A Special Prayer for the Very Sick

Judaism has a long-standing  tradition of praying for the sick. One of the more familiar prayers is called the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer.  It is most often read at the Temple during the reading from the Torah.   One translation goes like this: “May the One who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Read More

Approaching the Manifestation of Your Desires from a Spiritual Perspective

By: Nina Amir According to some of the greatest Kabbalists, or Jewish mystics, Kabbalah’s true purpose revolves around drawing close to and serving the Divine. These same Kabbalists claim that anyone who attempts to use the teachings of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition, for material gain not only distorts the purpose of these teachings but Read More

The Seven Jewish Wedding Blessings – a Secular Humanistic Version by Rabbi David Gruber, Guest Blogger

Many interfaith/Jewish weddings include the Seven Blessings. I was asked to officiate a ceremony, with a Secular Humanistic non-theistic Hebrew/English version of the Seven Blessings. I searched for a Hebrew version (I found only one or two), and nothing I found felt right, so I resolved to write one myself. It was important to me Read More

The Dreaded of All Biblical Diseases

You’ve seen it in the movies and it was terrifying.  The most dreaded disease of Biblical times was Leprosy.  We’ve all heard of the term “Leper Colony”.  These were actual places where those with Leprosy were sent to live away from “normal” people.  The Hebrew word for Leprosy and similar skin illnesses is tzara’at.  Leprosy Read More

Meditation and Your Emotional Well Being

Meditation And Your Emotional Well Being Guest Blogger: Oliver Dodd It is said that people with emotional strength have better control over their feelings and behaviors. It is because of this that they are better able to tackle any challenge, leading to more productive and accomplishing lives. People that are happier and positive tend to Read More

Jewish Healing Series on Health

The great web resource Jewishhealing.com ran an important series of articles on various aspects of wellness from the traditional Jewish viewpoint. We would like to share this with you now. Wellness: the Jewish pathway towards health   Maintaining our health is an important Mitzvah of the Torah: Shemirat Ha-briyut – The Mitzvah of staying well. In Read More

Your Path to Wellness: The Old Testament Way

The little know world of Jewish healing has  been a well-kept secret for thousands of years.  Now, I will share with you the way to wellness through the old testament.  Today, more and more physicians are revisiting the ancient scriptures and turning to the old testament of the Bible for answers to many of life’s Read More

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