Archive for the Yakach יָכַח Category

Born Again Again: Remembering the Reverend Billy Graham

It was the last quarter of my junior year in high school. I was just beginning to come out of a spiritual fog that I had entered during my teenage years. I had made a commitment to Messiah when I was five, but as I entered high […]

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The Opposite of What We Fear

There is a method used by the rabbis in understanding sacred texts. We can apply this method to understand all literature but it is particularly useful in discussing texts from the Bible. The method is called PARDES (פרדס). In Hebrew, PaRDeS is an orchard. An orchard often […]

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Shabbat, Purim, and What Makes You Happy

I was reading this week’s column by Rabbi Kalman Packouz and found a few points that might actually apply to those of us who are “Hebraically-aware Gentiles.” He was discussing Purim (which begins this Wednesday evening at sunset) and Happiness, but I’ll start with something about Shabbat. […]

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