Monthly Archives: April 2019

An Ordinary Supper

“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.”
~ Blaise Pascal

One of the foibles of human nature (and tragedies of life) is how we can get used to almost anything.  Even the sacred.  Consider the Passover celebration.  This ceremonial meal celebrates one of the most extraordinary events in the history of not only Israel, but the world—the Exodus of Israel from Egypt.  By command of God, the Children of Israel observed the Passover each spring—the roasted lamb, the unleavened bread, the bitter herbs.  Year after year, the same ritual, the same four questions, the same menu.  All of it so familiar. Continue reading

Group Snapshot: Emin

Emin is a little known cult; however, it is very popular in certain circles.  We first became aware of the group due to its popularity in Israel.  Emin is a mixture of New Age beliefs and practices, and some traditional western occultism.  In addition to Israel, it is to be found in Europe and the U.S.

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