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Parsha Eikev: Mission Impossible? Or Mission So Simple?

This week we read Parsha Eikev (Ekev, Ekeb, Aikev, or Eqeb) which means “if you.”  Eikev consists of  Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25.  You can read a brief summary here. Deuteronomy 7: 12If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors. 13He […]

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Parsha Eikev: Mission Impossible? Or Mission So Simple?

This week we read Parsha Eikev (Ekev, Ekeb, Aikev, or Eqeb) which means "if you."  Eikev consists of  Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25.  You can read a brief summary here. Deuteronomy 7: 12If you pay … [Read More...]

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UI 064: Why Hysteria and the 6 Human Needs (pt. 2)

In the last episode I discussed various hysterias (if that is the plural form... Is there a distinct plural form for hysteria?), and why they are an ultimate issue (a main point being they distract … [Read More...]

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Parsha Va’etchanan: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

This week we read Parsha Va'etchanan (Va'eschanan) which means “and I pleaded.”  Va'etchanan consists of  Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11.  You can read a very brief summary here. Deuteronomy 4 (NIV): 32Ask … [Read More...]

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Parsha Devarim: We Still Need Corrective Vision

This week we read parsha Devarim (D’varim, or Debarim) which means "words."  Parsha Devarim consists of Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22.  You can read a brief summary here. Deuteronomy 1:1 1 These are the … [Read More...]

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Parsha Matot: God Ordered Genocide?

This week we read parsha Matot (Mattot, Mattoth, or Matos) which means "tribes".   Matot consists of  Numbers 30:2–32:42.  You can read a brief summary here. Parsha Matot provides ammunition for … [Read More...]

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Parsha Pinchas: Zealotry… What does that even mean?

This week we read parsha Pinchas (Pinechas, Phineas, Pinhas, or Pin’has) which is the name of Aaron's grandson (presumably a name of Egyptian origin.)  Pinchas consists of Numbers 25:10–30:1.  You can … [Read More...]

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UI 061: Whom Do You Blame?

When you see evil, whom do you blame? If you see a seemingly innocent person murdered whom do you blame?  The murderer or the person murdered.  Or perhaps you blame society, or the economy. … [Read More...]

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UI 059: Israel (part two): What Should Israel Do?

  There is so much I want to talk about.  We just celebrated July 4th, Independence Day, and while I am overjoyed and grateful for being an American, I am also saddened and dismayed by the … [Read More...]

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UI 058: ISRAEL… An Ultimate Issue

What you think about Israel is it a litmus test for what think regarding many issues in life.  Many people would rather not think about Israel, and therefore have no opinion on the matter.  And my … [Read More...]

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