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Descendants of Abraham (the father of Christians, Muslims and Jews) were made slaves by the Pharaohs for 400 years. The Pharaoh, then, commanded that all the sons of descendants of Abraham. should be put to death as soon as they were born. Amram, a descendant of Abraham, had a son born: he was a beautiful child, and for three months his mother, Jochebed, succeeded in saving him from the Pharaoh. But at last she found she could no longer conceal him. So she made an ark, that is, a sort of cradle, of bulrushes coated over with pitch, laid him in it, and then placed the ark among the reeds that grew by the riverside, and left his fate to the Spirit that connects ALL of Existence. Presently the Pharaoh’s daughter, attended by her women, came down to the river, and, perceiving the ark among the reeds, she sent one of her servants to bring it to her. She saw the poor little child crying, she was sorry for it, for she knew it must be one of the descendant’s of Abraham’s children whom her father had commanded to be killed, and whose mother had laid it there, hoping that some one would have compassion on it. She took the child and raised it as her own and named the child Moses. So you see my friend, the very person who seemed to be the enemy, the Pharaoh’s daughter, saved Moses and in turn saved the descendant’s of Abraham. We are all connected to each other and the FORCE that connects ALL of Existence. When we know that in our minds, a great healing occurs as is known by the keepers of the ancient wisdom. We wish all our sisters and brothers throughout our world inner peace through knowing we are all connected and ONE with the ALL powerful FORCE of CREATION. ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

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At this time of year, we tell the story of the exodus of descendants of Abraham (father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) from 400 years of slavery under the Pharaohs (Passover). Moses was brought up in the court of the Pharaoh. But when he went among his own people again, he was grieved to find how sadly they were oppressed. The life force that connects ALL of Creation connected with Moses through a burning bush and Moses, after seeing the sufferings of his people the descendants of Abraham, knew that he would deliver them. Moses commanded Pharaoh to let the people go. The Pharaoh refused. The life force that connects ALL of Existence brought the people out of Egypt. The descendants of Abraham were journeying to a land of freedom in Canaan. It was a journey of forty days but the descendants of Abraham wandered for forty years in the desert. After forty years, the descendants of Abraham were fighting amongst themselves, refusing to follow Moses and worshiping idols and material things at the base of Mt Sinai. To restore order, Moses ascended Mt Sinai to connect with the Spirit that connects ALL of Existence. Moses returned with ten commandments which he gave to the descendants of Abraham. At this point, the life force of creation, after Moses and all the generation that lived in Egypt died, let the descendants of Abraham enter Canaan with the Ten Commandments as their guide. And so it is my friend, the journey of the descendants of Abraham (the father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) and the journey of each of our lives. A journey for physical, emotional and spiritual salvation. The first commandment sets forth the connection and oneness of all of Creation in which we ALL find our connection with each other and the life force of Creation. It is in that knowledge, that a great healing of the soul happens and we find our spiritual ONENESS and SALVATION. ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

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And so, too, Spirit that runs through ALL, instill awe upon ALL of Creation. Let all of Creation revere the Spirit that connects Creation and all creatures exist in harmony with that Spirit. Let all humanity become ONE in your Spirit. For as we know, Spirit of Creation we are in your dominion, we are ONE with your might, strength and force. It inspires awe in ALL it has created. (The Amidah on the Jewish New Year from the tradition of Abraham spiritual father of Christians, Muslims and Jews) And so you see my friend, on the Jewish New Year we reset the goal of our Creation and our Spiritual Journey. “Instill awe” means the awe from our consciousness of our spiritual Connection and ONENESS with Creation and the Creator. It is from this awe that we experience the joy of our Existence. And now, ten days after the Jewish New Year, we arrive at the time of the Day of Atonement ( Yom Kippur).At this time we reflect back on our spiritual journey and try to atone for our failure to live our life in awe and joy of our connection and ONENESS with the Spirit that runs through ALL of Creation

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At this time of year, we celebrate receiving the Old Testament (Torah) at Mt. Sinai (Shavuot). We celebrate the study of the Old Testament. But it is much more than this. It is said that at Mt. Sinai the heavens opened. At Mt Sinai, the relationship and consciousness of Creator opened, as the heavens opened, with the Force that Connects ALL of humanity and ALL of Existence. The Old Testament is like a bridge to this opening of the heavens or consciousness. If we navigate our journeys through this world with that consciousness of our connection and ONENESS with our Creator, we can find our SALVATION. AMEN Abrahamic (Spiritual) Judaism- One People World United

hanukkah

At this time of year, the Festival of Lights (Hanukkah), we celebrate the descendants of Abraham’s victory against overwhelming forces to maintain their right to pray, connect and transcend to the Divine Unity of Creation. It was through this faith in the Divine Unity of ALL things that they were able to have the inner peace to save themselves despite the overwhelming forces threatening their existence. We celebrate a single candle flame (Shamash), without losing any of it’s light, lighting all the other candle flames. All the candles share and are connected by the common flame and it’s Unity. Similarly, the Life Source of Creation lights the life force in ALL of us and we are connected with each other through the UNITY if the LIGHT of CREATION. WE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE through this transcendency of Abraham (spiritual father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) to connection and UNITY with the Divine Light. It’s transcendence fills our SOULS with INNER PEACE. All the candles burn in UNITY connected by the common flame on a candle holder (Menorah) made collaboratively by ten glass workers of differing faiths at Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. We are thankful for the UNITY of the common flame of life. Amen

