A Divine Command “Kedoshim you shall be, for I [ADONAI your God] am kadosh.” (1 Peter 1:16, Lev. 19:2). On the surface this command to be holy because ADONAI is holy seems a simple command, but it is actually counter intuitive and
The other day I woke up feeling overwhelmed by the pain of hurtful and unjust situations and relationships for which I have asked for healing and restoration, but have not yet seen their fulfillment. The worst thing is that it
“ADONAI is my light and my salvation: whom should I fear? ADONAI is the stronghold of my life: whom should I dread?” Ps. 27:1 These opening words in Psalm 27 are a bold proclamation of faith and of hope for
This coming shabbat is one of the special Shabbats in the traditional Jewish calendar. It is known as Shabbat Nachamu (Shabbat of Consolation), based on the opening words of the Haftorah (Isaiah 40:1-26): “Nachamu, nachamu, ami – Comfort, comfort my people” (v.
ADONAI-Shalom is another example of a compound name of God that is revealed in the naming of an altar. The previous name of ADONAI related to an altar is ADONAI-Nissi, ADONAI is my banner (Ex. 17:15).