The Hebrew Bible, thanks in large part to the often literal translation of it in the King James Version, is a source of scores of English idiomatic expressions. We may not know much about biology and history, but we do know, for instance, that a “leopard cannot change its...
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March 24, 2013 | 8:04 am
August 14, 2008 | 12:46 amConsoling people after they've suffered a loss, especially when it's the death of a loved one, is never easy. No matter what we say, we can never bring back the beloved to this world. How often do we sit by the mourner's side in awkward silence, feeling completely impotent in our...
July 24, 2008 | 12:40 amWhile I was in my synagogue's office one morning, the phone rang, and I answered. The lady on the other end said, "Hello, may I please speak to the owner?"
I answered, "Certainly, it will be our pleasure to let you talk to him. You have reached The House of God, and the Owner is...
November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Here we are again on the plains of Bethel. We're in the 10th month of our 10th year in Canaan. Sorry I haven't written. There were so many things happening, but none of them so important to justify my negligence. The famine, Pharaoh, Avimelech, the war -- they all...