Heritage

Fall festivals

Soon the leaves will be changing colors. The High Holy Days are upon us. Sometimes folks refer to these as, “Jewish” holidays but they are…

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Baptism and other immersions

Our *L-rd Yeshua (Jesus) lets us know that there is a need for one baptism. This baptism is an outward sign of the inward change in us when…


Were the six days of creation literal?

Some would say that the Genesis account of creation is impossible – it just does not make sense. Others would say that precisely 5,777 years ago, G-D created the universe…


Acts of God

Insurance adjusters often refer to uncontrollable acts of nature as “acts of God.” The Bible describes supernatural works of God as “acts of God.” And Christians sometimes avoid the latter as…


Inspired by love

You can criticize her—especially if you are not Catholic. You can be challenged by her—especially if you are compassionate. But who will dare to imitate the late Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who…



New year’s resolutions

The holidays are over. Nothing remains of Christmas and Chanukah but the memories. The credit card bills that we get in January take the place…


Go for the worst!

Born into relative poverty in a suburb of Nottingham, England, in 1829, William Booth lacked the advantages of wealth, education and opportunity that one might…



The Real Saint Nick

What do we know about the real Saint Nicholas? Very little. And does this really matter? Yes, if you think about it, it matters a great deal….




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