Letter to the Scattered Brotherhood, pages 168-170

by faithgibson on July 30, 2021

LSB pages 168-170 The chemistry of your bodies, affected as it is by emotional states, is very delicate, very sensitive; this is true of the strongest person. You are subject to thousands of influences, some of which you are completely unaware. If you could see what some people react to, you would be astonished. Climate, […]

  Tiny URL:  https://tinyurl.com/y43uhufm Quoted from: Reflections: ~ Book of poetry for High Holy Days ~ Congregation Etz Chayim, 5778 pages 7 & 8 ~ Wise Words by John O’Donohue, p#8 When personal guilt over a past event becomes a continuous cloud over your life, you are locked in a mental prison and have become […]

An email from by sister, Crystal, to her friends Rachel, me (Faith) & her friend Joy        {Glee and Pleasure are our Northstar}     I could not bear to watch the speech last night.  I tried but my husband was adamant to change the channel and I agreed.   A wall seems to be a mistaken […]

https://tinyurl.com/ycszxjy5 by Crystal T ^O^   Imagine the United States as a single consciousness made up of different perspectives. This single consciousness is on the cusp of waking up to realize the power of its’ own imagination…that we imagine our lives both BEFORE and during our lifetime.    Lately, we are calling out bad behavior, meanness…even rude speech as unacceptable all across […]

Reply on Facebook to Sharon Freeman‎ by Mike Rowe, who is a former Eagle Scout and the current host and star of cable television series “Dirty Jobs” TinyURL –> https://tinyurl.com/y87ydznt Prologue: An brief excerpt directly addressing the question posed by Sharon: ” ” … what you’ve called “the tragic death” of The Boy Scouts, and the […]

What is a tree? by Rabbi David Kasher (re-posted)

by faithgibson on September 16, 2016

BUBER’S TREE – Parshat Shoftim by Rabbi David Kasher  Podcast  |  PDF Version What is a tree? That almost-too-simple question has the Biblical commentators all in a tizzy this week. Their problem is not botanical, however – it is linguistic. It is the strange phrasing of a verse in Parshat Shoftim {i.e. weekly Torah reading} that has prompted […]

Comments on the Mussar Soul-trait of “Loving-kindness” (Chesed)

August 2, 2016

                The following quote is taken from the book: “Everyday Holiness” by Alan Morinis on the soul-trait of “loving-kindness” “It isn’t enough to hold warm thoughts in our hearts, or just to wish each other well. We are meant to offer real substance to one another, and the ways in which […]

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Celebrating the artistry & “Eflchen” poetry of my long-time friend Karen

December 14, 2015

Today’s post is devoted to my good friend Karen Damian, who I have known since the early 1970s, and mostly lived within 5 or 10 miles ever since. We often introduce ourselves as as “chosen” sisters. I’m so pleased to have this opportunity to showcase her one of her wonderful “process”paintings and it’s matching “elfchen” poetry. […]

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Suzanne Arms’ U.U. Durango Talk #2: Musings on the Human Soul ~ August 02, 2015

August 4, 2015

  Note: While this is a copyrighted talk, I welcome you sharing it with anyone, as long as you give me credit for it. Opening Blessing: From the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Every man is a doorway through which the Infinite passes into the finite…through which the Universal becomes individual…There is something within […]

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Excerpt from “G*D, Jews, and History”

February 16, 2015

Jews, God, and History (50th Anniversary Edition). Dimont, Max I. (2004-06-01). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition, location # beginning on 7016 (hard copy -page# 416). I’ve always found Max Dimont (the author) ‘s concluding words on the last 4 pages (416 to 419) of the 1962 hard-copy publication to be exciting, encouraging and very revenant […]

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