Category Archives: General

Pittsburgh: the prohibition against murder, the law of justice and thoughts

https://ia601503.us.archive.org/28/items/pittsburgh_201810/pittsburgh.mp3 So I guess the news of it is all over the place, the tragedy that happened some place in America where a synagogue got shot up with 11 Jews being killed and others being injured. And once again, such a tragedy is used to breed stupidity. Typical. There was another shooting, one that happened …

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In Someone Else’s Garden

https://ia601509.us.archive.org/20/items/someoneelsesgarden/someoneelsesgarden.mp3 So, you see, you may read my blog posts. You may see me quoting rabbis or their books. I try to find facts, as clear a statement as possible to get as defined a picture as possible to help me negotiate life in a correct manner, a moral manner. But I recently caught myself …

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Off-topic: When kindness is sin

There is a word in Hebrew that is almost always translated as kindness or lovingkindness. But at least once it is translated as “sin.” I’m not gonna get into the ins and outs of it, the correct Jewish understanding, blah blah blah. Not the point of this little post. But I see certain things about …

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Love it

I love writing about God and his truth. Every opportunity I get to do it, while I’m doing it, I feel direction, purpose, fulfilment. That’s a rare thing for me.

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Where is the image?

https://ia601509.us.archive.org/18/items/ImageOfGod_201809/image%20of%20God.mp3 I work in a school for autistic children. What a way to start an article, huh? So yeah, I’m there. I work with some kids who are at such a low level of awareness, who don’t comprehend a lot, who can hardly speak even though they are above 10 years old, who are so …

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Reaffirming my not being Jewish

https://ia601507.us.archive.org/22/items/notbeingjewish/notbeingjewish.mp3 It’s about this time of the Jewish holy days that I choose to make a further declaration of my distance from the Jewish people. Yes, I do this because I feel it’s important. It’s important that, although I respect the Jewish tradition, I maintain the specialness and unique nature of the Jewish relationship with …

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The New Anti-Semite

Note: I’m gonna try something new. I’m gonna see if I can add a audio version of this article at the beginning and the end of the post. So, maybe, in a day or so, there’ll be an addition to this post, so that you can listen to it rather than read through it. https://ia601501.us.archive.org/21/items/thenewantisemite/thenewantisemite.mp3

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Should I stay or should I go?

I had waned in a way, grown colder. I had had a number of negative reactions and had begun to wonder about my place on social media. Why was I even there? It felt like many had closed their ears to me and I was shouting into the wind. When my wife said she had …

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Made a new enemy

I’m going to try something new with this one. I’m just going to flow, meaning that I’m just going to talk out this article and see how it goes. The amazing thing about having an iPhone is that its speech to text functionality is really quite easy to use. So here goes. So yes, it …

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In Gratitude Ungrateful; In Ingratitude Grateful

It’s like I live in a paradox. The Great Transcendent, the Supreme Being, he forms me, gives me life, provides for me day after day. I’ve got the essentials and so many luxuries in life. People in other parts of the legal fiction town I live in, the landmass, other parts of the world would …

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