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God’s Work of Reconciliation

National holidays yield a fruitful field for teaching from their meaning. The US marks July 4 as its anniversary of severing formal ties with Great Britain. Usually with pride and pomp, we remember our dramatic founding. Fireworks, food and fellowship attend this annual recognition of America as the longest ongoing Constitutional Republic in the history […]

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Shut up!

Has the fear-based threat of Corona Virus given the authorities the power to shut Christianity down? Why are Wal-Mart, abortion clinics, weed dispensaries and liquor stores open at the same time that churches and places of worship are forbidden to open? According to renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud, Suicide currently ranks as the second leading cause […]

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Weird Science

Welcome to the maiden voyage of “To Life!” Today we look into the current season of the battle between liberty and lockdown. We live in the greatest country on the world. No wonder the entire world wants to come here… This land welcomed my Jewish ancestors as they ran from the persecution in Eastern Europe […]

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Warning! The Danish Bible Society Rewrites the Scriptures

The Danish Bible Society is under the umbrella of the Evangelical Lutheran Church—a strong proponent of “supersessionism” which teaches that modern-day Christianity has replaced Israel and God’s covenant with the Jewish people. They teach “replacement theology,” a false doctrine that is at the root of modern Anti-Semitism in America. The Danish Bible Society recently enacted […]

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Let Your Light Shine…

Tzedakah is a Hebrew word that means righteousness but is commonly used to signify charity. It is based on the Hebrew word (צדק, tzadik) a person given to righteousness, fairness or justice. In Judaism, tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to do what is right and just, considered by Rabbis (and my Grandmother!) important parts […]

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Israel is not the Arab’s Problem!

It is their own leadership that incites them to violence, requires them to resist peace, stonewall solutions and continually play the victim. The Trump “Deal of the Century,” while imperfect, stresses the hope for economic prosperity for the Arab people of Israel. Tragically, the leaders of the Palestinian Authority [PA] have rejected it before the […]

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Headlines, Redlines and Deadlines

Headlines The significance of the “neutralization” of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, is being hotly debated around the world. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in media interviews that this was: “an intelligence-based assessment” that drove the US decision to target Soleimani. “He was actively plotting in the region to take […]

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God Created Differences between Men and Women

Katharine and I could not be more different. I am a New York Jew and she is a California Gentile. I am Woodstock generation, and she is Nordstrom generation. I come from a New York wisecracking, sarcastic, somewhat negative family. Katharine’s family has always been focused on presenting a positive image. Believe me, we brought […]

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