Archive for the Yakach יָכַח Category

The Purim Fish

One of the most bizarre miracle stories of the Master is the tale of the coin that appears in the fish’s mouth. It begins with the delegates from the Temple authorities coming to Simon Peter and asking if his rabbi pays the annual half-shekel tax. The tax […]

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Faith on a Desert Island

Every time I see something about being a Christian in community, or a Jew in community, or especially a non-Jew in (Messianic) Jewish community, I start thinking about those of us who, for one reason or another, aren’t in community. Many years ago, I listened to a […]

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The Dribble That Brought Me Naches

Typically, in a discussion about the Prophet Ovadiah (Obadiah), you wouldn’t expect the Yiddish term “naches” to enter into the conversation! I remember my mom would use this term from time to time when I did something that brought her pride and joy. Well…in Ovadiah, there’s really […]

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