My name is called Disturbance

  A shudder went through Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spirit. Staggering, he collapsed in a chair and whispered, “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” He had just sensed the destruction of Alderaan by Darth Vader’s […]

A time to be silent, a time to speak

Three thousand years ago King David’s son spoke these words in Jerusalem: “There is an appointed time for everything, and there is a time for every event under heaven – a time to tear down and a time to build up; a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to search and […]

The darkness, the glory and the flattened curve

Isaiah’s prophetic scenario cuts through the mists of time. There’s a day a-coming when gross darkness will cover the planet, and a heavy fog of spiritual pollution will hang over the entire earth. That generation will witness a shocking nuclear explosion of spiritual light radiating out from the nation of Israel:  “Arise, shine; for your light […]

Christmas and Pentecost – beyond the tinsel and the Torah

Growing up as a Jewish kid in Montreal, I loved Christmas. Snowy winter lawns were bejeweled at night with twinkling trees. People got tipsy and were nice to each other. What could be bad about all that? And a baby nursed in a Bethlehem stable seemed like friendly ‘family content’. Secular Westerners love the tinsel […]

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 […]

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