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Thursday, 28 October 2010 22:43

cleanliness as holiness

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-handswashIn a world where spirituality is characterized as being an inner reality, it is easy to fall into a state of disconnect with the externality of spiritual life. We can lose the sense of value of how we present ourselves to one another and God on a physical level. We mustn’t forget that there are many times when the externalities of life are used as metaphors for things that encompass all dimensions of existence. Cleanliness is particularly connected to holiness in TaNaKh and in the apostolic Writings.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 21:13

dry-cleaning for the soul

Written by rav rafael

art-cleanersIt’s strange to say, but unfortunately the spiritual disease of tzara’at does not exist today.  Life might be a little easier if we had a physical barometer of how well our soul is connected to others and to the Divine.  Once we see the physical signs we could get some help, repair, restore, and reconnect.  Today our purity of soul is much more difficult to measure so we must be proactive in it’s care.

Friday, 01 October 2010 19:39

inward and outward cleanliness

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-cleanupKepha said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Yeshua answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.”

Shimon Kepha said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”

Yeshua said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean . . .” (John 13:8–10)

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