The ancient sages teach us that the Torah is exceedingly careful with language. No phrase is superfluous. Each word or letter is part of the intricate unfolding mysteries concentrated in the Torah.
About 7,000 Christian tourists are arriving in Israel for the Feast of Tabernacles celebration.
Every human being is on a special journey; the secret, however, is to realize it. This, perhaps, is the Torah's message when it recounts the details of how the first Jewish house of worship, the Tabernacle, was constructed and dedicated.
When you ascend the rose red pillars towering over the Arava desert, you hardly expect to look down upon the biblical Mishkan.
For The Kids
As I wheeled my shopping cart down the aisle of the local
market on my weekly grocery run, a toddler riding in his mother's cart
came up the other side. He was one of the students in the
nursery school, and when he recognized me, his mouth dropped open. He pointed
and shouted, "Mom, look, it's God!"
It was a Saturday morning in the middle of winter -- bright and sunny and cold, with a sky washed clean by the wind.