Christmas…the aftermath

While watching Bill Murray's Scrooge & decorating the tree,  my wondering eyes befell, a small squat box that I much neither remember buying nor placing there at all. What could this small square box be? Nothing I asked for, I had gotten three packages back, a mistake perhaps or package I had ... no I … Continue reading Christmas…the aftermath

The late Oliver Sacks on Celebrating Sabbath

MY mother and her 17 brothers and sisters had an Orthodox upbringing — all photographs of their father show him wearing a yarmulke, and I was told that he woke up if it fell off during the night. My father, too, came from an Orthodox background. Both my parents were very conscious of the Fourth … Continue reading The late Oliver Sacks on Celebrating Sabbath

The Lord’s Prayer

On the lord's prayerWe believe that God forgives us our sins; but also that He will not do so unless we forgive other people their sins against us. There is no doubt about the second part of this statement and it was emphatically stated by our Lord that  if you don't forgive, you will not … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer

Menorah in Lofoten, Norway

              from Erez: I was lucky enough to capture this 'Menorah' over the eye of Utakleiv, while visiting the Lofoten  in northern Norway. There is a lot more in Lofoten, and  I urge you to look it up, as it's a wonderful photographic location for any season. It might … Continue reading Menorah in Lofoten, Norway


Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1  NIV Karen began the marathon filled with confidence. She had been training for months. She knew the course well and trusted her body. The weather was perfect. But ninety minutes later, she was overcome with a fatigue like none she had ever … Continue reading Perserverance…