Wisdom

Wisdom

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 The seed of wisdom may be born of fear, but its roots and its fruit are found in love. Where fear of punishment festers, true wisdom cannot reign. Each action is driven by a … Read More

Recognition

Recognition

Place me like a seal on your heart, like a seal on your arm, for love is as strong as death, zeal is as strong as the grave; its coals are coals of fire of a great flame. Song of Songs 8:6 Love: the greatest, most precious gift. The purest energy, one which cannot be … Read More

Love

Love

The great secret – the key to everything – is love. Our ability to love is evidence for God’s existence. Without God, there is no love. And in fact, we are taught by the wisdom of our ancestors that God created us because He loved us. When Genesis says that we are created “in His … Read More

Elul

Elul

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine… Song of Songs 6:3 Tonight we greet Rosh Chodesh Elul, a month when the King, Hashem, is in the field. Yesterday, the United States watched as the moon’s umbra moved across the sun, a momentous occasion. A total solar eclipse had not been seen anywhere in … Read More