Tag: bible

Bible Verses about Health

Our guest blogger, Bible Study Tools.   Through scripture, we can find God’s guidance to good health, as it is rated of high importance. These bible verses expose us to God’s rules for good physical, mental, and spiritual health. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20   19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Read More

Biblical Birth Control

A Guest Blog with thanks to Salon.com and author Elissa Strauss      When the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases about the conflict between new healthcare mandates and religion, it sparked a heated conversation on the religious rights of for-profit corporations. In Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, the Court will Read More

Kosher Dieting

Kosher Dieting Great tips to stay healthy. Guest Blog By Leah Koenig Dieting–the practice of controlling one’s food and drink intake with the hopes of losing weight–is a fascinating and frustrating phenomenon. With near-religious fervor, American dieters purchase protein shakes, juicers, or a slew of expensive packaged meals from dieting services–and, more often than not, Read More

Jewish Healing Practices: Renaming in the face of serious illness

By Guest Blogger: Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub Every person has three names: One her father and mother gave, one others call, and one she acquires herself. –Ecclesiastes Rabbah, 7:1:3 Judaism, like many if not all faiths and traditions, has a lot to say about illness, suffering, and loss–and much to offer people in their search Read More

What Does the Bible Say About Bread?

Today, we hear constantly about how bad bread is for your health and how gluten is responsible for virtually every health problem from diabetes to obesity to fatigue and so much more.  If grains are so bad then why have they been the staple of our diets for thousands of years and why are grains Read More

Don’t Give Up on God – Psalm 42

This poor soul is in the midst of a faith crisis.  They are suffering and they are looking for a sign that God is there for them.  Psalm 42 (full text below) tells the story of someone who feels abandoned by God.  We’ve all had pain and suffering in our lives.  As we confront this Read More

The Jewish Response to Disaster

By Tzvi Hersh Weinreb – Guest Editorial These three words are Judaism’s answer to the questions that occur to religious people at this time of great human suffering in Haiti. There are two kinds of questions that we find ourselves asking when we are confronted with scenes such as the disaster that has struck the Read More

Jews and Tattoos

By Guest Blogger By: Micheline Moreaux Nearly every Jew, from those who go to synagogue only on holidays to those who dutifully follow Jewish law, has heard that you’re not supposed to desecrate your body…especially with tattoos. ‘‘If you get a tattoo, you can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery’’ is something that was hammered Read More

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