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From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 4 – If I forget you O Jerusalem

From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 4 – If I forget ...

by Israel Yaoz « From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 3 – including Passover Prayer PESACH SERMON That was the First WW. Still “enjoyable”…” This kind of deliberations were going on for centuries, around many tables, in many parts of the globe; I myself in my younger years have heard such discussions; in the Hebrew prayer book, about a third of all supplications and prayers center around the hope of redemption: ...
From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 3 – including Passover Prayer PESACH SERMON

From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 3 – including Passov...

by Israel Yaoz « From Jerusalem to Jerusalem Part 2 – Glueckel von Hameln . . . for Pesach / Passover picture postcards / greeting cards pls klick » here Another quotation I wish to bring is from a book widely read some 40 years ago: “The last of the Just”, Andre Schwarz-Bart; written in French, living in Strasburg after WW-2. The writer cites an old Jewish tradition, which claims that there are 36 hidden...
From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 1

From Jerusalem to Jerusalem 1...

by Israel Yaoz A well-known Hebrew writer, described in his story the eternal wandering Jew; wandering with his rod, bent under a heavy bag on his shoulders, a long beard, tired, stepping through the endless steppe of Siberia. He encountered Ivan, and Ivan asked him: “where are you coming from”? “I come from Jerusalem”; “ and where are you heading for”? “I am on my way to Jerusalem”! That’s the story...
Shabbat VaYeshev Readings and Commentary

Shabbat VaYeshev Readings and Commentary...

Genesis 37:1 – 40:23; Amos 2:6 – 3:8 Abstract of the Commentary byMichael Schneider, Jerusalem: In our Torah portion, ‘Va‘Yeshev,’ last year, we discussed Joseph as a prototype of the Messiah. We saw the parallels between Messiah Ben-Joseph and the Joseph’s life. Through Joseph’s brother’s rejection, he was sent to Egypt where he attained status of being second to Pharaoh and regarded as a deity. The...
Shabbat HaGADOL Shabbat Achrei Mot Readings and Commentary

Shabbat HaGADOL Shabbat Achrei Mot Readings and Co...

Leviticus 16:1 – 18,30; Malachi 3:4-24 Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem: The Shabbat before Passover is called „The Great Shabbat“ because we end our Torah Portion with Malachi 4:5, which says, „See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great (gadol) and dreadful (nora) day of the LORD comes.“ In this passage, which is the last prophecy in the...
Nittel Nacht Shabbat Shemot Readings and Commentary

Nittel Nacht Shabbat Shemot Readings and Commentar...

Exodus 1:1 – 6:1; Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22-23; Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 by Eric Martienssen Commentary: Since the late Middle Ages it was often at all in many places not allowed for Jews on Niddel Nacht (from lat. “Naftali domini”, Christmas Eve, December 24) to stay in the public or even to move there. Accordingly the rabbis have forbidden the study of Torah altogether to prevent the visit of the schoolhouse,...
Who is Who Messiah vs Servant BEHOLD

Who is Who Messiah vs Servant BEHOLD...

“BEHOLD!” That is the name of the current weekly reading. More than actual, really beautiful. Behold (Hebrew: Re’eh), look carefully at this endless and magnificent future. Your soul is beautiful beyond words, if we are prepared to accept our own soul, our future – our God-given promise. Alas, we are separated, as we have often lost our ability to distinguish between holy and unholy, between blessing and curse...
Shabbat Shoftim – Judges – Sabbath Readings and video commentary

Shabbat Shoftim – Judges – Sabbath Reading...

„Schoftim“: Deuteronomy 16:18 till 21:9; Isaiah 51:12 till 52:12 Just mentioning a few verses out of this weeks Haftorah (here Isaiah 52) but what a blessing, what a future: „Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean… For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went...
Who is Who, Messiah vs Servant, BEHOLD Gentiles, he shall bring YOU

Who is Who, Messiah vs Servant, BEHOLD Gentiles, h...

“BEHOLD!” That is the name of the current weekly reading. More than actual, really beautiful. Behold (Hebrew: Re’eh), look carefully at this endless and magnificent future. Your soul is beautiful beyond words, if we are prepared to accept our own soul, our future – our God-given promise. Alas, we are separated, as we have often lost our ability to distinguish between holy and unholy, between blessing and curse...
Shabbat Reading and Commentary for the coming Sabbath Hukkat

Shabbat Reading and Commentary for the coming Sabb...

Founding Membership »» Numbers 19:1 – 22:1; Judges 11:1-33 by Michael Schneider, Israel today, Jerusalem (The Sabbath starts with Shalom Aleichem – a Sabbath Song prior to Kiddush) Commentary: This week’s Torah portion contains further „ordinances“ (Hebrew: hukkim). First, we read about the „water of cleansing,“ an atonement mechanism made from ashes of the sacrifice of a...