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Shavuot: One Nation, One Heart

What unites the Jewish People?

Published: June 4, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 4

(4) Rosen, June 11, 2011 7:11 PM

Jewish principle

I think what also unites us as Jews are the Jewish principles and convictions in our souls, even though some are not as strong as others in abiding or trying to abide to the Torah. Perhaps as long as there are Jews who are willing to marry Jewish and raise a Jewish home, then that will always bring an ongoing purpose to Judaism and the Torah.

(3) Art Fuchs, June 6, 2011 11:52 PM

Nice talk. See comment and question below.

Lori, Always enjoy your talks. One comment about one nation, one heart. The concept of "one g-d" seems to be missing from what kept us together from Abraham through Egypt. Perhaps that was just or more important than language, dress, and names. Yes there was idle worship, but was not the belief in one g-d also prevalent among the Hebrews? Art Fuchs

(2) Mary Malik, June 6, 2011 7:38 PM

Thank you Almighty!

I will celebrate here until I can be in Israel and I wish I could change my name to what my Mother told me once was. It will be lonely for there are no jews here. So I will continues to pray for Israel & one day I will be there. To BLESS THE ALMIGHTY for keeping HIS PROMISES!

(1) Ruth Housman, June 6, 2011 2:00 PM

the deep significance of all names

Whether we kept or did not keep our Jewish names, we all, meaning the entire world, share what is deep about all names and naming, and I am saying it is Divine. I am serious about this. I do deeply perceive we are all of us actualizing the potentials of the letters of our names, and this is not just, we are named something, know what this means, and then have a propensity to be that way. If you study Jewish mysticism you will know about the wheel of letters, and also that do meditate on any Hebrew letter often brings about some amazing understanding, vision, of how the world itself was created from the letters. There is a reason there are so many names, so much ancestry in Biblical writing. It is to emphasize the importance of names and naming. I am not the first to write about the significance of a name. In the deepest possible way I see that I have and am, actualizing, through my life, the potentials of being Ruth, of RU AWE itself, ruah. I see that the journey of Ruth, that Biblical journey is intensely significant today, as it was, then, and that there are reasons for the Messianic promise and lineage being spelled out in this Book. I see that we are all of us more connected through what is ONE, than we ever thought possible, in every possible way. There is a story here, and this ONE story will bring us all home, to our knees. I took the journey, and my impulse in writing so constantly on line is to share something very deep, most profound, sometimes scary, but always about LOVE.

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