December 19, 2017

"When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live”." (Jonah 4, 8)


    This is the second time that Yona claims: "It would be...

December 12, 2017

"But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered". (Jonah 4, 7

   The story of the dry castor tree brought to mind the wisdom of Chinese medicine - if your head hurts, you have to hit the thumb with a hammer - the pain in th...

December 5, 2017

" Then the LORD God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant"  (Jonah 4, 6)

     Jonah cannot stand the fact that his mission was successful and he be...

November 28, 2017

"But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the LORD"  (Jonah 4,1-2)

Jonah's prayer to God and his saying, "For the good of my death from my life" raises thoughts about faith and prayer.
     - First, I do not agree with Jonah. My experi...

November 20, 2017

Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown"  (Jonah 3,4)

     Jonah exclaims: "Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown" - these days the protest of the disabled continues in Israel; They block...

November 13, 2017

"Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh"  (Jonah 3,3)

     Jonah goes to Nineveh as the word of God; At the end of Nadav's chemotherapy we started looking for a rehabilitation department. We went looking for the best place. I called in advance and arrange...

November 7, 2017

"And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land"  (Jonah 2,11)

     Almost immediately after graduating my design studies at the collage, my friend Dorit suggested that I replace her for a month and a half as a designer at Ma'ariv (a daily newspaper...

October 30, 2017

"Now the LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. " (Jonah 2,1)

     At the time we were in the "belly of the fish", that is, during the initial hospitalization, we stayed in the hospital for three m...

October 23, 2017

"Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard" (Jonah 1,15)

     Although Jonah is asking "Pick me up and throw me into the sea" - In other words, give up on me, leave me alone, throw me to the sea - the people attempt to save him with all their might, and avoid throwin...

October 17, 2017

“… find out who is responsible for this calamity.” (Jonah 1,7)

In the Yom Kippur service we open the Holy Ark and sing:

"Like the clay in the hand of the potter – he expands it at will and contracts it at will – so are we in Your hand…"

We also ask ourselves why; Why Nada...

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