Many of you have met our two dogs, Ranger and Scout, who we got from the local animal shelter back in 2011. They’re great dogs, and very easy going when we have company. Now at the time we were looking into animal adoption (and I’m an advocate for adopting rather than buying purebreds) you know what I found out? There
Rabbi Glenn continued the study with a very important lesson this week. He talked about the many parallels to be found in this narrative between King David and King Messiah Yeshua, and the all-important issue of our loyalty to Him.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study of 2 Samuel with 2 Samuel 10-12.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered 2 Samuel 8 and 9 and took several questions.
The parashas this Shabbat are Vayakhel, meaning And He Assembled and Pekudei, meaning amount or number, and concludes the book of Exodus. We again meet Bezalel and Oholiab and those working with them to skillfully and lovingly craft the articles for the Mishkan. This is a bittersweet passage. Bitter, because it comes right after the golden calf tragedy. In Moses’
Our parasha this Shabbat is Ki Tisa, meaning “When you take or carry out (as in the taking of a census)” and covers Exodus chapters 30 through 34. Included in these chapters is the command to sanctify with sacred oil the Tent of Meeting and everything and everyone associated with it. I’d like us to consider for a few moments
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study with 2 Samuel 7.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study with 2 Samuel 6.
This week’s parasha is entitled Mishpatim, which is translated “Statutes” or “Judgments” and covers Exodus chapters 21 through 24. This section of the Torah contains extensive case law; fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses having mostly to do with personal injury and property. Everything in this parasha demonstrates that, as beings created in the image of God,
Rabbi Glenn continued the study of 2 Samuel with 2 Samuel 4-5.
There’s a saying, the origin of which I’m unsure, but I like it. I’ll paraphrase it: There’s no need to explain yourself; your friends don’t need an explanation, and your enemies won’t accept an explanation. The problem is, life isn’t quite that simple. We don’t live in a static world. Sometimes people who were friendly to you at one time
This week the study reviewed the end of 1 Samuel and the military defeat of Israel at the hands of the Philistines. It also covered Saul's death, and how David responded to the news. This week it covered the rest of 2 Samuel 2 and all of 2 Samuel 3.
The parasha this Shabbat is titled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus 10 through most of chapter 13. We have already witnessed the depths of this pharaoh’s cruelty. His efforts at Jewish infanticide, and the ongoing and even intensified enslavement of our people. Adonai saw these things, heard the cries of our people, and remembered the covenant He
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed the events leading to the conclusion of 1 Samuel (including all of 1 Samuel 31 and the death of Saul and his sons), and proceeded to study 2 Samuel 1:1 - 2:11.
This week Rabbi Glenn finished 1 Samuel by covering 1 Samuel 29-31.
This week due to a presentation at BHBC Rabbi Glenn had a short study that consisted of a Bible literacy quiz.
Notice I didn’t ask what will happen in 2018. The more I’ve been wondering what the year ahead holds for us, the more I realize that our particular circumstances will be profoundly less important than how we deal with them. Because how we address our circumstances tends to reveal the state of our souls. Let me share with you the
The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived”, referring to Joseph, and completes the book of B’reysheet. Last Shabbat we contemplated Jacob’s joyful reunion with his son Joseph, who for all those years he had thought to be dead. On account of the ongoing famine, Jacob and his entire family had relocated to Egypt, and
This week Rabbi Glenn covered 1 Samuel 26-28 during the Bible Study.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study with 1 Samuel 25 covering David and Abigail. The audio for this week was unfortunately significantly degraded due to a technical mistake.
Don’t you wish there were more things in life that could be a one-and-done proposition? Like shoveling snow? In fact, there are very few things in this world, once accomplished, that you never have to think about again. Certainly not the dishes or the laundry, and, in the case of the Harris home, sweeping up dog hair tumbleweeds. It just
Rabbi Glenn continued the Bible Study in 1 Samuel with 1 Samuel 24.
This week Rabbi Glenn spent a little time discussing President Trump's announcement about recognition of Jerusalem and the planned relocation of the embassy. Then he did a bit of review of 1 Samuel 21 and 22, and went on to study the entirety of 1 Samuel 23.
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach, translated “And He Sent”. It will take us through Genesis chapter 36. Allow me to preface my summary of the parasha with a brief statement. Human beings are inherently sinful – a perpetual condition inherited from our first rebellious parents in Eden. Because of it, we routinely fail to trust and wait
This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study in 1 Samuel with 1 Samuel 21 and 22.