Almonds in the Bible

Almonds in the Bible

The Land of Israel is praised for the seven species mentioned in Deuteronomy / Devarim chapter 8. Recently, a friend asked me why almonds aren’t included in the seven species.

That leads to the issue of what almonds represent in the Bible.

This article attempts to answer that “simple” question.

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Rambam and Marriage

Rambam Maimonides Stamp

This week my wife and I celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary.

I won’t claim everything has always been perfect. “And they lived happily ever after” only happens in fairy tales.

However, since we’ve reached this milestone, I think I’ve got some license to share a wedding idea with you.

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Jewish Meditation Course

meditation

It was the Shabbat after Rosh HaShana. I was at shul for mincha. And because it was a bright, sunny day most of the lower windows in the shul were open.

It was time to take out the Sefer Torah. I stood and moved towards the ark.

As I did I heard an odd noise over my left shoulder.

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Hacked

hacker

Introduction

As I announced on Facebook, Thinking Torah was hacked about ten days ago.

I thought it would be worthwhile to write a few words about the whole event and my thoughts about the experience.

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