Learn from the Crawling Creatures? 10.55 mins

Learn from the Snake, the Ant & the Spider and the Fly! (10:55m)


The more one studies these amazing creatures, the more there is to discover!

The punishment given by God to the snake was very fitting. He was made to crawl on his belly in the dust. The Sages wisely conclude, “Falsehood does not have legs [to stand on].”


Ants are the epitome of cooperation… all is done for the common good.


The spider can be found spinning its web in the palace of a king. It is tolerated due its web’s ability to trap flies.


Praise God for His wonders! We can indeed marvel at the intricacies of His creations.


~Keren Hannah




JERUSALEM of Gold, Stones, and Light – 12.30 mins



The wonder and beauty of Jerusalem make a deep impression. The bustle, the noise and the inevitable grime of any modern city, makes things look quite natural. Then suddenly, as if a veil is gently pulled aside for a lingering moment, one sees something of deep and breathtaking splendor. It’s a beauty that is different than is found in any other beautiful city. A quality one not only sees, but experiences with all one’s being. It is the revelation of a miracle concealed in the seemingly mundane. 

When I go to Israel every stone and every tree is a reminder of hard labor and glory, of prophets and psalmists, of loyalty and holiness, [We] go to Israel for renewal, for the experience of resurrection.

~ Abraham Joshua Heschel – Israel, An Echo of Eternity

Artwork: Alex Levine, Israel

JERUSALEM of Gold, Stones, and Light (12.30 minutes)

Download the transcript for H-I MLPJ 20 – Jerusalem of Gold

TREES in the Bible – 18.19 mins

In time for Tu B’Shevat – the New Year for Trees!

There are many references to trees in the Bible, from the first chapter to the last!


In the beginning, at Creation, we find the “trees bearing fruit” that provided food for Adam and Eve and in the last book of Revelation we find the the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, having leaves that provide healing for the nations.  Fascinating!


Let us learn more about the significant trees recorded in the Scriptures. Particularly those referenced in the Seven Species:


For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and [date] honey (Deuteronomy 8:7-8).

Olive trees

Trees of the Bible ( 18.19 mins)


Download the transcript for H-I MLPJ 21 – TREES IN THE BIBLE


Is Your Godly Imagination Starved? 11.06 mins

MPLJ #19

Nature to a saint [a tzaddik] is sacramental. In every wind that blows; in every night and day of the year …in every blossoming and withering of the earth, there is a real coming of God to us, if we will simply use our starved imaginations to realize it.

~Oswald Chambers

Is Your Godly Imagination Starved? ( 11.06 mins.)

Download the transcript for MLPJ # 19 – IS YOUR GODLY IMAGINATION STARVED?

The prophet Isaiah, in chapter 40, verse 26, exhorts Israel: “Lift your eyes to the heavens: Who created all these?” Oswald Chambers notes: “The people of God had starved their imaginations by looking at the face of idols.” How is this applicable to us today?

When is Religion Evil? 15.2 mins

When is Religion Evil? (15.2 mins.)

Download the transcript for pdf MLPJ 18 – CAN FAITH BE EVIL?



The opening sentence of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ outstanding new book, entitled, ‘NOT IN G-D’S NAME  – Confronting Religious Violence,‘ reads:

When religion turns men into murderers, God weeps!

At some point in history both Christians, and Jews, to one degree or another, have blood on their hands in the name of religion. Today, however, in the form of Islam, we are experiencing an unprecedented global uprising of a strategic, militant religion that deserves our close attention.

Please be informed. Jonatahn Sacks helps us gain a clearer understanding of the violence both Israel and the world are facing today and how best we can address it.


You can purchase Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence via Amazon.com

A Circumcised Heart? 8.35 mins


A Circumcised Heart? (8.35 m)

Download the transcript for MLPJ 17 – A CIRCUMCISED HEART?


Repentance is the gift that offers the path out of sin and, when taken, results in the happiness of reconciliation.

When our hearts are circumcised we can experience joy!


~ Keren Hannah



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How Many Foreskins? ( 13.15 m)

Download the transcript for MLPJ 16 – How Many Foreskins?


The brit milah, or circumcision, of a Jewish baby boy is a sign in the flesh which becomes a constant physical reminder of his unconditional covenant with God.

We may ask: “Why on the 8th day?” and “What about girls?”

There are 3 other foreskins to be circumcised. Are they also connected with the 8th day?

Does God See Our Tears? 9.30 mins

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Does God See Our Tears? (9.30m)

Download the transcript for MLPJ 14 – Does God see our Tears?


When the heart cries, only God hears.

Only man’s acceptance of God’s gift of repentance can turn his heart of stone into one that can cry with God and can love and heal; and rejoice!

~ Keren Hannah

What Can We Learn from Job? 6.55 mins

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What Can We Learn from Job? (6.55m)


 At this time of reflection and repentance during the Hebrew month of Elul, and in the light of  the tumultuous times we are living in, the lessons of  Job are particularly relevant.

~ Keren Hannah

Learn From The Animals? 9.40 mins

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Learn From The Animals? – 9.40 minutes


“Yours, God, is the greatness, and the might, and the splendor and the victory, for everything in Heaven and on earth is Yours!”

There is much we can learn from our four-footed friends, the animals. Today we take a look at three of them: the Donkey, the Gazelle and the King of the beasts himself – the Lion.

Let us look forward to the day when all Creation can live in harmony, as our Creator intended.

~Keren Hannah

Learn From The Birds? 9.00 mins

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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 the Presence of God and we are faithful to His purposes for us, we too can know the signs of the times and move in harmony with them.

~ Keren Hannah

HEBREW EYES? 5.11 mins

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Hebrew Eyes? – 5.11 minutes


The Bible you are reading is the Hebrew Bible, but are you reading it with Hebrew eyes?

If the meaning of Scripture is contained and hidden in the text, then the language and the tools of the language, are vital for clear understanding.

Israel is restored…and Hebrew, the ancient and original tongue of the Bible, has been restored. And we, each one of us, both Jew and Christian, have the privilege of participating in God’s ongoing, creative work of Redemption.

~Keren Hannah Pryor


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A Redemptive Relationship –  6.46 minutes 


The relationships that make a difference and deeply affect our lives, in a positive way, are the redemptive or transformative relationships we enjoy.

How do we tell if a relationship is transformative?

Every redemptive relationshp demands honesty and presence.

Transparency – an openness of heart and thoughts – enables true and caring communication and interaction.

~Keren Hannah Pryor

HOLY THINGS? 4.10 mins

My Little Place In Jerusalem 5Holy Things – 4.10 minutes


The opposite of ‘holy’ is not ‘wicked.’ The six regular days of the week, as opposed to Shabbat are not ‘bad’ but are regarded as ‘ordinary’ in contrast to the one that was chosen and set apart by God for His purposes.

When the sacred things of God are scorned this, not surprisingly, carries over and results in the belittling and mocking of other people.

~ Keren Hannah Pryor


To Love and Be Loved – 3.20 mins


My Little Place In Jerusalem 5To Love And Be Loved – 3.20 minutes


At the very heart of life, at the central core of God’s plan of Creation, is the action of loving and of being loved.

The more intimately one knows the other, the deeper and greater the blessings, and the heartaches, become.

~ Keren Hannah Pryor