In the little shtetl of Vaysechvoos, a wise stranger passes through and confounds the local rabbi.
“God as a Trinity? No way!” “We Jews don’t believe in the idea of a divine incarnation!” For many Jews, these statements are givens. Or are they?
January 25 is the minor holiday (not commanded in Scripture) of Tu Bi-Shevat, traditionally marking the beginning of springtime in Israel. It is also considered the New Year of Trees.” One custom associated with this holiday is tree planting. For more on Tu Bi-Shevat, see: The Jews for Jesus site mavensearch.com: An index of Jewish […]
A look at the Jewish yearning for spirituality questions whether increased spiritual practices will provide a real connection with God.
Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction of the Second Temple, in the form of the Talmud. However, in the twelfth century the term “kabbalah” was also used to denote various mystical […]
Decoding the Bible Code: John Weldon with Clifford and Barbara Wilson. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998. 176 pages, $7.99, paper. The Bible Code: Phil Stanton. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1997. 128 pages, $6.99, paper. Decoding the Bible Code is a refreshing look at the Bible Code movement. The authors explain what the Bible Code is […]
A BASIC TRAINING IN JEWISH SPIRITUALITY: DIVINITY IN OURSELVES. That was the name of the class offered by the SFJCC (San Francisco Jewish Community Center) institute for Jewish Living and Learning. The instructors were Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ms. Eve Ilsen. The ad promised exciting results from the weekend’s lectures: Whatever your life path has […]