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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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!

When rivers flow from our kishkes

This weekend is the Hebrew calendar’s celebration of the seventh day of the Feast of Sukkot/Tabernacles, known as Hoshana Rabbah (‘the Great Hosanna’).   Now the Feast of the Jews – the Feast of Booths – was near . . . But when His brothers had gone up to the Feast,

The goat without a beard

The Yiddish language is rich in humor and irony. Though much of ‘the world of our fathers’ has disappeared in Holocaust flames, some of its wit and wisdom is preserved in sharp proverbs which still bring enjoyment and recognition.   “Oyb di bobeh volt gehat a bord, volt zi geven

Why the shofar? Why the trumpet?

The gnarled and curved ram’s horn – the shofar – is universally recognized as the musical instrument par excellence associated with the Jewish High Holidays. It may come as a surprise that YHVH’s commands regarding the events of Yom Hakippurim (Yom Kippur/ the Day of Atonements) to Moses in Leviticus

Jeroboam’s Feast

In the days of King Solomon, there was a valiant warrior whose name was Jeroboam (see 1 Kings 11:28). King Solomon promoted him to an important governmental post. But YHVH had even bigger plans. He sent Ahijah the Shilonite to prophesy over Jeroboam and to commission him to overthrow Solomon’s

Don’t put a stumbling block in the path of a blind man (Leviticus 19:14)

Then YHVH spoke to Moses, saying:   “Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I YHVH your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep My Sabbaths; I am YHVH your God. Do not turn to idols

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