Who Came Up With Tikkun Olam? – Don’t surrender. Don’t escape. Fix the world. – Daily Dose of Wisdom

 See previous post The way we think of tikkun olam today is the end-product of a chain with three crucial links. Maybe you’ve heard of tikkun olam. It’s a phrase thrown around a lot in Jewish circles. Olam means “world,” and tikkun—well, it means all sorts of things. But in this sense, it means “repair.” So tikkun olam means “repairing [...]

Splitting the Sea-Chabad

  Along the path to Torah is the splitting of the sea. What is the sea? It is the thick blanket of materialism that smothers the fire of the G‑dly soul. With a miracle, it is ripped away and the truth revealed. Only then can the Torah be received.[ ] via Splitting the Sea - Daily Dose [...]

Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity History According to medieval traditions, Christianity arrived in Britain in the 1st or 2nd century. Gildas's 6th-century account dated its arrival to the latter part of the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius:[23] an account of the seventy disciples discovered at Mount Athos in 1854 lists Aristobulus as "bishop of Britain".[24] Medieval accounts of [...]

Venerable Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople – Orthodox Church in America 11-12-2017

Saint Daniel the Stylite Saint Daniel the Stylite was born in the village of Bethara, near the city of Samosata in Mesopotamia. His mother Martha was childless for a long while and in her prayers she vowed that if she had a child, she would dedicate him to the Lord. Her prayers were heard, and [...]

Nov 29 – St Brendan of Birr-Irish

Nov 29 – St Brendan of Birr   St. Brendan's Church, Birr. Prophet of Ireland Abbot Died c. 573[1] Birr, Ireland Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Anglican Communion Orthodox Church Feast 29 November via Nov 29 - St Brendan of Birr (d. 573) abbot - Catholicireland.netCatholicireland.net Image Attribution Andreas F. Borchert [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en), CC [...]

Encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis.pdf

The_Encyclical_letter_of_the_Holy_Father_Francis Image attribution Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Martin of Tours 11 November 2017

  Saint Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints, sometimes venerated as a military saint. As he was born in what is now Szombathely, Hungary, spent much of his [...]

Why is Jewishness Matrilineal

The Code of Jewish Law clearly states that a child of a Jewish mother is Jewish, regardless of the father’s lineage, while the child of a non-Jewish mother is not Jewish.1 Matrilineal descent has been a fundamental principle of Torah since the Jewish people came into existence.  [  ] via Why Is Jewishness Matrilineal? - Maternal Descent In Judaism - [...]