4) Parsha Vayeira וַיֵּרָא

Parshah and Haftorah for Vayeira (וַיֵּרָא ), Hebrew "Vayeira" ="and He appeared," the first word in the parshah Vayeira, Genesis 18:1-22:24, to be read on Chesvan 12-18, 5779 a.k.a., Oct 21-27, 2018. ---------------------------------- Parshah In a Nutshell for Vayeira Genesis 18:1-22:24 G*d reveals Himself to Abraham three days after the first Jew’s circumcision at age ninety-nine; but Abraham rushes off to prepare a meal for three guests who appear in the desert heat. One of the three—who are angels disguised as men—announces that, in exactly one year, the barren Sarah will give birth to a son. Sarah laughs. Abraham pleads with G*d to spare the wicked city of Sodom. Two of the three disguised angels arrive in the doomed city, where Abraham’s nephew, Lot, extends his hospitality to them and protects them from the evil intentions of a Sodomite mob. The two guests reveal that they have come to overturn the place, and to save Lot and his family. Lot’s wife turns into…
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3) Parshah Lech Lecha לֶךְ-לְךָ

Parshah and Haftorah for Lech Lecha (לֶךְ-לְךָ), Hebrew "Lech Lecha" ="go!" or "leave!" or "go for you," the fifth and sixth words in the parshah Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27, to be read on Chesvan 5-11, 5779 a.k.a., Oct 14-20, 2018. ---------------------------------- Parshah In a Nutshell for Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1-17:27 G*d speaks to Abram, commanding him, “Go from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” There, G*d says, he will be made into a great nation. Abram and his wife, Sarai, accompanied by his nephew Lot, journey to the land of Canaan, where Abram builds an altar and continues to spread the message of a one G*d. A famine forces the first Jew to depart for Egypt, where beautiful Sarai is taken to Pharaoh’s palace; Abram escapes death because they present themselves as brother and sister. A plague prevents the Egyptian king from touching her, and convinces him to return her to Abram and to compensa…
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2) Parshah Noach

Parshah and Haftorah for Noach (נֹחַ ), Hebrew "Noach" = the name "Noah," the third word in the parshah Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32, to be read on Tishrei 28 - Cheshvan 4, 5779; Oct 7-13, 2018. ---------------------------------- Parshah In a Nutshell for Noach Genesis 6:9-11:32 G*d instructs Noah -- the only righteous man in a world consumed by violence and corruption -- to build a large wooden teivah ("ark"), coated within and without with pitch. A great deluge, says G*d, will wipe out all life from the face of the earth; but the ark will float upon the water, sheltering Noah and his family, and two members (male and female) of each animal species. Rain falls for 40 days and nights, and the waters churn for 150 days more before calming and beginning to recede. The ark settles on Mount Ararat, and from its window Noah dispatches a raven, and then a series of doves, "to see if the waters were abated from the face of the earth." When the ground dries completely -- exact…
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1) Parshah Bereishis

Parshah and Haftorah for Bereishit (בְּרֵאשִׁית ), in Hebrew "Bereishit" = "In begining." The word "Beresheit" is the first words in the parshah Beresishit, Genesis 1:1-6:8, to be read on Tishrei 21-27, 5779 a.k.a., Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2018. ------------------------------- Parshah In a Nutshell for Bereishit Genesis 1:1-6:8 G*d creates the world in six days. On the first day He makes darkness and light. On the second day He forms the heavens, dividing the "upper waters" from the "lower waters." On the third day He sets the boundaries of land and sea and calls forth trees and greenery from the earth. On the fourth day He fixes the position of the sun, moon and stars as timekeepers and illuminators of the earth. Fish, birds and reptiles are created on the fifth day; land-animals, and then the human being, on the sixth. G*d ceases work on the seventh day, and sanctifies it as a day of rest. G*d forms the human body from the dust of the earth and blows into his nostrils a …
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Hatikvah – הַתִּקְוָה‬

הַתִּקְוָה‬

Hatikvah

      Hatikvah (Hebrew: הַתִּקְוָה‬, English: "The Hope") is a Jewish poem and the national anthem of Israel. Its lyrics are adapted from a poem by Naftali Herz Imber, a Jewish poet from Złoczów (today Zolochiv, Ukraine). Imber wrote the first version of the poem in 1877, while he was a guest of a Jewish scholar in Iași, Romania. The theme of the romantic anthem reflects the Jews' 2,000-year-old hope of returning to the Land of Israel, restoring it, and reclaiming it as a sovereign nation. When the State of Israel was established in 1948, Hatikvah was unofficially proclaimed the national anthem. It did not officially become the national anthem until November 2004, when an abbreviated and edited version was sanctioned by the Knesset in an amendment to the Flag and Coat-of-Arms Law.

כֹּל עוֹד בַּלֵּבָב פְּנִימָה‬ נֶפֶשׁ יְהוּדִי הוֹמִיָּה,‬ וּלְפַאֲתֵי מִזְרָח קָד…

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Shema Israel

שמע ישראל (יהוה) [אדוני] אלוהינו, (יהוה) [אדוני] אחד Shemá Israel, Adonai Elohéinu, Adonai Ejad Shemá Israel (del hebreo, שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, 'Escucha, Israel') es el nombre de una de las principales plegarias de la religión judía. Su nombre retoma las dos primeras palabras de la oración en cuestión, siendo esta a su vez la plegaria más sagrada del judaísmo. Oye, Israel, Adonai es nuestro Di-s, Adonai es Uno. [en voz baja] Bendito sea el nombre de la gloria de Su reino por siempre jamás. Amarás a Adonai tu Di-s con todo tu corazón, con toda tu alma con toda tu fuerza. Y estas palabras que Yo te ordeno hoy estarán sobre tu corazón. Las enseñarás a fondo a tus hijos, y hablarás de ellas al estar sentado en tu casa y al andar por el camino, al acostarte y al levantarte. Las atarás como señal sobre tu mano y serán por recordatorio entre tus ojos. Las escribirás sobre las jambas de tu casa y en tus portones.   Shemá Israel Adonai Elohéinu Adonái Ejád

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Ayin Bet Shemot

Orden Nombre Letras Valor nominal en Guematría Características 1 vav he vav 17 Arrepentimiento, hacer Teshuvah. Borra el pasado. Regreso al momento de la Creación. 2 yud lamed yud 50 Protección contra la muerte. Resuelve problemas psíquicos. Acerca la redención. 3 samej yud tet 79 Hacer milagros. 4 ayin lamed mem(sofit) 140 Quitar malos pensamientos. Pensar en positivo, éxito. 5 mem he shin 345 Curación. Refuerza el sistema inmunitario del alma. 6 lamed lamed he 65 Amplía nuestro recipiente; iluminación profética. 7 aleph caf aleph 22 Pone orden en nuestra vida. 8 caf he tav 425 Anula malos decretos, lucha contra la negatividad del mundo. 9 he zain yud 22 Influenciar ángeles. 10 aleph lamed dalet 35 Protección contra el mal de ojo. Quita la envidia. Nacer de nuevo: a meditar en el Mikveh. 11 lamed aleph vav 37 Eliminar el ego. 12 he he ayin 80 Ind…
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Understanding Money: There Are Two Ways to Interpret the Rules of the Game.

In my last article about money you noticed I stated that we don’t need the banks. We need currency, a measure of value but we do not need the bank. This is a radical idea and one that needs our scrutiny. Banks are so everywhere that we do not really notice there might be life, even a really good life, without them. Imagine, will you please, a world without any poor people, an entire globe in a state of peacefulness where every human being is a fully actualized, functional, coherent, intelligent and entirely healthy individual, imagine the creativity that lies dormant within us waiting for a moment to spring forth.  Imagine all national governments in our world, autonomously cooperative, serving their people with free education, free health care, participatory legislatures and continuing growing economies based on resource sharing. Imagine happiness for everyone; happiness that comes through freedom from fear and want. In the state we are in which is the siege of survival,…
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Understanding money: Pay Yourself First

