Israel

Israel

Haifa-2015-(20)Bahá’í World Centre. Haifa, Israel. (Photo: Gil Dekel, 2015). Rosh-Hanikra-(5)Rosh HaNikra. Caves and tunnels formed by the sea in the soft chalk rock. Israel. (Photo: Gil Dekel, 2019). Haifa-2019-(15)College (High School) in Haifa, Israel....
Hanukah: Festival of Light – activities and games

Hanukah: Festival of Light – activities and games

by Gil, Natalie, and Yael Dekel.‎ Free resources:‎ ‎ – Download games ideas with PDF templates (click the links and photos in this article, to download). ‎- Introduction to Hanukah story.‎ ‎ Also, see other Hanukkah resources, here.‎ Game 1 – Scare away...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. If two people make the same mistake, would it be considered worse for one of them? Yes. Each person is judged according to what they’ve been given… We are not judged absolutely. We are all relative to where we are at. Each person has...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Angels and ‘Tzadik Gamur’ (Judaism Q/A, part 6).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ‘Tzadik Gamur’ is a righteous person. Is this a definition of an angel? No. Most angels don’t have ‘Bhira’, a choice. Most angels are referred to by the names of animals like Hayot, Kodesh and Ophanim; not because they are animals in the...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Returance (Judaism Q/A, part 5).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. In part 4 we discussed free-will, which is enabled by the mere existence of balanced things/events (such as good vs bad). But if we look back at things we did, for example, let’s say I bought a car last year. So, it is a fact I have that...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Past-lives and free will (Judaism Q/A, part 4).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. God makes Himself unseen while He is always present in our life. We now go to explore our own lives, and ask: is there a concept in Judaism of ‘past life’? Yes; very much so. Nowadays it is considered that most of us are reincarnation...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Illumination (Judaism Q/A, part 3).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. If God created this world and is in this world, why some people say they cannot see/feel Him? We find answers in the Kaballa and particularly in the Kitvei Arizal, the famous writings of the famous Kabalist who lived in Syria, who wrote the...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Blessings (Judaism Q/A, part 2).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Many times we say blessings, Bracha. We say ‘Baruch Ata HaShem’, ‘Blessed are You, God’, but what does it mean, blessed? What are we blessing? It doesn’t have any real meaning, because we don’t need to bless God… maybe God needs to bless us…...
Where we are at (Judaism Q/A, part 7).

Creation (Judaism Q/A, part 1).

Part 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Jewish Bible, the Tanach, is a written document. Why God did not just ‘implement’ its wisdom into our hearts? why have it as a book to read? One answer is that God wants us to have a part in the creative process. He doesn’t give us...