Posts Tagged ‘Promised Land’

Paper stickers with different names on wooden background

Weekly Torah Portion – Names And Consequences

Parshat Korach: Numbers 16:1-18:32; I Samuel 11:14-12:22. I remember when my wife and I were preparing to have our first son. We spent a long time trying to find just the right name; as part of that process, we consulted a Jewish name encyclopedia. It was fascinating to read through the various names with their…

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Engraved illustration from "The Sunday at Home " September 10th 1864

Weekly Torah Portion – Try, Try Again

Parshat Shelach Lecha: Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1-24. In this week’s Torah portion, 12 spies are sent to check out the land God promised the Israelites. Among them is Joshua, Moses’ personal assistant, chosen from the tribe of Ephraim. It was Joshua’s first big solo assignment, his first shot at real leadership. He must have been…

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Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel during Shavuot the Jewish holiday

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 5

If it’s Tuesday this must be…hmmm…not really sure where we are. Northern Israel, I think, and today we’re finally heading to Jerusalem, the beating heart of Israel. On the way we stop at the Orde Wingate Children’s Village, an educational housing and healing center on top of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was…

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