In that day, I will restore David’s fallen sukkah. I will repair it’s broken walls and restore it’s ruins. I will rebuild it as in the days of old.

– Amos 9:11

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The Caesarea Syndrome

“My God, my God! May these things never end – the sand and the sea, the rustling of the waves, the lightning in the sky, the prayer of a man…” This poem – titled ‘A walk to Caesarea’ – was written by Hannah Szenes, a Jewish poet and partisan. Born

How to pray for Hamas – God’s way

In 70 A.D. the power of Rome crushed the Jewish Revolt and destroyed Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem, as well as all architectural symbols of Jewish independence. Bronze, silver and gold commemorative coins celebrating the defeat of the Second Jewish Commonwealth were issued across the Roman Empire in Latin and Greek,

A snare, a trap and thorns in your eyes

Then YHVH spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, saying . . . “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from

Hezekiah’s peace and security

Hezekiah was a descendant of King David, and he was a good king:   He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for twenty-nine years in Jerusalem . . .  He did what was right in the sight of YHVH, in accordance with everything that his father

Bleachers out in the sun on Highway 61

Now the rovin’ gambler he was very bored – He was tryin’ to create a next world war He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor  He said “I never engaged in this kind of thing before But yes – I think it can be very easily done!

Lest the sons of the Philistines rejoice

King Saul and his son Jonathan died defending the people of Israel on the mountains of Gilboa. Jonathan was killed in the battle, while Saul took his own life, falling on his sword. David son of Jesse, the soon-coming king, led the tribe of Judah in a public lament known

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