Here I Am, Send Me

   “People who carry torches make easy targets”—Ron Warren. And Yisra’ĕl (Israel) said to Yosĕph (Joseph), “Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Sheḵem? Come, I send you to them.” So he said to him, “Here I am.”  (Genesis 27:11-13, ISR). Here I am. Send Me! Hineni is a total readiness to give of … More Here I Am, Send Me

I Luz You and Almonds

Have you ever wondered how all the graves will open? Not when, but how? Will we come up out of the sea—the earth—an urn? Even the people who sharks have eaten? The graves will open on “that day.” Bodies shipwrecked at sea—bodies waiting in pine boxes under the earth—and ash remains tucked inside urns will … More I Luz You and Almonds

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