When Faithfulness Seems Unfaithful

I realized recently just how completely ironic my life is. One of the things I disliked the most as a young person was writing and now I spend a good portion of my day writing for magazines and websites and now I am working on my eighth and ninth books. I also am what would be described as an introvert. As a child, with 4 brothers and 3 sisters, I would grab a book and hide in my closet to read and be alone. I much prefer small intimate conversation to large crowds and yet, I spend much of my life either in the middle of or in front of crowds of people. So. while I have been blessed to speak before crowds made up of thousands of people, my favorite times are not standing before crowds. My fa

Breaking Our Hearts Instead of Breaking His Heart

Just for a moment, imagine that you were our Heavenly Father and had spoken a perfect world into existence. From nothing, you created everything and everything was perfect in every way. You then formed man from the clay and breathed the breath of life into his lungs and he lived. From his side, you formed woman and they lived within this perfect place called Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden. There was no sickness, no death, no pain in childbearing, and no sin. Then suddenly, the man and the woman, Adam and Eve, did something they had never done before: they sinned. Now imagine, if you can, how you would have felt at that very moment, the first moment that Adam and Eve, your creation, rebelled f

Love Notes from G-D

Periodically, my wife and I will hide little love notes in various places around our house and in our cars. Sometimes, I would drop one in her purse and when I travelled, she would often put one in my suitcase. Today, through technology, we surprise text each other. There is something special about finding an unexpected reminder of our love for each other. While my wife and I make it a point, even after 37 (almost 38) years of marriage, to tell each other “I love you” everyday, there is a special blessing when those words come in unexpected ways and places. The Bible, which is G-D’s love letter to His bride, is filled with Him saying “I love you” in plain and open text. But, there are also m

Prayers Don’t Have a Shelf Life

One of the most difficult and also most rewarding parts of being a rabbi is officiating over funerals. We always want to be encouraging to the family and friends who are attending while at the same time being biblical and truthful in what we say. Recently, I was sharing at the service for a dear friend who has been a long time member of our congregational family. I look out at her family and wanted to say something meaningful to them while at the same time knowing that not all of them were walking in right relationship with G-D. As I stood there sharing about the amazing faith of the woman that passed from this world to the world to come, I was reminding those in attendance of the powerful p

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Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue exists to be a Messiah-centered, Torah observant community of Believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our goal is to share the entirety of G-D's Word, which consists of the Tanakh and Brit Chadashah, with all peoples of all nations.







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