Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lack of Posting

Sorry for the lack of posting.  I have been having some health problems lately and I am trying to get better by healthier eating.  I have been overweight all my life.  In high school I lost weight but I only ate less and exercised a lot. I was still eating junk. When I got married and had kids I gained it all back plus more.  Now, I am trying to change my diet and exercise for a forever weight loss.  I am trying to be healthy to lose weight.  I have learned you can't lose weight to be healthy.  I know skinny people who are unhealthy.  Maybe this is something I can put up on our family blog.  I am going to try to get this right this time.  Thanks for understanding.  Love you all.


Ninth of Av

TODAY: The NINTH of Av ( Tisha b'Av תשעה באב )
Day 9 of Month 5 of the Hebrew Calendar:

1.) The 12 Spies return from spying out the Land. 10 give an evil report.
2.) The First Temple is burned / destroyed in 586 BCE
3.) The Second Temple i...s burned / destroyed in 70 CE


Only 21 DAYS more, until Month 6, Day 1, when the 40 Days of REPENTANCE ( teshuvah תשובה ), leading up to Day of Atonement ( Yom Kippur יוֹם כִּפּוּר ) begins.
I just keep wondering, I hear the Jews always talk about the rebuilding of the Temple.   I know He resided in the temple but I want the end result, Him here.   I just wish I could better understand. It is like the Jews make it more about the Temple than Him.  Am I missing something?  I would love to hear from anyone on this.  What are your thoughts?

New Moon Sighted 7/10/2013

Photo: New moon of the fifth month of the Biblical calendar
Yoel Halevi shot this photo of the New Moon of the 5th Hebrew Month.