purim

The Persian empire of the 4th century BCE extended over 127 lands, and people of different religions and tribes were its subjects. When King Ahasuerus had his wife, Queen Vashti, executed for failing to follow his orders, he orchestrated a beauty pageant to find a new queen. A girl of a different tribe, Esther, found favor in his eyes and became the new queen–though she refused to divulge the identity of her tribe. Meanwhile, Haman was appointed prime minister of the empire. Mordechai, the leader of Ester’s tribe (and Esther’s cousin), defied the king’s orders and refused to bow to Haman. Haman was incensed and convinced the king to issue a decree ordered their death. Esther asked the king and Haman to join her for a feast. At the feast, Esther, at risk to her own life, revealed to the king her identity. The King sided with Esther and her tribe was saved and treated fairly. So you see, at this time of year (Purim), we celebrate ALL women who, at risk to themselves, sing out to the world for freedom and humanity, like Queen Ester of old, who risked her life to save her people. On Purim, we leave judgements of good and bad of other people behind by connecting with the SPIRIT that connects ALL of existence through partying, drinking and dressing in costumes of others.

Exodus

At this time of year, we tell the story of the exodus of descendants of Abraham (father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) from 400 years of slavery under the Pharaohs (Passover). Moses was brought up in the court of the Pharaoh. But when he went among his own people again, he was grieved to find how sadly they were oppressed. The life force that connects ALL of Creation connected with Moses through a burning bush and Moses, after seeing the sufferings of his people the descendants of Abraham, knew that he would deliver them. Moses commanded Pharaoh to let the people go. The Pharaoh refused. The life force that connects ALL of Existence brought the people out of Egypt. The descendants of Abraham were journeying to a land of freedom in Canaan. It was a journey of forty days but the descendants of Abraham wandered for forty years in the desert. After forty years, the descendants of Abraham were fighting amongst themselves, refusing to follow Moses and worshiping idols and material things at the base of Mt Sinai. To restore order, Moses ascended Mt Sinai to connect with the Spirit that connects ALL of Existence. Moses returned with ten commandments which he gave to the descendants of Abraham. At this point, the life force of creation, after Moses and all the generation that lived in Egypt died, let the descendants of Abraham enter Canaan with the Ten Commandments as their guide. And so it is my friend, the journey of the descendants of Abraham (the father of Muslims, Christians and Jews) and the journey of each of our lives. A journey for physical, emotional and spiritual salvation. The first commandment sets forth the connection and oneness of all of Creation in which we ALL find our connection with each other and the life force of Creation. It is in that knowledge, as know by the Spiritual Leaders of ALL faiths as included in the Elijah Interfaith Institute Friendship Across Religions retreat, of that connection that we journey to a place of inner peace and spiritual salvation. AMEN

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Simchat Torah-Around this time of year, from the tradition of Abraham (the father of Christians, Muslims and Jews) the journey of his descendants comes to an end with Moses dying in the desert without reaching the promised land (Deuteronomy 34:12) and begins again with creation (Genesis 1:1). This is celebrated as part of Simchat Torah. And so it is, the journey ends and the Torah is rewound and the journey from creation begins anew. We are each on our own unique journey. We believe that through a consciousness of our connection and ONENESS with the DIVINE SPIRIT that flows through ALL of Creation, we can travel that journey with inner peace that we are ALL connected to each other and the Divine. ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

Sukkot

Sukkot- At this time of year, we celebrate the harvest festival (Sukkot). According to Zechariah, in the messianic era, it will be a universal festival and all religions and nations will make pilgrimages to Jerusalem to celebrate together. We are grateful for the organic ONENESS of the life source which sustains us through the harvest. Click like to join the blessing. ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- PNE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

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Yom Kippur- And so, too, Spirit that runs through ALL, instill awe upon ALL of Creation. Let all of Creation revere the Force that connects Creation and all creatures exist in harmony with that Spirit. Let all humanity become ONE in your Spirit. For as we know, Spirit of Creation we are in your dominion, we are ONE with your might, strength and force. Your Force inspires awe in ALL it has created. (The Amidah on the Jewish New Year) And so you see my friend, on the Jewish New Year we reset the goal of our Creation and our Spiritual Journey. “Instill awe” means the awe from our consciousness of our spiritual Connection and ONENESS with Creation and the Creator. It is from this awe that we experience the joy of our Existence. And now, ten days after the Jewish New Year, we arrive at the time of the Day of Atonement ( YomKippur). At this time we reflect back on our spiritual journey and try to atone for our failure to live our life in awe and joy of our connection and ONENESS with the Spirit that runs through ALL of Creation. Amen ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED