Thursday Torah trivia #1


How well do you know your Torah? (How well do I know my Torah?) For our purposes, we are defining Torah as the first five books of the Bible. Well, we are going to improve our knowledge, and hopefully learn something along the way. This week’s question is: How many women written of in the […]

True religion

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (Jas 1:27) YHVH has been so good to me. He gave me loving parents that took good care of me and raised me to love and serve […]

10 days of heart issues – question everything

Question everything What I am going to say in this post will probably not be well received. But I firmly believe it, so here goes. 🙂 Many of us were raised to trust the status quo, to believe what we are taught, to not get too curious. But one day YHVH showed me that truth […]

10 days of heart issues – Let go of some stuff

Let go of some stuff What does that have to do with heart issues? Well, a lot! All that stuff which you are so blessed to possess actually affects you in a very deep way. You clean it and sort it and organize it and fret when it isn’t organized and cry when it gets […]

10 days of heart issues – Be grateful

Be grateful Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.     Psalm 100:4  We all know that we are supposed to be grateful, but sometimes it is easy to forget. We dwell on the problems and struggles, but we don’t see the good. I thought it […]

Judah and Ephraim

Judah has protected and cherished the Torah for thousands of years. Every Shabbat they gather to hear the Torah and kiss the scroll as it passes. To teach their children the Torah, they have developed beautiful traditions such as the candle lighting on Friday nights. They have hid in basements and caves and attics during […]

10 days of heart issues–Study Psalm 119

Study Psalm 119 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. (Psa 119:14) Why study Psalm 119? Because as you learn more of Torah, you learn more of YHVH. As you delight in His righteous rules, you delight in Him. Psalm 119 hardly misses a verse without mentioning His […]

Stamp thine own image

Stamp thine own image by contributor Evonne Mandella Proverbs 20:7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. Devotional Begin with prayer. Do you know someone who has great integrity? Are they honest and kind? Truthful in all their dealings? If you answered yes, count yourself as blessed! It is […]

What about tzitziyot?

I was recently asked about tzitziyot by a reader. What do they mean? Should women wear them? These are excellent questions, but before I answer them, I’d like to give a brief explanation of where I’m coming from. We have been on this Torah keeping, Hebrew roots journey for 5 1/2 years. In that time, […]

What’s in a name?


In Hebrew thought, a name is the the breath and very essence of a person. It describes his character. I have found this to be true in my own family, as I watch each of my children grow into their names and prove them true. In the Bible, I see the same things happening. Knowing […]