FAITH: a system of religious belief


The sum and substance of the Christian faith is found in the story of Holy Week, the days between Palm Sunday and Easter Day.   Every year the Christian community practices that story, either in drama, reading, or liturgy. That is not commonly known to the many in the general public outside the Christian Community.  Over […]

ANIVUT : humility , a feeling by the individual that he lacks inner worth , an appreciation that he amounts to very little *


I was reading David Brooks’ column in the NYTimes  yesterday, the first day of Passover.  He called it “A Long Obedience.”    In the midst of his column I stumbled across the word anivut, and I knew that I was reading a word for the first time. I wrote it in my research notes, and then […]

PASSOVER: a Jewish festival that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt


In one of those rare instances when the Jewish calendar and the Christian calendar overlap, this is the beginning of the Feast of Passover and the beginning of Holy Week.     Not only is there a timely intersection of these two highly significant holiday events, but there is an intersection also of the origins and meanings […]