Hope in the Birthpangs, aka the First Post

Rabbah said:  "Let him come, but let me not see him. . . " Abaye enquired of Rabbah: "What is your reason [for not wishing to see him]? Shall we say, because of the birth pangs of the Messiah?"  --Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 98b And Yeshua answered and said to them, "See to it that no …

Dinner With An Israeli

Last night I had the opportunity to have dinner with an Israeli gentleman, Orthodox by upbringing and faith, named Eliyahu (Eli for short) at my SO's house. The conversation was incredible! He's very intelligent and well-educated, and we ranged from history to evolution vs. creation to the nature of faith to politics. The latter was …