about … Continue reading

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