Beginning in the 1700’s, the first Big Daddy of money was Mayer Amchel Rothschild: his famous remark you will relate to: Let me control the money, I care not who makes the laws.  Then, just before she died at an age well over 90, his wife who produced 5 daughters and the 5 sons who became the banks of England, France, Italy, Spain and Germany gave us this gem: “If my sons did not want war, there would be none.” Well, my dear friends, we live in a world controlled from the shadows by that familiar mechanism, and it is a very big heartless game. Yup, it’s called money. Never minding the global stranglehold exerted on the whole of humanity, when we really examine our personal relationship with money it is fraught with ignorance and fear. And our throw away phrase says a lot, “I need money to live!” This article and the next ones coming will begin to dispel the fear along with an opening to understanding what money really is and how you yourself can actually command the mo…
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And what is this “Ravens’ medicine” anyway?

So, what might it all be about, I ask myself allowing a quiet mind to gather the message and the meaning of it all. And what is this “Ravens’ medicine” anyway? There’s a story about how it all began. Well, you knew there is a story, did you not? After this distance, you are certain there is be a pause and a story. So: in those days when I was driving my first van, Tulip, on the roads of the western United States, I took myself to Flagstaff, AZ with the intention to drive northward to visit the Grand Canyon. It is up a long, quite straight highway over mainly flat desert-like territory tufted with tumbleweed, the inevitable though scarce cactus and a few creosote bushes along the way. It was early afternoon when I made it to the park where there are large parking lots, park offices and an architectural glass and steel overlook at the rim itself. I strolled out to the front rail of the bridge, leaned over and took a long look, across the divide, to the east and to the we…
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To Influence the World, We must Think Different.

If there might be any one thing that this blog is about it is about thinking different. We can remember Steve Jobs: he invented Apple computers. One of very few television programs I saw was a sort of documentary about Steve and Apple and about his famous slogan: Think Different. One of his senior people said to the audience that even though it became a public campaign, the message was probably for his staff: think different. We can listen to Steve ourselves and do as he suggested: Think Different. Why might this be so critical? Einstein told us: we cannot solve the problem with the same mind that created it. My personal journey of transformation began at a particular period when I was noticing a lot of dissonance in my life, kind of like the attention demanded by a wheel bearing screaming to be lubricated before it burns out. I was noticing my own karma rubbing very uncomfortably at my days and evenings making life plain difficult. I also began to look around me at…
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In the Valley of the Blind, the one-eyed One is King

In 1957 at 17, I saw only blind people wearing masks pretending they could see it all. At 18, I learned I had one eye. I could see the colors of the spirits of the trees, the flowing wave energy of animals and humans, sometimes even their colors. I heard a clear, sweet voice in my heart-mind which gave me directions and repeated over and over again, “You are all right. You are all right.” That alone saved my sanity even as I was being programmed. I listened and learned to endure my life as it was at home with a punishing mother and at school with frightened and coercive teachers. Even the church’s dictum was shouted admonishingly at me to believe and to conform. When I was first taken to church at the age of only 7, I knew that I did not have to believe anything. It is Lucifer, the bright one, who is charged to tempt humans away from their divinity. He makes the deals which most everyone has signed up for. I could not see it as any kind of deal, so I did not sign…
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DESIDERATA

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they, too, have their story.  Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your career however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.  Be yourself, especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disencha…
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Social Self Defense

The social hug can sometimes be an opportunity for the vampires in our midst. It takes perception and finesse to avoid them without fracturing the social edifice. My sensors are awake to a deep perception of all people for each of them teaches me their special human lesson. Some lessons I wish I did not have to learn but I do because it means making my way safely through field of land mines called society. I can truly understand only my own path. No one is living their life because of me, either for me or against me. Many many people, however, are both unaware of the true nature of our reality or of the necessity to protect and nurture the light of their soul. It is necessary to consciously claim your soul. It is not a given. I know I am the only one responsible for myself. It is on me to resolve all facets of the Jewel of my Being (a good teacher calls it a spiritual logo) in order to properly matriculate from incarnation in the physical world. Right now is my best…
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