Israeli Spicy Surprise Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Thanks to Shmuel Veffer Gluten and sugar free! Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed 3 large eggs ½ cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons Galilee Green Olive Oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips hot pepper flakes for […]

Anochi? The Torah is like the Sea?

Two interesting questions. I have always loved this picture and I have had it on my computer screen for a few years. But I only learned two fascinating truths it reflects this past week. Artwork by Israeli artist Baruch Nachshon (z”l) 1. The Hebrew word at the top is Anochi – אנכי The first word […]

Torah – the Bread of Life

TORAH – the BREAD OF LIFE The Torah, or the first revelation of the Word of God in a communal form, was given by God at Sinai. The account in Genesis tells us that a form of the Word was in existence at the very beginning of Creation.  This Word was with God so intimately that, in […]

Simplify and Soar – 3 – Intuition (Sivan)

There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen! ~ Anonymous This is the third of the five steps at the heart of this cycle of BeIng Holy BeIng Whole. We are aiming to replace unnecessary effort with ease, clutter with clarity, irritating drama with inspiration. Hopefully, after Nissan, we now are more aware of […]

SIVAN – The Third 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 Sivan upon us for goodness and for blessing. May You give us long life: a life of peace – Shalom a life of goodness – Tovah  a life of blessing […]

Numbers – A Bird’s Eye View

The Hebrew name of this fourth book  of the Torah – Numbers –  is Bamidbar, which literally means ‘In the Wilderness’. We can recall Genesis, B’reisheet – In the Beginning. We also remember that the second book of Torah, Shemot, described the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt; and the third book Leviticus, or Vayikra, […]

Shavuot

SEASON OF REVELATION AND ROMANCE   You shall count seven weeks; begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain [barley harvest – Passover]. Then you shall keep the Festival of Weeks [Shavuot] for YHVH your God, contributing a freewill offering in proportion to the blessing […]

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

firework display at nighttime

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 […]