Traditions, Prophets, and the Month of Elul Part #2

In Part One, I added the disclaimer/paragraph below at the blog’s beginning to help my readers think about traditions with more clarity.  “What is a tradition? Webster defines it as: an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom) How many traditions do we … More Traditions, Prophets, and the Month of Elul Part #2

Madmen

This message concerns the Holy One’s prophets, who were deemed madmen and at times labeled babbling fools. These were peculiar men. These were men whose voices boomed at times. Men who called down fire and shut up the heavens. Men on missions. Again and again, the LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to … More Madmen

A Body with a Withered Hand– Part VIII, Five-Fold

There is nothing worse than a dead tree. Dead trees attract pests and termites. Dead trees carry disease that spreads to other trees. Dead trees may fall and cause damage, but what about dead hands? Withered hands? It has been a while since I have written about the 5-fold structure mentioned in the Torah and … More A Body with a Withered Hand– Part VIII, Five-Fold