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Rosh Hashanah

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm

September 28, 2011

Dear Friend of Israel,

With all that’s been going on at the U.N. over the past weeks, Rosh Hashanah(the Jewish New Year), which begins tonight at sundown, seems especially well timed this year. It’s a time when the Jewish people recognize God’s dominion over the world. As leaders at the U.N. have been discussing the possibility of a Palestinian state, which would seriously jeopardize Israeli security, we need this reminder about God’s sovereignty now more than ever.

Though the traditional New Year is a time of frivolity, the Jewish New Year is much more somber. Jewish tradition teaches that, beginning on Rosh Hashanah, God judges the entire world and all its inhabitants, determining their fate for the year to come. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This sacred time is known as the High Holy Days, or Ten Days of Repentance. 

Jewish sages teach that our fates are “written” as God judges the world on Rosh Hashanah, and “sealed” on Yom Kippur. We know that we are judged by our actions during the course of the whole year, but just as one would be that much more careful while sitting in a courtroom in front of the presiding judge, we know that now is our last chance to make good before the King of Kings, the Judge of Judges. 

And, of course, this spirit of humility and reconciliation is to follow us throughout the year, throughout our lives. The High Holy Days are when we have the most power to transform ourselves and channel our abilities and resources to serve God. 

As we approach this sacred time, it is with deep gratitude that I thank you for enabling The Fellowship to bring dignity and joy to some of the most vulnerable among God’s people. Over the past few weeks, The Fellowship distributed basic food staples and special holiday foods to thousands of hungry Jewish people in the former Soviet Union and Israel. This humanitarian effort was made possible only by the grace of God and the generosity of The Fellowship‘s donors, who care so deeply about Israel and the Jewish people. It is deeply humbling — and inspiring — to be a part of such loving kindness.

Whether you are Christian or Jewish, may these days bring you the bounty of God’s blessing. May the spirit of generosity and loving kindness that you have consistently shown to the people of Israel be noted by our compassionate and sovereign God — and may the entire world be blessed with His most precious gift of shalom, peace. 



S’halom alechem!

Women Love and Passion ( Lesbian Video ) – YouTube

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Women Love and Passion ( Lesbian Video ) – YouTube:

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Songs of Innocence and Experience, with Other Poems – Google Books

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Songs of Innocence and Experience, with Other Poems – Google Books:

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William Blake “The garden of Love”

Dance Theatre of Tennessee presents “Swan Lake Act 2” as part of its opening series “At 75 – A Tribute to Elaine Thomas” | Ballet NEWS | Straight from the stage – bringing you ballet insights

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Dance Theatre of Tennessee presents “Swan Lake Act 2” as part of its opening series “At 75 – A Tribute to Elaine Thomas” | Ballet NEWS | Straight from the stage – bringing you ballet insights: ” will bring to life one of the most famous and well-loved classical ballet story of all time – Swan Lake Act 2. Swan Lake Act 2 or more famously known as the “lake scene” tells the story of Odette, the Swan Queen who is a beautiful princess under the spell of an evil sorcerer. She transforms from her human body into a swan during the day. Many others are under the same spell, becoming swans during the day. In order for the spell to be broken, Odette must win the eternal love of a young man. If she does not find true eternal love, she will remain a swan forever. 

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The Poem

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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Sappho: namesake for sappho.geophys.mcgill.ca [132.206.152.35]

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Sappho: namesake for sappho.geophys.mcgill.ca [132.206.152.35]:

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“I served beauty
Was it in fact for me something greater?”
Sappho


Now I am too tired to continiue …
My little one,go by yourself,I cannot go futher any more.
Be happy,be all what You deserve to..fly,fly my adoring
beloved Lady.
Eternally Your
Sparrow

Isle of Lesbos: Poetry of Sappho

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Isle of Lesbos: Poetry of Sappho:

‘via Blog this’ I have not had one word from her

Frankly I wish I were dead
When she left, she wept

a great deal; she said to me, “This parting must be
endured, Sappho. I go unwillingly.”

I said, “Go, and be happy
but remember (you know
well) whom you leave shackled by love

“If you forget me, think
of our gifts to Aphrodite
and all the loveliness that we shared

“all the violet tiaras,
braided rosebuds, dill and
crocus twined around your young neck

“myrrh poured on your head
and on soft mats girls with
all that they most wished for beside them

“while no voices chanted
choruses without ours,
no woodlot bloomed in spring without song…”

–Translated by Mary Barnard

The Divine Sappho

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The Divine Sappho:

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The Poems of Sappho: 22: Or lovest another…

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The Poems of Sappho: 22: Or lovest another…:

‘via Blog this’ .. Ἤ τιν᾽ ἄλλον

[μᾶλλον] ἀνθρώπων ἔμεθεν φιλησθα. [transcription]

Or lovest another more than you do me.

The Poems of Sappho: 21: Thou forgettest me.

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

The Poems of Sappho: 21: Thou forgettest me.:

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