Wearing a mask isn’t just a mandate. It’s a mitzvah! In Hebrew, a mitzvah is a command from God. A bar mitzvah is a son of the commandments and a bat mitzvah is a daughter of the commandments. But a mitzvah is also any good deed that fulfills the commandments… Read More
“Please, do you want a picture?” Our guide herded us into position in front of the photographer. “This is how we live,” she said.
God put on skin and moved into this neighborhood two thousand years ago. Today Bethlehem is part of the West Bank, cities walled in behind concrete erected by the Israeli government.
Inside the walls unemployment is almost 60% today. Outside, in the rest of Israel, it is less than 6%. Inside the walls Christians make up, at the very least, 15% of the West Bank’s population. Outside the walls Christians are less than 2% of Israel’s population.
Almost all of us bought a copy of our group’s photograph. To support our brothers and sisters living in Bethlehem. View Post
High atop Mount Tabor Jesus’ face shone like the sun. His clothes gleamed as white as light. Then, beside him, appeared Moses and Elijah – prophets long dead. And Peter didn’t want to leave that place where the barrier between heaven and earth gave way to something miraculous…something holy. Peter… Read More