Monthly Archives: June 2011

Where Does He Go?

The story is told of how Rabbi Moshe-Leib of Sasov would disappear during the early morning hours during the week before Rosh Hashana. During the time of prayers when Jews across the world say their prayers of repentance, this holy … Continue reading

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The Way Back

The Way Back is a movie set in 1941 in a Siberian gulag. A group of men, led by a former Polish soldier escape the gulag and trek 4,000 miles to India and freedom. The main character is a young … Continue reading

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Eat this, not that!

The rabbi called to his servant Herschel, “Herschel! Go to the marketplace and bring me back some good food!” So Herschel went. And when he came back, he had wrapped in paper: tongue. The next day the rabbi called to … Continue reading

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Grace: Training vs Performance

I think grace has been misunderstood for a very long time in American Christianity. Either people feel that one must earn his way to heaven (grace =  God taking up the slack of what we miss) or they feel it … Continue reading

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Nasr’ rudin’s University

Once Nasr’ rudin proclaimed he was going to establish a university. His friends asked him what he would teach. “Well, I will teach my students some theology, some philosophy, and how to wash behind their necks.” His friends scratched their … Continue reading

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