Everyday Life


I’ve got a question that I’m hoping someone out there in the wide web will be able to answer for me. I’ve seen a breakdown of the word tallit that purports that the first half (tal) is the Hebrew word for tent and the second half comes from the word (ith) meaning little. The problem is when I look up these words in a Hebrew dictionary: tal doesn’t mean tent and ith doesn’t mean little?

So, I’m confused. Does anyone have a source that would show this breakdown to be accurate? It does seem to make sense to me but I can’t find a source that proves it to be correct. I’ve seen a lot of sites that all state the same thing but none of them list where they’re getting this from 😦

Just in case I don’t post again before Yom Teruah:

Chag Sameach & L’shana tovah!


Okay, I have to clear the air a little. (more…)

Was I ever excited when I woke-up to see the FedEx truck parked outside this morning. Just this past Sunday I had ordered a copy of the newly released 2009 version of The Scriptures. Actually, I ordered two copies: one for my daughter and one for myself. Anyways, I was quite surprised to have it in my hands in only three days! And no, I didn’t have to pay for expedited shipping.

So, why did I order the latest revision? Well, unlike my electronics addiction, it’s not because I just had to have the latest & greatest version. I believe the Institute for Scripture Research (ISR) really hit one out of the park with a great feature: whenever the Brit Chadasha makes an allusion to something in the Tanakh they have drawn attention by placing the text in bold type and also providing a citation to the source! This is a huge tool for all of us wishing to draw closer to YHWH and gain a deeper understanding of the beauty of His Word. They have also added illustrations, maps, and reference tables for distance and weight measurements. At last, I know what a cubit is!

I just wanted to commend the folks at the Institute for Scripture Research for all the hard work they are putting in. The restoration of YHWH’s name is vitally important to all people. Now is the time for us to return to the good life YAH has intended for us by returning to His Torah. Think about it, YHWH gave us an owner’s manual for our lives. All we have to do is open it up and learn how to keep our “life maintenence” on schedule.

One of the hardest things for me to do is admit when I need help. I don’t know if that’s just part of being a guy or just a fallacy inside me, but I struggle with it. Something as simple as stopping to ask for directions can be as painful as a trip to the dentist. Even now I struggle with what words to type; how to admit I cannot do it on my own… (more…)

As I was listening to the Haftorah portion this past Shabbat, I was stunned by part of the reading. The reading contained a special message and that message was as clear to me as crystal. The message is: I’m not the intended recipient, I am the courier. (more…)

Have you ever wondered “what’s the deal with that guy/girl?” You know, that person that just doesn’t fit in. The really quiet guy that sits by himself at lunch or the girl that everyone secretly laughs at because she’s just so weird. Well, last night I was floored by the words of a young man in his early twenties. (more…)

Well, once again Israel has come under fire (literally and figuratively). It seems as if the whole world is berating Israel for their operations in Gaza. The common argument, “it’s not proportionate.” (more…)

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