Author Archives: Avner Boskey

Rightists and leftists

When a child can finally differentiate between his left and his right hand, even God takes notice (see Jonah 4:12)! Nearly 3,500 years ago the God of Jacob spoke to Joshua about having a clear vision regarding left and right: “Only be strong and very courageous. Be careful to do according to all the teaching […]

The latter rain

Once upon a time there was no rain. Moses tells us that “YHVH God had not sent rain upon the earth . . .  but a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground” (Genesis 2:5-6). But then God gave rain on the earth and sent water on the fields (see Job 5:10). “Who has […]

Spices, salt and stones – apostolic foundations and the Jewish people

  Jewish spice – a little dab’ll do ya Some people look upon the subject of Hebrew roots as a marketing strategy. Others truly are interested in the Jewish perspective on the Gospels. More than a handful see it as akin to a food additive – a ‘hamburger helper’ which will spice up a bland […]

Drinking the cup of poison

In The Princess Bride, Vizzini and the Dread Pirate Roberts are involved in a duel to the death (https://wiki.c2.com/?BattleOfWits). The burning question is this: into which goblet did Roberts slip the deadly iocaine powder (an imaginary substance)? During their verbal sparring Vizzini philosophizes, “Are you the sort of man who would put the poison into […]

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