How to Grow Spiritually and NEVER Fall - We look at what it takes to grow spiritually and never fall... and find out that a solid foundation of Faith is just the starting point.
A Wardrobe of Strength and Splendor (Proverbs 31) - In this brief lesson, we will look at the Proverbs 31 woman's wardrobe of strength and splendor. We will discuss how to apply these concepts to our lives.
Discretion (Hebraic Womanhood 101 Ep 4)
We will look at the Hebraic understanding of Discretion, and why it is so important for us as Hebrew women to operate in Discretion as a matter of fact.
Tzniut - Hebraic Modesty (Hebraic Womanhood 101 Ep 7)
We will look at the Hebraic understanding of modesty or tzniut, and connect it to Revelation and Expression of inward Discretion and Wisdom.
Submitting to the Process
This is a message for Women on Submitting to the Process. It's a message that is particularly relevant for the Summer Season and Shavuot/Pentecost. We must submit to the process if we want to reap the reward!!
Miriam (Women of the Bible)
This podcast examines the life of Miriam, and the positive and negative examples women can glean from her life.
A brief look at the commandment to take challah, reasons and ideas about how to make Shabbat special as a family, a Bread recipe, and kiddish guide in English are all included in this guide. [READ IT] .
A summary of the history and Messianic significance of counting the omer and the Feast of Shavuot, ideas for celebrating it, activities for children, and recipes are all included in this guide! [READ IT]
Ten Devotions to help stay focused on the true meaning of the High Holy Days (Trumpets, the Ten Days of Awe, and the Day of Atonement)! You can use these devotions during the days of awe, or at any time you are going through a period of introspection and repentance! [READ IT]
A synopsis of the Purim story, ideas for celebrating Purim with children, and Hamantaschen recipes are all included in this simple guide to celebrating Purim! [READ IT]
A comprehensive guide to Hanukkah. This guide covers a summary of Hanukkah as well as Biblical and Traditional ideas for celebrating, recipes, and more! [READ IT]
How to Make Challah Bread - Step by Step
A Step By Step Tutorial on how to bake Challah Bread. This video is a companion to the Challah Dimensions and Setting Shabbat Apart article above, and utilizes the same recipe in the article.
How to make Hamantaschen Cookies for Purim
This video accompanies "A Guide for Purim," and demonstrates the process of making Hamantaschen cookies!
How to Make Homemade Matzah (Unleavened Bread)
A Step By Step Tutorial on how to bake Homemade Unleavened Bread. This video is a companion to the Guide to Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread article above, and utilizes the Homemade Matzah Recipe #2.
What is Leaven (Chametz)?
We look at what to get rid of from our kitchens as we prepare for Passover.
Passover... Just the Beginning (Women's Torah Study)
We will look at Passover and how it is just the beginning. Topics will include subjects that are relevant to Hebrew Women in particular. We will be looking at Physical redemption, Spiritual redemption, and Agriculture in this lesson. PDF of Powerpoint Presentation located here.
"Without counsel, plans go wrong, But by great counsellors they are established." Pro 15:22
There is a Torah principle that truth is established on the basis of two or three witnesses. Yet many of us make plans and decisions without seeking the counsel of witnesses. Or, probably worse, we only receive witness testimony when what they say aligns with what is already in our hearts to do.
That job that has you working on Shabbat, that handsome and godless man who has a ring for you, that decision to allow your children to celebrate a pagan holiday… Our carnal natures will twist the counsel of even the Torah and the Scriptures into making these things acceptable in our own sight. [Read More]
Fifteen or twenty years ago, the subject of getting Birth Certificates, Social Security Numbers, Marriage Licenses, Passports, Driver’s Licenses, etc was not up for discussion or debate. However, as the faith has grown substantially in the last decade, more and more people find themselves asking if these documents are appropriate. There are some who are even considering the idea of being “sovereign”. This article is not meant to be legal counsel. I am not a lawyer. I am a sister lending wisdom and life experience on this subject. I welcome any email questions or comments in response. [Read More]
We are working on a new series that addresses common concerns and questions from women who are in the Israelite Faith. My hope is that you can sip on some herbal tea, relax, and read these concise articles to edify your walk with the Most High.
