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Lech Lecha by Marcel saxone

Why did G-d choose Abraham, over all others? In the parsha Noah, G-d appeared to show understanding when He reminded Himself “the devising’s of man’s mind are evil from his youth”, (possibly referring to Adam and Eve), and thus G-d swore He would never destroy man again, using floods. (Jewish Publication Society Page 15) In […]

Genesis – By Marcel Saxone

Genesis and the reappearance of God By Marcel Saxone I believe that imagination plus knowledge leads to creativity. My writing is about using the little knowledge I have, and combine it with my imagination that has no limits, to generate creative responses to the Hebrew Scriptures. My hope is that my creative response will also […]

Abraham, Knife

By Howard Goldenberg He gets up early. There’s a task he has to carry out. He wonders if it’s a test. He looks down at himself. Circumcise yourself, the Voice said. This is going to hurt. He knows he must do it right: the target organ is the sole organ of generation. After the knife […]

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot Torah reading

By Marcel Saxone I believe that imagination plus knowledge leads to creativity. My writing is about using the little knowledge I have, and combine it with my imagination that has no limits, to generate creative responses to the Hebrew Scriptures. My hope is that my creative response will also awaken the reader’s imagination, so together […]

Sukkot Insight

First day Sukkot 2021, Torah Reading By Marcel Saxone There is a strange command in this Torah reading… “You shall dwell in booths for a seven day period every native in Israel” It seems strange is because the message was directed to the wandering Jews who had already been living in “booths” for close to […]

Words

By Dr Howard Goldenberg When my stroke struck it struck my words I’d speak a word and hear it slurred The stroke struck my spoken word – My word! How dear to me my darling words The stroke struck words Uttered aloud at prayer I slurred those words Unless I prayed with care When I […]

Alot Can Happen Over Yom Kippur

A lot can happen over Yom Kippur A short poem by Murray Meltzer With Yom Kippur out I turn on the news, the world has moved on with hardly a snooze. In less than 24 hours we now have a nuclear roadmap at sea, We’ve barely got past Neilah and our first cup of tea […]

Insights on Parshah Haazinu

Ha’azinu By Marcel Saxone Moshe’s final communication to the Jews through poetry and allegory, has one purpose I think. That is to alert the Jews, G-d is not some quaint old man with a white beard and rosy cheeks, who brings gifts to those who are pious, and punishes those who are not. Despite Hashem […]

Broken and Whole

Victor Frenkel the great Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor is often asked why he didn’t flee while he had the chance once Hitler occupied Austria. He explains that although he had a visa to flee to the USA, he was wrestling with the dilemma of abandoning his aging parents who weren’t able to […]