Category Archives: Faith

Tefillin are da bomb

I have always wondered what fellow passengers on trains, planes, buses, and cars have thought of the box strapped to my head with black leather. My Tefillin. What do they…

Alice’s Restaurant Massacre

Lyrics as reprinted in This is the Arlo Guthrie Songbook, New York, NY, 1969, pp. 91-95. Additional lyrics (chorus) from Digital Tradition (file name: ALICREST) © 1966, 1967, 1969 Appleseed…

PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S THANKSGIVING DAY PROCLAMATION, OCTOBER 3, 1863

Thanksgiving was first celebrated by the settlers at Plymouth in the Massachusetts colony in 1621 under the leadership of Governor William Bradford. Washington and Madison each issued a Thanksgiving proclamation…

West Papua donates gold for Temple

This story has so many layers. West Papua Delegation Donates Gold For Holy Temple 25 Tishrei 5768, 07 October 07 07:00 by Ezra HaLevi (IsraelNN.com) On Wednesday, the last day…

From the Narrows I Was Liberated

A New Year Drasha/Dvar Torah by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein (5767) “Min ha-meitzar, karati Yah, anani ba-merchav Yah.  Out of the narrows of distress I called upon God, God answered me…

Forgiveness

The weather was perfect, and Rosh Hashanah in Galus went as planned. Here in Long Beach we celebrated the New Year with services and meals and lots of honey. Many…