A Look At Daniel

Watching the political stage in the United States along with other events occurring around the world can be pretty discouraging. It appears as though there is no possible outcome that does not end in disaster. I really don’t know how someone without faith and confidence in Almighty Yah survives. Recently I picked up a book … Read more

Psalm 68 – Let God Arise

Psalm 68 is a song of triumph. It was either an original composition by King David or assembled by him from other psalms he composed. It could have been written for the moving of the Ark to Jerusalem, or after some military victory. Possibly it was written on one particular occasion and used to celebrate … Read more

The Appointed Times

The 23rd chapter of the book of Leviticus gives a concise overview of all of the commanded festivals and appointed times. There have been many things written about their prophetic significance, as well as a broad range of opinions on how they should be observed. Here some are only mentioned briefly, such as the Passover … Read more

Be Holy – Torah Portion Kedoshim

It has been the practice of the Jewish people to read through the Torah – the first five books of Scripture – on either a one-year or three-year schedule. For the more common one-year cycle, the Torah is divided into 54 portions. Throughout the year, one or more of these portions is read each Sabbath, … Read more

Jehu’s Revival

Jehu became the tenth king of the northern ten tribes of the divided kingdom of Israel. He took over the throne by assassinating King Jehoram, son of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. Jehu claimed to have had a “zeal for the LORD” (2 Kings 10:16), and his actions after making that statement would seem to confirm it.

Why I Hang Out With Criminals

You probably do as well. In fact, you may be one. The majority of us have, at one time or another, transgressed the laws of the land. Sometimes we get caught, and if the offense is great enough it may warrant a fine or even incarceration. Chances are, even if you have no criminal record … Read more

Questions On the Book of Esther

Recently I received these questions from a prison inmate with whom I have been working. I would encourage you to read my article Why I Hang Out With Criminals for more information. This gentleman has been studying Esther in preparation for Purim. Here are his questions and my responses. If you would like to comment … Read more

Chazaq Chazaq v’Nitchazeq

It is traditional, at the conclusion of reading each book of the Torah, for the congregation to recite the phrase “Chazaq! Chazaq! v’Nitchazeq! – Be strong! Be strong! And let us be strengthened!” Throughout the world, many who are reading through the annual Torah cycle will encourage each other with these words. Although this exact … Read more

A Sabbath Song – Psalm 92

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night Psalm 92 is titled in Hebrew mizmor shiyr layom hashabbat, “A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath Day.” The Theological Wordbook of the Old … Read more