There are many Jews from the U.S. and Europe who travel to Israel seeking guidance on marriage, health, and business from rabbis known for their wisdom and sound advice. Yet, when an American friend of mine asked a rabbi in Jerusalem who he should seek out for spiritual guidance and how to deepen his relationship with God, he was quite surprised by the rabbi’s response.
Well, it's over. The battle, depending on who you voted for, has either been won or lost. But the war – in a physical and spiritual sense – goes on.
Now is the time for all of us to come together. We ought not leave our beliefs, views, and values on the side, but continue to affirm them with even greater zeal in the days ahead.
And now is the time for all to pray that God will bless America, Israel, and the free world in their pursuit to stop the threatening growth of radical Islam around the world.
Francesco Lotoro, an Italian piano composer and teacher, is "resurrecting" music that was created, and nearly lost, in the concentration camps of the Holocaust. This effort, which began out of curiosity and a passion for music, has become a mitzvah for Lotoro, who along with his wife, is a fairly recent convert to Judaism.
An absolutely amazing Israeli invention has been all over the news this week. The bionic ReWalk suit—a 40-lb motorized exoskeleton comprised of motion sensors and an onboard computer—helped Claire Lomas, who is paralyzed from the chest down, complete the entire 26.2 miles of the London Marathon!
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me. I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies. —2 Samuel 22:2–4
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"Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.” —Psalm 96:1