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Feb 16, 2019, 9:59 AM
Gematria, Merkabah and the Birth of the Alephbet!
Welcome to my blog on gematria, the merkabah and the birth of the alephbet. It’s the last topic in particular, and how it connects with gematria and the merkabah that I’d like to draw your attention to today. The last...
Feb 12, 2019, 6:07 PM
Seismic Solution for Jericho’s Collapsing Walls
There is growing speculation that the number of civilizations that have had the balance tipped against them by earthquake, volcano and/or tsunami at just the critical moment in their history—pulling down defensive walls, changing the course of rivers, increasing...
Feb 6, 2019, 6:08 PM
The Wondrous Judean Underland
The Judean Lowlands of Israel is home to hundreds of underground complexes, part of a spectacular subterranean world
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 8, 2019, 7:24 AM
Stop the Americanization of Jerusalem!
"Progress" demanded that an ugly exorbitantly expensive string bridge be the first thing travelers to Jerusalem get to see. It's now also dressed up as a year-round Christmas tree, with colored lights that can wave along the strings in...
Dec 27, 2018, 11:39 PM
The Huqoq elephant mosaic explained
In 2016 the world of biblical archaeology was treated to a spectacular mosaic find from the ancient Huqoq synagogue, an archaeological site just north of Tiberias. The image-exclusive was published by National Geographic, and it depicted a complex scene...
Dec 24, 2018, 10:29 PM
Always Something Novel to See in Haifa
Our son Moshe is visiting from his home in Arizona. Whenever either of our sons is in Israel, it’s a great chance to hit the road and discover or rediscover some of the amazing places to see in Israel. We...
Graciela Berger Wegsman
Dec 21, 2018, 7:53 AM
A Portrait of Sepharad — Girona and Barcelona
GIRONA EL CALL JEWISH QUARTER This summer I visited family in Barcelona. Barcelona is a marvelous city that combines the old and the new, where the Gothic Quarter is near the beaches, and Gaudi and Messi are intertwined in the present. Barcelona is...
Dec 14, 2018, 11:29 AM
Merkabah and the Gematria of the Holy Name of God
Welcome to the seventh installment of my blog about biblical gematria, the Merkabah and the birth of the Alephbet. Today I want to discuss the gematria of the Holy Name and why it was such a unifying monotheistic engine...
Dec 5, 2018, 10:24 PM
What did the Menorah Look Like and Why it Matters
My wife and I just returned home to Tel Aviv from Rome, where the sight of the famed menorah etched into the Arch of Titus made us feel unexpectedly emotional. We could see the pain etched in the faces of...
Dec 4, 2018, 9:39 PM
More about the Genesis alphabetic acrostic
Welcome to the fourth installment of my blog about gematria, the Merkabah and the birth of the alephbet, and a happy Hanukkah to you all. Yesterday I gave you the Genesis alphabetic acrostic to contemplate, but today I'm going to...