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What Do You Want Me To Do For You?

January 29, 2019 Shalom mishpochah, We read in the book of Mark a story of a blind man’s encounter with Yeshua.  In Mark 10.50-52 it says, 50 Throwing down his blanket, he jumped up and came over to Yeshua. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” asked Yeshua. The blind man said […]

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Word to start 2019

December 30, 2018 Shalom mishpochah. Tomorrow night many people will be making New Year’s Resolutions – most of which will be broken.  Yet, a new year is a time to anticipate and dream of what might be.  I am sure for most of us 2018 was a year filled with good and a year filled […]

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A Year of Fulfilled Dreams

September 25, 2018 Shalom Mishpochah, Chag Sameach!  I pray you are rejoicing in Adonai during this season of Sukkot. Many of you may have seen my post on FB from Yom Kippur evening.  I’m including the picture in this email.  It rained all day and around 6:00 pm it was a torrential downpour.  I had […]

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5779 – A year of new things

September 17, 2018 Shalom Mishpochah, We entered the New Year of 5779 last week and I wanted to give a few words to encourage you as we look forward to this year and what Adonai wants to accomplish in, through and for us. One of the things I think about when I hear the word new […]

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Entering 5778

September 20, 2017 L’Shanah Tovah, As the evening approaches and we are finalizing our preparations to welcome in the new year of 5778 on the Jewish calendar, I wanted to encourage you with a few words to start this new year. You may be a person who doesn’t like new things or you may be […]

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Resurrection Power

Tomorrow night we celebrate Passover.  Last week as I was preparing in my heart for the holiday, this Scripture kept coming to mind. “And if the Spirit of the One who raised Yeshua from the dead is living in you, then the One who raised the Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life […]

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The Best Is Yet to Come – Part 1

This past Tuesday Rabbi Michael and I attended a meeting with other local leaders of congregations.  During the devotional, the gentleman speaking encouraged us with Ephesians 3.  At the end he quickly shared the following three main points from a sermon by Jonathan Edwards, a man Adonai used greatly during the The Great Awakening.  (An […]

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Purim D’rash

Shalom, We will be celebrating Purim on Saturday, March 11.  (We trust you will be joining us if you live locally.)  Purim is a fun holiday.  We have a great time dressing up in costumes, eating great food, playing games, and retelling the Purim story in a fun way.  But in the midst of our […]

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Simply Believe

In Mattityahu (Matthew) 19.26 Yeshua told his talmidim, “”With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  I believe this is a word to encourage us in the midst of the challenges of life.  Sometimes our circumstances can seem so overwhelming and in the natural we cannot see how thing could improve […]

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Parsha Ki Tetze

by Rabbi Carol Calise This week’s parsha details a lot of different laws that we are to follow in order to maintain order in our society.  I would like to just focus on one verse from the parsha this week – Devarim (Deuteronomy) 22:12 says “You shall make tassels (tzit-tzitot) on the four corners (kanafim=wings) […]

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