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                               Adon olam

Roni Bernstein

L-rd of the Universe,

who reigned before the birth of any thing –

When by His will all things were made

then was His name proclaimed King.

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                              Eishet Ḥayil

Roni Bernstein

Start At the Beginning

Mishlei (Proverbs) 31 is a fixture of our Erev Shabbat services. Placed in the midst of the songs and prayers of the evening, Eishet Ḥayil is a beautiful interlude during which men sing to their wives, declaring her before all present as precious, industrious, respected, virtuous, righteous, and praiseworthy.

 

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                      Beyond Recognition

Roni Bernstein

 

We’ve all seen movies about Machiaḥ. We’ve all seen paintings depicting Machiaḥ. The actors and images seldom look Jewish and are always classically handsome. It’s all so subtle and pervasive that we don’t realize how these images affect the way we picture Yeshua – and how we relate to Him.

 

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Mah Tovu

Roni Bernstein

“How goodly are your tents, O Ya’akov, your dwelling places O Yisra’el. As for me, through Your abundant kindness I will enter Your House; I will prostrate myself toward Your Holy Sanctuary in awe of You. O Hashem, I love the House where You dwell, and the place where Your glory resides. I shall prostrate myself and bow, I shall kneel before Hashem my Maker. As for me, may my prayer to You,...Read more...

L’David 

Roni Bernstein

Elul, the month before Tishrei, is known as the month of preparation. Our season of introspection/preparation begins after Shavuot, continues through the Three Weeks, and concludes on Yom Kippur. During Elul our preparations intensify; reading Tehillim (Psalm) 27 (l’David) is part of our daily life from Rosh Ḥodesh Elul to Shmini Atzeret. There is much to learn from this beautiful tehillah. David’s words remind us, challenge us, and...Read more...

Thu, February 21 2019 16 Adar I 5779