IYYAR – The Second Hebrew Month

BLESSING OF THE NEW MONTH – BIRKAT HA’CHODESH May it be Your will, O Lord, our God and the God of our forefathers, that You inaugurate this month of Iyyar upon us for goodness and for blessing. May You give us long life: a life of peace – Shalom a life of goodness – Tovah  […]

Tehillim – PSALMS

Artwork –  Israeli artist Baruch Nachshon  Since the time of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the Psalms have been an inspiration and a source of delight and comfort, as well as a spiritual challenge, to all who read them. The great central subjects of the Book of Psalms are God, Man, Sin and Revelation. All, […]

Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s 74th Independence Day – A History

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CELEBRATE ISRAEL – 5th MAY, 2022 / 4th Iyar 5782 Historic Land of Connection  Israel, although small geographically, is a land huge in historic significance. Biblical history revolves around it. The Bible, however, is not only a history book; it was primarily given by God to teach us about Himself and how we best should […]

Simplify and Soar – 2 – Simplifying (Iyyar)

SIMPLIFYING The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary  so that the necessary may speak.  ~ Hans Hofmann  AIMS: To clear what may be holding us back and to cheer on what is calling us forward.  To invite more energy, inspiration, freedom of spirit, and mystery into our lives. This is the second of […]

Simplify and Soar – 1 – Slowing Down (Nissan)

I would love to live like a river flows Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~ John O’Donohue AIMS: 1. To clear what may be holding us back and to cheer on what is calling us forward. 2. To invite more energy, inspiration, freedom of spirit, and mystery into our lives. For the […]

The Omer? – Counting Up to Revelation

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COUNTING UP TO REVELATION Teach us to number/count our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 Counting the fifty days from the second day of Passover to the Jubilee day of Pentecost, or Shavuot, is called Sefirat Ha’Omer – Counting the Omer. Two questions immediately spring to mind: “What is […]

In His Name ~ Keren Hannah

HASHEM – YHVH In His Name His Name – His signature as an artist, as Creator of all, can be found in everything He has created. His Name is there if you look intentionally and have eyes to see. As His children, as human beings, we carry His name in a very important and special […]

Tu B’Av – 15th Av – Sweetheart’s Day! (12 August 2022)

AV, in general, is a paradoxical month. It begins with nine days of semi-mourning that conclude with the solemn fast day of Tisha B’Av (9th of Av). During this time we recall the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem, the occupation by foreign powers, and the exile of the majority of the Jewish people from […]

A Passover Lesson from the Birds – 9.00 mins

Learn From The Birds – 9.00 minutes “God teaches us from the animals of the land, and from the birds of the heavens He makes us wise.” `~Job Today, we take a look at three birds and find out what we can learn from: The Stork, the Rooster and the Dove. When our spirits soar in […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake ~ good for Pesach too!

  Gluten Free Chocolate Cake  Recipe ~ Robbie Mason I used this chocolate cake recipe for the first time when a young friend of ours, who was volunteering in Jerusalem, came to our home for an Erev Shabbat meal together with her mother and sister.  I try to remember to ask, when we have visitors for […]

The Omer – Ascending to Shavuot

WEEK 1 – CHESED – LOVE AND KINDNESS Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu be’mitzvotav ve’tzivanu al Sefirat ha’Omer. Ha’yom, yom echad [sheni, shlishi…] ba’Omer. Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us through Your commandments, and has commanded us to count the Omer. Today is […]

Blessing As A Divine Partnership – 4.26 mins

Blessing As A Divine Partnership – 4.26 minutes God respects and will honor the words we speak both in prayer and in blessing. We are able to pass on His blessing to others. Keren Hannah  Also enjoy the following related post: The Aaronic Blessing

Passover II – The Seder Meal

THE ‘DASH’ OF LIFE! Our lives are, physically, a movement through chronological time that is encapsulated on a memorial stone as ‘year of birth’ – ‘year of death’. Our journey from cradle to grave becomes a dash! At times, life does seem to be as fleeting as a mere dash; and in the context of […]

Wonders By my Wayside #12 – Flowers of the Field by Debra Elfassy

THE ANEMONE – KALANIT and the CYCLAMEN – RAKEFET “According to the Bible, the ‘inner’ life of nature is closed to man. The Bible does not claim that things speak to man; it only claims that things speak to God. Inanimate objects are dead in relation to man; they are alive in relation to God. […]