• How important are we?

    How important are we?

    Self-centeredness has become the norm and the worst is that we are not even aware of this. People live their lives for themselves. It’s all about me. Many friendships are based on ” I’m in this relationship with you for me, and you are in this relationship with me for you” The new craze is to take “selfies.” All these statements confirm that we are part of a “Me-generation” a generation of people whose lives are centered on self with very little regard for others. I am not pointing fingers at anybody, if I were there would be four pointing back at me.

  • The Sabbatical year, a “reset” every seven years

    The Sabbatical year, a “reset” every seven years

    The next Sabbatical year is in 2016, from the first day of Aviv. We plan to keep this commandment. This commandment, to keep the Sabbatical year, is seen by some as quite controversial and one of those commandments which is said not to pertain to us who don’t live in the land. As a result of this mindset, it is pushed aside and not really studied. However, when you start studying this commandment and its significance, you would be amazed at how carefully YHVH has planned this.

  • Are fruit trees excluded from the Sabbatical year command?

    Are fruit trees excluded from the Sabbatical year command?

    After our previous article about preparing for the Sabbatical year, a very thought and study provoking question was asked by a friend. The question prompted us to want to investigate if fruit trees were included in the Sabbatical year commandment, specifically regarding pruning and harvesting. The answer to this would also affect if we could buy fruit during this time. We understand, after this study that fruit trees are included in the sense that we are not to prune our fruit trees or harvest fruit during the Sabbatical year. Let us present you our findings.