YHWH created Eve to be Adam’s help meet. Implicit to the idea of being his help meet is the idea of assistance. She was not created for her own sake, but to assist Adam. Our roles as wives have not changed since Creation. We are created to help our husbands meet their highest potential. We need to make sure that our hands are building them up, supporting them, loving them. If we are using our talents, resources, words, motivations to tear down our husbands and our homes, then quite frankly we are foolish. [Read More]
Unforgiveness manifests as a form of lashon hara. The Hebrew term lashon hara (or loshon hora) (Hebrew לשון הרע; "evil tongue") is the halakhic term for derogatory speech about another person. Lashon hara differs from defamation in that its focus is on the use of true speech for a wrongful purpose, rather than falsehood and harm arising. Recollecting the wrongs done to us or observed by us that causes us to regard a person negatively (even if it is indeed a negative action or behavior or intent on their part) holds within us that particular negativity. The thoughts will contaminate us and such contamination prevents the Father from forgiving us because we are willingly holding on to that which separates us from Him. It's like holding a cattle prod in front of us, thoughts and words going forth from us spreading the same negativity about which we are speaking, allowing them to continue doing damage. We hold off a level of intimacy with YHWH and keep Him at that distance. [Read More]
Baptism unto salvation is the immersion that a person who decides they are making Y’shua HaMoshiach their Lord and Savior does as an act of obedience and a sign of their belief. It is symbolically burying your carnal self/old man in the water with Y’shua, in order to rise up from that watery grave to live with him in newness of life. [Read More]
I remember long ago disagreeing with some sisters over the concept of the necessity of being broken to be pleasing to the Most High. I felt like you don’t have to be broken, you can be whole. That was in my youth. Now that I’m a little older, and much more mature in my faith, I have come to face the reality that brokenness is required in order for us to draw close and stay close to YHWH. [Read More]
The key to understanding the Four Expressions of Redemption is to understand that our redemption is not one-dimensional. The redemption of Yisrael went much deeper than YHWH simply freeing them from physical slavery. The children of Yisrael were enslaved for four hundred years. The generation that was delivered never experienced freedom. They also did not KNOW YHWH. The exodus from Egypt was YHWH’s miraculous introduction of Himself to His People... [Read More]
A relative once told me that from his perspective, I’m “living to die.” He was saying that I am a believer just for a reward that I will not receive until I die. In his mind, I was giving up “life” today, so that I could live in the hereafter. Another relative said that she sees what I do in following Torah and the Scriptures as being something “unnecessary” and “old fashioned”. That you can believe in God without literally doing everything in the Bible.
What my two family members do not understand is that BECAUSE I literally believe in the God of the Bible as being TRUTH (Emet in Hebrew), I am compelled to obey His commandments. What can be seen on the outside in how I live my life is a reflection of the inner reality of Faith, Trust, and Hope in YHWH. [Read More]
I think it’s safe to say that everyone wants a perfect life, where the sun is always shining on them and things go their way. I know that I personally don’t like problems, concerns, sicknesses, struggles, enemies, worries… Things going terribly off course, out of my control.
Adversity will come no matter who you are. So you must prepare yourself for the inevitable. If you don’t believe me, King David said:
Many are the afflictions [adversities] of the righteous, but YHWH delivers him out of them all.
Psalm 34:19, NASB
The word for afflictions is רָע֣וֹת, Ra’ot transliterated... [Read More]
Almost everything in our lives requires maintenance. If you don’t maintain your body, you teeth rot out, you gain weight, and eventually you will get sick. If you don’t maintain your car, it will eventually break down. If you don’t maintain your house, it will become dilapidated, and eventually condemned. If you don’t maintain your relationships with others, you will find that separation inevitably results.
I really believe that there are times in our lives when we must “reset” our Spiritual walk and relationship with YHWH. It is part of the maintenance process. The goal of the Spiritual Reset is to Refocus on YHWH and prioritize our lives, thought processes, and time accordingly. To focus on the mission of our lives – which is to draw so close to YHWH that we lose our identity in the fragrance of the Almighty. To return to the elementary principles of faith, love, and hope. To focus on flowing in YHWH!... [Read More]
Tefillah is a Hebrew word for prayer that implies self examination. This article is a look at Tefillah prayer, and how we should use it as our first step in prayer. [Read More]
A Guide to 8th Day Circumcision
This guide is meant to present to mothers in the Hebrew faith the importance of 8th day circumcision from a Torah based perspective, obstacles that we have in exile to fulfilling the commandment, and tips on how to keep the commandment within in our medical institutions today. Available in PDF format or YouTube Video. [Read More]
This video/article is not meant to provide medical advice. I am not a doctor, nurse, midwife, or other licensed medical professional.
Sacrifice. A mother will ALWAYS sacrifice for her children.
I spoke to a young mother recently. She had to make a decision. Follow her dreams, or sacrifice her dreams for the sake of her children. The choice was a hard one for her to come to terms with… But she made the right decision.
We as humans are selfish individuals. Most moms have nine months of nurturing a child, then the labor process of bringing forth a new life. All of these precursors give us a tenderness towards the child that we hold in our arms for their first precious moments of life earthside. The bond between a mother and her child is one that has no comparison.
It might be difficult to imagine the sacrifice the mother who went before Solomon was willing to make unless you are a mother. She was willing to allow this lady who LIED in her testimony to have her child. She was willing to allow this woman to nurse her child. She was willing to allow this woman to love and raise her child…. Because she loved her child. That’s sacrifice. She was willing to lose her child, take this “L”, take this hurt, because she loved her child...[Read More]
Central to our Faith as Israel is the existence of the ONE True and Living Elohim, the belief that before Him there was nothing, and that everything was created and is sustained by Him. The Shema is six words from the Torah that embodies this core point of our faith:
Sh’ma Yisrael YHWH Eloheinu, YHWH Echad
Hear Oh Israel, YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is One! (Deuteronomy 6:4)
The next words in the Torah are what we call the “V’ahavtah”, and they are our response to how we relate to YHWH because He is the One true Elohim…
And you shalt love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6:5)
Now you may think that I am just trying to make a big deal of these verses. However, all you have to do is continue reading the verses… [Read More]
This short Lesson introduces children to the Torah. At the end, we sing the song: “Torah Tziva Lanu Moshe” in the style of the Putti Singers. [Read More]