Tag Archives: holiness

Justice as Holiness – Part I

*This series is an expansion of an article I recently wrote for the UMJC Twenties newsletter, which can be read HERE. As Messianic Jews, we have a unique obligation to pursue social justice. This mandate is not just a hip … Continue reading

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The value of the person in the crowd

Parashat Bamidbar This week’s Torah portion, Bamidbar (‘in the desert’), begins the book of Numbers. The book is called Numbers in English after the census taken at the beginning of the parasha. The act of counting individuals seems quite trivial … Continue reading

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Awesome Days

We are currently in the Yomim Nora’im – the 10 days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur – known as the Days of Awe. During these 10 days, we are focused on Teshuva (Repentance) and preparation for Yom Kippur. Special … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

For the Hasid, spiritual pride is the greatest roadblock on the spiritual journey. As we engage in this or that spiritual exercise, we imagine ourselves growing more holy. This is pride. The quality of your spiritual practice rests on the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

If your ears are not open to the crying of the poor, then your ears are deaf, and you will not hear G-d calling either. – Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

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