Newsletter

FIRE AND TEARS


During the second summer of our marriage, when we were still in college, my wife and I were employed as fire lookouts in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. We lived in a mountaintop cabin 9,000 feet above sea level and our view extended 150 miles in all directions, taking in thousands of forested acres. That summer there were two small fires and the world seemed normal. 

view

 

Recent Posts


Tags

pray darkness creation priests Holy land Hebrew Purim Rabbi Akiva Sodom Solomon Rebbe culture rosh chodesh Jewish festival stones Balak Teshuva angel High Priest fault Parsha Raiders of the Lost Ark Sukkos three weeks idol Pharaoh Torah portion trees Abraham seder murder Holocaust evil inclination Mordechai Creator slavery incense Hasmoneans fragrance chaos Golus Tefillin king ethics Rebecca Zohar sacrifices world to come Jacob Aharon automobiles Babylon plague Avraham New Moon Lunar eclipse heaven Moshe Joseph missiles Geula Temple United Nations Egypt prophet Miraglim terrorism judgement Tzuk etan kesuba rabbi spies Land of Israel blessing spirituality Prophecy fear Greeks cholent Mount Sinai tablets King Solomon Magog Temple Mount End of Days slaves meraglim heavenly gates danger Bilaam survival Golden Calf Repentence Holiness logic moon Benjamin Adam prayer book Passover Moses Matisyahu eternal Ezekiel tears terrorists rain pain Bais Hamikdosh mitzvos Ishmeal Laban Mount Zion Esther Jews Leah Holy Ark Zechariah America Canaan Mount Hermon Banias leprosy Shechina brotherhood exile Western World peace Lot Rashi kosher water mitzva King David High Holy Days bris milah Boaz Tisha b'Av bible materialism Rome shield of Abraham enemies Matriarchs Red Heifer Beit Hamikdash Song of Songs Hagar shofar Solar eclipse Ruth prayers secret hubris fires matzos prayer commandment kiddush Chofetz Chaim salvation dreams Shabbos Midrash holiday Baku Samuel the Prophet Ishamael Father in Heaven Day of Judgement esrog tremors Judah self-worship Shavuos idolatry Rabbis yarmulke purity liberation mikveh, Sabbath evil Rachel Chanukkah Children of Israel compassion chessed King of the Universe Maccabeans Elul Sages Tallis minyan Jewish holidays Amram Abrahem Holy Temple sanctity Haman resurrection Talmud Chanukah yeshiva Rosh Hashanah paradise gossip Garden of Eden prophets terrorist redemption Chafetz Chaim Yaakov repent redeemer Protective edge Psalms Tu b'Shvat Faith Zion, Angel terror Galil locusts David Noah holy stars Yom Kippur siddur prophet Samuel Gog Miriam India Jerusalem Red Sea tabernacle persecution Sukkah messiah Isaiah Yerushalayim Blame Moab repentance alone miracles Sephardi keys Ammon Macabees lights evolution Ishmael soul Sea of Galilee Day of Atonement Achashveirosh song Golan Judgement Day Maimonides Terror Attack in Jerusalem Dead Sea heavenly throne Pinchas Angel of Death G-d eternity Moshaich Nation of Israel Sarah Sabbath Isaac miracle ancestors night Judaism forefathers Passover Seder Torah scholars Samuel Zion Sefiras haOmer God Jew Genesis Hashem Jewish Final redemption Ten Commandments Shushan Edom Jewish People Psalm violence deluge Europe Heavenly Mercy sun Jeremiah 2020 Vision Earth patriarchs Esau Moshiach Eve Chol haMoed patriarchs'matriarchs mikveh flood war barley Second Temple Tu b'Av menorah Israel Exodus Master of the Universe death Eglon Malbim light media biblical angels synagogue Western Wall earthquake sin cries shmittah Amalek Rosh Hashana kinneret Divine presence bird Torah Babylonia spiritual Ashkenazi

Archive