The Assassin and the Altar–I Kings I, Haftarah

“The Don considered a use of threats the most foolish kind of exposure; the unleashing of anger without forethought as the most dangerous indulgence.” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather I Kings 2, plays out like an assassin movie with a leading hitman. David instructs Solomon to guard the commandments and to walk holy before Adonai. … More The Assassin and the Altar–I Kings I, Haftarah

Strong Drink

Strong drinks lead to drunkeness: “And he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast covered with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns And the woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, … More Strong Drink

Leah the Wild Cow

A friend of mine sent me an intriguing podcast the other day about Rachel, Jacob’s wife. She was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She said, “I keep seeing Rachel everywhere!” When she said it, I thought, “that’s funny” because “I keep seeing Leah.” Oh, Leah, you break my heart. What can women learn from … More Leah the Wild Cow