The Hebrew AlephBet – Caf and La’med – ELUL

 BHBW – THE ALEPH-BET                            ELUL 5783  / 2023                            CAF- LA’MED   Who shall ascend the mountain of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place?  He that […]

Psalm 27

PSALM 27 THERE ARE EASIER PSALMS: Some ring with “HalleluYah” or feature nature’s joy in field and tree; others darker, give us short and piercing cries of the heart. But not Psalm 27. Not this poem that Jewish tradition bids us read for fifty consecutive days each year. Here, we encounter something more nuanced: the […]

ELUL – The Sixth Hebrew Month

ELUL – The Sixth 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 Elul upon us for goodness and for blessing. May You give us long life, a life of peace – Shalom […]

4. The Hebrew Aleph-Bet TAMMUZ – Zayin and Chet

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for [ mental, physical, and spiritual ] health! ~ Carl Jung THE SHAPE AND NAME OF THE ZAYIN The letter Zayin is in the shape of a Vav whose head extends in both directions ’crowning’ the letter, as it were. In the Torah, the Zayin is given three tagin or […]

5. The Hebrew Aleph-Bet AV – Tet and Yod

  You, imprisoned in the shells in which society, state, church, school, economy, public opinion, and your own pride have stuck you – indirect one among indirect ones, break through your shells, become direct…have [ good and true ] contact. ~ Martin Buber, in What Is to Be Done?  1919 THE SHAPE OF THE TET The […]

3. The Hebrew Aleph Bet – SIVAN – Hei and Vav

BHBW – THE ALEPH-BET                            SIVAN 5783 / 2023 HEI – VAV   Not with toil and not with struggle, but by the word of His mouth did the One Above create His world. Not with toil and not with struggle, but with wisdom […]

Daily Omer Thoughts – Week Four

  We are over halfway through our counting of the Omer.  May you be blessed through the remaining days and weeks as we draw nearer to Revelation. H-I OMER – WEEK 4 pdf  

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 – Shaloma life of goodness – Tovah a life of […]

2. The Hebrew Aleph Bet – IYYAR – Gimmel and Dalet

BHBW – THE ALEPH-BET                            IYYAR 5783 / 2023 GIMMEL – DALET   Don’t underestimate kindness,  Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain As we saw with the first word of the Torah, […]

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 […]

Daily Omer Thoughts – Week One

  Join HIS-ISRAEL as we count the Omer – the significant days between PESACH (Passover)and SHAVUOT (Pentecost). They will be shared in weekly installments. Psalm 119 traditionally is read at this time. The psalm is divided in groups of 8 verses, each group beginning with the consecutive letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (alphabet). So, let’s begin […]

1. The Hebrew Aleph-Bet NISSAN – Aleph and Bet

ALEPH and BET Each Hebrew letter is a vessel for ideas and truth that HaShem has given to the world.  ~ Reb Nosson of Breslov Being the Word of G-d, Hebrew is a sacred language. In Jewish tradition it is valued as a multidimensional divine gift, one filled with both clear truth and holy mysteries. […]

The Wonder of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet – Introduction

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  Twenty-two foundation letters He hewed them He combined them He wove them together He weighed them  He interchanged them And He created with them the whole Creation And everything that was to be created.   In order to create we need the light of inspiration – to “see” or envision what is to be […]

Reflections on Purim

Every Festival of the Hebrew calendar year reminds us to take note, to be aware and to  be surprised by the newness that God continually offers us. We can look back to where we were the previous year and consider how far we have come spiritually. The  Festivals of the Bible do not measure chronological time, […]

Simplify & Soar – 12 – ADAR

SIMPLIFY & SOAR                                                                         20223/5873  ADAR –   Malchut: Mystery, Hidden Miracles, and the Color Black At the core of […]