Monthly Archives: September 2015

Yom Kippur

This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not do any work, whether the native, or the alien who sojourns among you; for it is on this … Continue reading

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Pani’s Story

[From Prov. 31:10-31; Pani is a loose transliteration of the Hebrew word translated “ruby.”] It is dark when I rise, lighting the small lamp from the coals of last night’s fire. I shield the flame from my husband’s sleeping body, … Continue reading

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Ten Words for Ten Days

From Rosh Hashana, often called the Jewish New Year, though it’s a Biblically-based holiday given by God, not only to the Jews, in my opinion, to Yom Kippur (ditto), there are ten days. Traditionally, those are called the Days of … Continue reading

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Then…

Isaiah 35:4-7a Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind … Continue reading

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