This week, we read the Old Testament (Torah) portion called Shemot (שמות) which means “names.” which is the beginning of the book of the Exodus. The first part lists the names the descendants of Abraham (the spiritual father of Christians, Muslims and Jews, who had came to Egypt. It then begins with the birth of Moses and goes to the revelation at “the burning bush”. At the “burning bush” Moses, by taking the time to observe, has the revelation that the Force of Creation is not extinguishable and exists for ALL of Creation, eternally. With this revelation, Moses has the strength to lead the descendant’s of Abraham from Egypt. Amen SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

He Lived

Last weeks Old Testament (Torah) portion is the last reading from the book of Genesis called Vayechi (ויחי), which means “he lived.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years” (Genesis 47:28). Genesis ends with the death of Jacob, followed shortly by the death of Joseph. Each of us, like Jacob and Joseph, is on our individual journey, which often takes us far from our home, through this life. We can find our salvation, in this journey, through consciousness of our connection with the Divine Force of Creation. Our life ends in eternal peace, like Jacob and Joseph, in a reunion with the Divine Force of Creation. Amen SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED


No sooner was Abraham (the Father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) weaned — and he was but a small child — that his mind began to seek and wonder: How do the heavenly bodies orbit without a moving force? Who moves them? They cannot move themselves! Immersed amongst the idol-worshippers of Ur Casdim, he had no one to teach him anything; his father, mother and countrymen, and he amongst them, all worshipped the physical aspects of Creation like idols,money and other physical things. But his heart sought, and came to know that there is a connection and oneness of ALL… and the source of Creation of the ALL and that ALL of Existence is connected and ONE. (The words of Maimonides, in his Code of Jewish Law) And so it is my friend, the original experience and consciousness of Abraham the father of Muslims, Christians and Jews of the connection of ALL people, animals, things and the Source of Creation ALL in ONE, This consciousness is the core of ALL the teachings and learnings of the descendants of Abraham. Abraham spoke to ALL people from around the world from an Open Tent in which he invited ALL. SPIRITUAL (ABRAHAMIC) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED