Daily Devotionals

Blessing Others

June 18, 2013 - 5:00 am

Judaism traditionally begins every Sabbath and festival meal by making a blessing over a cup of wine. We hold the cup and raise it up while we recite the blessing. Read more…

A Ticket to Heaven

June 17, 2013 - 5:00 am

This week’s Torah portion is called Balak, after the king of the Moabites who we read about in this portion. Balak was an enemy of the Israelites Read more…

Sowing Seeds

June 16, 2013 - 5:00 am

Sometimes individuals or nations have to make difficult decisions for the sake of future generations. Read more…

No Going Back

June 14, 2013 - 5:00 am

There is a story told about a boy who didn’t behave very well. In fact, this boy was a bully in every way – constantly hurting others with words and with blows. Read more…

Hidden Miracles

June 13, 2013 - 5:00 am

Friends, our loving Father is performing hidden miracles for us all of the time. Some we may later recognize, and others we will never know about. Read more…

Fall Seven Times

June 12, 2013 - 5:00 am

How many dreams are never pursued because of our fear of failure? How many cures has the world missed out on because someone was afraid to apply to medical school or was discouraged by a bad grade? Read more…

The Red Heifer Paradox

June 11, 2013 - 5:00 am

This week’s reading provides us with another paradox: What’s completely red, makes the pure impure, and the impure, pure? Read more…

Above Reason

June 10, 2013 - 5:00 am

When it comes to the laws prescribed in the Bible, Judaism places them into two categories. The first group is laws that make sense to us. Read more…

Surrounded by Grace

June 9, 2013 - 5:00 am

As human beings, we begin our life’s journey in the safety of our mother’s womb. There, we are provided for and protected from the outside world. Read more…

On Camera

June 7, 2013 - 5:00 am

“Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!” Remember that show? It involved hidden cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual situations and capturing their reactions. Read more…