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It’s only human to focus on our problems, of course. But no matter what problems we may be facing, we still have so many reasons to thank God.
This month many Jewish people will join in mourning over an especially tragic date. According to Jewish tradition,Tisha b’Av—or the ninth day of the month of Av—is the date of destruction for both the first and second temples in Jerusalem.
What did Jesus have to say about the Temple? Will the Temple be rebuilt? And does it make any difference to you either way?
David’s article talks about what we can and can’t know about the future – and one of the things we can know is that we will face suffering and death. Yet his article is hopeful because it says that in Jesus, we can know that God’s promises are true and our ultimate future is brighter […]
In his newest book, Great By Choice author Jim Collins writes, "Life is uncertain, the future unknown. This is neither good nor bad. It just is, like gravity. Yet the task remains: how to master our fate, even so."
In our fast-paced, frenetic world, taking time to reflect on the course of our lives may seem like a luxury. Some use the new year as an opportunity for a personal review of how they have measured up to certain ideals and goals. But sometimes opportunities to reflect come to us painfully unbidden through the […]
In a little over two months we will inaugurate a newly-elected President of the United States of America. If you are reading this before November 6, you do not yet know who it will be—but you do know that he will begin serving his term of office on January 21, 2013. It is just the […]
The new year is a milestone to mark the passing of time, to hope for the future and resolve to make changes. We also tend to think of the past—what was—as well as what might have been. For some, the new year may lead us to long for days gone by. Do you remember your […]
The rule often cited for how to change our clocks for daylight savings time is “spring forward, fall back,” but when it comes to God’s timetable, as taught through the Jewish Festivals, it is always “fall forward.” Of each of the seven Feasts of Israel, the most often overlooked aspect of their rich symbolism is […]
I fulfilled a promise to my father after his memorial service last June, by telling a fuller version of the story in this month’s sneak preview” to a few hundred people who had gathered together afterward for a meal. But as Dad drew closer to his homegoing, I think he came to accept the fact […]
Tell her the doctors said it’s cancer,” I heard Dad coaching Mom from the background, but instead of repeating the news, Mom simply handed him the phone. “It’s cancer that’s spread to my bones,” he announced. After a brief pause I managed to say: “I’ll be right over.” When I was in my twenties and […]
Dad,” I asked, “Do you have any thoughts on resurrection?” I was hoping he might reach for his dictation machine and give me something for “Moishe’s Musings.” Even though it was only January, the April newsletter would soon be due. “No. I haven’t been having many deep thoughts lately.”Dad was tired from fighting cancer, tired […]
While debating a Reform rabbi on a popular radio talk show, I stated that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was the most compelling evidence that He is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world. I expected the rabbi to argue that Jesus had not actually risen from the dead, but he surprised […]