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. […]

Passover I – Pesach – Overview

Passover is, as it were, the “firstborn” of the biblical festivals. God set it in place when He proclaimed at the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt: “You shall therefore keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year” (Exodus 13:10). As the first, Passover also sets a precedent for the purpose of […]

Leviticus – A Bird’s Eye View

                            In the Torah Reading Cycle, we have arrived at the threshold of the exciting and challenging book of Leviticus – called, in Hebrew, VAYIKRA, meaning “And He Called.” Leviticus is the shortest of the five books of the Torah, but is […]

Torah – A Bird’s Eye View – Introduction

SERIES – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE 5 BOOKS OF THE TORAH   More and more people are beginning to understand the value of the regular study of the weekly Torah portion. Many older folk have asked me, “Isn’t it too late for me to begin now?” My response is: “Better late than never!” […]

BHBW – SIMPLIFY AND SOAR : Introduction and Special Invitation for Women

BEING HOLY  BEING WHOLE 2022 – 2023 SIMPLIFY AND SOAR! A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR WOMEN “I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” ~ John O’Donohue Dear friends and fellow-seekers, The new Hebrew month cycle is fast approaching, beginning with the month of Nissan (2nd April), and […]

Genesis – A Bird’s Eye View

GENESIS – IN THE BEGINNING The Hebrew name of the book  of Genesis is the first word of the Bible – Breisheet, which means: In the beginning… The first seven chapters of the book are devoted to God’s creation of the universe. This includes the earth with all its vegetation, fish, birds and animals, which […]